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The Fo'c'sle

€€ - €€€, Seafood,
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (24 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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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 6 days ago via mobile

Food was pretty good as usual. Service was awful. Drinks made terribly and when asked for it to be fixed we seemed to be a bother. Have to ASK for lemon, even with things that are supposed to have a slice, notice on the wall...More

Thank beepbeep76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our own Cheers in Chester. Thursday dance and live music is favourite and So is wingnite On this evening.

Thank wynandb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have three double birthdays in our family and The Fo'c'sle has been the place of choice for our celebrations. We have not been disappointed, the food is delicious and the staff, especially Shane, are great (attentive, friendly and entertaining). If you want to sit...More

Thank dennisdore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic place to get to know the locals. This is the oldest pub in NS. It has a warm cozy feel. We were there on a Friday night and had a fun time talking and singing with the locals. The fish and chips were...More

Thank Astrid1511
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Showed up for breakfast mid morning, mid week in Chester (which by the way is one of Nova Scotias best kept secrets - what a beautiful town). My wife and I both ordered the Eggs Benedict. Asked for soft yolks and they came out medium...More

Thank david p
Reviewed 7 November 2017

While travelling through this area I was told that this was a good place to have an evening meal. I was seated quite quickly as it was a Tuesday night and off season which is probably why. There were a host of others eating which...More

Thank firechief-JL
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Our family went here before we flew back to the prairies. I had the stuffed haddock which was amazing. I started off with a cup of chowder which you can't even describe how awesome it was. If I lived in Chester, I would eat a...More

Thank barrkm1996
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The Fo'c'sle is located in an old building that has been there since the 18th century. Full of light in the front dining area that fronts on one street, it morphs into a pub area full of dark wood, a pool table and history oozing...More

Thank K.C.NovaScotia
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Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I had lunch and breakfast here. The portions are generous and good quality. The Admirals chowder was exceptional and I wished I had room to finish it. Service is prompt and friendly. Prices are very friendly too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We eat here often and it rarely disappoints. I say 'rarely' because they do not have the citrus cake over the winter which is our favourite dessert! Otherwise it's a great place.

Thank Teresa1964
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Crescent P
30 January 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
4 August 2016|
Response from MissTBritishColumbia | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Enjoy.
30 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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