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Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant, Peggys Cove, NS

Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant

4.3
4.3
80 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
The Sou'Wester Restaurant and Gift Shop began in 1967 as a small five table tearoom at the side of a house at its present location. It has been expanded over the last five decades to a 180-seat restaurant offering traditional Maritime and seafood dishes, and a two-level gift shop with one of the Maritimes largest selections of giftware. Today, more than 50 years later, The Sou'Wester is still run by the family of its founder, Jack Campbell.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 823-2561
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

80 Reviews
  1. SueR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great view of Peggy’s Cove rocks and lighthouse! Excellent service.

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  2. BernieS

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Aliegh, was delightful. All servers we interacted with were very welcoming. Our food was all first rate. Although I enjoyed the bruschetta, in my view it should be served in the traditional way. Having the toppings piled separately from the bread is fine for one person but not for a shared dish and do-it-yourself is less than appropriate. I love your chowder but will not order it as it is served in what is essentially a deep saucer, not in a proper soup bowl shown in your advertising and thus in too small a quantity. Those issues aside, the food, ambience and service were excellent. It keeps us coming back and, as on this last occasion, happy to bring guests. Well done.

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  3. JuanC

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place thanks for getting good guys to our service

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  4. JuneC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome. Our server is the best! Such a great place to eat and be happy. 😊

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  5. SueR

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated by window with lovely view of Peggy’s Cove. Waitress charming and very helpful. All in all a great experience!!!

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  6. RustomB

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaraunt wad closed at the time of our reservation and soour resernation did not workout.. we were foturnately go the next morning for breakfast

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Could not find a better view if you tried. Worth the drive if you know you’ve got good weather.

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  8. FredM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just great food, service, ambiance and view. much recommended

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  9. LeslieG

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knowing how busy it would be, I made a reservation. I was taking friends out for lunch who were visiting from Florida. The meal was delicious and the service was great.

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  10. MarkH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place to come & eat, with the best view. Always find a seat & staff are very nice.

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  11. ChrisM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were there on an incredibly busy Sunday. Our server was nonetheless cheerful and attentive, and the food was good as it always is, arriving quickly and hot. Great staff.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Just ok….very pricey….food was ok…not bad but nothing to be excited especially with the price. My salad felt like more like a kitchen sink salad instead of a wedge salad. Our waitress was sweet but was more interested in her coffee break…sadly this was a one time visit.

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  13. AnnaMarieB

    Atlantic Canada

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    When we arrived & said we had a reservation the Hostess commented that she never received notice of reservations. So be aware! Luckily there was space for us. This restaurant has a family limited menu and good (not great) food. It is a bit overpriced but considering they are in a busy tourist destination, they can get away with it. Nothing fancy, adequate.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was outstanding and food was very good. A bit crowded because the cruise ship buses arrived after we got there. But overall a great experience with a good view.

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  15. chapmaca

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is great, service was a little slow, no drinks, no rolls or crackers with chowder and a long time between courses & reminding server of items needed.

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  16. Emily

    Montreal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The ambience was good , location perfect for photos, waitress good , but food not as good as expected . Overall over rated by restaurant guide. Felt like a tourist trap.

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  17. SandyS

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very busy at Peggy’s Cove. Had to park out on the highway and walk in. Perhaps spaces close by could be allocated to those diii g at restaurant But restaurant was spacious and seemed to handle the crowds easily. Love the new outdoor seating. Wait staff were speedy and the food was delicious

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  18. ChristineM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I ordered the Lobster Mac & Cheese, it did not disappoint! It was loud inside as it was very busy so we sat outside underneath the table with the umbrella and soaked in the view. It was awesome! We will recommend and will be dining there in the near future!

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  19. MelanieM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party was larger than anticipated (12) and the staff was very helpful finding us tables together. Our server was very kind and efficient.

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  20. LizI

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love the Sou'Wester restaurant. Staff is wonderful, views are amazing. Really lovely place.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We ordered 2 fish sandwiches and scallops for an app.. we waited 45 minutes and finally the waitress came out with the sandwiches and brought out the app after she served the meal. Poor service, mediocre food.. would never recommend this restaurant

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  22. CEWoo

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent, mine was lobster mac’n cheese. Generous portion, delicious. Server couldn’t have been more pleasant or attentive even on a busy afternoon. Table location was unfortunate, you should make a special request. Greeting and seating was a bit of a problem. We were left standing for quite a while with no means of letting the host know we had reserved. Awkward and uncomfortable. Noise was bad. Still, wonderful servers and great food. Don’t skip the gingerbread.

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  23. PaulineP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best chowder ever! The waitress was awesome!!!

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  24. LindsayP

    Jacksonville

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We only had a few hours to explore Peggy’s Cove. Everyone said this place was authentic and awesome. It did not disappoint.

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  25. KerryB

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience overall in a beautiful setting! Staff was polite and very friendly. Service was a bit slow / chaotic at times but it was quite busy when we were there. Had an amazing experience regardless and would highly recommend a visit!

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  26. NancyK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food with delicious seafood, generous servings, and hospitable down home service.

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  27. jefff

    San Diego

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was wonderful....the setting and vibe was outstanding...book your reservation before you go...

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  28. RichardB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    was a great dinner food was great to would enjoy coming back again

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  29. MarieR

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Mostly good food. 2 of our guests ordered the baked fish and weren't too impressed, but the rest of us really enjoyed our meals. The seafood chowder was exceptional! Great views from the restaurant. We saw the sun set over the water and it was beautiful!

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  30. ChrisC

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful vacation experience and our server was outstanding. :)

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  31. Awesome

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Food was fantastic. Recommend to make a reservation as we did. Line was very long at lunch.

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  32. AileenC

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location, tasty food and great service. Would definitely go back!

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  33. DebbieM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a friend here for the first time, everything was wonderful, beautiful meal, friendly, accommodating staff.

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  34. ShowingOffNYC

    New York City

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a treat after a walk in the rocks! Coffee is great. Brunch has been a nice addition to the selections. All my favourites. If you have saved any room, gingerbread is waiting. Yum!

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  35. Bainer

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited on a Sunday lunch time. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive. Everyone at the table enjoyed their food! Will definitely be back. The view from our table was amazing!

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  36. SusanS

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We arrived a few moments early for our table and were greeted with an angry hostess. The wait staff was very slow and did not check on our table enough or offer water. There was a HAIR in one our dishes and we had to sent another dish back due to the wrong order and they brought the exact same plate back. There was a bite out of the toast and it was just transferred over to the right plate. A bit of a disappointment for sure. The lobster roll was cold and there were more fries than lobster and the price was very very inflated. View was great! Shop was a bit outdated.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best way to see the Atlantic. Not to missed.

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  38. NancyB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff, delicious meal - Haddock Dinners for all, some grilled, some poached, some mashed potatoes, others french fries. We will be back!

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  39. SuzyB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful views of Peggy’s cove with delicious seafood make this a great place to take family and friends when they visit.

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  40. MikeV

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I have dined here many times...this restaurant is consistently good.

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FAQs

Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 823-2561.

Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sou'Wester Gift & Restaurant

178 Peggys Point Rd, Peggys Cove, NS B3Z 3S2

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 10:00 am–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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