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Rope Loft Dining Room

Bar, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Pub
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Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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99 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had supper here, atmosphere is great, very rustic. Staff could use a bit more tact though... I realize that it is busy, but flirting with the young men at the adjacent table while we almost have throw ourselves in front her to get her attention. That being said, the food was really good, The view is just breath taking!!

Thank Danielbruce
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've giving this restaurant a low rating since my husband Ken and I stopped in at lunch and were told we could have a table on patio if we waited with only one couple ahead in line. Instead we waited 30 minutes and were taken to a table about 8 inches high and were given Algonquin chairs to sit on... More 

Thank Karen G
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66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We ate lunch here after spending a great deal of time finding a spot for the car. Dingy interior so opted for upstairs outside dining. Very good waitress who was efficient and just the right amount of friendly. Fresh haddock was dry and not very hot by the time it was served. Mussels were adequate.

Thank raobrien
Stirling, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We only had time for a quick beer (several local craft brews were on the menu) and a coffee but regretted that we couldn't stay for a meal as the food looked and smelled so good. Lovely setting next to the harbour.

Thank KJR1605
Hurricane, Utah
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perhaps something happened behind the scenes (staff call in sick?), but no explanation was given and we waited forever to get our food, with no warning that this would be the case. Mention was made of being "very busy" but there were empty tables. The fish and chips were quite good although the coleslaw was not. Chowder was "OK" -... More 

Thank petermU3975PT
Bridgewater, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently had dinner with a friend at The Rope Loft. We have both been waiting to try and thought since Race Week was over it would be a good, slower time. We chose a table across from the bar in the downstairs dining area. We waited 6 minutes to be given menus. The bartender smiled at us and we watched... More 

Thank JJPen
Thorold, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere and food give you the truest version of Nova Scotia. An absolute delight that tantalizes all your senses. Friendly staff, delicious and fresh sea/food, a great variety of menu choices, casual atmosphere and a gorgeous ocean view. Pretty close to perfect!

Thank heatherharvey11
Shelton, Connecticut
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to sit by the water with a great view. The seafood was very good. Service was good as well. Parking may be a bit tight. They have a good selection of beer on tap.

Thank ladraus
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful day - got a table by the water in this busy pub/restaurant. Great food on the patio watching the boats sail in and out of the harbour and having a laugh at one USA terrible skipper who crashed his boat into the jetty before speeding off only to walk into the restaurant moments later! Anyway, enough of idiots.... -... More 

Thank ottobottodog
Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Rope Loft late July 2016 with another couple on our sailboats, this has been an annual event for the last couple of years. We have always felt welcomed and greatly appreciated for our visit. This year was no exception; the staff is always friendly, the food always great (especially their chowders!). This year Elaine had to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Scenic view
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: 19022753430

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