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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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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food as usual. The only thing I say is if you are counting your calories then do not visit......the food is to good not to eat all of it. Sometimes you even want to eat someone else's food as well. Great place to visit and eat!

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Thank Regina S
Moncton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Best Fresh Clams I've found in Dartmouth/Halifax. John's Lunch is the place I go for my Fresh Clam Fix.

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Thank Lorne B
Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a little hole in the wall you will be surprised!!! They have the BEST fish and clams in town!! Very fast service too!!!

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Thank Carrie W
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A true gem, John's Lunch is a small 'hole-in'the-wall' restaurant next to the Ferry Terminal in Dartmouth. We first ate there last summer (2016) and have never enjoyed our Fish and Chips more anywhere else!! The food is cooked to order and you can watch them prepare your meal right in front of you. Beware there may be a long... More 

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Thank Melissa B
Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Johns lunch is an old diner right on a main road and easy to find.Its an old tiny lunchin in older building but has the bes deep fried food and good seafood very large portions.Locals love this place and it's always busy.

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Thank happy433
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place ....staff is friendly and the food is amazing. Been coming here for years and it never disappoints.the only drawback is the place is small so sometimes you have to wait for a table but I highly recommend

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Thank Pauline W
Dartmouth, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was fantastic,the food was fantastic,we had scallops,and my husband had haddock tips and scallops.This is on of the best places to eat.

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Thank Linda K
Dartmouth, Canada
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi , I am from hereand we have ate at Johns lunch many of times . I can say this was the worst experience , we have had . If you know you don, t have some thing on the menu please put a sign up. All so the waitress was terrible . She didn, t even offer us a... More 

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Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember sitting at a lunch counter and having a hamburger? Fresh food made in front of your eyes, smiles all around, and busy people flipping this and that. This is the place! We have been eating here for over 20 years now. The service is so friendly, and there are little tables and of course the lunch counter if you... More 

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Thank trip-together
Dartmouth, Canada
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a Halifax/Dartmouth Classic! It has the best fish and chips in town. If you go there you should be prepared to have to wait for a seat as it is often packed, but they get people through quickly so often you don't have to wait long.

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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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?