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The Rope Loft - CLOSED

36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-3430
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m late with this review as well. I love the chowder at the rope loft I think it’s the best I’ve ever had. We drive from Halifax to have it. In October we were told they were going to be open until December 31. They...More

Thank Bbabe123
TheRopeLoft, Manager at The Rope Loft, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so sorry to hear you travelled from Halifax, and, we were closed. It must have been when we discovered our water pipes were frozen to the main restaurant, after being closed over the Christmas holidays, from the power outage for 24 hours with...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Have been before but this time wasn't so great. Hubby had the shellfish pasta - said was very good but a little too much garlic. The rest of us (3) had the prime rib special. Two were over cooked (so was the 3rd but he...More

1  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We ate her on our August trip to the east coast. I am sorry for the delay in posting! I have to start by saying that I have travelled the world. I have eaten at high end and low end restaurants. The rope loft is...More

1  Thank ZooeyG13
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We went for dinner on a friday night. Three of us ordered the 6 oz tenderloin. It came with a mashed white/sweet potato combo that was so tiny it was gone in two bits. Also on the plate were 2 undercooked carrots and a 2...More

Thank Teresa1964
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped off at the rope loft on our way to peggy's cove . It is a nice spot by the water. we ordered some calamari and fish and chips. The food was good but the prices were definitely for tourist. We paid $40 for...More

Thank chuchichef43
Reviewed 23 September 2017

After a long-overdue return visit to Risser's Beach and Cresent Beach, we swung by the Rope Loft in Chester for a reprise of an enjoyable meal in idyllic surroundings. We were not disappointed with either the chowder or the view(s). We would urge anybody with...More

Thank palmerajm
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We have eaten at the Rope Loft every summer for 8 years and it is still a favourite place to go. The seafood chowder is one of the best I have eaten.

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 17 September 2017

There were 8 of us on a Sunday night for dinner. The waitress was pleasant enough but food and service were poor for our group. Drinks were delivered and food orders taken. A mussel appetizer was ordered and came after a bit. No cutlery at...More

Thank Reg2654
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Place was recommended by friend who close by. Very quaint little pub style dining place. Service was good and on the lower level with lovely views of the ocean and boats. Food was flavourful and very fresh. Would recommend this place if in the area.

Thank canadianinriyadh
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A very beautiful spot on the water with friendly staff. The restaurant is a cozy place with great atmosphere. A wonderful spot to spend time with friends and enjoy the scenery and the water. The food was delicious from the fish and chips, seafood linguine...More

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Restaurant Details

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Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-3430
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Seasonal Closed from 22 December 2017 to 11 April 2018.
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