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Rope Loft Dining Room

€€ - €€€, Seafood,
Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-3430
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (38 reviews)
“seafood” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have eaten at the Rope Loft every summer for 8 years and it is still a favourite place to go. The seafood chowder is one of the best I have eaten.

Thank Anne A
Reviewed 4 days ago

There were 8 of us on a Sunday night for dinner. The waitress was pleasant enough but food and service were poor for our group. Drinks were delivered and food orders taken. A mussel appetizer was ordered and came after a bit. No cutlery at...More

Thank Reg2654
Reviewed 6 days ago

Place was recommended by friend who close by. Very quaint little pub style dining place. Service was good and on the lower level with lovely views of the ocean and boats. Food was flavourful and very fresh. Would recommend this place if in the area.

Thank canadianinriyadh
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very beautiful spot on the water with friendly staff. The restaurant is a cozy place with great atmosphere. A wonderful spot to spend time with friends and enjoy the scenery and the water. The food was delicious from the fish and chips, seafood linguine...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful spot. Friendly service. A really good chowder crammed with a variety of seafood what I would call an upmarket chowder. Had toasted cheese and garlic bread a little expensive at 8 dollars but well worth it. All in all a good experience.

Thank 6,491
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to come in any season but especially in summer and early fall when you can sit on the patio and watch the water. Staff are friendly and helpful (if you are a tourist) and food good tasting.

Thank Jahs595
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my family and we ordered in the Seafood chowder and eggs Benedict with salmon. The Benedict was good but wow the chowder was yummy! Giant bowl too if you get the lunch size vs. Appetizer size so you won't have to worry about...More

Thank Erica D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No better setting on the south shore. Upper deck has a fantastic view. Food is excellent and the seafood chowder is to die for. Service is not fast but with this view who is in a hurry anyway. Not to be missed - excellent, excellent,...More

Thank drwho396
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner on a rainy evening on some friend's recommendations. The atmosphere admittedly was very nice. We ordered haddock with rice and veggies. Unfortunately the fish was rather tasteless. It was definitely the worst haddock I had in Nova Scotia so far. Every...More

Thank Wolfgang H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friendly sea side restaurant. Best shel fish chowder in Nova Scotia. The views from the deck are only spectacular! Nice marina with power if required. Lots of craft beers on tap. A happening place !

Thank Jcarrollgm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-3430
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