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The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

115 Marina Road, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J1K0, Canada
+1 902-273-3463
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Ranked #1 of 16 restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Canadian
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open for the Season May 15 to October 15th Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak! Sixty percent of our menu is gluten-free. Our 2014 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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93% Recommend
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the lobster egg Benedict and the seafood chowder, both are rich and flavourful. They taste especially great on the sunny patio overlooking the bay. The severs are all very polite and engaging as well which adds to the experience. Top notch east coast dining!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This is the place for perfectly prepared lobster, a table overlooking the marina and bay, fresh drinks and breezes, impeccable service. Just a very short drive from Route 3 and well worth going out of your way.

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nova scotia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Opted for an early dinner and found the restaurant very quiet with lots of empty tables.The dining room overlooks a marina and the harbour is a lovely backdrop for a seaside dinner.Our waitress was knowledgable about all the dishes and with just the correct amount of attentiveness she deserves top marks.I chose the buttermilk encrusted haddock and my partner had... More

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Halifax, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I arranged a lunch for 30 professionals on June 11. The manager was very helpful and insured our needs were met. The servers were great! The food was very good. The view is wonderful from the dining room and deck.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

This was a first-time visit for me. The view was breathtaking! Food was delicious... A little pricey, but so worth it for lobster! I have been living in Chester for near 2 years, and just discovered this gem! Better signage and advertising may help.

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Rimouski, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Very nice experience to eat 1 lb of lobster while looking at the bay and the warf. Excellent taste at a reasonable price. Good service.

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Halifax, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I didn't know about this place until my wife suggested we stop by for lunch. Down a small road, so it's kind of off the beaten path, to the shore of the marina and into an old mariner's house we went. Not busy on this cloudy day, but the outside patio looks fantastic as it overlooks the bay and I... More

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Hubbards, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Last year when we went I had the best lobster chowder I have ever tasted..we were so excited to go back and sample more ..well what a disappointment.The lobster was tough, the vegetables were too crispy for a chowder,and the taste just wasn't there.The waitress told me they have a new cook..too bad..they should try and get the old cook... More

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

Hello, Thank you for your valued feedback. We're sorry to hear that your lobster chowder did not meet expectations. Our goal is to be the lobster restaurant on the South Shore of Nova Scotia and your feedback will help us in working towards that goal. As a sign of our appreciation and our desire to keep you coming back to... More

Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I haven't eaten here in awhile and we drove by and decided to stop for lunch and it was fantastic! It's a really gorgeous place, the view is beautiful and we had superb service from Joe. My husband had the burger which was a top notch beef burger with bacon and cheese and I had the hot lobster sandwich. Both... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Galley opened for the season May 15th, 2014, so we had to come down from St Margaret's Bay the next day to sample the new menu. As expected, it was terrific. Thanks to Chef Jeff for new creative ideas and Holly for being such a friendly and enthusiastic server. We were able to enjoy the first nice day sitting... More

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