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The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

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Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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115 Marina Road, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J1K0, Canada
+1 902-273-3463
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Now open on spring hours! Open 12-7PM every Saturday and Sunday as of...
Now open on spring hours! Open 12-7PM every Saturday and Sunday as of April 4th, 2015. We open full-time for the Season May 15 to October 15th Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak! Sixty percent of our menu is gluten-free. Our 2015 Season will feature Fresh Live Lobster daily! Treat yourself to our 3 Course Traditional Nova Scotian Lobster Dinner for only $45pp! Be sure to try our Signature Lobster Poutine, Hot or Cold Lobster Sandwich or Lobster Chowder! Looking for lighter fare? Join us for Afternoon Tea in Chester held twice weekly, with a choice selection of teas and an amazing assortment of finger sandwiches, fresh baked goods and sweets. A perfect social afternoon! Enjoy theatre? The Galley has partnered with the Chester Playhouse to offer both a matinee and dinner theatre package. Available for weddings, business functions, parties and events every day by RSVP either on-site or off-site catering. We have a 60 seat dining room, 50 seat lounge and 50 seat deck which can be reserved for your private event or function. Fixed price menus to meet any budget are available! We have plenty of parking and moorings available. We are happy to accommodate tour buses and large groups.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing food and service

Had 4 appetizers and a dessert and everything was much better than I could have hoped for. The service was excellent and very accommodating. Shared with my mother and they split the apps on 2 plates for us.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
Simone F
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Bridgewater, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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Mahone Bay, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had a nice meal at the Galley but have a few suggestions for management. I'm always amazed that although the Canada Food Guide recommends we eat fruit and vegetables everyday in good quantity, restaurants insist on placing only 1 carrot and 2 pieces of broccoli on the dinner plate, when in reality I think they could be a little... More 

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Had 4 appetizers and a dessert and everything was much better than I could have hoped for. The service was excellent and very accommodating. Shared with my mother and they split the apps on 2 plates for us.

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

My husband, friends and family threw a surprise birthday party for me at one of my favorite restaurants, The Galley, and it was incredible! With just over 60 people there the service and food were incredible. They were extremely accomodating to everyone for planning and organizing too! Couldn't have asked for a better venue, it was perfect all around. Go... More 

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Norwich
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

the dining room was extremely tired and somewhat grimy looking. The best thing about this entire restaurant was the view which was beautiful! The servers were all very pleasant, but generally seemed very amateur.. maybe they were all training? The food was just about OK... we ordered the lobster, and although it cost $55 a plate, was not in the... More 

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Ben W, Owner at The Galley Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and experience, suggestions for improvement are always welcome at The Galley. We can assure you that while the carpets have certainly seen a lot of traffic, they are definitely kept clean. Our service standard has carpets cleaned multiple times daily and a regular biweekly steam cleaning. We have purposefully... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Yearly destination for this dish! Lovely view! The decor needs a makeover to brighten it up. A bit dated but the view is great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Every time I have gone I am Impressed. Great food and service. Great place to indulge in wonderful food service and breathtaking views of the water and boats best sunset during a late dinner.

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Mill Village, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Galley Restaurant and Lounge in Chester is a great spot to eat. Always enjoyed our meals there. The patio is a nice place to have a glass of wine overlooking the water and yachts. Beautiful for picture taking too.

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went for a nice Sunday drive to Chester and decided to have lunch at the Galley Restaurant. They have a beautiful view of Chester basin that we really enjoyed from our window table. The menu was a bit short on items and big on price for a mid day meal. Of course, it is early in the season and... More 

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Ben W, Owner at The Galley Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your experience at The Galley. We are currently on our spring menu and only open Saturday and Sunday until May 15th when we open daily for the season. You are spot on in regards to our menu options being fewer than normal because of the time of year. Stay... More 

Deep Cove Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Menu is upscale, dining area is at a Marina, so the views are great. Food was good, service was slow that day.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I were married at The Galley Fri Oct 3rd. From our first visit to The Galley, when we were picking a venue for the wedding, we’re were nothing but impressed each and every time we had communication with Jeff and his staff at the Galley. Right away the views and the atmosphere won us over. In the... More 

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Additional Information about The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

Address: 115 Marina Road, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J1K0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-273-3463
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 115 Marina Road, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-273-3463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine

Description

Now open on spring hours! Open 12-7PM every Saturday and Sunday as of April 4th, 2015. We open full-time for the Season May 15 to October 15th Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak! Sixty percent of our menu is gluten-free. Our 2015 Season will feature Fresh Live Lobster daily! Treat yourself to our 3 Course Traditional Nova Scotian Lobster Dinner for only $45pp! Be sure to try our Signature Lobster Poutine, Hot or Cold Lobster Sandwich or Lobster Chowder! Looking for lighter fare? Join us for Afternoon Tea in Chester held twice weekly, with a choice selection of teas and an amazing assortment of finger sandwiches, fresh baked goods and sweets. A perfect social afternoon! Enjoy theatre? The Galley has partnered with the Chester Playhouse to offer both a matinee and dinner theatre package. Available for weddings, business functions, parties and events every day by RSVP either on-site or off-site catering. We have a 60 seat dining room, 50 seat lounge and 50 seat deck which can be reserved for your private event or function. Fixed price menus to meet any budget are available! We have plenty of parking and moorings available. We are happy to accommodate tour buses and large groups.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?