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John's Lunch

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.
We are a small family-run diner specializing in fresh deep-fried seafood, Fish & Chips, tasty diner meals, homemade burgers, sandwiches and amazing pizza. Our fish has won "Best In Canada" by Canadian Living Magazine as well as 'Gold Awards' from The Coast Halifax for Best Seafood, Best Fish and Best Diner and multiple tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence" awards. Come visit the one and only "JOHN'S LUNCH" and be a part of our family! Like our Facebook page to catch our updates!
US$5 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Pizza, Seafood, Diner, Canadian
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Free off-street parking, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food we ordered was nothing like the one advertised. They were soggy and greasy. Will try one more time and see what goods they deliver.

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

I am from Dartmouth and have had fish and chips pretty much everywhere in town. They double deep fry their fish; once in the morning and then once to order, it sits out for hours on the counter between. The fries are ... not good...at all.. tartar sauce comes in packaged containers. I think they owe it to themselves to change it up a bit as the spot is adorable and it used to be pretty good. For now, I would try anywhere elseMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 10, 2020

I have been eating here for many years and if you are in the mood for a massive helping of clams and chips or haddock tips and chips, this is the only place to go.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed March 20, 2020 via mobile

Great greasy diner. The decor is stereotypical greasy diner. Food is very well prepared and generous proportions. Service is friendly and attentive. It is small and gets very busy at the lunch hour. Parking is in back. Location is a little close the the Dartmouth...General.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 10, 2020 via mobile

Stunningly good, simple seafood. Had the fried clams and scallops... the batter was just right to bring out the taste of the seafood... yummy. Don’t come here to lose weight, though... the sign says « Get your fat pants ready » for a reason...

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 8, 2020 via mobile

Always friendly service and good fish and chips. Hard not to get the clams as they are the best but tonight I wanted fish and they didn’t disappoint.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020

Johns Lunch has the best Clams and Chips anywhere. They are crispy, hot and resh. The staff are always pleasant no matter how busy they are. You may have to wait for your order, but it is worth it.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 13, 2020

We had long heard about John's Lunch, just never got around to going there. At last. Wonderful. Large portions of fish, lightly battered, not overly heavy or greasy and superbly tasty. Fries good, cole slaw fresh and large portions, well prepared not salted (neither were...the fries). Just simply great, tasty, fresh food.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 10, 2020 via mobile

I have been going here for year's. The clams and chips are awesome. Clams and chips are that I have had here but I have had the seafood platter and that was great also.

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020

My wife and I went in here today for the clams, which we have had before. We are in from Toronto and the warm friendly service that we received from Kathy was above and beyond. I used to say go there just for the clams...but now I suggest you go there for the service. Amazing. What a wonderful experience. Kathy, you made our trip extra special. ps: the food was wonderful and as great as we remembered.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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August 25, 2018|
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Response from BeStewart | Reviewed this property |
Also have seating
April 5, 2017|
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Response from irenebM3348DH | Property representative |
Our location has not changed we are still by the Woodside Ferry. Can't wait to see you in September!
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March 8, 2016|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
yes they do 4.95
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