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Finer Diner

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Diner, Canadian, Soups
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9976 Peggys Cove Rd | 9976 Peggys Cove Road, Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3J3, Canada
+1 902-821-3434
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Halifax, Canada
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The property has been in this scenic little fishing village under different names for decades. The chef is now a Russian and since I had just returned from Moscow I thought I would give it a try. It was lunch time so a large meal was not in order so I had their Borscht. It was fantastic so I will... More 

Thank Agent424
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere was warm , the music of guitar made this evening special. As usual the shef served us with fantastic food. Thank you for incredible evening.

Thank Katia B
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I was looking for some place to eat in the middle of the afternoon on the way back to Halifax from Peggy's Cove and spotted The Finer Diner. Looked okay so I stopped. Menu was more varied than expected but I settled for the Seafood Platter. Amazingly good. A lot better than the Baton Rouge and Salty's in Halifax. Desert... More 

Thank Woof928394956
Calabasas, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Our tour guide recommended this locals restaurant to us as we wanted to get out of the cold after our visit to Peggy's Cove. There were few people when we arrived and were able to sit in the back/side room where we had a nice scenic view while we ate. My husband and I shared a bowl of seafood chowder... More 

Thank J A
Hong Kong, China
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

If you are visiting Peggy's Cove, make sure to stop by the Finer Diner for a meal. Their food is spectacular and hands down one of the best meals I had whilst in Halifax. To name a few of the items - Coconut shrimp Chowder Lobster Caesar Salad Lobster Club sandwich

Thank victoriasygreen
Sydney, Australia
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203 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

The drive along Peggy's Cove Road is a truly awesome driving experience and one I'll never forget. And there is no finer place to rest your weary self than the Finer Diner! It is decorated with truly lovely paintings which are for sale and which were painted by the previous owner. I had a beautifully presented triple decker lobster sandwich.... More 

Thank Roslyn35
Kingston, Canada
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

All the staples executed perfectly! As weary travellers we delighted to get a meal that wasn't deep fried. They offer well rounded meals and a nice setting. A peaceful spot to charge your batteries before the chaos of Peggy's cove.

Thank EatPlaySleepRepeat
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

best fish and chips ever you gotta eat here!! Delicious and excellent team working here. Gotta come here after an afternoon at Peggy's cove

Thank Victoria S
bella vista, ar
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

We just happened to stop in The Finer Diner and what a wonderful surprise. It was first class and 3-4 star quality. The menu was very diverse, the presentation and presentation was just terrific, the waitstaff was attentive but not hovering and the price was right. Loved this place.

Thank duncansdad2008
British Columbia
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

It was raining and we wanted a place close by to our motel to grab a late lunch. The food was good. My husband had the lassagna and totally enjoyed it. I opted for something more local which was fish cakes, molasses beans and green tomato chow. Very tasty!

Thank elenarf

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Diner, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
9:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9976 Peggys Cove Rd | 9976 Peggys Cove Road, Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Hacketts Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 902-821-3434

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?