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McNay's White House

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American, Canadian, Seafood, Diner
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124 King St, St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 2C5, Canada
+1 506-466-2223
08:00 - 20:00
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Saint John, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

They know how to cook fish at this place! Overcooked, dry, chewey fish is really unpleasant to me. Unfprtunately all of the local drive-ins overcook their fish. So I recommend skipping the drive-ins, and getting take out at McNays instead. They serve melt-in-your-mouth, just barely done fish, as it should be. The place is loud and cramped with horrible glaring... More 

Thank K W
Saint John, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We decided to use our Johnny Coupon, as we found ourselves having to go to Calais for the day. We sure were pleased with our decision. The food was excellent. First off, we had so many items on the menu to choose from and the prices were very reasonable. I decided on the Reuben and my husband had the Hot... More 

Thank K W
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here many many times in my life and the food never disappoints. Always consistent and great sized portions and all is delicious!! Great home cooked meals and the coconut cream and chocolate cream pie are to die for!

Thank Jules M
Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went here because we used to live in St. Stephen and it was a corner store and we were curious. Very plain, service friendly and very relaxed. Food was fantastic. Prices higher than you would expect in that environment but quality of food made it fine.

Thank ElvisAndrus
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Turkey soup was delicious, but the lobster roll was more like a mayo and celery roll. The service was good, and the food was served in a timely manner.

1 Thank tintin1337
Papajohnd, Owner at McNay's White House, responded to this review

thank you for this post and i am very sorry as we are known all over for our lobster rolls. i looked into it and one of my new trainees admitted to making this and it had way to much mayo in it as there is only supposed to be a little dab (got by the head cook) sorry you... More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Not much to look at, but what it lacks in decor and nice tables it makes up in excellent food. The burgers are particularly good. Very very fresh bread.

Thank ksbeckaa
saint john
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The place was empty but one other couple when we arrived. Our server was not very friendly. We asked for water to drink not pop or coffee. There were 4 in our party. Two of us ordered the turkey dinner, the others nothing. The meal arrived promptly. The food was hot and the gravy was hot as well. The stuffing... More 

Thank grampiemike
Papajohnd, Owner at McNay's White House, responded to this review

Would you please let me know the date and approximate time of your visit so i can fix this issue. Thank you More 

New Brunswick, Canada
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

A qusint ma and pa diner, service was good. The food..theor crispy fries lacked flavor, battered fish was good. Whole claims slightly undercooked. I found the meal to be overpriced for the serving size.

Thank florence b
Poughkeepsie, New York
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

a Big surprise! Family owned and run - McNay's is a favorite of locals and travelers alike. Nothing fancy - just good home cooking and friendly service with very, very reasonable prices. They have a liquor license so you can have a glass of wine with your meal.

Thank Maggie G
Portland, Maine
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800 reviews
566 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 504 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

On our most recent business trip to St. Stephen, NB, we finally stopped in to dine at McNay's White House...diner-style restaurant...but it is in a white house. A very interesting venue with a nice menu. All the basics and very efficient and friendly servers. Super sandwiches...especially their hot roasted turkey sandwich with fries and their homemade gravy. I had to... More 

1 Thank BeeMelissa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 21
American, Canadian, Seafood, Diner
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 124 King St, St. Stephen, New Brunswick E3L 2C5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  St. Stephen
  • Phone Number: +1 506-466-2223

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?