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Seaside Shanty

€€ - €€€Seafood, , Soups
5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-2246
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“blueberry grunt” (35 reviews)
“lobster chowder” (24 reviews)
“fish cakes” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Seaside Shanty; it's not fancy, not that big, but boy, oh boy do they make some fantastic tasting chowders!! My husband thought it was expensive until he saw how big a bowl the chowder was and heaping with seafood. He really enjoyed it. Nobody...More

1  Thank Lise H
Reviewed 27 September 2017

No visit to the South Shore of Nova Scotia would be complete without a bowl of seafood chowder and the best place to get it is the Seaside Shanty, a wee unassuming oceanfront restaurant by the side of the road in Chester Basin between Marriott's...More

1  Thank WhositOttawa_Canada
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We stopped here on our way from Peggy's Cove to Mahone Bay and we are so glad we did! We had the BEST seafood chowder (with lobster) ever. And we are huge chowder fans. My only complaint (which is not a complaint) is that we...More

1  Thank GreenGirl2013
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Almost missed this place. We were driving to Lunenberg from Halifax on Lighthouse Trail and looking for somewhere for a quick lunch. Just spotted this place and boy I am glad we did. Best chowder so far and the homemade lemonade was to die for....More

2  Thank Jambos44
Reviewed 9 September 2017

My husband and I ate lunch at the Seaside Shanty today and were completely blown away by the outstanding seafood chowder. Probably the best we have ever had, it was absolutely chock-full of seafood finished with a perfect creamy broth. The interesting menu, the other...More

3  Thank Louise A
Reviewed 8 September 2017

My family ( we are all Nova Scotians) and cousin from Ontario ate here after an afternoon of sailing on a breezy cool Sunday afternoon recently. The staff was phenomenal, accommodating the 8 of us in this quaint oceanside restaurant. The fish cakes were so...More

3  Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is quite a small place to eat, but they do have an open patio on the water, as well as a covered eating area. The view of the water was great. The various chowders were delicious; not too heavy, but plenty of fish. The...More

2  Thank Lainie B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Food was good, service a bit slow. The seafood chowder was good and there was a vegetarian wrap option.

Thank Derk5658
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Today was a disappointment. We waited 45 minutes for the chowder and when it arrived it was barely warm and the shrimp placed on top was cold. It was A big difference from the chowder served last year. Also' the kitchen was confused, And we...More

Thank Avonseniors
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We waited forever to get in after being told multiple times that it'll be just 10 minutes more (45 minutes plus in total). We had 7 people and every single person left hungry- including my preteens who don't really eat that much. Portions were very...More

1  Thank Marhunter
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester Basin
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-2246
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