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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 #2 of 16 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
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
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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
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Nova Scotia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We all had fish & chips or as they call it Panco Haddock & Chips, nice size portions, not that heavy deep fried taste, fries nicely well done, coleslaw was a bit to soupie for my taste. The warm donut balls were excellent, and our server was great too. The view while sitting on the deck was great. Over all... More

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Maitland, Nova Scotia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Our family enjoyed the unique hidden gem known as the galley restaurant Chester. The chowder had an awesome flavour .The muscles were cooked to perfection . To top it off the lobster tails with the steak and tail were FRESH and succulent. Our server Margaret was very pleasant. I highly recommend this seaside treasure .

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

When I visited the Galley the first year it opened, the food was not good. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the food and service was very good on a recent visit. Our friendly waitress Sandy gave us good suggestions about the menu and accomodated our special requests. We first had drinks on the outside deck with its stunning... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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