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“Sunday's Carving Night” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nicki's Inn Chester

Nicki's Inn Chester
28 Pleasant Street, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
902.275.4342
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Ranked #1 of 14 Restaurants in Chester
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Rindge, NH
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Sunday's Carving Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Wow! Make sure you have a reservation or you may not get it.
Service is wonderful, fast, delightful staff! Food is amazing.....and comes with little waiting. On Sunday nights they only have "carving"...you get a choice of two: beef, lamb, pork or chicken and with it comes piles of potatoes with gravy and oven roasted vegetables....plus...(just when you think you can't stuff yourself more) dessert!
The wine selection is nice and varied. Coffee comes in it's own carafe.
There is bread on the table without having to ask!
Definitely a must to go there.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Richland, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“As Good or Better than ANYTHING in NYC or Chicago”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Nicki's Inn is THE place on the South Shore if you want class, elegance AND great food. I have eaten at some VERY highly rated places around the world and Nicki's is right up there with them. It isn't a large place, and it can get quite noisy. The outdoor seating is nice although we generally sit indoors (my father has allergies) and there is heat out there.

Yes, Nicki's is a bit pricy...but no one would notice if we were in a big city. You get what you pay for. There is not such thing as a bad meal at Nicki's.

Sunday there is a traditional carvery which we love. And making a decision about dessert can be a challenge...we like to all order something different and share...since our family is so large we can get one of each!

Nicki catered my father's 80th Birthday and it was absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mahone Bay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great food and fantastic atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

This is a small restaurant with outdoor seating available when the weather is warm (summer). The food is excellent and always cooked exactly as you want. The restaurant can be a little expensive, depending on how much you want to drink and eat but you can pick and choose according to what you want - i.e. have no starter or dessert if you so desire or as my husband and I did, share one starter and dessert, as I am not a big eater and don't have a cocktail but just order your wine. The choice is yours to make which is something I really like. The wine list is very good, especially for this area of Canada. I highly recommend this restaurant. Reservations are recommended as it is always booked.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent food in a lovely setting!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2011

We had been driving down the south shore last Sunday wondering which exit to come off for some food. I can only say we took the right turn.. Found a great little restaurant called Nickis inn. Excellent service and food.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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“What a delightful find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

Nicki's is one of those places you discover and you wonder why you haven't heard more about it - maybe its because the locals would rather keep it to themselves. My husband and I went for our anniversary, on a Wednesday evening in early June and the place was packed! Definately you'll want to make a reservation in advance. My husband had the lamb shank and I had the salmon - both were outstanding. The starter salads are delicious and the desserts decidedly decadent. Nicki herself came out to make sure we were enjoying ourselves and made the rounds. All the service staff were excellent.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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