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The Fo'c'sle

42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (27 reviews)
“burger” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located at the center of Chester with nice street view around. Service is good, food is nice. I like the carrot cake and chocolate cake so so so much. Carrot cake probably could be the best ever in Nova Scotia.

Reviewed March 15, 2018

The atmosphere was great, the service was friendly, quick and welcoming and the food was very, very good. The chowder was amazing. We will be stopping by again soon. Thank you.

Thank Michele C
Reviewed March 13, 2018 via mobile

We were out for a drive in the area and stopped in on a Sunday early afternoon. We walked in the family/dining room area through the front street door. It was packed and quite noisy so we continued through to the older pub side. I...More

Thank HeatherJ902
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday to catch their brunch menu, their was a wide selection and defficult to choose. I picked the fruit crepe which is like the best marriage to breakfast foid and dessert. Can't wait to go again.

Thank csb1953
Reviewed February 27, 2018

My wife and I took a drive from Truro to Chester on Sunday, stopped for lunch at The Fo'c'sle and ordered the breaded chicken breast burger to share with a side caesar salad. When the burger arrived my wife cut it in half to share...More

1  Thank Dwight g
Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

Old style tavern , apparently in the oldest tavern in Nova Scotia(?) Had the chowder. Very good, served with a delicious biscuit. Staff very friendly. Great way to warm up on a chilly day.

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Thank EcHealey
Reviewed February 4, 2018

Special “lobster on a croissant 🥐” . More lobster than the croissant would hold. All claw and tail meat with a bit of mayo and a bit of lettuce. Pleasant service by Cherie who lives in Mahone Bay.

Thank Bill K
Reviewed January 29, 2018

Randomly stopped here for breakfast as we were driving thru the quaint town of Chester. Waitress was great and breakfast was very good.

Thank Winfield06
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We stopped here on the way back to Halifax from Lunenburg for a late lunch and had a great time! We sat in the lovely dining area and I had the lasagna while my friend had a steak which was served on a sizzle plate....More

Thank LauraMcCMoncton
Reviewed January 19, 2018

we drove from White Point Resort in Liverpool NS back to Halifax and stopped in Chester for lunch at the Fo'c'sle because my son had talked about the good food and good times he had enjoyed there during Chester Race Week in August. the restaurant...More

Thank Cathy T
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Crescent P
January 30, 2017|
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Response from AnnSatoshi | Reviewed this property |
First time i went there we walked in and there were tables immediately there...we didn't know what to do and we kind of wandered around and went into the pub and asked at the bar if we seat ourselves...some of the staff is... More
August 4, 2016|
Response from MissTBritishColumbia | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Enjoy.
July 30, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-1408
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