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Seaside Shanty

5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-2246
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“blueberry grunt” (39 reviews)
“lobster chowder” (25 reviews)
“fish cakes” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow! Mind blown. Best way to experience eastern hospitality. Have the seafood chowder, lobster roll and blueberry grunt.

Thank Seamus D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK I am a chowda snob ... I look for it everywhere I go and I happened upon the Seaside Shanty this past weekend. My wife and I popped in for a glass of wine and a snack ... she had the fish chowder and...More

Thank Itravellerglobe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch on the deck with the gorgeous view of the inlet. The wait staff was excellent! Very friendly and attentive. The seafood chowder is outstanding. Seafood was so generous, it was falling over the bowl. We also tried the smoked salmon. Generous portions...More

Thank Goodroomsonly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What we ordered was very delicious and the view from the restaurant is just gorgeous. I had a salat with walnuts which was very delicious. I have to eat glutenfree and they were very attentive which was really nice.

Thank Marianne I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Don't miss the Seaside Shanty if you are near Chester Nova Scotia we go faithfully every year. This is a place where the locals and summer cottagers meet for great food. It is located on the water so many arrive by boat and come early...More

Thank Ridley L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Charming little restaurant! Food was delicious and service was attentive and friendly. Outdoor seating available with views of the bay.

Thank Gemini5930
Reviewed August 18, 2018

My sister & I have been going to this restaurant for years while traveling to the South Shore. We have never had a complaint until the other night. We had been traveling all day & couldn't wait to have our chowder. When the waitress took...More

Thank lindal0ul0ubelle
Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner on a whim. Our meals were excellent and the service was friendly and fast. Do yourself a favour and if they have Blueberry Grunt on the menu for dessert, order it. We got one to share and it was so delicious...More

1  Thank Binirob
Reviewed August 13, 2018

driving down to lunenburg we decided to stop somewhere for a bite to eat and we found this little spot! We sat inside because they did not have room outside overlooking the harbour. We all ordered either seafood chowder or their lobster role with the...More

Thank Feddie O
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Good flavour of food, just wish you can order different sidings instead of potato with fish cakes coz there’s already potatoes on the cakes and giving you a potato on the side so it was a bit too much taters for me!! Lol seafood restaurant...More

Thank zienry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester Basin
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-2246
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