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The Fo'c'sle

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (24 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Showed up for breakfast mid morning, mid week in Chester (which by the way is one of Nova Scotias best kept secrets - what a beautiful town). My wife and I both ordered the Eggs Benedict. Asked for soft yolks and they came out medium...More

Thank david p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While travelling through this area I was told that this was a good place to have an evening meal. I was seated quite quickly as it was a Tuesday night and off season which is probably why. There were a host of others eating which...More

Thank firechief-JL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family went here before we flew back to the prairies. I had the stuffed haddock which was amazing. I started off with a cup of chowder which you can't even describe how awesome it was. If I lived in Chester, I would eat a...More

Thank barrkm1996
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Fo'c'sle is located in an old building that has been there since the 18th century. Full of light in the front dining area that fronts on one street, it morphs into a pub area full of dark wood, a pool table and history oozing...More

Thank K.C.NovaScotia
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I had lunch and breakfast here. The portions are generous and good quality. The Admirals chowder was exceptional and I wished I had room to finish it. Service is prompt and friendly. Prices are very friendly too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We eat here often and it rarely disappoints. I say 'rarely' because they do not have the citrus cake over the winter which is our favourite dessert! Otherwise it's a great place.

Thank Teresa1964
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My sister and I chose this restaurant for brunch because of it's history and atmosphere. Brunch was served in the front dining room with windows overlooking the town. The pub area is behind the dining area and also looked like an interesting place for dinner....More

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Went into this restaurant with expectations of good food but came away with that and an entertaining evening from our waiter Shane.The restaurant was packed and the ambience a bit loud but Shane was so enthusiastic about taking care of us and everyone else that...More

Thank karenZ2271EV
Reviewed 26 September 2017

The original pub in Nova Scotia! Great spot for a drink and an even better spot for a meal and a drink. They were busy the whole time we were there, but, we were served quickly and looked after very well. The meals were wonderful,...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Have eaten here on many occasions for lunches and supper, and most recently breakfast! Breakfast was a real treat and very inexpensive considering you are eating in "Chester"...

Thank amdrella
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Crescent P
30 January 2017|
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Response from AnnSatoshi | Reviewed this property |
First time i went there we walked in and there were tables immediately there...we didn't know what to do and we kind of wandered around and went into the pub and asked at the bar if we seat ourselves...some of the staff is... More
5 August 2016|
Response from MissTBritishColumbia | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Enjoy.
31 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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