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The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

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Seafood, Canadian, Italian
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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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Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Description: WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, RE-OPENING MAY 13, 2016 However, we are...
WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, RE-OPENING MAY 13, 2016 However, we are open any time for private events and parties with prior reservation all year round. Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak on the water in beautiful and scenic Chester, Nova Scotia. We are located on the South Shore Marine property. Sixty percent of our menu is available gluten-free. 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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  • 88
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    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
Lovely Spot

Nice view of the waterfront. Food and service were wonderful, a real treat to eat at a spot where they really know how to prepare food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
Matt N
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Vernon, Canada
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Vernon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Nice view of the waterfront. Food and service were wonderful, a real treat to eat at a spot where they really know how to prepare food.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

It was Friday night of our vacation week and we wanted to try to eat somewhere on the water and saw this place advertised and drove from Lunenburg, arrriving early enough to snag a table out on the deck. It was very peaceful and lovely overlooking all the boats in the marina and seeing folks coming from and going to... More 

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Thank DONNAandJANET
Chester, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Excellent Food and Service. No nonsense great atmosphere and food truly made with old fashioned knowledge and love for cooking.

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Thank wynandb
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Seasonal. Empty today and closed for the season next Sunday. Right on the shore with a wall of windows. window swfull of sailboatsoverlooking

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Thank Michael A
Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

We have been to this restaurant twice in the last 2 years after being told about it by relatives who live nearby and have enjoyed out visits to the Galley. We had a very pleasant family luncheon there last year and were impressed by the friendly service, the good food and the way they accommodated the children that were with... More 

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Thank CFofLL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Excellent Food, Service, and a nice sea side view from the patio...what more can you ask for from a restaurant? Hidden at the end of a single lane road near the marina it's a gem. Close to Peggy's Cove and other sight seeing locations on the a South Shore, "The Galley " is excellent stop for couples, families or individuals... More 

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Thank Al M
Mount Pearl, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Wonderful restaurant by the sea, with great views of the sailboats. Great food and service. Also nice deck outside for nice warm days.

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Thank Mary P
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Just stopped by for the first time and enjoyed an incredible meal. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the water and boats. It was a perfect evening. We started with a glass of Nova Scotia wine. Our appetizer was Land and Sea and was done to perfection. The mains we chose were chicken and pork tenderloin. Each came with... More 

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Thank Sunshine028
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

if you're in the Chester-Mahone Bay-Lunenburg area, do visit this fantastic little restaurant. It's on the water with beautiful views and even better food. I had lobster sliders with corn chowder and mussels and a cold local beer - a really delicious lunch. Service was also great. It has a nice patio but we visited on a rainy day so... More 

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Thank Enid_the_Nomad
Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Visited as a party of four just last night. We started on the deck with drinks and appetizers, and enjoyed the amazing view of the harbour. The dock is flanked on both sides by evergreens that extend outwards to provide a peaceful, quiet setting for the restaurant. Service was outstanding - server took our orders promptly, was always nearby, and... More 

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Thank Ari N

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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: Seafood, Canadian, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine

Description

WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, RE-OPENING MAY 13, 2016 However, we are open any time for private events and parties with prior reservation all year round. Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak on the water in beautiful and scenic Chester, Nova Scotia. We are located on the South Shore Marine property. Sixty percent of our menu is available gluten-free. 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
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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