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The Fo'c'sle

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (22 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had lunch and breakfast here. The portions are generous and good quality. The Admirals chowder was exceptional and I wished I had room to finish it. Service is prompt and friendly. Prices are very friendly too.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here often and it rarely disappoints. I say 'rarely' because they do not have the citrus cake over the winter which is our favourite dessert! Otherwise it's a great place.

Thank Teresa1964
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I chose this restaurant for brunch because of it's history and atmosphere. Brunch was served in the front dining room with windows overlooking the town. The pub area is behind the dining area and also looked like an interesting place for dinner....More

1  Thank RaGena M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went into this restaurant with expectations of good food but came away with that and an entertaining evening from our waiter Shane.The restaurant was packed and the ambience a bit loud but Shane was so enthusiastic about taking care of us and everyone else that...More

Thank karenZ2271EV
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The original pub in Nova Scotia! Great spot for a drink and an even better spot for a meal and a drink. They were busy the whole time we were there, but, we were served quickly and looked after very well. The meals were wonderful,...More

Thank Jim H
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Have eaten here on many occasions for lunches and supper, and most recently breakfast! Breakfast was a real treat and very inexpensive considering you are eating in "Chester"...

Thank amdrella
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We ate here a week ago, with friends. Good selection on the menu. Prices reasonable. Fabulous meal. Good service.

Thank AnneDP86
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Great wine list, great food, and even though they were swamped our server managed to hold it together. It was "Burger Day", and I had the Fo'c'sle Burger. Came to the table just as ordered and was thoroughly enjoyed! Definitely going back next time we...More

Thank divinelavine
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Shared a seafood chowder which comes with 3 extra ounces of haddock, 3 large shrimp, and 3 extra mussels. It was delicious, enough for the two of us, leaving just enough room for an apple crumble with ice cream and whipped cream and a drizzle...More

Thank exGazebo
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The food and service here is always great! We go here on a regular bases and highly recommend it at any time of the year.

Thank Rufus S
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Crescent P
30 January 2017|
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Response from AnnSatoshi | Reviewed this property |
First time i went there we walked in and there were tables immediately there...we didn't know what to do and we kind of wandered around and went into the pub and asked at the bar if we seat ourselves...some of the staff is... More
4 August 2016|
Response from MissTBritishColumbia | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Enjoy.
30 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-1408
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