Province of New Brunswick Restaurants
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The Palate Restaurant & Café
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Diplomat Restaurant: Delicious Chinese food
While in Fredericton, one of your best bets for a great meal is the Diplomat restaurant. This restaurant was built on the site of the former Diplomat Motel after this prime riverfront area was bought by the Sheraton chain of hotels. As a condition of building the new Sheraton on the property, the owners of the old Motel were allowed to build a new 'Diplomat Restaurant' on their former location. The Sheraton recently changed ownership and is now a Delta Hotel, the finest in Fredericton and all of New Brunswick in my opinion.
Although the Diplomat serves all the traditional 'western' types of meals, its speciality is a Chinese buffet, or individual Chinese meals. While my wife's sister was visiting from England, we headed there one night to sample their fare. I was surprised to see that they had completely re-done the interior with very well appointed individual booths with glass...
Galloway's: Casual dining oceanside
Not very many restaurants on Grand Manan - this one, connected to a small lodging hotel, serves good, inexpensive food in a very casual setting. A patio for those nice days is attached for dining. A full separate bar and pool table/video games dominate the room, but booths provide dining privacy. Seafood combo's, italian specialties, burgers and sandwichs - good food, good prices!
Seafood combo platter has everything you'd want at a ridiculously cheap price
Rocky shore of Head Harbour Light: A seaside picnic
If you are just out for a day-trip, why not take a picnic lunch along and enjoy it at the side of a back country road or on a beach somewhere? That is what Russ and I always do on our annual biking trips. In this case, after 'working' our way out to Head Harbour Lighthouse over the hills of Campobello Island, it was great to finally be able to just relax in the sunshine for a bit! It was one of those special Bay of Fundy days when the temperature got all the way up to 24 C with just a pleasant breeze blowing. After having a look around the lighthouse complex itself, we continued past it by scrambling over various huge boulders until we almost reached the end of the line. For our lunchtime picnic, we settled for a small area of rocks that had the least amount of Sea Gull 'ornaments' on its surface!
We had brought our crackers and cheese, as well as bottles of water and a single bottle of...
An island in Little Magaguadavic Lake: Open-air dining
The government operates many campgrounds located in all parts of the Province, and there are privately run ones as well. These are quite well run places with all the required amenities and usually are located in very scenic surroundings.However, because of the sparse population of this heavily-treed province, there are many opportunities to just head off on your own for an overnight adventure. Based on my many canoeing trips, there is nothing quite like being on a small island all by yourself! No sounds of human intrusions, just the wind in the pine trees, the waves lapping on the beach and the eerie call of the Common Loons! One beautiful summer evening out on an un-named island in Little Magaguadavic Lake, it could not have been better!
I always found that even simple food seemed to taste better when it was prepared at a campsite! The green Coleman naptha stove in the photo has...
Compass Rose B&B: Seafood does not get any fresher
Although my wife and I really love staying and eating in B&Bs, the only one of the many located in NB we have stayed at was the Compass Rose on Grand Manan Island. When Sue's sister Pauline was with us for our 1995 trip, our single night on the island was spent there. We chose to relax after our whale watching excursion by dining in the restaurant located in our B&B lodgings. This seemed like a popular spot with tables scattered around in a very 'homey' atmosphere.
My wife's sister decided that this was the place for a fresh lobster roll, while my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our sole with fresh vegetables. A few glasses of wine also did not go amiss!
Pizza Delight: An eastern Canadian chain
It may be hard to believe, but back in the late 1960s and early 1970s when I had the chance to travel westward through Montreal, I was amazed to discover how delicious pizzas and submarine sandwiches were! Strange and exotic foods such as these had not yet made it into the conservative lands east of Quebec and Ontario! This trend began to be corrected in 1968 when the Pizza Delight franchise opened its first store in Shediac, outside Moncton, NB. Over the years it has grown to include more than 100 restaurants in seven Canadian provinces and has expanded beyond the initial pizza offerings to a more varied Italian menu.This is just one of many different fast-food chains operating in New Brunswick, but is the one I normally choose when I want a quick 'Italian' fix!
Lately, when I am in Sussex I have been taking my mother out for the odd lunchtime meal at the local Pizza Delight. They have...
45th Parallel Motel: Seafood
The 45th Parallel Restaurant/Motel seemed to be one of only a few places to eat on Deer Island and it looked like we picked a good one - listed in 'Where to Eat in Canada 2000'! It was mid-afternoon of our first day of our bicycle trip when Russ & I turned up wet and bedraggled from a little detour across 'Clam Creek' (see my 'Warnings' tips for the details), so we were in need of some good food. The restaurant is noted for its seafood, especially since it keeps the largest lobster found in Deer Island waters, Herman, in a glass tank situated in the middle of the eating area. At the end of the lobster season, Herman will be returned to his natural habitat and a replacement will be found again the following season. Maybe Herman and his buddy are a bit worried being displayed in a restaurant lobby, because they are already sporting the cooked 'reddish' look instead of the normal dark green...
Habitant Motel & Restaurant: A nice 'local' restaurant
My first experience with the Habitant was on the July, 2005 bicycle trip to Kouchibouguac NP with my buddy Russ. Both mornings before we set off for our day's biking activities, we fueled ourselves up with breakfast at our motel in Richibucto. Located in a bright room with nicely set-out tables, we opted for their breakfast buffet meal on both occasions. This consisted of your choice of scrambled eggs, home fried potatoes, beans, pancakes, bacon, sausages, toast, jam, orange juice and coffee or tea in any combination and amount that took your fancy. It was excellent food and we found that having a full stomach at the start of our biking day provided enough energy to keep us going without the need of another major meal until we returned in the evening. The service was effecient and friendly too! Total cost of the buffet, including taxes was C$6.40 (US$5).This photo also shows the three...
Cora's Breakfast & Lunch: An amazing breakfast experience
Cora's provides a unique eating experience, possibly only comparable to the 'Squat & Gobble' in San Francisco, based on our travels! The way the breakfast meals are presented, and served with panache, makes this a fantastic way to start your day. The small chain of Cora's restaurants originated in Quebec as a result of Cora Mussely Tsouflidou, from a modest family in the remote Gaspe peninsula (north of New Brunswick), being left on her own when her husband deserted her and their three children. She fought back and developed her own fame, as set forth in the piece below from Cora's website:"After only a few months of operation, Cora transformed the little snack bar into a whole new breakfast concept in Quebec, which specialized in fruit, cheese, cereal, omelettes, pancakes, and French toast. Inspired by family traditions, customer requests and suggestions from her children, Cora created...
Asian Palace: Ahh - great East Indian food
On a July, 2004 day, my wife and I spent a relaxing July day in the Port City of Saint John as we decided to check out the latest cruise ship arrivals as well as the Reversing Falls. We just happened to be there at lunch, so we sat down outside at the dockside Market Square complex full of shops, restaurants and even the New Brunswick Museum! The old brick building that you see here, built in 1877 after the great Saint John fire, is typical of the older construction in the city. Like many other places, the downtown area has been extensively renovated to cater to the tourist crowd. We had a great time sitting there for our lunch, watching the antics of the tourists from the huge cruise ship that was docked only a few hundred feet away.
It had been 5 months since we last had a good feed of Indian food - while in England in February, 2004! On this day, we shared a couple of their Luncheon...
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