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“Great food, horrendous service!”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Rhubarb Restaurant

Rhubarb Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$3 - US$21
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Good for: Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: If you want fresh, locally-sourced food served in a casual atmosphere among friends, Rhubarb is it. Operators, Jim and Diane Buckle care a lot about their food and their customers and it shows. Together, they have crafted a tasty array of seasonal, value-priced dishes to tempt serious gourmands and comfort foodies alike presented with unsurpassable service. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting from away, come enjoy the creative cookery at Rhubarb - minutes from Peggy's Cove, and less than an hour from Halifax.Rhubarb is partnered with and located directly adjacent to Oceanstone Seaside Resort.Visit our Art Gallery and Bakeshop.
Toronto
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3 reviews
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“Great food, horrendous service!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

Let me start by saying the fish and chips were arguably the best I've ever had, and the food in general was great (except for old, soggy coleslaw). Service was another story though! We waited a good 5 minutes before we were even acknowledged, and were seated for a long wait without even water! Waitress did not introduce herself, did not refill our waters, and generally lacked service graces. I think this place would be better off as a fish and chips truck

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Leggsy47
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djbucklerhubarb, Owner at Rhubarb Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your Fish & Chips. It is very disappointing to hear your service was not top notch. We pride ourselves on our customer service, we strive to have each guest feel welcome and cared for, as though you were visiting friends. We are so sorry this was not your experience. If you find yourself in this part of the world again, please stop in so we can make things right.
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Lexington, Kentucky
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117 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Pleasant surprise”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014

We decided to stop for food before getting to Peggy's Cove and was pleasantly surprised by Rhubard. The people were nice, food was very fresh and taste was excellent. Try the pizza. Also, don't miss the bakery in the basement!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Carolyn W
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djbucklerhubarb, Owner at Rhubarb Restaurant, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience at rhubarb. We hope you enjoyed your trip to Nova Scotia and hopefully you will have a chance to return again.
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Wasaga Beach, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrible service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

We came in as a group of 8, we understood they were busy and we needed to be patient. Two other tables that came in after us received their food before us, when asked what happened to our food, they said they had to make more special. I understand that kitchens get backed up and that specials do get ordered but the waitress after she took our order barely spoke to us again, bread was delivered after we had been there for half hour other tables got right away. When our soup finally arrived it was delicious until we discovered a hair in the soup. We brought to the waitresses attention she said the soup would not be charged to us. When we asked for our bill it never came went up to the cash and the waitress forgot that it was us that had the hair in the soup. The food was excellent minus the hair but the service sucked, will not be back or recommend.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank Kerry B
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djbucklerhubarb, Owner at Rhubarb Restaurant, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
We were so disappointed to receive this review. Your group seemed to be really enjoying your time together, travelling the province by motorcycle, and we are so sorry we did not add a great memory to your vacation. We apologize for your experience.
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Remarkable place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

Rhubarb makes a chowder that sets the standard high for others! Presentation was beautiful, and taste, terrific. Chowder is not too "creamy" -- just right. Wait staff were as pleasant and personable as could be, and unfailingly helpful from the moment we walked in. Even though we did not have a reservation, they were able to offer us a place in the bar, on a very busy night, where we had the chance that we would not otherwise have had to converse with other customers, and the staff, as well. We felt fortunate to be there -- and commend this experience to others! "Five stars" in our book!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Ted006
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djbucklerhubarb, Owner at Rhubarb Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are happy you enjoyed our chowder. We always enjoy having folks sit at the bar, it certainly is where the action is! please drop in and see us again if you find yourself in the area. Cheers!
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Cold Lake, Alberta
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Rhubarb to The Rescue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

A foggy, windy, rainy, all round chilly day at Peggy's Cove but our visit to the Rhubarb Restaurant in Indian Harbour brightened the day. On a clear day there would have been a lovely view but who needs a view with warm, welcoming staff and great food. Homemade soups, delightful salads, artisan pizzas and much, much more. A wonderful choice and a great food experience!!! Can be found on Peggys Cove Road.

Visited July 2014
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Thank DanaColdlakeAlberta
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djbucklerhubarb, Owner at Rhubarb Restaurant, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
We are so glad we were able to bring a little sunshine to your day! Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Please come see us again when you are in the area.
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