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The Fo'c'sle

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Have eaten here on many occasions for lunches and supper, and most recently breakfast! Breakfast was a real treat and very inexpensive considering you are eating in "Chester"...

Thank amdrella
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We ate here a week ago, with friends. Good selection on the menu. Prices reasonable. Fabulous meal. Good service.

Thank AnneDP86
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great wine list, great food, and even though they were swamped our server managed to hold it together. It was "Burger Day", and I had the Fo'c'sle Burger. Came to the table just as ordered and was thoroughly enjoyed! Definitely going back next time we...More

Thank divinelavine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared a seafood chowder which comes with 3 extra ounces of haddock, 3 large shrimp, and 3 extra mussels. It was delicious, enough for the two of us, leaving just enough room for an apple crumble with ice cream and whipped cream and a drizzle...More

Thank exGazebo
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service here is always great! We go here on a regular bases and highly recommend it at any time of the year.

Thank Rufus S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointing lunch at a favourite location in a favourite South Shore village. Late lunch time on a Saturday and staff were under manned and doing their best to keep up. Will return at another time but this was not up to expectations. Fish cakes were...More

Thank Vincent M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I dined here twice during our week in the area. Great scallops and shrimp were had by a few in our party. Those who don't eat seafood found a great selection of land-based food. The dining room was more traditional and quieter...More

Thank Melinda C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love going to the Focsle, the oldest pub in Nova Scotia. The food is great, atmosphere casual and the servers, although very busy, are very accomodating! Would highly recommend.

Thank Derk5658
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting Chester we stumbled along the Fo'c'sle and went into have supper. I ordered the stuffed haddock and my husband ordered a cheeseburger meal. They were delicious. I have never tasted anything like the stuffed haddock. It came out on the plate displayed very...More

Thank Maureen12014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here during our visit to Lunenburg. We wanted to dine by the water ; this isn't on the water but nevertheless we enjoyed it. The service was good but I mainly want to rave about the salmon remoulade. I thought it would be...More

Thank luvtoread
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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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Response from Hali_gal53 | Reviewed this property |
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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, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
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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