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All 14 Chester Restaurants

The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

115 Marina Road, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J1K0, Canada
+1 902-273-3463
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Ranked #2 of 14 Restaurants in Chester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $24
Sun 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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English first
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was at the Galley this past weekend for a wedding and everything was absolutely spectacular! Working closely with the staff, in particular Sandy and Jeff, was an absolute pleasure. These two individuals, along with their staff, made the festivities all that more enjoyable. I would recommend this venue and staff to anyone looking for an intimate South Shore wedding.

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Coldbrook, New York, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Really enjoyed the chowder as well as the amazing desserts! You need to stop by this restaurant and enjoy the amazing food!

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Chester Basin, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The gorgeous view of the harbour is only a prelude to the delicious food. If you want lobster done up to perfection, this is the place. The desserts just as good! Friendly and helpful serve staff contributed to a perfect dining epxerience.

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Kentville, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We found the Galley by chance....rather pricey but both left full & enjoyed our lobster sandwich...LOTS of lobster ! We ate on the deck overlooking the marina...gorgeous spot ! If you're looking for a family place to eat..don't come here but if you want a quiet peaceful meal (& have the $'s)...check it out...we weren't disappointed !

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Big Thanks to the Galley!! Jeff and his fabulous staff at the Galley just catered our Son's Wedding in Chester- we have had so many guests inquire on the EXCELLENT FOOD AND SERVICE. Every person raved about ever dish- a big crowd pleaser was Jeff,s amazing seafood chowder. The high quality appetizer's with a south shore flair - solomon gundy,... More

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Caledonia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We decided to eat at The Galley on a whim, we had not been there since 1993, the first restaurant my husband took me on a date when we had just met! It did not disappoint! We each had a Caesar salad and shared a plate of mussels to start, we had the steak and fries special, very tasty, and... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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15 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Based on the many great reviews I took my elderly father and my visiting cousin for dinner to The Galley. I was very disappointed! We sat outside on the deck. Upon arrival my father did not see the caution paint on the step (it is worn down and barely noticeable) and the watch your step sign was on the far... 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 a review of your experience, we appreciate it! First and foremost, I'm relieved to hear your father recuperated well and we're sorry that he slipped. I appreciate that you also mentioned that we do have a yellow painted strip and a sign at the step. We'll have to put our thinking caps... More

London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend that works out east during the summer. I went with my girlfriend who is Gluten-Free and both of us really enjoyed the meal. The staff was excellent, the view was amazing and the food was incredible. 2 entrees with drinks will probably cost you 50-60$ but it was well worth it.... More

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Liverpool, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had previously eaten at this restaurant many times over the years and were always quite satisfied with the quality of the food and service. This July however, our wedding anniversary meal with another couple was sadly very disappointing for everyone. The pasta was without flavour, similar to what you might expect from a microwaved frozen dinner purchased at the... More

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