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Reviewed September 30, 2023

Good home cooking style. Very friendly service. Very clean restaurant. We arrived about 20 minutes before closing. The staff were very welcoming and we didn't feel rushed at all. We would go back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 16, 2023

We stopped here to get some breakfast prior to taking the ferry boat from Digby to the Island of Nova Scotia. Very friendly people serving up hot breakfast with fresh coffee. We got the omelets and hash browns which were very filling.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed September 1, 2023

The food was the very best !!! Great portions and extremely delicious. The staff was very friendly and super efficient. Definitely will be back 👍

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 11, 2023

A great find! We were in Saint John for a matter of hours waiting for the ferry to Digby Nova Scotia and were looking for a place for lunch. Happened on the Island Girls quite by accident. The place was very busy, but the staff...were friendly and welcoming. The menu is varied, offers many choices for all day breakfasts, as well as luncheon options, sandwiches and more. We also appreciated a small seniors menu. I had the senior omelet meal...the omelet was filled with mushrooms, cheese, and onions...you could also add meat or green peppers as well. The potato options were grilled on the cooktop or deep fried. I opted for the grilled home fries and they were tasty. In fact, the whole meal was excellent. Hubby had the Island Girl Special...eggs, choice of breakfast meat, toast and he turned down the home fries. He did taste mine and thought they were good. Although the place was bustling, we didn't have to wait long for our order. The servers were cheerful and smiling and helpful We would probably not hesitate to return here if in Saint John again.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 12, 2023 via mobile

Friendly service, real, homemade food! Portions were generous and the gravy on the Poutine was excellent! Turkey sandwich was legit turkey, not deli meat and the coleslaw was great! Menu is limited but everything was really good! Lots of locals when we went which speaks...volumes about how good it is! Fern our waitress was warm and made us feel really welcome! Would go back again if in the area.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 17, 2023 via mobile

Went for seafood and enjoyed the seafood platter which was an assortment of deep fried clams, shrimps, scallops and one piece of haddock. It was all very fresh, battered in a crisp light coating and enjoyed in a delightful restaurant. The carrot cake was amazing...as well. A generous square that was dense, moist with a lovely cream cheese icing and cute carrot image. A great dining experience for really good value.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 15, 2023

What a hidden gem this is. We heard about this on the radio and decided to drive to the west side and give it a try WOW JUST WOW … Fantastic home style cooking like out of this world!! We had a hot Turkey sandwich...it came with a pile of fries or onion rings and green peas thick fresh white bread stuffed with real turkey smothered in delicious gravy. It tasted like when I was a kid … the people across from us took one look at ours, ordered exactly the same thing and couldn’t say enough about it!! They have all day breakfasts and too die for desserts everything HOMEMADE …. a must if you live here or are visiting. DINERS DRIVE-INS AND DIVES NEED TO COME TO THIS PLACE.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed April 20, 2023

Hi, have to say my Wife and I were deeply disappointed on our recent visit to Island Girls Diner in Saint John NB. I was advised that my soup and sandwich was $11.99 so i ordered the club sandwich thinking that was a good deal....Upon checking our i was told that the Club Sandwich and Soup Deal was $15.99. So they ripped me off for $4.00 and never offered to only charge me the $11.99. Our Waitress said "oh i guess i should have told you that". Yes you should have! My Wife ordered the Scallop and Fish Dinner for $21.99. 4 very small and bland Scallops and a Fish "roll"? that seemed to come from Captain High Liner. The Fish was nothing to write home about and for $21.99 she was very disappointed. I don't think we will be going back to the 'Island' anytime soon.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Sherri Bridges, Owner at Island Girls Diner, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2023

Thank you for you feedback on our menu it shows a different price for a club as it is a different price on the menu than a soup and sandwich .I thank you so much for your feedback. I am sorry you where so disappointed...More

Reviewed March 22, 2023

This spot has a great diner menu and the prices are reasonable, However, the quality lately has not been great. They overcook the hamburgers until they are hockey pucks and undercook the french fries so they are almost cold. The last 3 visits have not...been edible. They always offer to cook something else or not charge for the meal. But I have stopped trying to get my meals there.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed October 22, 2022

Very small menu and most of it is battered fish or other seafood. They have done away with some homestyle favorites that they had at their original location. The diner itself is very cramped and unappealing. It has no ambiance at all. People are crammed...in, with a table right beside the door when you enter. I certainly wouldn't want to be sitting there. We waited more than long enough for our food. We have given this place a few chances thinking it might be better, but each time we were more disappointed, we won't be back. Desserts in the cooler did not look appealing at all.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Sherri B, Owner at Island Girls Diner, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2022

Thank you so much for your feedback I Appreciate your feedback have a wonderful day God Bless.

Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

Good solid breakfast, reasonable prices and the staff was excellent! Highly recommend. Omelette, burrito and pancakes were ordered and everything was delish! Pleasant interior.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 29, 2022 via mobile

If you ever and Saint John, you must stop at Island girls restaurant. There are two rooms of seating and many staff to ensure the best service. It has a broad selection of choices sure to please anyone. I bring my parents, friends, and coworkers...there all the time and they always deliver. Great staff. Great food. Great atmosphere. And look how cute the hamburger platter is. 🥹More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 13, 2022

Simple home cooking - tasty and cooked fresh and well priced. We were in Saint John for 2 nights and we ate both our dinners here. The ladies were so warm and friendly - always with a smile on their faces. We were visiting from...Toronto and loved it here.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

It’s hidden in a corner, but once you’re inside it is bright and friendly. Delicious food, very kid friendly. A must try.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed November 2, 2021

Unhappy service bordering on rude. Terrible portion sizes..All the ambience of a Russian Gulag where you had to show your papers to even enter..Dine at your own peril

Date of visit: November 2021
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Island Girls Diner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4