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The Fo'c'sle

42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
+1 902-275-1408
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“chowder” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

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 29 August 2017 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 25 August 2017

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
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch. Excellent food, service and value. Waitress was really helpful. Teenagers had child menu and it was ample for lunch

Thank Claire M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I have visited both the pub and the restaurant. The pub is a little dark, but the beers are good and there is a good selection. The restaurant is becoming a real gem, and I have been pleasantly surprised by both the selection and quality...More

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Reviewed 5 August 2017

I live in Chester and have eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are fair and the food is good. The desserts are massive ....

Thank hicynthia13
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Twelve of us went there and ate in the dining room out front. It's old and we ordered a variety of dishes and most people felt pretty good but some felt is was average. Decent service, just a place with room for improvement. We were...More

Thank Reg2654
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Great food, fun atmosphere, terrific service! We had the fish & chips- great beer batter over thick filets of fresh haddock and thick crispy fries. Jillian provided the best service even as busy as she was - she was attentive, knowledgeable and sincerely friendly. We'll...More

Thank M15tyDawn
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Sunday brunch menu is completely different from what I read on the website. I had the Belgian waffle and it was good....not great but good . Since it's summer, fresh fruit instead of a compote would be nice.

Thank Dickens-Lily
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Spent a few days in Chester with a dear friend of mine.....We had gone to the Fo'c'sle for breakfast and liked it so much we went back for dinner that evening. The food and service are phenomenal! My friend had the dark and stormy shrimp...More

Thank Angela C
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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
4 August 2016|
Response from MissTBritishColumbia | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Enjoy.
30 July 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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