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The Rope Loft

36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-3430
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (41 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
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Pub, Canadian, Soups, Seafood
36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had planned to visit many times and the kids were excited that we finally made it to the Rope Loft - we had heard the food was pretty good. Unfortunately the reality left us all feeling a little let down, the kids portions were...More

Thank urlord71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! Was recommended to try this place out. Happy I did! Service was incredible. She was so friendly and great with food suggestions. The portion sizes were large - I may have over ordered, but I did eat it all! Haha! The...More

Thank FoodieHfx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to Chester to reminisce and were not disappointed. The Rope Loft capped it off with great food and the seafood chowder is a meal unto itself. Try some of the local craft beers. In the good weather the patio will be packed...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A day trip out to Chester, we were searching for a place to have lunch and stumbled upon this place. Right on the water, the view is to die for. We are inside given the cool ocean breeze, but would love to visit in warmer...More

1  Thank mhill77
Reviewed 3 March 2018

I’m late with this review as well. I love the chowder at the rope loft I think it’s the best I’ve ever had. We drive from Halifax to have it. In October we were told they were going to be open until December 31. They...More

Thank Bbabe123
TheRopeLoft, Manager at The Rope Loft, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

We are so sorry to hear you travelled from Halifax, and, we were closed. It must have been when we discovered our water pipes were frozen to the main restaurant, after being closed over the Christmas holidays, from the power outage for 24 hours with...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Have been before but this time wasn't so great. Hubby had the shellfish pasta - said was very good but a little too much garlic. The rest of us (3) had the prime rib special. Two were over cooked (so was the 3rd but he...More

1  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 10 October 2017

We ate her on our August trip to the east coast. I am sorry for the delay in posting! I have to start by saying that I have travelled the world. I have eaten at high end and low end restaurants. The rope loft is...More

2  Thank ZooeyG13
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We went for dinner on a friday night. Three of us ordered the 6 oz tenderloin. It came with a mashed white/sweet potato combo that was so tiny it was gone in two bits. Also on the plate were 2 undercooked carrots and a 2...More

Thank Teresa1964
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped off at the rope loft on our way to peggy's cove . It is a nice spot by the water. we ordered some calamari and fish and chips. The food was good but the prices were definitely for tourist. We paid $40 for...More

Thank chuchichef43
Reviewed 23 September 2017

After a long-overdue return visit to Risser's Beach and Cresent Beach, we swung by the Rope Loft in Chester for a reprise of an enjoyable meal in idyllic surroundings. We were not disappointed with either the chowder or the view(s). We would urge anybody with...More

1  Thank palmerajm
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22 April 2018|
Response from Bbabe123 | Reviewed this property |
All I can say is we travelled from Halifax to Chester twice. On the door it said they were open both times and within a few days of each visit. Their website stated the same. When I put my review on trip adviser saying we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Pub, Canadian, Soups, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 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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Seasonal Closed from 22 December 2017 to 11 April 2018.
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