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Shaw's Landing

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Canadian, Seafood, Soups, American, Bar
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6958 Prospect Rd, West Dover, Nova Scotia B3Z 3S8, Canada
+1 902-823-1843
12:00 - 19:00
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Halifax, Canada
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of fish and chips and Shaw's Landing offers some of the best. So fresh with a really light and crispy batter. Wonderful views of the ocean and great service. Locally owned and operated. Casual with a down home feel. A must stop on your way to Peggy's Cove . You won't... More 

Thank Penny O
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were there after visiting the lighthouse and stopped for some fish and chips and it was amazing, so homey feel in there and the view was to die for!!!! A MUST see!!!

Thank PrincessYellowknife
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Went here after going to Peggy's Cove.Seated by the window over looking the water.In the summer theres even a large outdoor patio.Not to hungry so we shared a large bowl of the seafood chowder and an order of yam fries.The chowder was one of the best during a 2 week trip.Thick and hearty with lots of seafood,the yam fries were... More 

Thank chris n
London, Canada
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had lunch after visiting the lighthouse and had a table on the patio overlooking the harbour. Great seafood, although prices were nothing to write home about (acceptable though). Staff was very friendly. Excellent way to spend an hour or two having lunch.

Thank jbones33
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped for lunch on the way to Peggy's Cove. Lobster was on our mind and we had a fantastic lobster sandwich. Big chunks of lobster not shredded. Good value, nice staff and a lovely view looking at the fishing boats and lobster pots.

Thank Aussie013
Victoria, Texas
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128 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

A small restaurant overlooking a small harbour in the picturesque Peggy's Cove area. The seafood chowder was good, but the fish and chips was outstanding! Great views from either inside or out, a good place to stop while driving through this area.

Thank Mary G
Middleboro, Massachusetts
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88 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here on our quest to find the best seafood chowder and mussels in Nova Scotia (actually just an excuse to have chowder and mussels every day). The chowder was delicious and the mussels were perfectly cooked. Service was very good and the view was great. A charming little place on the water.

Thank JaneLopes
British Columbia
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We wanted to have lobster, (pricey as it can be), while we were in this area of Nova Scotia, and coincidentally they had a lobster dinner special the day we were there. It was delicious, although one has to remember that it takes time to crack open the different parts, and was just what we wanted to try before leaving... More 

Thank elenarf
Moneta, VA
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

When we arrived there were only two occupied tables in the restaurant; we were paying our tour guide to sit in the parking lot and wait for us so we were glad to see that it should be fairly quick to get our meals and get back outside. We were wrong...one waitress for the whole restaurant and it began filling... More 

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Boston, MA
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234 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

The food portions are huge but nothing special. Mostly fried, as it seems. You can easily eat from them with two people. Prices are reasonable and the food we had was ok but not impressive. Service is very flexible and friendly. I would rather eat here than in Peggy's Cove that is completely touristic.

Thank DeeJay2010

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Seafood, Soups, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6958 Prospect Rd, West Dover, Nova Scotia B3Z 3S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  West Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 902-823-1843

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?