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Salt Shaker Deli

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Chowder
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Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Today
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 155
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good. But not great

We arrived on a sunny Friday afternoon at 3pm. A late snack and a beverage were in order. I am celiac . My hubby isn't. We split the seafood chowder soup.Delicious! My hubbies lobster roll was very good. I split my side Caesar salad with him which was very good as well. Fish cakes ...not great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
Deb S
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Sherwood Park
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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316 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Midland, Canada
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

A friend referred this deli to me but I didn't like it. My Caesar salad made me sick actually but the other members at my table enjoyed their food, it's located close to the water so there's a great view, and the staff was very friendly!

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Sherwood Park
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We arrived on a sunny Friday afternoon at 3pm. A late snack and a beverage were in order. I am celiac . My hubby isn't. We split the seafood chowder soup.Delicious! My hubbies lobster roll was very good. I split my side Caesar salad with him which was very good as well. Fish cakes ...not great. Hard pressed to find... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

During our 3 day stay in Lunenburg, we had our best meal at the Salt Shaker Deli. Its obvious when you first walk-in, that a lot of pride, care and attention goes into this restaurant. The resto is small and has a very cozy/welcoming feel to it. The staff are friendly & attentive and seem genuinely happy to be working... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Great staff. Great food. Cannot say I enjoyed $3.25 for a bottle of Perrier but that's life in the fast lane. 😏

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Chester Basin, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The pizza at the Salt Shaker is good but in a province where finding a decent taco is like finding sasquatch this place is gold. Gold Jerry, gold. They have a shredded port taco that I love. Are they little spicy? Yup they are. Are they free? No they are not. The Salt Shaker is not giving their food away... More 

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Caledonia, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

When everywhere else is closed the Salt Shaker Deli is a reliable standby. But when everywhere else is open, it's still a good place to go. Good atmosphere with all ages welcome and enjoying good food well cooked. The staff seem to really enjoy what they do and the service is pitched at just the right level of informal. Not... More 

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Salt Shaker doesn't disappoint. Great casual place to eat with a fine dining experience. New appetizers including an amazing salt cod tidbits - think that is the correct name - just beautiful - one order perfect for two to share. We had scallop linguine which is sublime. Double smoked bacon included with bits of spinach. So good. And they have... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Living here in Lunenburg, I am able to go to the Salt Shaker often. I have tried most items on the menu and have loved them all. I especially like the pizzas --lots of variety and always done just as I like them. I hear the chowder is very special...must try it one day...hmm. cannot figure out why I haven't... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Delicious food, decent wine and excellent desserts, in a friendly, fairly casual setting. Good for families, or for a date. Also, one of the few places in Lunenburg that stays open all year!

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Dunmore East, Ireland
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The deli itself isn't exceptional but it does enjoy nice views over the water if you get a table at the back of the restaurant. Lunenburg is such a pretty town and well worth a visit. It seem to be a popular choice with many people.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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