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Chowder House Cafe

265 Main St. | Tatamagouche, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
+1 902-657-2223
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
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“scallops” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
$$ - $$$
265 Main St. | Tatamagouche, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small staff worked very hard to provide good food and service. The scallops were delicious and the sides were good, too. Great meal, not super expensive.

1  Thank 39405Happycampers40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal, eating on the outside patio. Such a cute spot, secluded and quaint. Too bad the bugs were so horrid. Part of summer living. The three meals chosen were well done... examples of excellent home cooked food.

1  Thank Gayle S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to the chowder house several times for breakfast and dinner. The fish and chips are the best around. Everything is very fresh and well presented. Nice atmosphere. I totally recommend this restaurant

Thank Juniper1954
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff. Fast service and great food! Absolutely no complaints! Street parking. Children's menu.

1  Thank Jean2017
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Good location, nice space. The chowder was a large serving and apparently tasted good, the Western was cool and soggy, the fish and chips were left unfinished - chips from a plastic bag and batter unpleasant. It could have been saved by decent service. One...More

Thank katcoll2017
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The food was ok if a bit too greasy and the chowder was average. Service was really slow though. It is a very small cafe, with about 6-8 tables. Waitress kept forgetting things on our order and we had to keep reminding her to bring...More

Thank HappyDory
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

We ventured back to Tatamagouche to pickup craft beer to bring back to Ontario with us. We needed breakfast after that! The place was packed with local retirees who all knew one another and they were having fun reminiscing and teasing one another. The atmosphere...More

1  Thank CanadianDaisy
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Visited the Chowder house this weekend. Very quiet post lunch hour. We enjoyed the fresh homemade chowder, generou portion, excellent flavor with a good assortment of fresh fish in cream base. Service was friendly and prompt recommend highly

1  Thank Bill D
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Only good things to say about this place. They got our (slightly complicated) order perfect and in great time. The food was unbelievable. I ordered the seafood chowder. It was the best I have ever tasted. If you like pub style appetizers, the poblano peppers...More

1  Thank Adrian R
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We waited over 45 minutes for 2 soups and a chowder. At first we tried to make jokes about it (were they growing the onions?). Eventually it wasn't funny anymore. Others came in, ordered, ate, and left before we were served. I would MUCH rather...More

1  Thank BluenoserMom
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
American, Cafe, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 265 Main St. | Tatamagouche, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia B0K 1V0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Tatamagouche
  • Phone Number: +1 902-657-2223
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