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Shanty Cafe

6B Central St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3H1, Canada
+1 902-742-5918
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Overview
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“samosas” (19 reviews)
“beet salad” (12 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Caribbean, Cafe, Cuban, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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LOCATION
6B Central St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3H1, Canada
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1 - 10 of 244 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very impressed with our meal here. We had the fresh haddock and it was cooked and breaded perfectly. Exactly the way it should be served. One of us had the beet salad and the other had home fries which turned out to be smalm chunk...More

Thank John B
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded today

So glad to hear we impressed you and that your dining experience was fantastic! And something we wanted to share is that we use our own homemade bread for the fish breading. So nothing really goes to waste and your food quality is top-notch, we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was slow and the food was just adequate. Local diners seem to like it for something different but I probably wouldn't go back.More

Thank Karen L
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Karen, thanks for your review. We make sure to advise our diners that ours is not a fast food establishment because the food is made from scratch using very fresh ingredients. And that is one of the things our customers appreciate and love most about...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My biggest decision will be what to order next time! Each dish I've tried is excellent. Always tasty and consistently fresh.More

Thank Daydream178946
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's hard sometimes to go out of your comfort zone when it comes to food, and then again sometimes you really enjoy that one specific item on the menu and can't pass it up. So we're happy to hear there is always room in your...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the food, great menu with eclectic choices as well as the usual favourites. Loved the casual setting, the mood music, the friendly staff, the fact that they provide meaningful employment to individuals who have barriers to employment. would definitely go back!

Thank dorisdaigle
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for letting us charm you with our eclectic tastes, environment and service. We look forward to having you back every time. Thanks for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very basic restaurant with an interesting mix of offerings. We were there on a rainy night - had a big bowl of chilly and it was great. They make their own bread too. Friendly service and budget prices.

Thank Irving G
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing us, we're so glad you had a great meal and experience at our spot. See you soon!

Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The food was great. Staff were very friendly. Prices were excellent. Sea food chowder was anazing.akso had a great little gift shop nextdoor.

Thank Barrie M
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting us recently and leaving your great review! Come back for more :)

Reviewed August 18, 2018

I travelled 3 weeks around NS (Halifax - Lunenburg - Yarmouth) and this is the only restaurant I really want to review. All others were OK, friendly but nothing comparable to the Shanty Café! The first time, I stopped for a take-away meal (based on...More

Thank Syderale
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Your amazing review leaves no doubt of what wonderful experience you had at our restaurant and we are really happy to know how memorable it rendered your trip to Nova Scotia. Thank you so much for sharing with us and recommending us to other customers....More

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

This place was awesome. Very basic presentation but the flavors of the food were fantastic. I had the kabir, apparently named after their first chef who was from India. Whole wheat bun recommended. Even the associated tomatoes were tasty. My husband got "just-the-fish" and a...More

Thank janet g
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank for sharing your wonderful experience at our restaurant. We're so glad to her that you ventured into some of our most ethnic choices and loved them! Looking forward to having you back on your next trip to NS :)

Reviewed August 10, 2018

Why wife, daughter and I recently had breakfast at the Shanty Cafe. Not a fancy place but our breakfast was very good and reasonably priced. Service was very good as well.

Thank Jim S
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for your recent visit and for taking the time to leave your kind review. We're glad that food, service and pricing were a positive part of your experience. Hope you continue to enjoy your visit to the Maritimes!

Reviewed August 8, 2018

Stopped in for breakfast. The menu was impressive. The food was good. But the kitchen was a bit slow and the floor was slippery, like it needed a good wash. People near us were served quicker than we were and most of my party had...More

Thank Steven T
Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2018

Thank you for leaving your review. We're disappointed to hear that your experience was not great and apologize for any inconvenience as a result of the delay. We do our best to fulfill all orders in a timely manner. We hope that you'll come back...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Thursday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6B Central St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3H1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Yarmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-742-5918
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Description
The Shanty Café is a casual dining restaurant and catering business located at 6B Central Street, downtown Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
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