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The Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Co. began in 1967 as a small five table tearoom at the side of a house at its present location. It has been expanded over the last five decades to a 180-seat restaurant offering traditional Maritime and seafood dishes, and a two-level gift shop with one of the Maritimes largest selections of giftware. Today, more than 50 years later, The Sou'Wester is still run by the family of its founder, Jack Campbell.
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$23
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed November 2, 2020 via mobile

A windy fall day in Nova Scotia made for perfect viewing of the churning ocean from the window seats at the Sou’ester. Terrific menu and flexibility. Was able to have a breakfast selection as lunchtime was approaching. Highly recommend for view, tasty food, warm hospitality...by waitress,careful attention to covid hygiene. Made for a comfortable visit with good food. The fabulous apple cider is a must-try. Halagonians- take advantage of these quiet days and contribute to the local economy here. Gift shopping in gift shop is an additional bonus.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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655marcyg, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2020

Hello from Peggy's Cove Halifaxduo, Thank you so much for the complimentary Review! It really means the world to us! We strive to provide the highest and finest quality with regards to food, service, cleanliness and overall hospitality. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal...More

Reviewed September 7, 2020 via mobile

Place is always busy. Menu seems smaller since COVID-19 but still has a decent selection. They’ve opened up a patio area out back. The new protocols are good but there are a couple of bottle neck areas. Service was friendly but slow. I don’t think...they had enough staff on to handle the crowd. Food was delicious and that’s the important part. You have to answer questions at the door about whether you’ve travel outside Atlantic Canada, etc. You have to walk through a busy, but not overly crowded, souvenir shop to get to the restaurant.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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655marcyg, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2020

Hello from Peggy's Cove, Thank you for taking the time to review the Sou’Wester. We appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice visit with us. We are also pleased you enjoyed your meal along with the friendly service. We look forward to...More

Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

We visited The Sou’ Wester on June 21 for Father’s Day. Upon entry they took our name and phone number, which is a good thing if contact tracing is required. Lots of arrows on the floor to ensure customers can maintain physical distance. I personally...love the new set up in the dining room. Not having tables so close together makes for such a better dining experience. After we ordered our menus, which were paper, were discarded. No one else touched them. I wish I had taken one with me. We ordered fish and chips, grilled haddock and a turkey club to go. I don’t even know why I bother with fish and chips at other places. For me The Sou’ Wester is the gold standard. It’s always fresh, just the right amount of batter and never overcooked. My husband loved his haddock as well and our son surprised himself by how much he enjoyed the turkey club. With beverages our bill came to 64.34. In our experience that’s pretty much the norm. Since our visited they’ve converted the bus area (obviously no buses this year) into outdoor dining. It’s fantastic and I can’t to give it a try. It’s one of those things that we will be sad to lose. Eating outdoors at Peggy’s Cove at sunset would be so nice. Thanks to Lindsay for great service.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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655marcyg, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2020

Hello nslisa, Thank you for taking the time to review The Sou’Wester in beautiful Peggy's Cove, feedback is a gift and we appreciate it. We strive to provide the highest and finest quality with regards to food, service and overall hospitality. We are pleased you...More

Reviewed July 23, 2020

We were on a trip to Mahone Bay and thought we'd pop into Peggy's Cove and thought it would be great to have some lunch at the restaurant we met Joanne the server she was amazing she was wearing her covid-19 mask which was not...only safe but fun it was with friends and a pull chain from a lamp so it was super fun she was super fun. We were worried about getting the lobster nachos would she admitted that she spends all her tip money on it thank God she referred them it was one of the best lobster dishes we ever had that was not traditional boil lobster she was the best she deserves a raiseMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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655marcyg, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2020

Hi bluenosekub, Thank you for the fantastic 5 Star Review! It really means the world to us! We strive to provide the highest and finest quality with regards to food, service and overall hospitality. We are pleased you enjoyed your Lobster Nachos, they are a...More

Reviewed July 5, 2020

Seems that everyone drives to Peggy's Cove to admire the view. We stopped by at breakfast time and were delighted to find great nova bagels in the cafe. We long to return to Nova Scotia once the border is re-opened. If the border is re-opened.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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655marcyg, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2020

Good day Yog-Sothoth, Thank you so much for joining us and providing a great review. We love the feedback, and more importantly, love hearing you had a great visit with us. We strive to provide the highest and finest quality with regard to both food...More

