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Island View Family Restaurant

) #1 of 5 Restaurants in Western Shore $$ - $$$ Seafood,
Highway 3, Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0, Canada
+1 902-627-2513
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“clams” (21 reviews)
“ice cream” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian
$$ - $$$
Highway 3, Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ate here today with a group of friends, as we do every year, during our plant shopping trip. Being Fathers' Day, it was fairly busy, although there were several empty seats and it was close to 2pm. I had two piece fish and chips for...More

Thank andreaainnovascotia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going here for years for fried seafood. It's always good and prices are generally better than in nearby tourist destinations like Mahone Bay or Lunenburg. The view is hard to beat, especially if you manage a table by an oceanside window in the...More

Thank NMDave
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Close to the very best fresh fish available in Nova Scotia, The best part is that it has been prepared and cooked perfectly with a light breading, and the portion is perfect!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

I visited your establishment for the first time with my family and father in law who requires a walker to get around. One of your staff, she told us her name is Rhonda, was rude and dismissive to us. There was little room to get...More

1  Thank LaurelMac
Reviewed 7 April 2017

You couldn't get much closer to the ocean than this pleasant little restaurant. Literally steps from the water, the Island View has been around for 50 yrs. Plain but so clean, with a bakery that sells fabulous baked goods and sweets...your table overlooks the water....More

Thank K.C.NovaScotia
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We live about 10 minutes drive from the Island View and we come here frequently during their season. We come here so often that we usually have our menu items selected ahead of time after a round of text messages. The portions are large and...More

Thank Ceeley
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Delicious food and "truck stop size" portions. You will leave stuffed, satisfied and with a doggy bag. I love eating here when I visit and the view is just amazing! It wouldn't be a trip to NS without stopping in.

Thank Seraphine W
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had the privilege of being the last people served before they closed for the winter and we were treated like their first. There was a celebratory feel to the air and the gals made us feel special. The food we got, even if only...More

Thank Lallie11
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our waitress was exceptionally friendly and kind to us when we visited in August. The diner gets quite crowded around lunch time, which was a little unpleasant but I suppose showed the popularity of the place. The food didn't take too long to prepare, although...More

Thank shannhugo440
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stopped at this waterside restaurant at the end of our Nova Scotia vacation, expecting the same great service that we had had throughout the island. While the food and waitress service was good , it was at the end that we were disappointed. When...More

1  Thank 121dave68
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have a patio we can discreetly take our puppy on with us?
2 September 2015|
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Response from Blair M | Reviewed this property |
There is no patio, but as someone else replied, I also think there are some picnic tables around, but I cannot be certain. They are so good in there, I would not hesitate to call and ask about the picnic tables.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 3, Western Shore, Nova Scotia B0J 3M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Western Shore
  • Phone Number: +1 902-627-2513
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