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Ryer Lobsters

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian
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8494 Peggys Cove Rd, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3P9, Canada
+1 902-823-1070
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Barrington, Illinois
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200 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Locals took us tourists here to buy fresh live lobsters. The crustaceans were huge and fresh! The crowd outside at the picnic tables eating the cooked versions looked very satisfied. That night we had a lovely introduction to a real Nova Scotian "Kitchen Party" with a pound and a half of pure heaven for each of us (boiled in the... More 

Thank Cam8880
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had it on a recommendation to go here to get my lobster on. After a nice walkabout Peggy's Cove, I quickly stopped at Ryers before making my way to the airport. I bought 2 x 1.5 lb live lobsters and it was packed oh so safely in a carry on just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. The couple... More 

Thank 3ptbankshot
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416 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some family and friends visiting Peggy's cove so we stopped here after leaving. If looking for some fresh lobsters then this is the place. Friendly service with good prices.

Thank JDTravelCanada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These are the freshest and most succulent lobsters I have eaten and they didn't cost an arm and a leg. Fresh from the sea, steamed to order, sit on the benches and tuck in. The place was recommended by our cab driver (from the cruise dock), who rang ahead whilst we were at Peggy's Cove so the lobsters were just... More 

Thank DJNKSingapore
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a retail establishment but sells to individuals to eat on site. The owners graciously let you taste their lobsters and then show you the various sizes. You can get lobsters from 1, 1.5, 2 lbs., maybe more. They are boiled in salt water and cracked to minimize difficulty. It is pure and simple lobster without any sides, but... More 

Thank 599joanned
Corpus Christi, Texas
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped at this lobster pound for lunch and had an excellent fresh whole steamed lobster! Dave, the owner, knows what he is doing as he has been in business for over 30 years! This was the BEST lobster of my whole trip! They serve the lobster with melted butter. We will be ordering lobsters from Ryer Lobsters even after... More 

Thank Work2Travel2014
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Being from Texas, I'm not even going to pretend to be a lobster expert. I have had my share but must admit a mojo rite of that the last few years has been in the form of lobster rolls. We stopped and had lobster at Ryder's while on a tour. Very rustic eating on picnic tales out in the elements... More 

Thank KPcruiseclub
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Driving by we saw the picnic tables and signage. They had 5 sizes of fresh lobster available. Well priced and delicious. Sink with paper towel available to wash up after eating. We sat outside in the sun with our plastic bibs and thoroughly enjoyed a 2 lb. lobster with butter. $29.00 1 lb = $14.000, 1.25 lb = $18.00, 1.50... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I drove out from Halifax to visit here and Peggy's Cove Lighthouse. The owner was very happy to show me around and tell me all about the lobster industry of south Nova Scotia. The lobster I had was a small fella - maybe 1 1/4lb and it was probably the best i have ever had! Sweet, tender favourful. I mentioned... More 

Thank Matt M
Hamilton, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Can't go wrong here. Show up and order the size lobster you want. They cook it and crack it for you and serve it up in a bucket complete with lobster bibs. You have to be there before 4pm to order. We saw them turn many people away. They don't serve any sides... we went to the variety store and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8494 Peggys Cove Rd, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Indian Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 902-823-1070
Ryer's Retail store is situated on the shore of St. Margaret's Bay. Offering fresh Nova Scotia Lobsters, mussels and oysters. The setting is very rustic a warehouse with a few picnic tables. It is not a restaurant. We are open daily from 10:00am until 5:00pm We take our last order for cooked lobster at 4 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?