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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
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Good and tasty food. Fresh fish. Good oil. Quick. Lovely hostesses. Quick to cook chefs. Overall a nice place to visit.

Thank MazHarley
Dartmouth, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in when my aunt was in town overnight. All 3 of us had scallops and chips. They were soooooo delicious! Staff is friendly, food is great!

Thank TJAC53
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Whenever we visit Dartmouth we always love to visit John's lunch. The fish is fresh, the servings large and the batter not too thick nut too thin. My kid's remind me not to forget about the fries, which are perfectly crispy!

Thank drivineast2015
Dartmouth, Canada
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So.... we wanted to eat in, but got there too late. No big deal, before they closed, they offered us takeout. Not at all disappointed. Great Idea! This is the #1 Fish Restaurant, not stating or repeating reviews from others or all the awards that they have achieved, but my own personal recommendation. Terrific Fish! Great Service! Friendly Staff! Good... More 

Thank michaelmaloney
Dartmouth, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

been a while since I had some fish and chips, so I thought what better place than john's lunch, I have heard only good things, I was disappointed, I found the fish thick with a heavy batter, I like my fish lightly battered and flaky, this was neither

Thank darrell n
Dartmouth, Canada
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hadn't been to John's in a while but grabbed some haddock tips and fries the other day. It was just as I remembered. Lots to eat. Good and fresh and very tasty. I was full before I was done and quite content! Bear I mind, this is a classic dinner where you go for the food. It's not candlelight dining... More 

Thank Dave H
Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love seafood therefore, if you want great fish and chips, you will love visiting John's lunch. Clams are great too. Small family restaurant, always a crowd, great service!

Thank CarolynV52
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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160 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had just got home from vacation and did not feel like cooking. This was the perfect takeout. Tasty fish, delicious fries, great fixin's, and super fast!

Thank britt77
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh clams are being dug so that John's can cook em up. After a long winter without fresh clams it was time for a feed. Again we went around 7 pm for dinner. Again they were very busy. Again we ate at the lunch counter. Again it was great. Not just the clams. The fries and coleslaw were great. The... More 

Thank Brian K
Nova Scotia
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love their clams and chips and service is superb! Would love to try the scallops but not willing to give up my clams - A bit dingy on outside and in but don't let the looks fool you! Very , very busy spot - may be difficult to get seated at supper hour

Thank marjcam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Diner, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?