Fodor's Expert Review Fo'c'sle Tavern
This rustic midtown spot—a former store, stable, and Nova Scotia's oldest rural inn, dating to 1764—is full of natural pine and local art, and its staff and clientele treat regulars and newcomers like kin. In the windowed front section, a woodstove keeps things warm on chilly nights, and year-round you can order from a menu that's strong on seafood and comfort food—haddock stuffed with shrimp, scallops, tomato, and Parmesan, for instance, or liver, bacon, and onions with mashed potatoes. Lighter fare is also served, along with plenty of craft beers. Musicians perform on some nights, and there are pool tables and TVs.
42 Queen St.
Chester, Nova Scotia B0J 1J0, Canada