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Big Al's Family Restaurant & Lounge

) #4 of 9 Restaurants in Tatamagouche $$ - $$$ American, ,
9 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
+1 902-657-3341
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average24%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent fish and chips! We went with a group of friends and it was a very busy time but we had reserved a table. A very competent waiter, too.

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1  Thank Bruce & Mylah I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stopped here for various meals over the years, and have found that since new owners have taken over the food and service is greatly improved. Servers are personable, the food is consistently good, and prices may be a bit on the high side...More

2  Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was here may 25th for all you can eat wing night. I was only given one basket of wings which there was probably 8 wings and the waiter did not come back and ask me if I wanted anymore, he didn't even ask our...More

1  Thank tataflynn
Scott0604, Owner at Big Al's Family Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I was disappointed to read your negative review, however, I think there may have been a miscommunication. We offer two types of wings on wing night. The 'all you can eat' option are on the naked wings, where they are served in batches of 15....More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This was a nice find. The service was efficient and friendly. The menu was quite good with lots of choices. The prices were better than expected. The food was really nicely presented and prepared. Good hearty portions.

2  Thank Laura M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

For about 16 dollars you can get all you can eat wings on Thursday night. (With a drink purchase) DON'T BOTHER We were here about 2 years ago and had a horrible experience with the small burnt wings. Well, nothing has changed. We came back...More

Thank tjhalifax
Scott0604, Owner at Big Al's Family Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for your review which was disappointing to read. Our wing night is extremely popular. We offer the 'all you can eat' naked wings (which are also gluten free) as they were requested by our customers. We also offer the much larger roadhouse wings,...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

Had to visit again as the deck is open for those who enjoy dining al fresco, (although we weren't brave enough yet to venture outside to dine... yet.) I am a little puzzled by a reviewer who seems to appears to have a difficulty with...More

3  Thank Steve A
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Delicious food - I was there on a Thursday for the endless wings. Great service. Clearly a local favourite.

3  Thank Carolyne909
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The service is nit good and you wait for a long time to get served and food is cold. When you bring this up to the server all you seem to get is grief from them. Sometimes the food is good but most of the...More

Thank dgg123
Scott0604, Owner at Big Al's Family Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2017

We were disappointed to read your review. Looking back, I see you gave us a similar review last year and you vowed then not to come back. Perhaps you would be good enough to contact us, as we would like to find out in more...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I had never been to the restaurant. I thought that it was going to be the typical pub food but was impressed by the selection and quality of the food. Thanks to our server, Kelsey, who went above and beyond making this a must place...More

4  Thank AnthonyWasHere7
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Ate here a couple of times during our time in Nova Scotia this summer. Good food and service, good selection. Would definitely come back!

4  Thank Keith C
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Joyce B
Do you serve whole clams?
29 July 2016|
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Response from Dawn G | Reviewed this property |
Not 100% sure but I thought they did have it on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$19
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 Station Rd, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Tatamagouche
  • Phone Number: +1 902-657-3341
  • E-mail
Established in 1987, Big Al's is celebrating it's 30th anniversary in 2017. We pride ourselves in serving quality Canadian cuisine in a friendly, child-friendly atmosphere.
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