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Bonaventure Lodge & Motel Restaurant

Seafood, Canadian
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Rte 134, Charlo, New Brunswick, Canada
+1 506-237-2134
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Nackawic, Canada
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

The first time I was here was in 1965 - we stayed in the Bide-A-Wee cottage and there was no indoor plumbing back then! We used a chamber pot at night so we did not have to use the out-house! The cottage is much more comfy now but the most important things have not changed - the scenery, the salty... More 

Thank Gail Q
Bathurst, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Family gathering met with great food, friendly staff excellent ambiance and probably one of the greatest ocean views while dining in Atlantic Canada.

Thank Paul S
Carleton-sur-Mer, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We went for supper at the Bonaventure Lodge. The food was fantastic, the reception was great. What a nice way to end the day. We came across the bay on boat from the Québec side. The only thing is that we couldn't stay later, but overall, a really nice dining experience. We will definitely go back next year.

3 Thank RichardsRed
Dalhousie, NB
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206 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

I have to be honest, I've been here three times in the last two weeks! My three plates where outstanding, and so was my husbands. You have to realize that this is an old old establishment that could use some sprucing up, but get over it! The food is delish and the prices can not be beat on fresh seafood!... More 

1 Thank cajunsnowdog
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Been going to the Bonaventure Lodge seems like forever. In fact, held our wedding reception there 47 years ago. Rustic,yes, and that's part of the charm...The view of the Bay of Chaleurs worth a million. We are regulars at this place. Must admit the food quality had gone down in the past few years. However, dined there for our anniversary.on... More 

2 Thank NinnyVal
1 review
Reviewed 25 July 2013

I went to this restaurant with 3 friends this weekend. Upon arrival, one could see that the building is old and in dire need of repair. While the view is spectacular, the food is anything but. Three of us has lobster which taste like mould. The rice was plain white rice, no seasonings and the shrimp was simply peel and... More 

Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2012

I am from this area of NB, we called it New Mills but it may be called Charlo now, although it is not in Charlo, but in New MIlls. The Bonaventure is rustic, to be sure, not all the frills you would see in most hotels, but the price is right. Then you go for a meal and this is... More 

3 Thank Pat C
Edmundston, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

Always enjoy, try to make it at least twice a year.

2 Thank Bruce1956
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2012

I enjoyed the food. A bit more variety in the seafood platter, would be good, most of the items were deep fried. It would be nice to have some choice in how your seafood is cooked - whether it be in parchment paper, broiled, pan-fried, etc.

2 Thank CecileSmith
Cold Spring, New York
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2011

Bayside in the middle of nowhere there is this great place! We happened upon it after an exhausting day of travel and were immediately made to feel welcome. The kitchen stayed open late and made us the BEST SEAFOOD CHOWDER EVER TASTED (and I've had alot). Bonaventure is also a motel / lodge and our room was in a detached... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rte 134, Charlo, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Charlo
  • Phone Number: +1 506-237-2134

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