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Finer Diner

9976 Peggy_s Cove Road, Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3J3, Canada
+1 902-821-3434
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“lobster club” (22 reviews)
“lobster roll” (32 reviews)
“chowder” (30 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9976 Peggy_s Cove Road, Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3J3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in after visiting Peggy’s Cove. I ordered the lob roll and chowder. It was very good. The diner was very clean and the service was great.

2  Thank TaraG967
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our hosts recommendation en route from Peggy's Cove we stopped in at this pleasant spot for dinner.It's a simple family restaurant but the service was friendly;the view lovely and the food good home cooked fare.We were unoriginal and had fish and chips and were...More

2  Thank John G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

just a simple little restaurant along the way...LOVE IT!!!...Best little diner in the province!!...Drink Garrison Beer...YAY!!!

2  Thank Mariana E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere. I have returned many times and definitely will visit again. The owner and staff friendly and the food was delicious. No full lobster, but the lobster sandwich is loved by many, and fish and chips were great. Full menu and take out too.

1  Thank Yucatanform2013
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Found The Finer Diner by accident after visiting Peggys Cove. We both had the lobster sandwich with chowder and pochine. Followed by Rhubarb and caramel pie which were all excellent. Staff were very friendly

3  Thank Patrolsk1
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Been to the Finer Diner several times and it never disappoints. Great location. Friendly efficient waitstaff. We had the Lobster Club and it was great. Very filling. Wanted to try the pies but was too full.

2  Thank Bob D
Reviewed September 30, 2018

A very friendly Diner on the Main Road very close to Peggy's Cove but away from the Tourists. The service is efficient and friendly, the prices are good value for the area and the food is excellent. We had Lobster Caeser Salad and Lemon Meringue...More

3  Thank HPerry_10
Reviewed September 25, 2018

We stopped for lunch. The lobster club was excellent but the coconut pie was some of the best I have had for a long time.

1  Thank wiliiams2017
Reviewed September 25, 2018

Clean and bright, pleasant waitstaff, nice area, a little pricey ...amateur cooks, frozen O-Rings and doctored canned chowder... Really!!!?? Wanted to try the "Homemade Pie" but afraid to. Get the lobster "anything" ...it's hard to screw that up.

Thank R3327ARthomass
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

Very tasty food, excellent service. Highly recommended, on the side of the road next to Peggy’s cove.

1  Thank michaelzL3644RJ
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$16
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9976 Peggy_s Cove Road, Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia B3Z 3J3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Hacketts Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 902-821-3434
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Nestled between highway 333 and St Margaret’s Bay, The Finer Diner is a popular stop all year long. This quaint eatery is a welcoming licensed restaurant featuring classic diner fare, Nova Scotian favorites, and playful daily specials. You will find interesting Fine Art painting and sculpture in an old fashioned setting with incredible views of the historic fishing inlet called Boutilier’s Cove. Guests can enjoy a sunset meal on our covered patio, or a slice of our homemade pie in a cozy booth. The diner is a renovated general store and has been the heartbeat of Hackett’s Cove for over 100 years. We look forward to serving you.
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