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John's Lunch

) #2 of 228 Restaurants in Dartmouth $ Seafood, ,
352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
+1 902-469-3074
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“clams” (195 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“fries” (112 reviews)
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Seafood, Diner, Canadian
352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
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Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

It was a warm Sunday afternoon when we spontaneously decided we were going to go to Rainbow Beach to snooze the afternoon away. After our lazy fun activity, we were famished and so my wife suggested that she wanted to have a birthday dinner at...More

Thank Mariya K
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I've been a few times in the last 6-12 months and every time no clams. Maybe I've just been unlucky. They tried to explain they use fresh clams in season, however, many other local spots have fresh clams year round. Having said that I settle...More

Thank scotia6
Reviewed August 22, 2016

It's not food for "every day" but when you have those days where you want to treat yourself and have classic Atlantic Canadian seafood deep fried and LOADED with diner flavor... this is the place.

Thank rob19321
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Absolute, hands down, best fish n chips in the city! Not to mention friendly staff, a true mom n pop restaurant.

Thank Erica W
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

There is no other place to go for CLAMS or FISH than this place , the staff treats everyone like their family . You may have to wait a little bit to get a seat , but your food comes with in minutes .... And...More

Thank 402SherriS
Reviewed August 22, 2016

The clams and Chips are simply the best in Canada, as is their Fish and Chips - they NEVER use dirty oil, and change it regularly - lots of food, and excellent taste and service - HIGHLY recommend giving them a try! You will be...More

Thank Dale M
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Your seafood experience in Nova Scotia is incomplete without trying the Haddock tips at John’s lunch place. Small bits of Haddock, batter dipped and deep fried, served out of an unpretentious small shack. It somehow tastes different from all the other fried fish that I’ve...More

Thank MThomas71
Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Awesome seafood. One of the best in Halifax. The food was great. Not greasy like some places. Service was fast and friendly. The owner even came over and talked to us. He is very nice. At noon the place is packed- lined up out the...More

Thank Holly S
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Waited for a table because this place Small and busy. Our Server was the best. Fish was fresh but batter was very thick and slightly raw on inside. Kids loved he pizza. Local favorite but I have had better.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed August 16, 2016

Took some relatives from Tennessee here for some great seafood. They enjoyed it so much and did not leave hungry. Line up was out the door but served quickly.

Thank eastcoasttraveller32
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April 5, 2017|
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Response from Irene B | Property representative |
Our location has not changed we are still by the Woodside Ferry. Can't wait to see you in September!
Ashley H
March 8, 2016|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
yes they do 4.95
April 29, 2015|
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Response from belinda-brian | Reviewed this property |
Hello they take debit but charge 50 cents for transaction hope you enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $14
Seafood, Diner, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-469-3074
We are a small family-run diner specializing in fresh deep-fried seafood, diner meals and pizza. Our fish has won "Best In Canada" by Canadian Living Magazine, 'Gold Awards' from The Coast Halifax for Best Seafood, Best Fish and Best Diner as well as multiple tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence" awards. Come visit the one and only "JOHN'S LUNCH" and be a part of our family!
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