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Here in the Municipality of Chester we’re fortunate to have a brilliant blend of residents. Folks whose families settled here centuries ago - having travelled from their native Germany and Scotland - to folks who have recently made Nova Scotia their home, bringing with them traditions of their countries of origin.


If you've come here in search of seafood, then we've got you covered. From fresh fish and chips to seafood chowders - These delicacies are served in quaint cafés and historic pubs across the municipality. There are food trucks, drive-thrus, take-aways, and eat-ins.


Have a look at the list of spots to grab a bite and then dig in to experience all the wonderful flavours to be savoured here in the Municipality of Chester!

Big Reds – Village of Chester

For over 40 years now Big Reds has been a big deal when it comes to pizza on the South Shore. Their signature sauce - created with a special selection of the highest-quality ingredients – offers a truly unique sweet and spicy taste that customers truly love. Pizza, subs, donairs and more to take out or eat in.


Chester Golf Clubhouse Restaurant - Chester

Chester Golf Club offers visitors the magic of a classic golf course in a seaside setting surrounded by the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean, the islands, and the colourful sailboats tacking in the wind. The Clubhouse Restaurant offers those same spectacular views from the patio, porch and dining room, too. Legendary fishcakes and superb seafood chowder are just two of their delightful dishes. With daily specials and weekend brunches there's always something delicious on the menu.


The Jib - Village of Chester

This cozy, chic cafe in the heart of the village offers the sweet and the savoury! Featuring a delicious selection of specialty coffees and teas, and when it comes to atmosphere, The Jib (previously Chester’s) is ideal for everyone – comfy chairs and tables, soft sofas by the hearth and a patio, too.


The Deck Restaurant + Shop - Blandford

Located along the Aspotogan Loop in the heart of beautiful Blandford, Nova Scotia – The Deck Restaurant + Shop is open after a complete re-imagination. Officially declared the Home of the Waffle Wave – it’s a must-stop for all you ice cream lovers! Coffee enthusiasts will enjoy our fantastic espresso drinks and if it’s seafood you're after – you’ll be sure to find something fabulous on our ever-growing menu that's filled with fresh Atlantic Lobster. Whether you dine inside or out on our multi-level deck you’ll be treated to our exceptional customer service and our delightful seaside view. 


The Fo’c’sle Village Pub – Village of Chester

foc's'le chester

Be sure to drop into Nova Scotia’s oldest pub! The Fo’c’sle welcomes year-round & summer residents as well as those just passing through. Depending on where you sit, you’re in a former grocery store, stable, inn or tavern dating back to 1764. The Fo’c’sle strives to serve the highest quality food by selecting the freshest ingredients and preparing them with care. They offer a great selection of hearty “pub grub,” traditional Maritime dishes and a variety of daily specials. 


The Gold Bean Cafe – Gold River

the gold bean cafe chester basin

Upscale and modern cafe serving premium coffees, delicious food, meals to go. In addition to the main restaurant there’s a private room for meetings and special occasions. The Gold Bean Cafe serves all day breakfast plus lunch, dinner and of course really great coffee.


Il Ferramenta Pizzeria - Village of Chester

Il Ferramenta Pizzeria bring an age-old tradition of Roman style pizza to the Village of Chester, with long fermentation dough and gourmet toppings. Your order is cooked up in front of you in specialty ovens and whether you chose to dine in the vibrant restaurant or pick up your pizza as you go exploring the Municipality you can be certain those incredible Il Ferramenta taste sensations will keep you coming back time after time.


Imperfections Cafe - Village of Chester

Imperfections cozy cafe setting features delicious Sissiboo coffee and fresh homemade baked goods. Customers rave about their smoothies, floats and milkshakes and their ever-changing daily lunch specials are always sure to please the crowd. Enjoy your treats inside or on their front deck.


Island View Family Restaurant & Bakery – Western Shore

The Island View Restaurant

Specializing in seafood, Island View Restaurant, locally known as the Green Canteen, has been serving up great meals and South Shore hospitality for over 50 years. Try a great lobster roll, fish and chips or their delicious chowder. Their in-store bakery can’t be beat with fresh breads, rolls and sweets – and speaking of sweets – they’ve got an ice cream counter too! Their dining room and outdoor picnic tables offer a panoramic view of the islands including Oak Island.


Jamal’s Mediterranean Cuisine – Chester

Jamal's Mediterranean Foods

Jamal's tried and true Mediterranean Cuisine features their popular Lebanese menu plus lots of other favourites, including their delicious pizza!


