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Shaw's Landing

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood, Soups, American, Bar
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6958 Prospect Rd, West Dover, Nova Scotia B3Z 3S8, Canada
+1 902-823-1843
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 19:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were there after visiting the lighthouse and stopped for some fish and chips and it was amazing, so homey feel in there and the view was to die for!!!! A MUST see!!!

Thank PrincessYellowknife
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Went here after going to Peggy's Cove.Seated by the window over looking the water.In the summer theres even a large outdoor patio.Not to hungry so we shared a large bowl of the seafood chowder and an order of yam fries.The chowder was one of the best during a 2 week trip.Thick and hearty with lots of seafood,the yam fries were... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had lunch after visiting the lighthouse and had a table on the patio overlooking the harbour. Great seafood, although prices were nothing to write home about (acceptable though). Staff was very friendly. Excellent way to spend an hour or two having lunch.

Thank jbones33
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stopped for lunch on the way to Peggy's Cove. Lobster was on our mind and we had a fantastic lobster sandwich. Big chunks of lobster not shredded. Good value, nice staff and a lovely view looking at the fishing boats and lobster pots.

Thank Aussie013
Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

A small restaurant overlooking a small harbour in the picturesque Peggy's Cove area. The seafood chowder was good, but the fish and chips was outstanding! Great views from either inside or out, a good place to stop while driving through this area.

Thank Mary G
Middleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We stopped here on our quest to find the best seafood chowder and mussels in Nova Scotia (actually just an excuse to have chowder and mussels every day). The chowder was delicious and the mussels were perfectly cooked. Service was very good and the view was great. A charming little place on the water.

Thank JaneLopes
British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We wanted to have lobster, (pricey as it can be), while we were in this area of Nova Scotia, and coincidentally they had a lobster dinner special the day we were there. It was delicious, although one has to remember that it takes time to crack open the different parts, and was just what we wanted to try before leaving... More 

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Moneta, VA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

When we arrived there were only two occupied tables in the restaurant; we were paying our tour guide to sit in the parking lot and wait for us so we were glad to see that it should be fairly quick to get our meals and get back outside. We were wrong...one waitress for the whole restaurant and it began filling... More 

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The food portions are huge but nothing special. Mostly fried, as it seems. You can easily eat from them with two people. Prices are reasonable and the food we had was ok but not impressive. Service is very flexible and friendly. I would rather eat here than in Peggy's Cove that is completely touristic.

Thank DeeJay2010
Ithaca, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

In our three weeks in Nova Scotia, we had fish and chips several times, and Shaw's was by far the best. Their light, crispy batter couldn't be beat! The portions were also very generous. A small issue with our meal was not handled well by our server, but when we brought it to the attention of the man at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Seafood, Soups, American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Seating, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6958 Prospect Rd, West Dover, Nova Scotia B3Z 3S8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  West Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 902-823-1843

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