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The Rope Loft

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36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-3430
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (44 reviews)
“seafood” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Seafood
36 Water St, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week 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
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

What a pleasant surprise! Was recommended to try this place out. Happy I did! Service was incredible. She was so friendly and great with food suggestions. The portion sizes were large - I may have over ordered, but I did eat it all! Haha! The...More

Thank FoodieHfx
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We went back to Chester to reminisce and were not disappointed. The Rope Loft capped it off with great food and the seafood chowder is a meal unto itself. Try some of the local craft beers. In the good weather the patio will be packed...More

Thank Doug M
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

A day trip out to Chester, we were searching for a place to have lunch and stumbled upon this place. Right on the water, the view is to die for. We are inside given the cool ocean breeze, but would love to visit in warmer...More

1  Thank mhill77
Reviewed March 3, 2018

I’m late with this review as well. I love the chowder at the rope loft I think it’s the best I’ve ever had. We drive from Halifax to have it. In October we were told they were going to be open until December 31. They...More

Thank Bbabe123
TheRopeLoft, Manager at The Rope Loft, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2018

We are so sorry to hear you travelled from Halifax, and, we were closed. It must have been when we discovered our water pipes were frozen to the main restaurant, after being closed over the Christmas holidays, from the power outage for 24 hours with...More

Reviewed October 11, 2017

Have been before but this time wasn't so great. Hubby had the shellfish pasta - said was very good but a little too much garlic. The rest of us (3) had the prime rib special. Two were over cooked (so was the 3rd but he...More

1  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed October 10, 2017

We ate her on our August trip to the east coast. I am sorry for the delay in posting! I have to start by saying that I have travelled the world. I have eaten at high end and low end restaurants. The rope loft is...More

2  Thank ZooeyG13
Reviewed October 8, 2017

We went for dinner on a friday night. Three of us ordered the 6 oz tenderloin. It came with a mashed white/sweet potato combo that was so tiny it was gone in two bits. Also on the plate were 2 undercooked carrots and a 2...More

Thank Teresa1964
Reviewed September 25, 2017

We stopped off at the rope loft on our way to peggy's cove . It is a nice spot by the water. we ordered some calamari and fish and chips. The food was good but the prices were definitely for tourist. We paid $40 for...More

Thank chuchichef43
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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
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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