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John's Lunch

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Seafood, Diner, Canadian
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352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 3S5, Canada
+1 902-469-3074
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Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I moved to Nova Scotia 10yrs ago and I frequently travel to the HRM. People there kept telling me that I have to try John's Lunch as they have the best seafood/fish & chips. So today I was in the city and made a trip to John's Lunch to try "Canada's best seafood" as per Canadian Living Magazine and highly... More 

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2 Thank gotogaol
dartouth
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There food is delicious and they do a great job at It, but watch the fat. Once in awhile is ok to have. Love there food but cannot eat it anymore because of gluten I wish I could thought.

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Thank karen c
Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We get takeout from this location about once every six weeks...it has never disappointed. The haddock tips and clams are to die for. My family always want to get Johns when they visit from Cape Breton.

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Thank Shirley01106
Charlottetown, PEI
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny place, well worn with use, but has the most wonderful fish and chips imaginable. Great shellfish too. You might want to do a take-out, as the place is small.

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1 Thank Beefeaterguy
Nova Scotia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

sorry its just okay ,fish batter is very greasy and not kind to your stomach ,there are many fish and chip places that are away better

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2 Thank justindug
Cole Harbour, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rare family restaurant that still had a lunch counter and a real hometown family vibe. Very old school. The haddock tips and hamburgers are simply the best. It can't be beat as far as portion size. It is a real treat.

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1 Thank brad A
Shingletown, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great meal and fantastic service. Our server, Irene, is as good as it gets! Fast and Efficient, and takes the time to be fun and friendly!We ordered a 3 pc fish, side of awesome Cole slaw and chips. We were full but couldn't resist the homemade rice pudding. Lovely!

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1 Thank The_NorCal_Michael
Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for fish and chips. Service was great and the fish and chips perfect. Have been a couple of times.

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1 Thank THECARDINALS
Dartmouth, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best Fish and Chips in Dartmouth!!! Not a Clam lover but from what I know, No one can beat them. The Friendly staff makes you feel right at home. From Pizza to Club sandwiches , great selection for your palett

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1 Thank Charlene S
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, food and friendly staff. Small place so line up to get a booth is not uncommon but you can always find a seat at the counter

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1 Thank Pascal P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Diner, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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

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Dartmouth, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?