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Woodstock Colonial Restaurant

$$$$
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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1959 Topsail Rd | Near Topsail Beach, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 1Z4, Canada
+1 709-781-2222
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Paradise, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very large buffet and the food I would rate a 3.5 stars, the downside was we ordered a $42.00 bottle of white wine, here begins my complaint. We ordered the wine prior to getting into the lineup for our meal, when we got back to the table the server (female) advised us that we would not receive... More 

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Thank 19Terry2014
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Terry So sorry you didn't have the experience you would expect with us. I am looking into the matter to see what we could have done better and what we need to change to assure the best possible service in the future. Thanks for informing us of the issue so we can make the necessary changes and corrections. Cheers More 

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here for everything from an anniversary party to a wedding , to brunch and supper!! Every single time it's more than impressed me!! the brunch is my absolute favourite but whatever you want as long as it's homemade! It's here!

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Thank Aprilbeckett
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Woodstock is all about keeping tradition and honoring traditional Newfoundland cuisine. When you are looking for a great place to take the wife for Saturday breakfast or Sunday brunch or you are looking for a great restaurant to take an out of town business guest to dinner, Woodstock is a unique and wonderful choice. Thank you for the great review... More 

st.john's
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful old building with tons of character. Delicious food and excellent service. It's alittle pricey but you will get your money's worth. I highly recommend the Prime Rib. It's the best I have ever had.

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Thank rhondacarlisle
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. The Prime Rib is one of our famous melt in your mouth dishes that I just can't get enough of. Hope you come back again soon and please remember that Tuesday is our Prime Rib Special night. Cheers Jill More 

Conception Bay South, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just created this TripAdvisor account to say that the lamb i had few days ago is the best lamb I've ever had in my life, definitely I'm coming back for it before i leave NL. Thank you WOODSTOCK :)

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Thank Davidtripswood
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi David So glad you enjoyed the lamb. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers! More 

St. John's, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good and well presented but there are very few changes in the menu for repeat customers. Service is excellent. The restaurant has ample space for their guests and it s very comfortable.

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1 Thank j0an012
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi j0an012 We are testing new and tasty menu items for a the Woodstock menu as I write you now. Drop by over the Christmas season and check out all the beautiful decorations and try one of our new menu additions. Cheers Jill More 

Alberta, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first trip to St. John's, Newfoundland, was in 1982. I was passing by the restaurant and decided to stop to eat my first lobster ever. It was a memorable experience and the restaurant was fantastic. Now in 2016 I find myself back in St. John's and decided to return to the Woodstock. The same charming atmosphere made feel at... More 

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1 Thank dave g
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you have returned to our lovely province again and to Woodstock Colonial Restaurant. We are happy that we could find some new and tasty menu option for you to enjoyed. Woodstock does have a special charm and we feel it in the atmosphere and the friendly staff. Craig is a gem! Thanks for the great review and we... More 

Conception Bay South, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We ordered appetizers, entrees and dessert and everything came in a timely manner. The food was delicious. We had orders for steak, stuffed chicken breast, pan fried cod and other selections of seafood and all were delicious. There were no complaints with the food or the wait times. Our server, along with his coworker, were exceptional, they looked after every... More 

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Thank JDawe
jy937, Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so glad you and your party enjoyed the food and your celebration and that we could meet the needs of your husband. We hope to see you again soon, maybe you can return over the holidays and enjoy the lights and decoration in the restaurant. Cheers J More 

LOWER TRURO
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I took my wife here on her 17th birthday and she wanted to go back again for our 45th anniversary. It started out that we were four going to dinner and it actually ended up to be 39. The food was first class and the service was more that we expected. I would recommend this restaurant to anybody wanting good... More 

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Thank ROBERT F
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

While the Woodstock is a beautiful place to have dinner in candlelight or by the roaring fire, the food leaves much more to be desired. The pan fried cod was greasy, the potato was lumpy, the filet was way overcooked. However, the servers are friendly, polite, and quick. I would never have spent $125 on what we ate - good... More 

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Thank Erin G
jy937, Public Relations Manager at Woodstock Colonial Restaurant, responded to this review

The Woodstock was established 90 years ago this year and we are glad to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere in the building. We will look into your concern about the cod, but please keep in minded the cod is cooked the traditional NL way with pork scrunchions. However, the kitchen team would be happy to cook it with olive oil... More 

Petersburg, Ontario
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our friends suggested this place due to the atmosphere and the ambiance. The food was excellent except for my husbands salmon, (way too salty). The service left a lot to be desired. We were on time for our reservation and had our drinks promptly. However, we waited 40 minutes for our appetizers and another hour for the entrees. The place... More 

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Thank Beth P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 38
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1959 Topsail Rd | Near Topsail Beach, Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador A1L 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Paradise
  • Phone Number: +1 709-781-2222

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?