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The Fo'c'sle

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, American
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42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Sarnia, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu with some Philippino items. Had the adobe. It was great. Next time will try the fish and chips!

Thank vish d
Halifax, Canada
Level Contributor
36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly typical pub style food but you will notice the odd Filipino dish. I highly recommend that you try one. They are absolutely delicious!

Thank Jonathan M
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually have a meal here about every 6 weeks and it is my go-to lunch place for clients in Chester. The food is excellent and the service is personable and efficient. I can recommend the Cobb Salad as it is well prepared. My son always gets a burger and finds them delicious. There is evidence of an investment in... More 

Thank Ceeley
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by the Tav, Friday lunchtime and was truly amazed by the food. We tried the new menu item, Filipino appetizer which I would highly recommend. I had the quesadilla with side garden salad for my main. It was very filling, fresh, and I would definitely order it again. I really can't say enough about how great the food... More 

Thank Mexigood
Halifax, Canada
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

A co worker and I were here for lunch today. The server was super friendly and gave us their specials for the day however we decided on main menu items. I had the Spinach Salad with a great quality chicken breast which was seasoned and cooked to perfection. The salad had great fresh ingredients, strawberries, cheese, crisp spinach, onion, mandarin... More 

1 Thank Heather P
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

My wife, son and I visited Chester late on a grey winter afternoon a few weeks ago and decided we needed a break from the cold and some nourishment. Despite the season, there were several options available to us. After a quick comparison of our options, we chose 'The Fo'c'sle'. After looking over the menus, my son and I chose... More 

1 Thank OldArchaeologist
Gander, Canada
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64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

From pub grub in the bar, to fantastic taste bud tantalizing fine dishes in the dining room. Check out social media for specials!

Thank Sam N
Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

This was our first visit to this place. When we walked in we didn't know where we were supposed to go as there is one room immediately inside and no indication if you are supposed to seat yourself..so we kept walking into what was the pup area but that area was very dark and there didn't seem to be many... More 

Thank AnnSatoshi
Kensington, Canada
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been here many times and it is always great- large amount of seating to accommodate larger groups. The food is fantastic and fast and the service is great every tie!

Thank PawnPawn
Chester Basin, Canada
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Good variety of menu choices. Good service- prompt and friendly. Dinning room is quiet. Decent wine list.

1 Thank John S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-1408

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?