Isaac's Way

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Isaac’s Way Restaurant is well known as a gathering spot for the city of Fredericton serving a variety of customers year ’round, from tailored business suits to casual jeans, from giggling college students to chatty professors, from young whipper snippers to the older cane swingers, we are proud to serve them all! Our atmosphere is casual, colourful, and friendly. We entertain parties of six to larger groups of 20+, for birthday parties, business meetings, bridal showers, retirement socials, family reunions, holiday events, and more. Be sure to check out our Art Auction as well!
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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a terrific place to have a good meal that is reasonably priced. Terrific service and highly recommended!

P
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The squash Wellington was spectacular. I wanted to try a number of items on the menu so will return the next time I’m in Fredericton.

SB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding service! The food was excellent, with many vegan options as well. Some of the best food I have ever had. The service was fantastic, the waiter was knowledgeable and the manager was also extremely helpful and kind. Highly recommended to anyone!

CS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great environment. Friendly servers and reasonable prices. Can’t wait to be back!

A
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, convenience location, wonderful ambiance, friendly staff and the food is absolutely amazing, from presentation to taste!

Wait time for service was quick, as was food delivery - and the restaurant was busy, I was impressed. I visited for dinner Oct 2 and also for a lunch meeting Oct 2 - will definitely return on my next visit to Fredericton and will recommend Isaac's Way to my colleagues!

NG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was my first time here and definitely will be coming back again. Very good atmosphere and good wait staff and excellent food.

PF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We always have a great time. I expected a better cut of meat and very little vegetables which was almost raw and I asked fully cooked. The flavours were delicious.

IB
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service, friendly. Will come again.

DJ
Naples
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Ordered the seafood chowder and it was really a fish chowder. No mussels, clams, scallops, shrimp or lobster in it. Just potatoes, salmon and white fish. Kind disappointing.

M
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Local, fresh flavors. Service was very good.

HM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food. Service was a bit slow. Two things we wanted were sold out on a Thursday evening. The food we had was very tasty.

SR
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Isaac’s Way has great food in a great setting close to downtown activities. Had the ribs and they were excellent with great vegetables and sides!

DP
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eight of us gathered to celebrate my mother’s 86th birthday and we were so glad we chose Isaac’s Way. We were seated in the Vault, a room off to the side, so we were not affected by any noise in the restaurant itself. We enjoyed the food and received excellent service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was our 35th anniversary dinner.

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 20, 2019

We are very happy you enjoy our food! Thank you for the review!

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JF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

I was so disappointed. The manager of the restaurant spoke to an employee in such a degrading tone that we almost left. The food was good but the initial event that happened when we arrived between the manager/hostess was disgusting. Me and my spouse were both shocked, disappointed and will not be back or recommend our family and friends to dine at this establishment.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, friendly staff

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us!

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My colleagues and I enjoyed the place, thank you for your professional services

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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DB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was on the spot. Very delicious. Portion sizes for lunch is ideal. Service was good.

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 20, 2019

We are very happy you enjoyed your experience and look forward to serving you again!

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JT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I had the lobster roll which was good and had a very generous portion of lobster-- the potto wedges were good, but I was disappointed in the cole slaw because it had green peppers in it which in my opinion do not belong in cole slaw or any other food for that matter. Can't stand green peppers! There were too many and too finely chopped to pick out so I had to just forego the slaw.

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you very much for the 4 star review! (sorry about the green peppers)

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DV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Isaac's Way is my favorite restaurant in town. As a vegan I am very limited in my dining options. I am very satisfied with the vegan selections. The food is delicious. I would eat there everyday if I could!

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 12, 2019

We are so happy you enjoy our plant based options! Thank you very much for your review!

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j
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sever was attentive and helpful and friendly.
Food was delicious, only fault was that vegetables and baked beans were not hot.

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks for your 4 star review! We are working on the cold vegetable situation, thank you for your understanding!

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was just ok

Isaac's Way
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, we are very sorry we didn't meet your expectation. We would love to have another opportunity to impress you. Please feel free to contact us at info@isaacsway.ca.

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NF
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

I'm sorry to say this but I ordered the chili ribs and they were overcooked. Plus the side order of beans was cold and the vegetables were cold. Not just lukewarm, but cold.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed my husband’s birthday with friends. Food and service were very good.

KL
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great restaurant. Good choice of food including vegetarian and vegan options.

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Wonderful service. Perfect experience.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for the 5 star review!

