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The Galley Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

115 Marina Rd, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1K0, Canada
+1 902-273-3463
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
12 Dec 2015
“Lovely Spot”
2 Nov 2015
“Nice location, average food”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Canadian, Italian, Seafood, Soups
$$ - $$$
115 Marina Rd, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1K0, Canada
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11 - 20 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 3 September 2015

Our sales team met over dinner and we were blown away. We operate in Halifax where there's no shortage of restaurants to choose from. The Galley served meals better than what we pay 2x for here in Halifax. The presentation, textures, and flavour combinations were...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The menu was unremarkable, the wait was long, the food was average and the service was amateur. I could not believe that after waiting more than 30 minutes for anything to appear on the table( drinks included) . To add insult to injury, my appetizer...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Lovely views but not one I'd return to . The seafood chowder can't compare to the Sea Shanty . The bacon wrapped scallops were good .

Thank seriouslyours
Reviewed 31 August 2015

My fiance and I recently traveled to Chester and went to the Galley for dinner - it was so delicious that we went back for lunch 2 days later because there were more things on the menu that we wanted to try! The view is...More

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Our eighteen month old son became very ill after eating there. Protracted and severe. Otherwise in the group felt queasy as well. Will never return.

Thank JohnFowke
Reviewed 25 August 2015

My dad and I stopped in on our way back to the valley. We started with a order of mussels that were served with a lot of care it seemed and were perfectly cooked. I ordered the house burger that was cooked to perfection and...More

Reviewed 24 August 2015

Went to the Galley for a late lunch. Service was excellent. Had a great table overlooking the ocean. We watched the sail and motorboats as we ate our lunch. Food was delicious, very nicely presented and tasted great. I found they offer afternoon tea. Planing...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 20 August 2015

The setting is absolutely amazing. Unfortunately, it's not enough to make up for the poor service and over-priced food. All-you-can-it fish & chips were the special the night my husband & I went ($15.99). He ordered that & I just had an appetizer of bacon...More

1  Thank Sally L
Ben W, Owner at The Galley Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2015

Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I wanted to provide some information about pricing, particularly on lobster. First, there are no other restaurants in the area that sell anywhere near as much lobster as we do in a season. Our lobster roll contains 4oz...More

Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

Food was great, fast friend service. Portions could be bigger. Need to do something about open window lettering in flys. View is out of this world. $100 with tax for four. No booze. I would return.

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The view was spectacular, the staff welcoming and friendly and the food delicious. Our meals varied in choice but the quality of flavour and presentation was excellent for all. I would definitely recommend this piece of heaven and can't wait to be back.

Thank Mona R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 8 - USD 24
American, Canadian, Italian, Seafood, Soups
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 115 Marina Rd, Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 902-273-3463
  • E-mail
WE ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON, RE-OPENING MAY 13, 2016 However, we are open any time for private events and parties with prior reservation all year round. Serving fresh seafood, pasta and steak on the water in beautiful and scenic Chester, Nova Scotia. We are located on the South Shore Marine property. Sixty percent of our menu is available gluten-free. We have a 60 seat dining room, 50 seat lounge and 50 seat deck which can be reserved for your private event or function. Fixed price menus to meet any budget are available! We have plenty of parking and moorings available. We are happy to accommodate tour buses and large groups.
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