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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$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
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, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having lunch overlooking the great Peggy’s Cove is the way to go and the Sou’ Wester doesn’t disappoint. Quickly seated and served by friendly staff. Food is good and the view is great. Check out the gift shop on your way out to pick up...memories of your trip. Love the hospitality here.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Marcy, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for the great review and kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit, the meal and the service. We have an awesome team! Please come back and visit with us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The woman at the restaurant checking us in had a hard time understanding I was on my own. She asked the others if I was with them and did not address me. My skin color stands out - it's not like that of the majority....I was made to sit on a table with six empty seats and then waited patiently for the waitress to show up. I saw people come in after me busy eating what they ordered. I had to let them know that it was fifteen minutes and I had been forgotten as I may have missed the tourist bus that would leave shortly. My order was then taken. The server served my order of 6 oysters (for 22 Canadian dollars) after twenty minutes from the time of the order. I was afraid the tourist bus would leave without me. I gulped the delicious oysters and ran off after paying half price which they graciously offered me on the bill. I made the bus on time. I must admit I calmed down a bit after the waitress showed me the half price but she killed my thankfulness when she asked me sarcastically with a sweet smile if I wanted a machine when I was putting dollar bills down one by one. What did she mean by machine? I am not sure. Note to the owners - train your staff in diversity, equity and inclusion - change your hate strategy and make it more inclusive.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Marcy, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your visit and your time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that your expectation was not met. We apologize if there was confusion with our front of house staff. We meet people everyday from around the globe and want...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic It is a really fabulous delicious food and location. We are happy with services and food we will visit next time sure.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Marcy, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the wonderful review and kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you return to see us again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant was basic but very nice. Staff was spot on. Just had chowder and delicious Onion Rings . Chowder was also very good. Gift shop had some reasonable prices on clothing.. Can do take out or eat in.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Marcy, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind comments. We have amazing staff and appreciate the shout out to them. We hope you come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed September 25, 2022

We visited Peggy’s Cove as part of an excursion on our Norwegian transatlantic cruise. Our group filled the entire section they had reserved for our lunch. The fresh steamed lobster was delicious and was served with garlic butter, coleslaw and homemade potato salad. I had...the homemade gingerbread with vanilla ice cream for dessert and is was fabulous. The lunch was well worth the price of the excursion. The gift shop is very nice and covers two floors of the building (no elevator, only stairs).More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Marcy, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2022

Thank you for the amazing 5 star review. We appreciate your kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your dining and shopping experience at The Sou'Wester. We hope the rest of your cruise was memorable.

Reviewed September 23, 2022 via mobile

We really enjoyed the interaction with Danah who was our server. She was so friendly and gave us good information about the upcoming storm, it felt like eating at a friend’s house. Our table had chowder and sweet potato fries And a pumpkin sundae and...everything was delicious and well-made.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Marcy, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2022

Thank you for the fantastic 5 star review of The Sou'Wester and the special mention of Dana. She is a wonderful team member; we are so lucky to have her join our team. We hope you return to visit us again during your next visit...More

Reviewed September 14, 2022

Visited this past Sunday and ordered two whole lobster dinners. We paid extra to get a 1 3/4 lb and a 1 .5 lb lobster. Excited that lobster was their specialty, we were surprised it took almost 45mins to get to us and it was...totally over cooked when it did. The service was just ok, we didn’t bother to complain, as where would THAT get us… it’s a tourist trap so at best maybe you’d get a free piece of bland pie…. Should have gone down the street to Tom’s lobster, maybe HE knows how to cook it properly… Bring a lunch, save $130.00…More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022 via mobile

The lobster dinner was fantastic.detailed place mat to show you all the parts you can eat. And a lesson from the waitress on how to remove all the meat.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed September 9, 2022 via mobile

I havent been to Peggys Cove in 47years since I left Nova Scotia. I dont remember all the Sou Wester being here back then. Its a wonderful service and good food. A must go to after your hike to and around the lighthouse.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 30, 2022

My family went for dinner and I was disappointed after reading the reviews. 1. I thought the restaurant would have a view of the lighthouse, but it's on the other side. 2. The food was ok and not worth the price. We got the lobster...roll, which would have been better if the bun was toasted and there wasn't much flavor. The fish tacos were dry and the Lobster Mac and Cheese was $40, we expected more lobster for that price. This was the second most expensive dinners on our trip, besides the 4 course Lobster meal in PEI, which was amazing.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 25, 2022

This is a busy restaurant with a very large gift shop under the same roof. It is a big draw for large tourist buses, so the place can become very crowded very quickly. However, the restaurant staff was very efficient during our stay, and we...had no delays in being seated on time with our reservation. The menu was more robust than most places we visited in and around Peggy's Cove, and the food we ultimately selected was generous, well-balanced, and tasty. Add to this the fact that this restaurant sits right on top of Peggy's Cove with its beautiful views and beautiful sunsets. All in all, this was a very enjoyable stay for us.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

We got the lobster dinners and it was not worth the expensive price. The lobsters were so small that they looked like 1/2 pound lobsters and were overcooked. The service was also very slow.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

We ate lunch here on a very busy day at Peggy’s Cove. The building is part restaurant and part souvenir store and we were happy to get a table with a view of the lighthouse. We just stood in line and waited for a table...and we were in line about 30 minutes. The service and food were ok. The atmosphere and view were what we were there for.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

It wasn’t horrible but I don’t recommend. Food wasn’t too great and the atmosphere was very bad. Our waitress was nice..

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 30, 2022

We stopped at the Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant for lunch. Has been a few years since we ate here last. Now has outside seating. The service was friendly and fast and the food was good and still reasonably priced for the location. The coffee was...great.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Marcy, General Manager at Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant Ltd, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and service (and the delicious Java Blend Coffee). We look forward to serving you again soon.

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