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Ryer Lobsters

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$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian
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8494 Peggys Cove Rd, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3P9, Canada
+1 902-823-1070
10:00 - 17:00
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the pleasure of being only 5 mins. away from Ryers while we rented a house near Peggy's Cove. My husband could not say enough about how much he loved the lobster we purchased from Reyers. The owner took the time and displayed all sizes on the table. We were so lucky to have such a gem so close... More 

Thank Robin S
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

great place to get lobster - eat it there or take our cooked or fresh. good prices. This place is right on the road to Peggys Cove.

Thank inhalifax
Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Locals took us tourists here to buy fresh live lobsters. The crustaceans were huge and fresh! The crowd outside at the picnic tables eating the cooked versions looked very satisfied. That night we had a lovely introduction to a real Nova Scotian "Kitchen Party" with a pound and a half of pure heaven for each of us (boiled in the... More 

Thank Cam8880
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I had it on a recommendation to go here to get my lobster on. After a nice walkabout Peggy's Cove, I quickly stopped at Ryers before making my way to the airport. I bought 2 x 1.5 lb live lobsters and it was packed oh so safely in a carry on just in time for Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. The couple... More 

Thank 3ptbankshot
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We had some family and friends visiting Peggy's cove so we stopped here after leaving. If looking for some fresh lobsters then this is the place. Friendly service with good prices.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

These are the freshest and most succulent lobsters I have eaten and they didn't cost an arm and a leg. Fresh from the sea, steamed to order, sit on the benches and tuck in. The place was recommended by our cab driver (from the cruise dock), who rang ahead whilst we were at Peggy's Cove so the lobsters were just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is a retail establishment but sells to individuals to eat on site. The owners graciously let you taste their lobsters and then show you the various sizes. You can get lobsters from 1, 1.5, 2 lbs., maybe more. They are boiled in salt water and cracked to minimize difficulty. It is pure and simple lobster without any sides, but... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stopped at this lobster pound for lunch and had an excellent fresh whole steamed lobster! Dave, the owner, knows what he is doing as he has been in business for over 30 years! This was the BEST lobster of my whole trip! They serve the lobster with melted butter. We will be ordering lobsters from Ryer Lobsters even after... More 

Thank Work2Travel2014
Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Being from Texas, I'm not even going to pretend to be a lobster expert. I have had my share but must admit a mojo rite of that the last few years has been in the form of lobster rolls. We stopped and had lobster at Ryder's while on a tour. Very rustic eating on picnic tales out in the elements... More 

Thank KPcruiseclub
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Driving by we saw the picnic tables and signage. They had 5 sizes of fresh lobster available. Well priced and delicious. Sink with paper towel available to wash up after eating. We sat outside in the sun with our plastic bibs and thoroughly enjoyed a 2 lb. lobster with butter. $29.00 1 lb = $14.000, 1.25 lb = $18.00, 1.50... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8494 Peggys Cove Rd, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia B3Z 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Indian Harbour
  • Phone Number: +1 902-823-1070
Ryer's Retail store is situated on the shore of St. Margaret's Bay. Offering fresh Nova Scotia Lobsters, mussels and oysters. The setting is very rustic a warehouse with a few picnic tables. It is not a restaurant. We are open daily from 10:00am until 5:00pm We take our last order for cooked lobster at 4 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?