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Address: 10622 Highway #2 | Exit 12, Trans Canada Highway 104, Masstown, Nova Scotia B0M 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-662-2816
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Description: Browse our large, bright displays of the finest fruits & vegetables, take...
Browse our large, bright displays of the finest fruits & vegetables, take in the delights of our homestyle bakery, savour our famous chowders and soups, delight in a cool offering of ice cream from our dairy bar, stroll through our unique gift shop and fully stocked garden center, search out local meat and cheese specialties in our full serve delicatessen and explore our NSLC Liquor Boutique.Stop by our Lighthouse and "Catch of the Bay" Fresh Fish Market, open year round. You will find all your favorites of the sea here plus our Bay of Fundy interpretive displays offer an insight into the natural wonders of the region. Capture a unique photo in our photobooth and view the Cobequid Mountains from high atop the Lighthouse. Free public Internet access.From May until Sept., You can enjoy a delicious feed of fish & chips on the dock, along with other tasty seafood choices from our Fish & Chip Boat.July until end of October join us right across the road at Captain Cob's Crazy Conundrum- a corn maze with lots of activities for young and young at heart. Giant bouncy pillow, obstacle course, huge playground, petting zoo and more! Newly opened Petro Canada Gas Bar & Covenience Store is right across the road, next to the corn maze.
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Perhaps already spoiled by some top notch public markets

We found this to be a decent "One Stop" shopping place. We were looking forward to this place after checking out their site and the Trip Advisor ratings. The prices were a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 22, 2014
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
171 reviews 171 reviews
38 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We found this to be a decent "One Stop" shopping place. We were looking forward to this place after checking out their site and the Trip Advisor ratings. The prices were a little high, and the food generally average, but we would return for two things: Their ice cream was delicious. My husband also ordered a pumpkin milkshake, and he... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We prepare sandwiches in our restaurant on your choice of Market made bread, and with your choice of filling and condiments. You can pair each sandwich with soup, salad, chowder or chili. Let us know how we can improve our quality and we will do our best. We hope you... More 

Nova Scotia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Worth the wait as you know it has not been pre-fried, as is the case in most restaurants. They give you a lobster-shaped pager which alerts you when your order is ready. Excellent, hot and fresh and crisp. We had the apple fritters too, which were excellent. My only disappointment was after getting our order with wooden forks and cardboard... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

We use paper lined boxes and wooden cutlery as these are better for the environment. We continue to look at improving waste management. Thank you for your review, hope you will visit again. More 

Riverview, Canada
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192 reviews 192 reviews
57 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great break spot when driving to or from Halifax, NS. They offer a super lunch menu, hot or cold, all fresh. Their grocery store have fresh local suppliers and their prices are very good. The bakery has some very good offerings but we are not fans of the breads as they dry out fast. If you want seafood they also... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to write a review. Our white bread "dries out fast" because it is lacking preservatives and like home made bread, it is best eaten fresh from the oven. Keep sealed tightly and it will stay fresh a few days. Our dairy bar is a popular spot all year round...have you... More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I read about this delight on the Local Traveller's blog and was ridiculously excited to see they offer a comprehensive and conscientious gf selection! My sister and I have been planning on going since that article came out and we were excited to make it on their last day open for the season. First of all, the price of the... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review but most of all for making the trip from Halifax to our business. We are very pleased you enjoyed our fish & chips and hope to see you again next year...we will open in May! More 

Beaver Bank, N.S.
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120 reviews 120 reviews
34 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 via mobile

Grab lunch, a snack, local produce, icream or wonderful bread. Everything you need is here. Drive the old hwy from Halifax and make it a day. Have been many times and will continue to stop.

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Thank for nice comments, we are pleased you enjoying a day trip to Masstown. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Our family had a beautiful fish and chips lunch at Catch of the Bay today. We had scallops, shrimp, and haddock with chips and lobster potato salad. We were appreciative of the many gluten-free menu items due to our allergies. The fish is freshly made to order and portion sizes are very generous. Highly recommend this as a destination to... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

We will pass along this review to our Chef at Catch of the Bay, who developed the gluten free recipe. We are very pleased you enjoyed your meal and thank you for your compliments. More 

Halifax, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

My wife and I made a short detour to finally get to Masstown Market for lunch and to look around. Coming from a fishing town and eating fresh fish my entire life, I have pretty high standards when it comes to ordering seafood from a restaurant. This was one of the best fish and chips I have ever had. The... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Thank you Rob for this review. Yes, our fish is always cooked fresh as ordered and we are very pleased you enjoyed your meal. Catch of the Bay will close on Oct. 13th for the season but hope to see you again next year, More 

Nanaimo, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Masstown Market is approx. an hour from Halifax & a great place to spend an afternoon, especially in the fall when they lots of local produce & pumpkins galore! The donuts are a highlight for kids & the crafts & home decor is great eye candy!

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Being a family business we love hearing about families enjoying their visits to Masstown Market. Thank you for your review. More 

Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is not an attraction, unless you are attracted by an overpriced grocery store, outdoor seafood restaurant and seafood market, and variety of smaller eating areas within the larger super store. We enjoyed an early dinner of seafood chowder and a roast beef sandwich with simple side salad, but not enough to return or to recommend anyone going out of... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Trip advisor assigns the word "attraction", but we are a Market located in Masstown. Thank for your visit. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal and dessert and hope you had a safe trip back to Florida. More 

Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Masstown market is great place to shop. Here are the reasons I like it: ONE STOP SHOPPING - local foods including produce, meat, seafood and dairy products BAKED GOODS - fresh made bread, buns, scones, donuts, and other sweets. All made on location. RESTAURANTS - Great home cooking indoors year round. Seafood on the lighthouse platform during warmer weather SEASONAL... More 

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MasstownMarket_13, Public Relations Manager at Masstown Market, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such amazing review. We appreciate your kind comments and hope you can visit us again soon. More 

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