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“A local favourite”
Review of Fishermans Corner

Fishermans Corner
Ranked #3 of 3 Restaurants in West Dover
Description: its an old beat up coffee wagon with fishermans wives who make fish n chips just outside Peggy's Cove. best fries I ever tasted (i don't like french fries usually!) throw a rock to the dock where the fish come in.
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Description: its an old beat up coffee wagon with fishermans wives who make fish n chips just outside Peggy's Cove. best fries I ever tasted (i don't like french fries usually!) throw a rock to the dock where the fish come in.
Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A local favourite”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

The roadside chip-truck known as Fisherman’s Corner first popped up near our cottage probably six or seven years ago and has been a family favourite ever since. The work that goes into running this busy spot is evident when, on any given summer day, you will find at least one of the employees seated outside on the small front platform hand-peeling potatoes from a 50-pound bag and stacking up the cleaned ones in a big stainless steel bowl, just a few short steps away from becoming perfectly-cooked French fries. Inside, two or three others must be sweating off pounds in the heat of the tiny space filled with hot oil fryers. Every once in a while, one steps outside to open the large chest freezer on the deck to fetch something from inside. It seems that they never have a moment’s rest, from morning to nightfall, and all that hard work and dedication shows in their simple food offerings. There are a few picnic tables lined up in front of the truck and an almost equal number of spaces right along the roadside where you can pull in to park while visiting. The menu choices are few but all are good, and come in various sizes and combinations. The fries are obviously hand-made but I suspect that the onion rings start from frozen. The lightly-battered haddock is always a good bet, fresh from the ocean, and not the least bit greasy. The fried clams are plump and chewy, and the scallops are a good size and always moist. We like the Fisherman’s Platter, which includes one piece of fish, a handful of clams, five or six scallops, a generous serving of fries, and a small cup of coleslaw, all for around $15. The lobster roll is packed with juicy meat and often includes the orange-red roe blended right in with the dressing, which I personally like but recognize that some others may not. There is also a lobster burger on offer but I have not yet strayed from the traditional roll. For landlubbers, burgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers are also available. Cold canned soft drinks and bottled water, as well as the breeze off the nearby ocean, offer refreshment. This is a seasonal business that is open only when the crowds of tourists driving the Lighthouse Route make it profitable. It is also a “cash only” establishment; the nearest ATM is in the Sou’wester, which is the gift shop and restaurant complex nearest to the lighthouse in Peggy’s Cove, less than a ten-minute drive away. I made my first trip of the season to the Corner this past weekend and will look forward to further visits later this summer.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Fantastic Food and a Bang For Your Buck”
Reviewed May 17, 2013

We wait in anticipation every spring for news that this yummy little corner is open for the season! Love the food.Love the people. And love the prices!

  • Visited July 2012
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Please don't close!”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Me and my Dad ride our motorcycles out at least once every summer and we ALWAYS stop for lunch. All the excellent reviews are true. Great local ladies, locally supplied, nothing fancy, just a great spot. Whether you want fried clams or fish, they will not disappoint. I heard that this summer might have been their last. If so, I will miss them and the food.

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1 Thank brucethesupe
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niagara falls
Level 6 Contributor
288 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“great fish and chips”
Reviewed September 13, 2012

Stumbled upon this purely by accident enroute to Peggy's Cove. Fresh haddock and fresh cut fries perfectly fried up for a family of 4 cost a mere $ 24. Very tasty meal. Nothing fancy, just plain good food. Noticed many locals ordering food here. This place is only10 minutes from Peggy's Cove but is much better and less expensive than the tourist traps in Peggy's Cove.

  • Visited August 2012
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2 Thank babynat
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Greater Cleveland
Level 6 Contributor
343 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
“What oceanside dining is all about”
Reviewed July 31, 2012

These are the gems to find on an ocean road trip. This place uses fresh PEI potatoes for their french fries and fresh haddock for their fried fish. It's authentic and the prices are great. A family meal of 8 pieces of fish and a large bowl of fries runs $24. A 2-piece fish meal with fries is $8. They also have clams and lobster.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank ClevelandBeachBoy
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