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John's Lunch

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Diner, Seafood, Fish & Chips
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352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 469-3074
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Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 134
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  • 60
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 11
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
YUM !!!

LOVE IT HERE ...the clams are non-comparable ...the fish is delish ....and the staff are the friendliest you will ever meet !!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Dartmouth, Canada
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Dartmouth, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

LOVE IT HERE ...the clams are non-comparable ...the fish is delish ....and the staff are the friendliest you will ever meet !!!!

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Charlottetown
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Not fancy, but down-to-earth good food, big helpings and a friendly atmosphere. You are greeted with warm hospitality.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great food, reasonably fast service, and good prices for large servings. Need to be a deep fried fan! Not a lot of seating so better order to go! Certain times of day are better than otehrs as becasue of its popularity, it can be very busy. Good Friday is also another popular day so be prepared to wait for an... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My first visit to Nova Scotia we visited here the food was amazing the scallops were nothing like I have ever tasted. Staff was excellent very friendly and hospitable. I'm going back to the east from Alberta for a holiday in the next week and Johns Lunch will be my first stop I can taste it already!!!

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Anywhere - whether you're at the counter or in a booth - you see your order go into the deep fat fryer and come out directly to you. And it tastes good - they have a light hand on the crispy batter, whatever they put it on. It's a family operation, and they make you feel like family. The price... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Just a small Ma and Pa operation but probably putting out your best Seafood experience and value in the Dartmouth area. Breakfast great, Lunch Great, Dinner awesome. If you just want to go rub your elbows with the rest of the hard working people of Nova Scotia and get a great meal then step into Johns Lunch and get the... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Amazing haddock tips and fries. Small restaurant and the outside may be deceiving but venture in and try their seafood - you won't be disappointed

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I insisted on being taken to an authentic seafood restaurant in Dartmouth and the suggestion was made to go to Jon's Lunch. When we got there I was taken aback at how small the location was, but I guess it's part of the charm. I was recommended the Haddock Tips and chips and they did not disappoint. Also served are... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I've been going here for clams and chips since the 70"s. Always top notch food and service. You can eat in but I would recomment takeout. Everything here is really good but the clams are outstanding. More than once I have heard people who have moved away from here say they miss John's Lunch more than anything, now that is... More 

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Best value. If you are looking fit value and fish n chips this is your place. Not pretty but hey awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: (902) 469-3074

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Diner, Seafood, Fish & Chips
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?