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Rope Loft Dining Room

€€ - €€€
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pub
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Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-3430
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Gander, Canada
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I looooooove it here! Right on the water in front harbor. Derrick and his staff are excellent. I high recommend the Rope Loft!

Thank Sam N
Chester Basin, Canada
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Good meal with polite and friendly service. Decent wine list. Reasonable menu at affordable prices. Both nights were a challenge for parking as large parties had reserved upper level. Certainly would go back for more. We were there for evening meal near end of season so outside was not open.

Thank John S
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

You can't wish for a better location. The place has upstairs and downstairs outside sitting , upstairs inside dining room and downstairs pub style area , all overlooking the bay and the ocean . It's open only seasonally, from April till the end of October. We came at the end of the season so it was not busy , but... More 

Thank Daniela L
Sioux Lookout, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in during a stormy day for lunch having heard nothing of the Rope Loft. We were pleased with the food, service and prices. We returned for an outdoor lunch on another occasion and were equally impressed.

Thank fhovi9
Hubbards, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Took international visitors there yesterday. As usual, the food was great, the service friendly and the prices affordable. Despite temporary shortage of Guiness :-( our meals were tasty and the view of the harbour from the deck seating capped our day. Definitely recommended

1 Thank Peter M
Silchester, null, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We ate here on a Friday when it was their prime rib night. Odd that you couldn't buy other nights but is kind of quirky! Beautiful piece of steak and nice Yorkshire pudding. Vegetables and potatoes just aren't important to Canadians but there were at least some!

1 Thank Paula G
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were on a day trip and stop there to eat. Their chowder soup is clear and the fish is entire, very fine chowder soup, never had such a good chowder soup! My husband had lobster and fries, perfectly done, the fries were very good quality, i don't like when they give fries small and full of grease... Perfect service,... More 

1 Thank spirituscapirai
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We stopped for lunch and enjoyed a nice lunch on their back deck, just on the marina inlet of Chester. It was a perfect spot to stop between Peggy's Cove and Lunenburg for us.

1 Thank Jenn B
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

First time in Chester and we really enjoyed this little gem on the water. Food, service and drinks were all lovely. If you get a chance eat or have a drink on their outside deck. Mussels were tender. Haddock was fresh. It's a very charming restaurant with great views. Do not miss it!

1 Thank Desilu
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Great little stop in Chester to have a bite to eat. I was attracted to the place by the menu and was not disappointed. The lobster roll was delicious and the fries were also better than the standard. Great place if you have a lot of people with you that have different tastes as they have a good variety.

1 Thank Kait P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?