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The Shanty Café is a casual dining restaurant and catering business located at 6B Central Street, downtown Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Indian, Middle Eastern, Cuban, Healthy
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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All reviews beet salad bread breakfast sandwich sandwiches and soups chicken wrap seafood chowder pan fried haddock great lunch light lunch made in house home made matt homemade
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Reviewed October 19, 2020 via mobile

Very nice creamy seafood chowder with plenary of seafood. The cup with a roll is a meal. Can’t imagine the bowl! Try the beet salad too.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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S9191GNmichaelc, Marketing at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2020

Thanks for your recent visit to our restaurant and for leaving us your review. We're glad to hear that you had a tasty meal and were impressed with our seafood chowder, made by our Acadian chef Sharon. This is her very own home recipe :)...More

Reviewed September 1, 2020

My daughter wanted a chicken wrap instead of the seafood the rest of us were having. The service was friendly and efficient. However, my daughter had to deal with 3 chicken bones in the wrap. Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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S9191GNmichaelc, Marketing at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2020

We are truly disappointed as well to hear about your experience. Our kitchen staff has a three-tier process in place for quality control of chicken meat and however unlikely it seems to us, we can only accept that it happened and we apologize. We want...More

Reviewed June 7, 2020 via mobile

Stopped for a light lunch. Chicken soup was terrific as was the chilli. All homemade and full of flavour. Good selection of sandwiches and salads. Terrific staff.

Date of visit: June 2020
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S9191GNmichaelc, Marketing at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

We are glad to hear you had a great lunch stop at our restaurant. Thank you for sharing your review and we look forward to hosting you very soon. Cheers!

Reviewed January 15, 2020

Best Service Clean Great Food Service Love this place and The Seafood Chowder is Fantastic ,Great For Vegans as well , Enjoy reasonable prices Great ValueMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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S9191GNmichaelc, Owner at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2020

Thank you for visiting us recently and leaving your review! So glad to hear you loved and recommend our place. And we agree; our homemade food is prepared and served to you with love :) Thank you for sharing your cool photos. Please come again....More

Reviewed December 16, 2019

I am a long time fan of the Shanty Cafe and I just may have discovered a new favourite place for fishcakes. My wife and I stopped in for lunch and they were busy...so much so they had run out of our regular fish favourite...(pan-fried haddock with an order of potato skins). We opted for the fishcakes and they were great. They were well seasoned, topped with a fried tomato slice and chow-chow on the side. We each had a side salad. I ordered the beet salad - another first for me. It was delicious. My wife had the chicken salad - creamy and mild. Our server, Matt, was welcoming and made our visit very pleasant. We would definitely recommend and we will be back.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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S9191GNmichaelc, Owner at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 23, 2019

It's wonderful to hear how by chance, you discovered new favorite items aside from your usual favorite picks :) We are really happy to read your review and comments, thank you for being our long time customer and sharing your experience and recommendation! Merry Christmas!...More

Reviewed November 22, 2019

The Shanty makes the best breakfast sandwich around! I've enjoyed many of their delicious wraps, sandwiches and soups, but I keep coming back to this delicious sandwich, available any time of the day. It's a mini-omelet with mayo, cheddar cheese and a pile of bacon,...and is served on their homemade sandwich bun. Perfect on a chilly, windy day!More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2019

We totally understand why it is your favorite :) And we're glad to hear that you enjoy the convenience of having it available at any time of the day. Thank you for sharing you great review and letting us and others know how you feel...More

Reviewed October 12, 2019

I went to the Shanty Cafe for a breakfast meeting for a small group of volunteers. I have eaten there before and was again happy with everything about my visit. We were greeted promptly and immediately made welcome. Most ordered the Shanty breakfast; I ordered...the breakfast sandwich. All our meals were top quality and portions were generous. The bread was made in house and was excellent. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Thank you for stopping by with your group, its's great to hear that everyone had a top-quality experience! Thank you also for your feedback on the Shanty Breakfast, so loved by all and served all-day for breakfast lovers :) We will relay your comments to...More

Reviewed October 3, 2019 via mobile

Small, funky cafe, mainly locals when I went. Delicious carrot ginger soup, yummy. My friend had vegetable and it was also good. Both were accompanied by a home made roll. Very good! Friendly helpful service but slow. Cafe was full. Sandwiches looked very good, but...I didn’t try one. Will go back.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2019

Thank you for visiting us recently and sharing your review. So glad to hear you and your friend tried some of our delicious soups, and that your food was worth the wait :) We are certainly a busy spot most days, and we also offer...More

Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

The lovely wife and I ate lunch here with her parents. The staff were very welcoming, and our server explained the menu. Every mouthful of all four lunches was simply delicious, with the black bean soup and cubano sandwich being personal highlights. If you are...in Yarmouth I highly recommend stopping by....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

We loved reading about your wonderful experience with the family and and will most certainly relay the word to our staff to let them know how much you appreciated their service. We are thrilled to hear that your personal highlights were both our authentic black...More

Reviewed September 17, 2019

Great staff and excellent food. Food well prepared and visually appealing. Everything we had tasted great. No complaints. Will definitely visit again when in Yarmouth.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Michael C, Public Relations Manager at Shanty Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2019

Thank you for visiting us during your stay in Yarmouth. We're really happy to hear that you had a great time at our restaurant. And it is always rewarding to know that our service and food made a memorable experience during your trip. We hope...More

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