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LL
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Have been there 2 years ago. Have eaten the same plate. As it was so good before, it became a bad taste meal. Is there the same chief? (The grilled cauliflower stew)

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Hi, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have revisited the recipe with Chef Jesse (the same) and ensured that all cooks under him understand the proper cooking method. We would love for you to try it again on us. Please email us if you are interested, info@isaacsway.ca

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s
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

So delicious. Will definitely go back. It was busy but service and server was efficient.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you Sheila for your lovely review!

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SD
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff were very pleasant and helpful. It is opposite the Hilton hotel where we were staying which was obviously handy.
We had an early diner. The samosas we shared as an appetizer were delicious but neither I nor my husband were very impressed with our main courses.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Hi Susan, Thanks for the review. We are sorry the you didn't enjoy your meals, is there anyway we can make this right for you? Would you like to give us more feedback on the specific dishes? If so please email us at info@isaacsway.ca

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great vegan meal at Isaac's Way, including appetizer and dessert. The only criticism I have is that they did not have any non-dairy milk for tea. I always take almond milk in my tea, so it meant I couldn't have any tea. Other than that, it was top notch!

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks for the review! We do actually offer coconut milk for our vegan client's drinks but your review identified a gap in training. Thank you for helping us improve and we look forward to your next visit!

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DR
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great location near the St John's River. Take a walk before or after dinner.

Very creative food and great New Brunswick beer collection.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks David for the 5 star review!

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M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff and enjoyable atmosphere. Food was okay with the exception of my ribs - which were dry and tough. It may just have seen a bad night for ribs. Management comped the price of the ribs which seemed appropriate. We will try this restaurant again. The overall reviews are very good.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you so much for your gracious review! We look forward to your next visit!

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BW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I were visiting Fredericton for the first time. Issac's Way came highly recommended by everyone we asked in the city. We visited on August 9, 2019 to celebrate a family member graduation from Military Training and we were not disappointed. Everything was amazingly good... It was so good that we went back the following day for dinner again. Loved every moment .

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Your review brought a smile to my face Brian, thank you for the kind words and second visit!

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CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We were really anticipating dinner, based on what we'd heard. Ambiance, decor, and service were all very good. That said, we were seated near the door the staff used to get to/from the patio, and it would close each time very slowly and with a high pitched squeak which became quite annoying by the time our dinner was over. Our food was good, but frankly, nothing very good. The lobster in the lobster rolls was quite bland, a bit watery (roughly a tablespoon of clear liquid accumulated on my plate while eating) - the lobster had been "cut" or mixed with too many other ingredients, that it was somewhat tasteless. Not to be rude, but lobster rolls we've had at roadside stands have had more flavour, and certainly didn't cost $22. A "good" restaurant, but for the money spent, we were expecting better. Perhaps an off night, as every place has them, but it didn't meet the advertisements. Our server though was outstanding, attentive, friendly and fun.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks for being so positive Chris! We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal. Is there any way we can make this up to you? We would love another chance to change your mind about our food. We have also purchased some WD40 for the squeaky door. Please reach out to info@isaacsway.ca

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RN
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favourite places to eat in fredericton. A cozy place with a great menu and service.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 5 star review, Rick!

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GM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were meeting people from out of province and they were 45 minutes late. There was no pressure to order or otherwise move forward with the meal. This was appreciated. We paid with gift certificates and had no problem. The waitress was very, very good...friendly and fast. I would return to Isaacs Way at any time. Great place to eat.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you Gail for your kind review. We are happy you enjoyed your visit!

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SA
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was cold when it arrived - not great for eggs Benedict. Potato wedges were way over cooked. Have been here several times, but after today can’t say I’d recommend it

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi Sam, Thank you for your review. Your experience has been passed to the kitchen so they can work to improve their food timing. Your visit does sound disappointing, please let us know if we can do anything to make it up to you.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Nice to be on patio outside but noise was too loud due to a table of eight talking loudly nearby. Service a bit slow due to busy night.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for your honest review Mark. It is unfortunate that you visited on a night with energetic guests and we apologize for the disturbance. We also appreciate your graciousness with the food timing. Everyone works extra hard when we are in a "rush" and we thank you for your understanding!

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LM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always love going to Isaac’s Way. Nice patio, great food with vegetarian and vegan options.

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for your 5 star review Lesa, we are happy to serve you!

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AD
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Ridiculously adorable and quirky restaurant with some top-notch eats. Service isn’t the fastest so I wouldn’t go if you’re in a hurry, but not so slow that it was a problem.

Pro tip - If you’re going with a friend, one of you get the breakfast panini, the other one of you get the chorizo burger and cut it in half. These are two must-try sandwiches

Isaac's Way
Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks for the review Antony, and recommendations of food. The Chorizo Burger made with local meat from Kuinshoeve Meats is a favourite of many. We are happy you enjoyed it!

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