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McGill's Cafe and Restaurant

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18 Kentucky Crt | Nova Scotia, New Minas, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 4N2, Canada
+1 902-681-3225
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Mon - Wed 09:00 - 15:30
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was amazing, the staff was knowledgable and the ambiance is great! We will definitely be back. I'd recommend the beef, super delish!

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had lunch there today and would recommend to anybody, the food was delicious and service was great.

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1 Thank Bridget O
Robert S, Manager at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to give us a nice review Bridget. We appreciate getting feedback from our guests. The patio BBQ menu is starting soon along with live entertainment every Fri night during July & Aug. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you Judy More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the Reuben sandwich and it was definitely one of the best I've ever had. My wife liked the gluten free choices and decided on a chicken dish, which she really enjoyed. The atmosphere was refreshingly positive and the staff were very friendly.

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1 Thank 802lynnea
Robert S, Owner at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for your nice review. I agree the Reuben is delicious & plentiful. We have a few gluten free options for our guests to select from. I am happy to hear your wife enjoyed her meal. FYI....there will be live entertainment on our patio Fri evenings during July & Aug from 6-9pm. We look forward to seeing... More 

Alberta, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Super friendly staff, interesting decor and amazing chowder! The chowder sounded so good we all had it and were not disappointed. Great coffee and desserts as well. Would definitely return to sample more of the menu if we are ever in the area again.

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1 Thank 248myral
Robert S, Manager at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I'm delighted that you enjoyed the seafood chowder, it is very popular with our guests. Next time you are in ask your server for a syphon coffee...a treat indeed. I agree the staff are very friendly & helpful. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Judy More 

Canada
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fine dining in a beautiful room, with an amazing meal with great service and wide selection of fine wines. Looking forward to another visit soon. Brunch in the cafe is a must. Whether fine dining in the dining room or brunch in the cafe, Britney and Gil provide great service.

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1 Thank loveBGI
Coldbrook, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and staff here are all amazing !!! Everything is homemade and fresh !!! Can't go wrong with anything !!!

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2 Thank jordansl84
Judy J, Manager at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We pride ourselves in providing great food & service. FYI....there will be live entertainment on the patio Friday nights in the summer along with a new patio menu. We look forward to seeing you again. Cheers More 

Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit. I had heard about this restaurant from friends who have eaten here before, and had read many online reviews. I looked at the menu by the front door a few days ago, and was set on the vegetable Pad Thai, a dish I have eaten many times before. I have had this dish in different... More 

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Thank escape100
Judy J, Manager at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Good Morning I'm sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your Pad Thai. We do serve a lot of our Pad Thai and get rave reviews. It can be prepared various ways so I think it is just a matter of preference to the individual. I'm glad that you did enjoy the service and I hope that we do... More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I were planning a 50th anniversary dinner for his parents this past December and we were looking for a special place where they could celebrate with their family and close friends in Kentville / Centreville. Thanks to Tripadvisor's top restaurant reviews, we came across McGills's and had a chance to see where it was located when we... More 

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Judy J, Manager at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Tanya Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a review. 50th Anniversaries are very special and we are happy that we made this one memorable. The kitchen staff takes pride in the preparation of every dish they serve and the servers are top notch. I agree McGill's is definitely a gem in the valley. We... More 

Bathurst, Canada
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Always amazing food and service. Check their Facebook page for daily specials. Beautiful decorations, bakery!

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Thank rosewood1234
Judy J, Manager at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. We agree the staff do a great job. During the summer months we will have live entertainment on our patio every Friday night. There will be a fresh new patio menu as well. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We were out and about and mentioned to a sales person that fine dinning sit down restaurants were hard to find. As we were leaving one of sales ladies came out to car and mentioned McGill's giving us directions. To day on outing we decided to have lunch out and off we went ...

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Judy J, Manager at McGill's Cafe and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your visit at McGill's. During the summer months there will be live entertainment on our patio every Friday night. Also a fresh new patio menu for your dining experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$21
Cuisine
Canadian, Cafe, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 15:30
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Kentucky Crt | Nova Scotia, New Minas, Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 4N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Kentville  >  New Minas
  • Phone Number: +1 902-681-3225

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