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The Rope Loft

36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-3430
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“shellfish” (13 reviews)
“chowder” (46 reviews)
“fish and chips” (29 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very cute restaurant with a view over the water. Our server was friendly and laid back with suggestions for dinner. The meals were excellent and the price was right! Don’t miss this one if you are in Chester.

Thank beachcamper2018
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We were directed to The Rope Loft by a local in Chester. We had a good meal and very friendly service. Good place to go on a chilly cloudy day, We would definitely recommend it.

Thank SCTraveler1455
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We had lunch here on our way to oak island...price was right, food was good and the location is unbeatable on a sunny day. Would return for sure!

Thank meagmack14
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Our family recently ate at Rope Loft...and with the exception of one thing it was practically perfect. Great atmosphere, clean, wonderful service and taste wise the food was really 'really' good...except for the Lobster Roll. After just one bite.. the roll itself completely disintegrated and...More

Thank jukidude
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

12 of us had an amazing dinner. The service was exceptional and the food was spectacular. I had a Greek salad. Made to order and so fresh. The bowl of seafood chowder was one of the best that I have had. Portion size is not...More

Thank JungleLaugher
Reviewed September 20, 2018

This pub was completely full of fruit flies and the beer cost more here than any other place in our 10 days of travel.

Thank Marie V
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

We stopped on route from Halifax to Lunenberg and, having already eaten, confined ourselves to a drink on the terrace overlooking the harbour The service was slow but our drinks were good and all those around us who were eating, certainly seemed to be enjoying...More

Thank HSeeingtheworld
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

Excellent location and good size deck. The food is so so. But I find can’t go wrong with a burger and their Cesar’s are delicious. Very few places can make a good one. When I’m in the area I always make a point to stop...More

Thank Laura C
Reviewed September 9, 2018

On a beautiful sunny afternoon there is nothing nicer than sitting on the patio watching activity on the water and eating good food. The seafood chowder here was the best I had eaten in a three week holiday where I ate it most days!! Service...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

Took an important client from away on a South Shore tour and stopped for lunch. Was told they were only serving on the patio, which explained why the interior tables were completely empty. Went outside to find one table left, a low cocktale table with...More

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April 22, 2018|
Response from Bbabe123 | Reviewed this property |
All I can say is we travelled from Halifax to Chester twice. On the door it said they were open both times and within a few days of each visit. Their website stated the same. When I put my review on trip adviser saying we... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-3430
  • E-mail
Seasonal Closed from 22 December 2017 to 11 April 2018.
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