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Chowder House

Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
+1 902-336-2463
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“chowder” (179 reviews)
“seafood” (65 reviews)
“mussels” (50 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 391 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I went they were not offering table service but we were free to use the dining room to eat our take out. If the weather was nicer we probably would have sat outside as they have a nice view. Chowder was alright, restaurant was...More

Thank r0xysunny
Reviewed 18 December 2017

We had fish and chips here for lunch as part of our Cabot Trail day trip. The food was okay but the service could have been better, as in, with a smile please! Oh well, the Cabot Trail was exceptional!

Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Place was packed and we found out why. We did not order seafood but most everyone else did. Lobster dinners looked very good . It took a while to get our food but it was worth the wait. Their monster burger was incredible.

Thank gillesandlinda
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Our party had two kinds of chowder and fried clams. None of them were good. How does this place manage to get both five stars and two stars?

Thank SouthcoastFred
Reviewed 3 November 2017

What a nice place right on the shore. The views of St. Laurence Bay are expansive. We had fried clams here. Very freshly made and quite good. Busy kitchen, hot food. They did a lot of take away business as well as eat-in. Service was...More

Thank carollynd
Reviewed 31 October 2017

and the seafood chowder here was one of the best i have had. Simple, unpretentious place and popular! Nice environs as well.

Thank fisher_eye_lens
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We just happened to turn off the highway to go see the light house. Best decision we made. I my option this is better than Peggy's Cove as it is not commercialized at all. The best thing is the Chowder House. Not much of a...More

Thank skibumFernie
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot for a quick lunch. Not sure the hours so check that out if looking for breakfast or dinner. Great views and food well done with quick service. Good menu no difficulty in picking a nice lunch. The lighthouse is very near the parking...More

Thank Bhoff4273
Reviewed 6 October 2017

being in Nova Scotia most of the experience has to be Seafood. The Chowder House is a non pretentious eatery that serves the most reasonably priced seafood. My wife and I both had the Fisherman's platter filled with scallops, clams shrimp mussels and haddock. sides...More

1  Thank Gerry1952
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The name should be called Fish and Chips House because they were excellent, the chowder was very disappointing. Other reviews said it was thick and creamy with lots of crab/fish, while others had what we experienced... thin and watery with lots of corn. I’m pretty...More

Thank Frekanretired475
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Susan R
13 July 2016|
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Response from Jolene R |
We plan on closing Oct 15. We are open 11:30 am until 6:30 pm. Sorry, we do not serve breakfast.
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Rita222015
It is unfortunate you feel this way. I am the waitress you are referring to. I had offered each and every customer that arrived at the restaurant that day to be seated in the cooler section. Unfortunately there were no tables available at that time and people waiting to be seated.. They preferred to sit in the section that had the best view as did yourself with your group. There was only one lady in the group of 6 that was uncomfortable and I did keep checking her. The others in her group were fine. The gentlemen with her also thanked me for the wonderful service. Their food was ready to be served and we were not to have people moving to tables (with food in their hands). We are very small and try our best to accommodate each and every patron. We always go over and above what is expected of us. As for "seniors beware" we host residents from the nursing home every year and they are treated with the utmost respect. We hope you do return to our restaurant and as they were before, circumstances will be friendly and accommodating. We appreciate each and every comment that it placed on this site. I am certified with Tourism Nova Scotia and have worked in the Hospitality Industry for a total of 20 years. There is always room for improvement in any business no matter what the circumstance. When you return we will treat you and each person young and old equally as we always do. Thank you for your patronage. I hope your next visit to Cape Breton will be a pleasurable one.
17 September 2015|
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Response from Timothy H |
This was not my review. I had no trouble with any of the staff which I indicated--just the food--probably the worst I had in Nova Scotia during our three week vacation. We were a couple.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Neil's Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 902-336-2463
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