Reviewed June 20, 2020

We were on a day trip to Peggy's Cove and decided to stop in for lunch. The area was quiet, as Nova Scotia is still closed to tourists, so it was a perfect time to be a local discovering the beauty of your own province!...We entered through the gift shop and were greeted by all the staff wearing face masks. The dining room was open for dine in service and you had to provide your name/phone number for contact tracing in case of Covid-19 cases..Very impressed! You couldn't help but notice the staff busy cleaning each table after use, including the windows near the table where people might have touched. The menus were disposable. We each ordered the 1 piece fish and chips for $9.99. It was a perfect lunch size. The batter on the fish was crisp and not greasy. The fries were nice as well and the coleslaw was tasty. If I had to find a fault with the meal, it was the tartar sauce came in those tiny little packages...one per meal. A good seafood restaurant should serve homemade tartar sauce in a larger serving size. We enjoyed our meal, overlooking the beauty of the lighthouse and area. The server was friendly and attentive, and the food reasonably priced and tasty. It was a good day..and we will be back. Can't thank them enough for their hard work to keep all their customers safe during these trying times.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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655marcyg, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2020

Hi Karen C, Thank you for the complimentary Review! It really means the world to us! We strive to provide the highest and finest quality with regards to food, service, cleanliness and overall hospitality. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal along with the friendly...More

Reviewed January 14, 2020 via mobile

Loved the view and the decor in the restaurant. Had a great maritime feel. Servers were friendly. We tried the seafood chowder, tasted very fresh. Also enjoyed the gift shop to browse after a meal in the historic village.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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SouWester_GM, Owner at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded January 15, 2020

Hi Shay, Thank you for taking the time to review the Sou’Wester in beautiful Peggy's Cove, we appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice visit with us. We are also pleased you enjoyed our Seafood Chowder along with the friendly service. We...More

Reviewed December 10, 2019

Despite the chilly temperatures - a visit to Peggy's Cove was great in Dec. - no crowds!! Arrived just before sunset and perfect photos as the sun set behind the lighthouse. Great dinner at Sou'Wester. Fresh lobster served without complicated side dishes. Digby scallops were...to die for! Able to see the site of the Swiss Air 111 disaster of Sept. 1998.on our way to the lighthouse.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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SouWester_GM, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review The Sou’Wester in beautiful Peggy's Cove, feedback is a gift and we appreciate it. We strive to provide the highest and finest quality with regards to food, service and overall hospitality. We are pleased you enjoyed your...More

Reviewed December 7, 2019

Located right beside the famous and iconic Peggy's Cove lighthouse. Free parking and lots of it. Public washrooms if you are not keen on the restaurant or gift shop. The gift shop has a lot of cool stuff to browse and purchase. We decided to...have lunch and enjoy the great views from a table right beside the window. The servers were very friendly, personable and knowledgeable. The menu had lots of choices. The portion sizes were disappointing though especially considering the prices. The food itself was OK in other words not bad and not great. The views were excellent so if you are looking for a great spot with views and casual vibe then definitely grab a table.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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SouWester_GM, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2019

Hi there, We apologize that you didn't have an overall good experience with us. We feel very strongly about our customer experience and thank you for that feedback, we will be discussing as a management team. We hope to see you again to give us...More

Reviewed December 4, 2019

this is an original NS treat, make sure you try the haddock and also stay for the band. I really liked this gift shop, and still using the cup I boughtMore

Date of visit: November 2019
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SouWester_GM, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review the Sou’Wester in beautiful Peggy's Cove, we appreciate it. We are happy that you had a nice visit with us while enjoying our live music at Pub Night! We look forward to welcoming you back! Sea you...More

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Karen b
July 21, 2019|
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Response from SouWester_GM | Property representative |
Hi there, we do offer gluten free options. sea you soon
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Response from johncI7786GN | Property representative |
we have take out hope you can visit chowder, lobster and fish and chips are always great
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423carolynd
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Response from nicolecK8113EU | Property representative |
We do not have a patio, however you can order takeout or tie your dog outside in the shade by one of the windows and request to sit by that window. We will do our best to accommodate
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd

  • Yes, Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd offers takeaway services.

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  • Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5
    • Atmosphere: 4