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Big Al's Acadian Restaurant & Lounge

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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9 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
+1 902-657-3341
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Arviat, Canada
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here a couple of times during our time in Nova Scotia this summer. Good food and service, good selection. Would definitely come back!

1 Thank Keith C
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I like the atmosphere at this restaurant. It is bar food but fresher and just made different from the same Ole same Ole. Friendly and clean. Worth the drive for a sunny Sunday.

1 Thank shelley m
Tatamagouche, Canada
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Let's be honest here. I'm of Irish descent. Patti is of Scottish/Viking lineage. We're not big on tofu/pumpkin/peach/blueberry or the like palate stimulation. So, given that, Patti this time ordered (from the BRAND new menu) jambalaya. According to her was exceptional. I ordered the striploin. (Medium). Steve-o out in the kitchen... nailed it.) was perfect. EOS. The new menu has... More 

2 Thank Steve A
Winnipeg, Canada
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This was a surprise to find a good place to eat in this area. We were not expecting the quality of food and service. It is larger inside than expected and has a nice view from the window seats. The server was friendly and courteous. We liked the atmosphere and décor also.

4 Thank TheFolksJourneys
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

In the middle of the day when we stopped in for snacks and drinks, there were few customers and the pub seemed a bit worn and in need of some sprucing up. However, it might have a different atmosphere for dinner if it is filled with patrons having a good time. It offers typical pub fare of average quality, and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Went to check this place out after hearing good things. The food was just ok, service wasn't great. Not sure if we'll return. Priced a little high for what you get.

2 Thank Vinnie M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Asian nachos too die for as an app,,, service is friendly and very good, you will not be disappointed with Big Als!!

4 Thank Fgxhuyhtfd T
Halifax, Canada
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1,115 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,606 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

It was surprising we went in to have a nice meal and we got great Fish Chowder. Waited a long time for it. The Onions rings were very Greasy and almost burnt though. The service is not the greatest and we were going to try the place again but after being argued with by one of the waiters about things,... More 

2 Thank dgg123
Tatamagouche, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

You need to try the Asian Nachos. Delicious. Also ginger beef on a bed of rice and the pulled pork is delicious. Worth the visit!

2 Thank 441christyh
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

nice inside...menu typical of a roadhouse...friendly staff, quick service...however was not impressed with the food...only one sauce for wings, ribs etc...didn't care for it...ribs saturated in sauce..fish & chips large size -only one piece of fish but lots of fries...won't bother going back...

1 Thank Deborah B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Tatamagouche
  • Phone Number: +1 902-657-3341

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New Glasgow, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?