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John's Lunch

) #2 of 228 Restaurants in Dartmouth $ Seafood, ,
352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
+1 902-469-3074
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“clams” (195 reviews)
“seafood” (77 reviews)
“fries” (112 reviews)
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Seafood, Diner, Canadian
352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Not for the health conscious eaters, but if you're looking for tasty deep fried battered fish n chips, this place is it! Salad portions were really good too. Service was super friendly and down to earth.

Thank jamredlupa
Reviewed 2 days ago

Lightly dusted Clams. They are very liberal with the amount of clams. Sitting there, looking at the pictures you feel the pride and history these folks have in their place. Great character, outside picnic tables for those getting take-out.

Thank G P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Voted best Fish 'n' Chips in Nova Scotia and perhaps Canada. Large portions of good fish and lots of fries. Small 'hole-in-the-wall' type of place, with a huge following. We rarely eat in, but prefer to do take-out.

Thank 765glennab
Reviewed 2 days ago

John's Lunch has been around for about 50 years and is renowned for their fish and chips. The interior hasn't changed much since it opened but it's clean and the food is really great. Unless you're really hungry or used to eating a big fish...More

Thank Kerry C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Found the fish a little greasy, and the chips were soggy by the time I got them home. They do give you a very good sized portion and the service is always excellent. But everywhere I go they pretty well all taste the same, except...More

Thank I_Luv_To_Travel_Too
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here on July 13th, it was recommend to us by a friend of my husband's. It is a great place to eat! Homemade burgers, coleslaw, and the battered fish. Yesterday was our last day in Halifax so we stopped here again and had...More

Thank Dena5
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place for fried fish, clams and scallops. They serve pizza and burgers but didn't try them. Old school diner with counter and table seating right out of the 60's. Picnic tables outside. Friendly staff and cooks make you feel at home. The fried clams...More

Thank WeLoveFoodTrucks
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place had been on my radar since moving to Halifax a year ago. I'd heard mixed reviews, from best fish n chips in HRM to the greasiest you'll ever eat. Today I gave it a try and now have my own opinion. I did...More

Thank mhill77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Has to be one of the best places in all of HRM for fish and clams. However one area needing improvement are the fries. Based on fish I'd certainly score John's 5 out of 5 however many places in town have much better fries. Especially...More

Thank U412FAchristopherw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first visit to John's lunch was okay. The portions are large, so go with an appetite! I did find the fare a bit more greasy than I'd like, but it was still hot tasty, and promptly served. So, for a fish n'chip venue, I'd...More

Thank S B
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6 April 2017|
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Response from Irene B | Property representative |
Our location has not changed we are still by the Woodside Ferry. Can't wait to see you in September!
Ashley H
8 March 2016|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
yes they do 4.95
30 April 2015|
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Response from belinda-brian | Reviewed this property |
Hello they take debit but charge 50 cents for transaction hope you enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$14
Seafood, Diner, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Digital Payments, Cash Only
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-469-3074
We are a small family-run diner specializing in fresh deep-fried seafood, diner meals and pizza. Our fish has won "Best In Canada" by Canadian Living Magazine, 'Gold Awards' from The Coast Halifax for Best Seafood, Best Fish and Best Diner as well as multiple tripadvisor "Certificate of Excellence" awards. Come visit the one and only "JOHN'S LUNCH" and be a part of our family!
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