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Seaside Shanty

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Chester Basin $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Soups
5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-2246
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish cakes” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a great meal and competent friendly service. It is basic food, but we'll executed. We all thought the chowder was a bit too thick, but it tasted great. The mussles and fishcakes were a highlight, as was sitting outside.

Thank Tasha L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Right on the water in Chester Basin this little spot has great atmosphere. (Could have done without its proximity to the parking lot, as the restaurant was open air. 3 tables on the deck, two with umbrellas, would have loved to have sat outside but...More

Thank Martha37_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

In this case, I am really glad we didn't look at reviews before we had dinner here. Our food and service was very good! The mussels were perfects, the caesar salad with scallops was good, the seafood crepes was loaded with seafood and very tasty,...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time I was at the Shanty this summer and both times had the Cajun Haddock, very good. However, both times, I noticed how poor the wait staff are trained. Compared to past years, I would really invest in the people as it can really...More

Thank scotchcove
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For years this was a favorite stop on the way home from our cottage. It has new ownership and has gone down hill . I gave them a very mediocre review last year, but yesterday was beyond belief. The place was not full, but upon...More

Thank joannetravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in here to try their lobster roll. Got the Shanty Combo, which was a cup of their seafood chowder with a lobster roll. Served piping hot, the chowder was incredibly hearty, full of white fish, scallops (not Digby, but still tasty), clams, and even...More

Thank gmanyvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was welcoming and fast. The meal was delicious and we loved the "de-constructed peanut butter" desert! Well worth stopping and the vista over the wharf and on to the bay was stunning!

Thank 266stephenrh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little place is light on the upscale but heavy on the detail when it comes to sumptuous sea food. I go for the bowl of seafood chowder and finish with blueberry grunt. Always a pleaser. Efficient friendly service but getting a little pricey these...More

Thank Findad1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have traveled from the Annapolis Valley to Chester Basin several time each summer for many years just to enjoy the Seaside Shanty's wonderful lobster chowder. This year no lobster chowder so ordered seafood chowder instead. What a letdown! Chowder was filled with mushy fish...More

Thank Weltmayen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm, friendly service with a great view over the water. We wanted a fairly light lunch and opted for their lobster rolls - which were delicious and generously sized. The pots of tea were great too!

Thank Andy A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5315 Highway 3, Chester Basin, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester Basin
  • Phone Number: +1 902-275-2246
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