Jamal's Pizza & Donairs – Chester

Locally owned and operated – Jamal's Pizza - use only the best recipes and the finest ingredients to prepare their pizzas, donairs, subs, panzerotti, fresh salads, chicken & chips, juicy burgers and much more. Dine in or take out.


The Kiwi Cafe – Village of Chester

The Kiwi Cafe Chester

The Kiwi Cafe is seriously passionate about good food and good coffee. They offer international themes with robust flavours and the freshest of local ingredients. Enjoy delicious baked treats, wonderful soups and lunches, and their famous all-day breakfast. With a sunny patio for Chester's glorious summer and a cozy environment for winter - they're open year-round for a Nova Scotian-Kiwi welcome!


Linens For Life Tea Room – East Chester

Linens for Life East Chester

A one-of-a-kind shopping and dining experience - this sweet tearoom at Linens for Life is located at the back of Linens for Life Boutique. Enjoy a quiet setting inside or outside on the deck. A lovey selection of light, homemade meals and desserts awaits – featuring delicious chowder and tasty pies.


Oak & Oar Eatery at Oak Island Resort – Western Shore

La Vista Dining Room Oak Island Resort

Locally Imagined, Seasonally Inspired, Classically Crafted is our culinary philosophy at Oak Island Resort and Conference Centre. Oak & Oar Eatery is your relaxed yet refined dining experience overlooking the spectacular Atlantic Ocean. Whether eating in or al fresco on our large outdoor patio with views, the food will always be delicious and our service will always be friendly; it’s the east coast way. Oh - and be sure to stop at Three Sheets Bar + Social for a spirited round while you're there!


Peasant’s Pantry Specialty Meats & Deli – New Ross

Peasant's Pantry New Ross

Peasant’s Pantry is a traditional deli with casual atmosphere and high standards for taste, quality and consistency. The menu is prepared from scratch with emphasis on local ingredients. Buns for sandwiches and burgers are baked to order in their wood-fired oven as well as their pizza. The full menu is available for take-away. All charcuterie and meats are made in-house, including pâtés, sausages, salamis and smoked meats, featured on the menu and available for retail purchase. Their specialty meats are made without fillers and are therefore gluten-free with few exceptions.


The Rope Loft – Village of Chester

The Rope Loft Chester

Great food! Great view! The Rope Loft is true a true dockside restaurant and pub with a 200-year-old history located in the middle of Chester’s Front Harbour right beside the Tancook Ferry Wharf. Always serving a great selection of seafood, steak and pasta plus plenty of spirits and beer on tap and great live entertainment on Friday evenings.


The Savary Plate - Hubbards

Offering a great variety of brunch options, pizzas, lasagna, burgers and more. Top it off with their always delicious homemade desserts. Between their new menu and their daily specials, you're sure to find something to savour at The Savary Plate! Dine in or take out. 


The Seaside Shanty Restaurant & Chowder House - Chester Basin

The Seaside Shanty Chester Basin

Please Note: The Seaside Shanty is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Now open year-round! Casual, quaint waterfront dining. Located on the picturesque Chester Basin, the Seaside Shanty has been a local favorite for over 40 years! Starting with their Annual Pre-Opening Lobster Dinner at the end of April to serving up delicious meals throughout the season until October, they strive to provide you with an exceptional dining experience! At The Seaside Shanty, everyone is welcome. Salty or sandy—they don't mind!


Sunroom Restaurant & Inn - Village of Chester

Sunroom looks to achieve a welcoming, relaxing, fun, and chic feel. Owner, Dean Leland, wants the Sunroom, "to be a place for people to come as they are, have fun and enjoy Chester." 


Trellis Cafe – Hubbards

The Trellis Cafe Hubbards

At the Trellis Café each day begins with the aroma of homemade bread baking and Fair-Trade organic coffee brewing. Everything is homemade and home-baked with the freshest local ingredients available. Fresh fish and seafood arrive at the back door daily. Enjoy their licensed sunny patio, free WIFI, live entertainment, local artwork, and stained glass. Cyclist Friendly. 


Vittles Cafe – New Ross

Vittles Family Restaurant New Ross

Vittles family restaurant offers home cooking in the heart of New Ross. Featuring pizza, subs, sandwiches and much more, plus an ice cream parlour. Take out or “Eat In” and enjoy your meal in their comfortable indoor dining, their indoor screen house or on their outdoor patio.