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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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85 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

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
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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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West Chester, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
40 helpful votes 40 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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