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All 2 Neil's Harbor Restaurants

Chowder House

Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
902-336-2463
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stumbled upon Chowder House in Neil's Harbor for lunch and was immediately enthralled by the location; perched on a cliff right on the ocean! It was gorgeous. We sat in the screened patio area which was no frills but nice. Our server could not have been more prompt and sweet. I had the clam strips w/ fries and my significant... More

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Auburn, Maine
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145 reviews 145 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a late lunch here after a long hike. Nice ocean views. Standard chowderhouse/seafood type menu, prices in line with those in the area. Service was a little slow and capable if not enthusiastic. I had the fish burger and thought the fish portion was small and the food greasy. I also had the caesar which was heavily dressed... More

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Ottawa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

We happened on this hidden gem while doing the Cabot Trail and it's perfectly positioned for that, at the top of the trail! It's probably one of the only places still open at least when we went there late in Sept. Just follow the signs to the edge of the water and it lives up to its name - I... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband enjoyed the snow crab and corn chowder. He said it was flavourful and full of crab. The lobster roll was his second favourite of the many he sampled on this trip. I had the haddock and chips. The fish was very tasty and I enjoyed every bite. I wish the weather was a bit warmer so we could... More

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Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I took some girlfriends to The Chowder House after a hike and was very disappointed with both the seafood chowder and the crab -corn chowder. The seafood chowder was thick and rather tasteless. A chowder house should have chowder that people can rave about and with little effort it could be improved. It was a little embarrassing to say the... More

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Merced California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Don't be put off by the weathered look of the building. Go inside and prepare yourself for a very relaxed atmosphere, informal service, and good food. Our waitress had worked at the Chowder House for over a decade - yet she was friendly, helpful, and willing to share conversation with us about the food, the place, and the history. We... More

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Halifax, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stopped here with expectations of a great bowl of seafood chowder given their name and their prime location in a fishing community. It was so disappointing. . . Too thick, too little seafood, too little flavour.

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Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Scenery, food-lobster club and mussels to die for. Service very friendly and knowledgable of the area

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St Albert AB Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The hours from noon to 7pm are short. The fresh fish was good. Servers were impatient and didn't always return with what was asked for e.g. water. Lovely location

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Leamington, Canada
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335 reviews 335 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On our driving tour around Cape Breton we were advised by a local park employee to take a secondary road around the north portion of the cape rather than the traditional route if we wanted to avoid road construction. We are surely glad we took the advice as we had to go through Neil's Harbor where we spotted the Chowder... More

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Additional Information about Chowder House

Address: Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-336-2463
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Neil's Harbor
Cuisine: Seafood

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