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The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

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Italian, Steakhouse, 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 - 8:00 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: Now open on spring hours! Open 12-7PM every Saturday and Sunday as of...
Now open on spring hours! Open 12-7PM every Saturday and Sunday as of April 4th, 2015. We open full-time for the Season May 15 to October 15th Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak! Sixty percent of our menu is 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
  • 68
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Lobster Poutine

Yearly destination for this dish! Lovely view! The decor needs a makeover to brighten it up. A bit dated but the view is great.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
362Maus
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Ottawa, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Yearly destination for this dish! Lovely view! The decor needs a makeover to brighten it up. A bit dated but the view is great.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Every time I have gone I am Impressed. Great food and service. Great place to indulge in wonderful food service and breathtaking views of the water and boats best sunset during a late dinner.

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Mill Village, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

The Galley Restaurant and Lounge in Chester is a great spot to eat. Always enjoyed our meals there. The patio is a nice place to have a glass of wine overlooking the water and yachts. Beautiful for picture taking too.

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Halifax, Canada
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76 reviews 76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We went for a nice Sunday drive to Chester and decided to have lunch at the Galley Restaurant. They have a beautiful view of Chester basin that we really enjoyed from our window table. The menu was a bit short on items and big on price for a mid day meal. Of course, it is early in the season and... 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 your feedback on your experience at The Galley. We are currently on our spring menu and only open Saturday and Sunday until May 15th when we open daily for the season. You are spot on in regards to our menu options being fewer than normal because of the time of year. Stay... More 

Deep Cove Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Menu is upscale, dining area is at a Marina, so the views are great. Food was good, service was slow that day.

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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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups

Description

Now open on spring hours! Open 12-7PM every Saturday and Sunday as of April 4th, 2015. We open full-time for the Season May 15 to October 15th Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak! Sixty percent of our menu is 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?