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The Fo'c'sle

) #1 of 11 Restaurants in Chester ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , Seafood,
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 171 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped off for lunch. Excellent food, service and value. Waitress was really helpful. Teenagers had child menu and it was ample for lunch

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited both the pub and the restaurant. The pub is a little dark, but the beers are good and there is a good selection. The restaurant is becoming a real gem, and I have been pleasantly surprised by both the selection and quality...More

Thank Bryan W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Chester and have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are fair and the food is good. The desserts are massive ....

Thank hicynthia13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Twelve of us went there and ate in the dining room out front. It's old and we ordered a variety of dishes and most people felt pretty good but some felt is was average. Decent service, just a place with room for improvement. We were...More

Thank Reg2654
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, fun atmosphere, terrific service! We had the fish & chips- great beer batter over thick filets of fresh haddock and thick crispy fries. Jillian provided the best service even as busy as she was - she was attentive, knowledgeable and sincerely friendly. We'll...More

Thank M15tyDawn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sunday brunch menu is completely different from what I read on the website. I had the Belgian waffle and it was good....not great but good . Since it's summer, fresh fruit instead of a compote would be nice.

Thank Dickens-Lily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a few days in Chester with a dear friend of mine.....We had gone to the Fo'c'sle for breakfast and liked it so much we went back for dinner that evening. The food and service are phenomenal! My friend had the dark and stormy shrimp...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Good choice of food served by friendly staff in an atmospheric inn. There was a good selection of beer and we managed to get seated without a reservation.

Thank talynnschool
Reviewed 27 June 2017

Went to the Fo'c'sle this past weekend and had the seafood crepe and pan fried haddock. Along with a Lemon/lime desert. Fantastic meal and service. Put this spot on your list of eats will return for sure.

1  Thank wingsfan10
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

I booked a table for four on Father's Day, and even tho it was very busy, the food was delicious... as always. Shane always looks after us and we had another great meal with fantastic service. Thanks for always being a place I can count...More

1  Thank Cindy S
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Crescent P
30 January 2017|
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Response from AnnSatoshi | Reviewed this property |
First time i went there we walked in and there were tables immediately there...we didn't know what to do and we kind of wandered around and went into the pub and asked at the bar if we seat ourselves...some of the staff is... More
5 August 2016|
Response from MissTBritishColumbia | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Enjoy.
31 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-1408
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