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Seaside Shanty

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Chester Basin €€ - €€€ Seafood, , Soups
5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-2246
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish cakes” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A recent trip to Seaside Shanty had the Drunken Mussels and Smoked Salmon. This was a great experience, food, service, atmosphere and value were all excellent. Will return for sure.

Thank wingsfan10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously, of our 2 weeks of hiking and eating our way through all of Nova Scotia, starting in Halifax, & on down the Maritime fishing villages, including Cape Breton, this was the best lobster chowder we had. We also had a lobster roll, which was...More

Thank cachirulatravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have met a friend here for lunch every summer for several years. We love the food and the view. It looks like they are expanding the outdoor area, so hopefully we will see tables outside next time.

Thank Patricia F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this spot on tripadvisor and we were touring around south shore so we made this spot our lunch time destination. It was excellent! I had the seafood stew which was a huge portion of very rich lobsters and scallops. This might be a...More

Thank Mrs S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in at the Seaside Shanty last Friday on a road trip from Halifax to Lunenburg. Ordered the popular seafood chowder and their lobster roll. In one word "YUM". Was probably the best seafood chowder I have tasted in years. Service was fast, friendly and...More

Thank Christine A
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We have been here multiple times and it's one of our favourite places to go on the South Shore. The fish cakes, Solomon Gundy (pickled herring - which I realize is not for everyone. But it's very good and fresh. Not over-pickled!) and chowders are...More

1  Thank Susan H
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Nice little restaurant near Chester Nova Scotia on the water. Had a great lunch !! Service was good and even though the restaurant was busy didn t take very long to take our order and bring us our food.

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

A1 food...great service...wonderful atmosphere ....smoked salmon...muscles...seafood chowder...couldn't asked for better

1  Thank Augusta S
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I have been a summer resident of Chester for most of my life. Every year when I arrive I first have to have a Sea Side Shanty meal - then I feel that I am in Chester! I especially love the lobster roll & chowder,...More

Thank ostraus3
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Our friends live in Chester, NS and every time we go visit, we have to go to the Seaside Shanty for dinner. The restaurant has an inside and closed in outside deck right on the water. It is hard to believe that the food coming...More

1  Thank Jocelyne O
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
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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