bar at the old triangle pub

Let’s start with the basics. Where do you go in Moncton to get a decent burger? Pub food, for many is considered “comfort food” and in the long dark winters of New Brunswick, who wouldn’t like a little comfort? I am here to tell you that it’s entirely possible to get a decent burger and fries without resorting to the ignominy of a fast-food chain.

The Old Triangle located on Main St. in downtown Moncton provides very decent food at a reasonable price and a good selection of Irish lagers and ales on tap. The inside has lots of dark wood and a great circular (octagonal?) bar that covers the front and back rooms. The back also has a few “snugs” for quieter outings. The front room frequently has live music on weekends and is pretty spacious.

The burgers are pretty tasty with generous toppings and a nice bun. The beef could be a bit better; I’m guessing the beef patties are premade and frozen. If you don’t feel like a burger, there are other options on the menu ranging from a tasty chicken curry with mushy peas over fries to fish and chips. If you’re looking for more advanced fare, the kitchen has a list of dinner options including lamb stew which I can vouch for.

To be honest, the menu is probably too large by half. I realize you have to have some basic appetizers like chicken wings and nachos on hand to cater to the snacking with pints crowd, but I bet kitchen could cut down on costs and improve on what they offer by making a few judicious cuts. Don’t lose the killeybegs fish and chips though.

Every time I’ve been to the Triangle, service has been good and friendly. The staff is quick to take a drink order and keep things moving at lunchtime when you don’t have time to linger. I can enthusiastically recommend the Old Triangle in Moncton (as well as its sister in Halifax).


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22Dec07

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