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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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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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Reviewed October 30, 2021

Accessible although not sure about washrooms but can get in and around the place. The chairs are cheap patio furniture which fits with the theme but are not comfortable or sturdy. Most clients seem to be older which is not ideal for the kind of...chairs. The service is friendly. Ordered soup of the day - but more noodles than meat and likely out of a can or at least it tasted like that. The salad was ok. But waited a long time for just a soup and salad. Known for their breakfasts so perhaps they are better. Local and not a franchise which is a plus.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 1, 2021

They do a very good breakfast. They do great diner food of all sorts. And they have the best coconut cream pie anywhere in the province. If I was to suggest improvements - it would be nice to have it a bit cooler in there...in the summer months (ie some more AC) and some more comfortable chairs would be swell. But these are just friendly suggestions. It's a wonderful stop.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed August 20, 2021 via mobile

I’ve here a couple times and the food is always good. All fresh food. The price is fair and the service is always great. If you’re looking for home style meal then this is it. I went recently and had their egg Benedict, and it...was honestly the best ones I have had in a long time! Definitely worth a try.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2021

Here on the recommendation of Terra from another place; although I am not so sure I made the right decision. “Barely” a décor. Sparse. Older clientele with their own menu. Had the MeatLoaf dinner which at $ 14.99 was more “loaf” than “meat”. Bland. Expensive....Poor Value. Although I did have pleasant service on a rainy day with not too much else to do….More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed December 29, 2019

My boyfriend and I were ending a long drive and needed a nice home cooked meal. We stopped at island girls diner for their all fat breakfast and we were both blown away! It’s like the perfect home cooked meal at a restaurant

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2019 via mobile

After reading the reviews, we picked this spot for dinner. I had the ham steak dinner and my husband chose the haddock dinner. His was over cooked and dry. The veggie was mashed carrots which was ok after adding lots of butter. Maybe the cook...was having an off night?!?More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 7, 2019

A hidden gem on the end of the west side, food is great. service is awesome, we visit often and will return again and again

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 19, 2019

We've been to Island Girls a number of times, and have always received consistently good service and food. On our last visit, we all chose the special of the day, scallops and fried fish. I like that we could choose from a variety of sides,...not having to just have chips with our fish. We all chose mashed potatoes, which also came with carrots, and coleslaw along with the deep fried scallops and fish. Everything was done nicely - the potatoes were a tad on the cool side, but not bad. The best was the lovely rolls that we asked for, warm and soft. Yum. It's a little place not on the main thoroughfare, and has a cute kitschy decor, all sea related. The clientele is the retired crowd, and the menu caters to them. Nothing amazingly different about the menu selections, but if you want a comforting meal that is well cooked and pleasantly presented, this is a great little place to go.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 31, 2019

This place was recommended to us by our friends, we also had some coupons we wanted to use. We are local and live close by so we decided to take our girls out for lunch. The menu selection was large and the customer service was...great. Once we ordered and received our food I thought for the amount we paid vs what we received was a little off. Their menu prices are slightly high for the type of food they serve. I wanted to try a certain plate that was well recommended but decided not to once I saw the pricing. I don't mind paying more when its a larger portion but not when its lesser then. The whole meal for us and our two kids was just average. The food tasted like classic diner food but just at that, nothing spectacular. We haven't gone back and probably wont unless they change their portion sizes or prices. The customer service was excellent though, very friendly.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4