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The Rope Loft

36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-3430
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We found the Rope Loft to be welcoming and comfortable with a spectacular view of the bay from the deck. The service was impeccable, the food tasty, and the beer selection was wide-ranging.

Thank jslocombe2016
Reviewed 6 days ago

We sat outdoors to enjoy a steamed lobster lunch. The lobster was delicious. We each had small salads with the lobster. The salads were fresh and tasty. Chester is a pretty little village... Stopping at the Rope Loft was perfect.

Thank Suzanne K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate lunch on the oceanfront deck here today, despite hearing bad reviews about the food and service at the restaurant. Our experience was good. My companion had a 1-lb freshly boiled lobster with coleslaw and a berry crumble for dessert. Both dishes were excellent....More

Thank bwilltoronto
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is very little parking near this establishment.The food was good but we waited over an hour and a half for our meals to arrive. The server made an effort to be a server but failed. The service was unprofessional and rude. I asked for...More

Thank Rubyshelby
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great meal, everyone had a different meal. I had a panfried haddock which was very tasty, another person tried one of the pizzas, this also was delicious. Ánother person had the. Burger and the last person had the fish cakes. All enjoyed an...More

Thank altass7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last week for diner. I had the fish and chips and my mom the lobster roll. Very tasty food ! Great view, deck is directly on the bay. Only thing is that it took almost 10 minutes to have our table cleared from...More

Thank vducarme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for my mother's birthday and was impressed for the first 15 minutes. Service was very poor and unprofessional, and the kitchen/bar were lacking essential items and ingredients. Disappointing because this restaurant could be very good with the right menu and better staff.

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My favourite in Chester. Menu items are delicious and great value. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Tables on the deck offer a great view and the bar is a warm cozy place on a cold rainy night.

Thank Brenda A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I just love this place - the food is very nice (I wouldn't say spectacular) but the atmosphere is. In visiting from the west coast we make sure we drop by and no matter how cold it is we always sit on the patio all...More

Thank elpeekay
Reviewed May 12, 2018

We had planned to visit many times and the kids were excited that we finally made it to the Rope Loft - we had heard the food was pretty good. Unfortunately the reality left us all feeling a little let down, the kids portions were...More

Thank urlord71
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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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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