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Masstown Market

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Delicious road stop

Always look forward to stopping here when passing through. Delicious lunches with homemade soups... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Canada
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Best shopping/eating

Masstown has the most unique gifts, freshest fruits and veggies and the best bakery in Nova Scotia... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Kathy M
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  • Average8%
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“fish and chips”(39 reviews)
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Browse our large, bright displays of the finest fruits & vegetables, take in the delights of our homestyle bakery, savour our famous chowders and soups, delight in a cool offering of ice cream from our dairy bar, stroll through our unique gift shop...more
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10622 Highway 2 | Exit 12, Trans Canada Highway 104, Masstown, Nova Scotia B0M 1G0, Canada
+1 902-662-2816
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always look forward to stopping here when passing through. Delicious lunches with homemade soups, sandwiches and salads. Great ice cream too. Huge selection of products in the deli and bakery section. The sugar donuts here are the best! Get some for the road.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank laandrews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Masstown has the most unique gifts, freshest fruits and veggies and the best bakery in Nova Scotia. There is something for everyone at the restaurant. Best 1 stop shopping ever!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kathy M
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

Masstown Market is a nice place to stretch your legs and grab a bite to eat. They offer fresh produce, fish, baked goods, gifts, a garden center, and a restaurant.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CherylM119
Reviewed November 2, 2018

When travelling in Nova Scotia, a must see is the Masstown Market. It has everything you need on your grocery list plus more. It has a gift shop with a whole room of Christmas decor. There is fresh baked items. I had to try the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Audrey S
Reviewed October 31, 2018

I bought cooked lobster from the Lighthouse and as well as tasting like rubber, the texture of the meat was rubber. Emailed the management, received no reply. I bought chili which is sold under the Market's name. Beans were hard and the meat product was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank uhohmarsh
Reviewed October 9, 2018

Great place to pick up food and beverages. Lots of room to let the kids out and run if you are on a road trip. You can walk up to the top of the lighthouse for amazing views.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jon N
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Masstown Market is worth the stop if you want great produce for a fair price. Also since the opened the Butchery and Creamery their assortment is better then ever. Friendly and helpful employees make the shopping experiment amazing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ulrike131265
Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

When you are traveling to Halifax, be sure to make a stop in Masstown and explore this incredible shopping centre with something for everyone! If you are hungry, be sure to head over to the cafetaria area and grab a sandwich or soup or select...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Iconic place, I found it to be more of a large grocery store than a market per day. We did find what we needed such as good cheese and charcuterie. They also offer prepared meals, as I discovered the long lines. Easy to find it’s...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fligh
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in on a Sunday at the market in Masstowm. Children to seniors all taking the time to strool throuh the market filled with some many choices, fresh breads, local meats, ice cream fruits and vegetables along with flowers and trinkets. All that is inside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Randy N Jean V
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April 16, 2017|
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Response from MasstownMarket_13 | Property representative |
Yes the dog kennels are always available, with new covers installed on them.
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Response from MasstownMarket_13 | Property representative |
Captain Cob's Corn Maze is now closed.
Travel Forum Posts
Alison C
West Simsbury, Connecticut
Trip report part 2 (3 Replies)
Part 2 of our trip : off to Cape Breton Highlands National Park!! Transition to park was a bit of a ride from Advocate Harbour, but to be fair, we did stop @ Masstown Market near Truro for some food to bring along to next campsite. GREAT store with LOTS of choices for just about everything! The visitor center in Port Hastings is a must stop in my opinion. We got alot of great info on different activities on Cape Breton...very helpful!! We took Rt 19 up the coast & it was very...More
September 25, 2017|
Response frommaryann-ns|
What a great report! Thank you so much for posting it.
New Jersey
Another lobster roll question (4 Replies)
I was really excited by Bedlace's recent thread on the lobster rolls at Evan's in Dartmouth. Suncathcher Truro chimed in with a recommendation for the Masstown market. We'll be visiting NS and PEI the first week in July and would appreciate any other suggestions for where to get great lobster rolls. I prefer a purist version, just toasted bun, lobster and butter. Not a fan of lots of mayo and added filler. I thought I found perfection a few years back at little restaurant somewhere...More
June 11, 2012|
Response fromkayakdover|
There have been some deservedly rave reviews for the lobster roll at the top rated restaurant in Nova Scotia, the Wild Caraway. They do put mayo on - but get this - they make their own, plus they make the bread it goes on, which they grill. I like mayo on mine and I have never had a roll that comes close to matching theirs - for the paltry cost of $12. The fisherman's wharf is across the street so they use fresh cold water Bay of Fundy lobster. It s a relaxed, easy going place so if you don't...More
New York
Driving Stops between Port Hawkesbury and Wolfville (2 Replies)
We are planning to drive between Port Hawkesbury and Wolfville in one day, and are looking for suggestions where we could stop briefly. Masstown Market seems to be one alternative. Any other suggestions? Thanks for your help!
July 26, 2013|
Response fromFundygirlr|
What sort of things did you want to do when you stop (have a walk; get something to eat, shop)? I'd suggest either Pictou or Truro. Even though I lived in Nova Scotia most of my life, my 1st visit to Masstown Market was a few weeks ago & I thought it very over rated. There was a market selling fresh produce & meat & bakery items, a restaurant, souvenir shop, & ice cream stand & I believe a play area outside. However, there was lots of people about, so I guess that everyone...More