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“Fresh Fish!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Galley Restaurant & Lounge

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
Price range: $8 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Steakhouse, International, Canadian
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Open May 15 to October 15 11:30AM to 8PM. Available for weddings, business functions, parties and events every day by RSVP either on-site or off-site catering. Our 2014 Season will feature Fresh Live Lobster daily! Treat yourself to our 3 Course Traditional Nova Scotian Lobster Dinner for only $45pp! 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! The Galley is the number one spot to hold your special event, function or host a large party. 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!
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fresh Fish!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The views were amazing of the marina and bay. The staff is #1 and the fresh fish is the best. I personally had seafood pasta which was divine, other friends had fish & fish cakes. Excellent highly recommended!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dartmouth, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“A little gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We were unaware of the Galley restaurant until recently. We booked the dinner and theatre deal for Saturday through the Chester Playhouse and chose the Galley restaurant due to disappointing food at the Rope Loft.

The Galley is in a lovely location, and whether you sit on the patio or inside the restaurant you can enjoy the view of boats moored in the harbour. The "theatre deal" offered four appetisers and four entrees, each course offering the choice of fish, meat and a vegetarian option. We chose bruschetta and had three large slices of crusty bread with a very tasty topping. It was really delicious. The main courses were equally enjoyable, pork loin and baked haddock, with rice and perfectly cooked vegetables. The service was excellent with helpful and friendly staff. Overall, we had a great evening and would definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Newfoundland
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Awesome food and atmosphere and a view to match!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

A hidden gem that you have to find. Sitting right on the water you can eat inside or on the deck with a gorgeous view of the marina, harbour and islands just like you'd find on a postcard.

The service was awesome with personable staff.

Every item I have tried from their menu has been amazing. While the toppings may sound a little odd try The Galley Burger, its quite a treat.

Don't miss this place.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Open Again!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

The Galley used to be a spot we chose for dinner every now and then. Has been closed for 5 years but opened up again for this season. Located at the South Shore Marina the restaurant has a lovely view and patio. My hubby and I had lunch there this week and the meal was delicious - as expected. Little more money wise than pub food but excellent all the same.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food! Amazing view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Everyone at our table loved their dish. Patio overlooking the water is amazing... Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a casual night out with friends!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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