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“Average meal, average everything”

Grubstake Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Louisbourg
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Ladner, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
249 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Average meal, average everything”
Reviewed 9 August 2014

It was a hot evening, so maybe that didn't help, but we came away feeling like we hadn't had the best time. We both had steak, which was cooked exactly right, which was great, but the rest of the meal was average. Also, they had a medium sized wine list, but the server didn't know anything about wines, so we didn't have any info to go on. So all in all, not bad, but not wonderful.

Visited August 2014
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thank You for taking the time in writing your review. I apologize for you leaving feeling like you hadn't had a great time, Thank You for pointing out the area in which one of our girls can improve on getting to know our wines better.
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English first
Sydney, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Unique venue”
Reviewed 4 August 2014 via mobile

I have always wanted to eat here, so I finally did. I ordered the salmon, it was suppose to have a maple glaze (it didn't have it as far as my taste buds could tell) but the fish was well cooked and served as a big portion. I would advise people to visit this restaurant at least once, the atmosphere was very nice!

  • Visited August 2014
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
We are so glad that you finally got to dine with us. Sorry that you were disappointed with the amount of maple glaze on your salmon trying to get a perfect balance for everyone's taste can be quite difficult at times. Thank you for taking the time in writing your great review.
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Mooresville, NC
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Halibut”
Reviewed 2 August 2014

Two of us got halibut, both got it blackened. Very large portion. Would definatley go back. Good service. Even stayed open late for us.

Visited July 2014
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 August 2014
It was our pleasure to stay open late to serve you. We really try to ensure that people who arrive in town late will not be disappointed to find all food sources are closed.Be it a sandwich, soup or salad we will make sure they have the option. Thank You for dining with us and writing this wonderful review.
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Truro, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A good choice for this area”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Not too much choice in this area...ok food, but very expensive. Children's meals are VERY expensive and do not include a drink or dessert.

Visited July 2014
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
I know dining out for a family can be quite expensive and is always a concern when on vacation, We will certainly take your concerns into consideration. Thank You for taking the time in pointing them out.
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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
273 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Tasty food well served”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We ate early around five thirty, most tables full at this time. Service very attentive. Lovely bread but spoiled a little by margarine rather than butter. Cold fresh water offered free, tasted lovely. We tried a local wine and were not disappointed. One of us had steak tether salmon, both excellent dishes. Other options were pasta, shellfish, fish and chips, roast beef. A little more expensive than most of the restaurants we have used on this holiday, main course all above $20 and starters for around $10 . So total cost for two with wine was around $75.

Visited July 2014
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thank You for choosing to dine with us and taking the time in writing your wonderful review. I know it is a little late to mention now real butter is readily available upon request.I trust you enjoyed the rest of your vacation
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