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Woodstock Colonial Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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1959 Topsail Rd | Near Topsail Beach, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 1Z4, Canada
+1 709-781-2222
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Corner Brook, Canada
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620 reviews
327 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely rustic setting Great service Live music was amazing Food top notch. Cod tongues. Duck breast Maple salmon. And oh the fresh bread Good wine selection by the glass and bottle

Thank Nlenigma
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! The live music at Woodstock on Friday and Saturday nights is a favorite of mine too. We have so much talent here on the island with both our food/culinary scene and talented musicians. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers J More 

Paradise, Canada
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow this place has character. The building has been there for over 100 years. The dining room is decorated with displays from when the Woodstock was an Inn where travelers would stay as they came into town. Awesome, Food is very good and so is the service.

Thank Spintop1234
jy937, Director of Sales at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are so happy that you appreciate the long history of Woodstock Colonial and enjoyed the food and service. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers! J More 

Ingleside, Canada
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our parents use to take us here when we were kids. It's been there a long time, and I believe they running on their history and not for today. It was a disappointment. My wife and I ordered prime rib. My wife asked for medium rare and got a thin piece of well cooked meat. I asked for rare anticipating... More 

Thank JMC207
St. John's, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going to the Woodstock for over 25 years. Always excellent experience until this year. Restaurant decorated beautifully for Christmas, service was outstanding. Food was a huge disappointment. Woodstock known for its "Hearty Beef Soup" - huge chunks of meat mixed with root vegetables and a hearty broth. Recipe has changed. Now veggies go thru food processor, meat is... More 

Thank Gerry W
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a family dinner of six to celebrate the Christmas season. The décor was very nice and decorated for Christmas but no background music of any kind. Apparently it was broke. We all decided to have the prime rib special. While we specially went, as the prime rib was half price, the regular price being $49 for this... More 

Thank mcguiverw
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry we did not meet your expectations. We love to listen to Christmas music during this festive season and sadly sound system, which is always on throughout Christmas, decide that was the one day it would not work. We corrected the problem after your visit and the music is playing again. We are a casual fine dinning restaurant and have... More 

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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every Christmas my family goes the Woodstock for their brunch. It is a lovely affair with food and friends. This year was no different. The staff were exceptional and the food was great. Everything from breakfast to lunch to supper could be had. The only downside was the desert selection. Although there were some gems, there was not enough choice... More 

Thank mpmrb
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. The Christmas feast and Christmas gatherings have become a tradition at Woodstock. We are so glad you enjoyed the Brunch Buffet and all the choice offerings. I will ask the team in the kitchen to layout some extra items for the dessert lovers like yourself. I also, have a weakness for a good dessert... More 

St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our reservation was for 7. We arrived on time and were promptly seated. Our server was dealing with another table and we were there for about 15 minutes before he came to our table and asked if. Wanted anything to drink. Family birthday so alcohol was not on our mind, 1 beer was ordered, delivered to wrong person in a... More 

Thank Tammy C
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here for supper with two coworkers. Both had been here before and it was my first time. It was very nicely decorated for Christmas and seemed very intimate. The evening didn't start off well as we went in through the wrong door (following a sign posted on the front door) and ended up waiting for a server to... More 

Thank Laura G
Portugal Cove, Canada
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I contacted this restaurant in the middle of November for lunch hours . I was told that lunch hours would start in December . I arrived at the restaurant on Saturday December 3rd only to find that they were not opened . I contacted the restaurant by phone only to be told that lunch would be served "later in December"... More 

Thank Bev V
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Bev, Sorry there has been some confusion about Woodstock's lunch hours. We are only open to the public for lunch seasonally in the summer months, but we are open all year long for evening dining and Sunday brunch buffet. During the Christmas season, we do take special reservations for our Christmas Group Lunch Menu, so local business can celebrate... More 

Paradise, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This was a very large buffet and the food I would rate a 3.5 stars, the downside was we ordered a $42.00 bottle of white wine, here begins my complaint. We ordered the wine prior to getting into the lineup for our meal, when we got back to the table the server (female) advised us that we would not receive... More 

Thank 19Terry2014
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Terry So sorry you didn't have the experience you would expect with us. I am looking into the matter to see what we could have done better and what we need to change to assure the best possible service in the future. Thanks for informing us of the issue so we can make the necessary changes and corrections. Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$38
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1959 Topsail Rd | Near Topsail Beach, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Paradise
  • Phone Number: +1 709-781-2222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?