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John's Lunch

352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
+1 902-469-3074
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (181 reviews)
“seafood” (75 reviews)
“fries” (106 reviews)
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Seafood, Diner, Canadian
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352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 539 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My perhaps biased review has to do with the fish and chips, which have been described by many as "the best in Canada". As a local in Halifax, I would go elsewhere: example: Willman's Fish and Chips in the North end of the city. Infinitely...More

Thank John G
Reviewed 5 days ago

The menu needs to expand. They specialize in grease. You can smell it before you enter the restaurant.

Thank nannagDartmouth
Reviewed 5 days ago

What is there to say. John's Lunch has the best Fish and chips and clams in all of NS. Very friendly staff. Quick service. Doesn't matter how busy, it only yakes a few moments to get your order. You gotta eat here

1  Thank Richard R
Reviewed 6 days ago

The line ups tell you just how good and popular the food is. The food is very tasty and you actually receive a lot of food. There is so much food that you usually have leftovers that you can take home for later.

Thank valeriebB2748KX
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a cornerstone fish and chip restaurant in Dartmouth. Over the many years in operation it has won several awards for their food. They serve other food besides fish and chips, check their Facebook page. It's a 5 minute walk from the Woodside ferry...More

Thank Conrad P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a long time since I went to john's lunch. I ordered the clams and fries. They were large and properly cooked. The serving was large and everything was fresh. They truly have the beat clams

Thank dfahie2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well the rumors are true: John’s does have the best seafood in town. The fish was white and THICK with a thin layer of batter – absolutely delicious. For desert we had a classic banana split which was killer and a great way to end...More

Thank tommyflewwelling
Reviewed 1 week ago

What can I say, you know the food is good when you have to wait in a line up outside the restaurant to get your order. That being said it is well worth the wait. Seafood is fresh melt in your mouth. Clams are done...More

Thank Snorkelbuddies
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited Johns Lunch on several occasions and the food never disappoints. They are fast, even when extremely busy and the food is always hot and fish crispy. I wish they didnt use frozen fries. That's my only complaint. Definitely a must visit.

Thank RTChelle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here for several generation's, famous for deep fried seafood and old style pizza. a true landmark, and easy walk from Woodside ferry from hell-ifax:)

Thank 2009rr1
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CC C
My husband and I are going to Halifax is September. Is it easy to navigate from the port to John's Lunch?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Annabanana1978 | Reviewed this property |
its very easy to get to. if your on the Halifax waterfront just take the woodside ferry. walk up the parking lot and your there
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Ashley H
Does john's lunch have a haddock burger ?
8 March 2016|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
yes they do 4.95
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That_Jones_Thing
Does anyone know if this place takes debit yet or is still cash only?
30 April 2015|
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Response from belinda-brian | Reviewed this property |
Hello they take debit but charge 50 cents for transaction hope you enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-469-3074
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