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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
1 week ago
“Great Fishcakes”
2 weeks ago
“Expensive for Pub Food for 2”
Closed Now
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, American
$$ - $$$
42 Queen Street | Corner of Queen & Pleasant Streets, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived for supper on Saturday before Mothers Day and the restaurant was hopping. I'm told its the oldest pub in the area. The hamburgers where huge, fries were nice and crispy hand cut with a little seasoning. I had the pan fried haddock and...More

Thank Snorkelbuddies
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great menu, service and surrounding. Really good desserts too! Apple crisp is amazing. Seafood is always good .. good gluten free options.

Thank Trish S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Foc'sle has been one of those places often heard of but never gotten too. My wife and I were there for Brunch and was very impressed with the traditional pub decor, great reception when we went in and the food was great. We both...More

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 1 week ago

friends recommended this pub. Very busy spot and between the great service and the fabulous food, I see why. I had the seafood chowder and it was wonderful, served with a biscuit, it was the perfect size for supper and was loaded and creamy. The...More

Thank 2015eastcoasters
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great lunch with my bestie. We had the Fo'c'sol burger and it was the best burger I had in a long time! It was huge and had everything on it, including a piece of deep fried pepperoni to top it off. The fries...More

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was wings night, and the waiter listed off all kinds of dips for the wings. We chose 2 and was charged for the second one............surprise. Our bill came to $93.00..........we had 6 winds, wine, enetree and one dessert..no tea or coffee. Typical pub food....More

Thank Lester R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Great menu with some Philippino items. Had the adobe. It was great. Next time will try the fish and chips!

Thank vish d
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Fairly typical pub style food but you will notice the odd Filipino dish. I highly recommend that you try one. They are absolutely delicious!

Thank Jonathan M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We usually have a meal here about every 6 weeks and it is my go-to lunch place for clients in Chester. The food is excellent and the service is personable and efficient. I can recommend the Cobb Salad as it is well prepared. My son...More

Thank Ceeley
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I stopped by the Tav, Friday lunchtime and was truly amazed by the food. We tried the new menu item, Filipino appetizer which I would highly recommend. I had the quesadilla with side garden salad for my main. It was very filling, fresh, and I...More

Thank Mexigood
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Crescent P
Do patrons seat themselves in the dining room? There seemed to be some confusion in reviews here and elsewhere since the front door opens right into the dining room and there is no reception desk.
31 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
Do you take reservations?
5 August 2016|
Response from MissTBritishColumbia | Reviewed this property |
They take reservations. Enjoy.
Is the menu in Canada or u.s. dollars?
31 July 2016|
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Response from Hali_gal53 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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