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The Cod Jigger Diner Family Restaurant

Canadian, Fast food
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3 Central, Main St, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2X0, Canada (Formerly Chester Fried Super Stop)
+1 709-266-1200
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 21:00
Thu 08:00 - 22:00
Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Fogo Island, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Tonights meal at the Cod Jigger Diner was fantastic. The new Quesadilla was outstanding... chicken,, with slightly steamed spinach, ...it was fresh and delicious. But tonight I found THE dessert on Fogo Island - at the Cod Jigger Diner.. It was a blueberry turnover... an empanada - in a shortbread pastry that was flakey and crunchy and tender all at... More 

Thank claudiabrahms
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Level Contributor
92 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The food was really good but rather expensive. The restaurant needs some separation from the store front and the bathroom was out of order while we were there.

Thank Amy T
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a local service centre, easily accessible in Fogo. It is not fancy in any way, but if you are selective, you can eat relatively well. I had a very good turkey/vegetable soup, with homemade broth; one of our friends had a good cod fish and chips with a very light batter. The rest is usual fare, like hamburgers.... More 

Thank denpich
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Terrible Experience. Was expecting 'fish & chips' type of restaurant (as being on an Island surrounded by cod fish).. Fish & Chips $23.00! Upon taking our order, we asked for water. Was told that we had to purchase water!?!? Our meals were delivered to our table - portions & quality were absolutely gross! Poutine consisted of bagged shoestring fries, canned... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Grande Prairie, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Fish n chips was expensive and the fries portion was small. From a quality n value perspective -they failed. Requested water multiple times with no success or explanation. Chowder had good portions of fish but lacked seasoning, taste and creaminess. Very disappointed and would not recommend.

Thank skiartist85
Level Contributor
67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

While it's not a lot to write home about, Chester Fried is nice place to stop for a quick bite of fish and other comfort food. Definitely one of the unique stops as you explore Fogo Island

Thank Mark L
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Friendly and informative owner, cool little diner with interesting gifts and decor. Really worth the stop!

Thank Kat K
Ottawa, Canada
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a very casual dining experience. The waitress was a real treat and the restaurant was busy. The Newfoundland music was too loud and on a replay reel that was only about 30 mins long. We started with calamari and mozzarella sticks. The calamari was tough and the dipping sauce was tasteless. The mozzarella sticks were as to be... More 

Thank Maryanne S
Guelph, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to use the ATM. Food smelt good so I ordered a fish burger and fries. I was so surprised - it was the best fish and chips I had my whole trip. The chips were perfect and the good size portion of freshly caught cod was outstanding. Never tried the chicken. The fish was cooked while I waited.... More 

Thank JiggsyJiggs
Barrie, Canada
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Once again, never judge an eatery by what it may look like from the outside. We got off Fogo Island ferry and were hungry. Some of us had breakfast, some of us had lunch. All meals were fantastic. Great food and interesting menu options. Highly recommend it.

1 Thank Arlene S
trapper11, Owner at The Cod Jigger Diner Family Restaurant, responded to this review

some changes had been made to the property, frontage and interior décor, paving will start on Monday, all great stuff. Some things will never change, our great service and terrific food, thank you from all of us. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$22
Canadian, Fast food
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Central, Main St, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 2X0, Canada (Formerly Chester Fried Super Stop)
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Fogo Island
  • Phone Number: +1 709-266-1200
The Cod Jigger Diner family restaurant is located in the centre of Fogo Island, approximately 20 minutes from the ferry. A place where you can stop by for a coffee break and find directions to anywhere on Fogo Island. Grab a snack or sit for dinner, enjoy a full menu from Chester fried chicken to our very own Fogo Island cod. We also have accommodations right next door, stay at our four bedroom guest house and share your experiences with other travellers, have the whole house to yourself. We provide a full kitchen where you can prepare your own meals, a large common room and dining room. Each bedroom has comfy beds and tv. Quite common to see caribou all year long especially in late fall. Our central location is great, it's about 15 minutes from all communities and points of interest. You will be pleased with your experience on Fogo Island.

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