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The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

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Italian, 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 - 9:00 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: We open full-time for the Season May 15 to October 15th. 11:30AM to 8PM...
We open full-time for the Season May 15 to October 15th. 11:30AM to 8PM, 9PM on FRI & SAT. Closed Mondays. Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak! Sixty percent of our menu is available 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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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Just one word, perfection!!

My dad and I stopped in on our way back to the valley. We started with a order of mussels that were served with a lot of care it seemed and were perfectly cooked. I ordered the house burger that was cooked to perfection and had just the right amount of all the toppings so no one flavor was over... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
TAOJAC
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Bridgewater, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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English first
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our eighteen month old son became very ill after eating there. Protracted and severe. Otherwise in the group felt queasy as well. Will never return.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

My dad and I stopped in on our way back to the valley. We started with a order of mussels that were served with a lot of care it seemed and were perfectly cooked. I ordered the house burger that was cooked to perfection and had just the right amount of all the toppings so no one flavor was over... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Went to the Galley for a late lunch. Service was excellent. Had a great table overlooking the ocean. We watched the sail and motorboats as we ate our lunch. Food was delicious, very nicely presented and tasted great. I found they offer afternoon tea. Planing on going back for dinner and also planning a girls afternoon for tea!

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Hubbards, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The setting is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, it's not enough to make up for the poor service and over-priced food. All-you-can-it fish & chips were the special the night my husband & I went ($15.99). He ordered that & I just had an appetizer of bacon wrapped scallops & beef tenderloin. Mine was actually very tasty but also, I think, very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Food was great, fast friend service. Portions could be bigger. Need to do something about open window lettering in flys. View is out of this world. $100 with tax for four. No booze. I would return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The view was spectacular, the staff welcoming and friendly and the food delicious. Our meals varied in choice but the quality of flavour and presentation was excellent for all. I would definitely recommend this piece of heaven and can't wait to be back.

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Leamington, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We walked in and immediately felt welcome and were in awe of the beautiful view. The hostess was friendly, positive and energetic. The food was spectacular. We were a party of four and all of us loved our meals. This was an experience we would recommend to anyone and look forward to our next trip there. Cheers to the chef... More 

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Annapolis Royal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

An excellent meal prepared to accommodate a vegetarian diet. Lovely atmosphere, great wine and desserts. So relaxing to eat and watch the boats in the marina. Will definitely return!

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Bethesda, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Discovered lobster poutine - one of those dishes that tastes really good despite being an almost alarming combination of ingredients. The teen LOVED it. Great view over a little harbor 10 minutes outside Chester. It's fine but #2 in Chester seems a bit much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Me and my fiancée went here for the first time this weekend and had supper. It wasn't planned, but we were hungry, seen the sign and thought we'd give it a try. We were very happy we did! Our waitress brought us out some complimentary warm rolls w. Whipped butter to start then I had the beef tenderloin tips w.... More 

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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, Seafood, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

We open full-time for the Season May 15 to October 15th. 11:30AM to 8PM, 9PM on FRI & SAT. Closed Mondays. Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak! Sixty percent of our menu is available 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?