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“Great Food & Wonderful Service”

Drifters Restaurant and Imperial Motel
Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Terrace Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Bangalore
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Food & Wonderful Service”
Reviewed 9 November 2013

I must confess, I haven't eaten a better garlic bread and pasta anywhere else in the world. It was just perfect at Drifters. The service was great and the staff wasn't too pushy. The environment was just right and I can never forget the experience. I actually had a conversation with the staff which is quite rare. Although Terrace Bay lacks enough choices of restaurants, with Drifters, I don't think the town is deprived of good food.

There may be some waiting involved if you aren't early enough. I have noticed that the staff will do their bit to make sure you get a place and don't end up waiting for long.

They have their weekly "all you can eat" specials. Unfortunately, it was not this day I visited them.

With nothing else giving you an option, Drifters appears to have chosen to charge a premium on their food and it reflects on the pricing.

  • Visited April 2013
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English first
Atikokan, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Great atmosphere with a hospitable and friendly staff. Can't go wrong with any choice on the menu. Daily specials including all you can eat pasta on Tuesdays.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Joe B
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Inuvik, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Completely Adequete”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

Tried a wide selection of food (pizza, wings, mushroom caps, burger, desserts). Nothing exceptional, all dished cooked well and contained adequete flavor but a little skimpy for pricing.

Visited September 2013
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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203 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Don't be fooled by the renovations!”
Reviewed 26 August 2013

By far the worst food ever! The worst service! We ordered the special "A Nip". Yes, you probably guessed that meant a hamburger right? It was a very salty, processed, days old patty in a plain sickly sweet white bun COVERED in canned salty gelatinous gravy. Don't even think of trying the Chinese restaurant with equally slow service. Go down the highway another minute to the Subway!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank ancientmoods
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Pleased with #1 TAdvisor rating”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

My husband said the snails were excellent. Their fish was very good, as was all the food we ate. Service was a little slow as others had commented on, but not a ridiculous wait.
There is not a big choice in Terrace Bay, and we agree that this is the best choice.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank augweddedbells
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