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“Good food, great menu but noisy and busy.”

Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Thinking that a Thursday would be a bit slower than other days we arranged to meet friends at the Pub at 1800. The place was packed and very noisy. Only took 10 minutes for the manager to find us a table for 4. The dinning area was a bit quieter but still very busy. Service was good and the food was very good. Portions that were a bit too big for older folks. A great selection of on-tap and bottled beers plus a good assortment of ciders set the meals up well. Very extensive menu but we opted for some of the specials such as Tortilla Soup for $4 when you bought a beverage or a $4 cheese burger with a beverage.

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Thank DIVERSTWO
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Prairie Inn Neighbourhood Pub is an old time fixture in this town but the food is anything but. We stopped in for lunch after reading the reviews and, like always, were expecting something that barely measured up to the best of reports but likely exceeded the worst case stories.

Sadly, the best case reports were sadly lacking in their accuracy and exuberance because the food at this cool place is way above average. The vegetable were crisp, snappy, cooked just right, and were delicious. Haven't had such fresh delights prepared so well in.....well, that's a real good question because I can't recall when. Imaging peas right from your garden fresh and you almost can capture what these were like. Add on equally fresh carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and well you get the idea. Now go there and get some of those veggies.

It likely doesn't matter what you order as long as there are vegetables involved, it will be memorable. We tried out standard pub food - bangers & mash and quesidillas....well perhaps not completely pub food. The bangers were thankfully quiet and delicious. Locally made sausages were plump, tender, and packed with flavor. The mash was dressed with beautiful gravy that build on the sausage flavor, and then there were the vegetables. A small taste got me going until I finished them all off and was left with a plate of just bangers and mash. The veggies were so good that it felt like I started with dessert with this lunch.

The quesadillas were, again, filled with delightful vegetables and cooked perfectly.

Cold beers accompanied our meals and made everything that much better. Great lineup of drink options are available which isn't much of a surprise in a pub.

Atmosphere is dead on Coronation Street and it's perfect on a rainy day....or a sunny day or any day for that matter. An older and seemingly local crowd keeps the place noisy and fun.Tiny spaces here and there for jamming together with old-time friends and those dear friends that you haven't met before. The outdoor deck seating is enclosed and heated so it's really indoors and comfortable.

Service is fun and engaging but, because of the hectic pace, can be a bit stretched from time to time. No surprise there and the vegetables make up for a lot of sins....have I mentioned the veggies?

Prices are higher than in the normal world but pub is located in a small town on a remote island off the coast of a bleak winter- ravaged land controlled by a multiplicity of municipalities so small that they are tiny communities in themselves so maintaining civilized standards has got to have some price point impacts. Nothing too strenuous though so you don't have to worry about dipping into the bingo fund or mortgage the cat to afford the fare here. And, just to remind you, the veggies are worth every bit of every loonie.

Searched hard for the dark lining in this silver cloud but can only say that our waitress self-admitted to being over 30. Parking is also a bit tight and make sure you watch out for the concrete planter that hides behind some of the spots.

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Thank SueFromWinnipeg
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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Well worth a visit if you’re in the area. Super menu for a pub and a huge selection of beers. Always busy around dinner time because the locals have known for decades that this is the go-to pub for a great evening with friends.

Thank sgm2010
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

Even though this place is always packed for lunch or dinner the food is worth the wait and the portions size is good.Worth the wait and time .

Thank noral420
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

sometimes hard to get a seat on the weekends being a very popular place. cozy atmosphere in certain areas of the pub. good food and service. mid price range with specials.

Thank 473jeannieg
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