Sou’wester Restaurant – Peggy’s Cove, NS

Sou'wester Peggys Cove

The Sou’wester is a family-owned restaurant located in iconic Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia. The restaurant has an ideal location, with a view of the rocks, the lighthouse and the Atlantic.  The thick wood beams and nautical touches are what you’d expect (and want) from a place that shares its name with a fisherman’s hat.

Because this is such a tourist destination, we were ready for some seriously overpriced menu items, and we were very pleasantly surprised.  At $10 for the haddock burger platter and $11 for the chowder, the menu is more than reasonably priced.

The haddock burger had a satisfying crunch to its batter, and had a nice layer of tartar sauce.  It came with those thick steak fries that are good for dipping in anything, even tartar sauce.

Unfortunately, we were pretty disappointed with the chowder.  The warm rolls that came with it got it a point, but we found the chowder was really overcooked, and just didn’t taste fresh, at all.  Our advice: stick with the haddock burger, the chowder got a 6.5/10.

Sou’Wester Restaurant
178 Peggys Point Road
Peggys Cove, NS

Season: Year-Round


We’re on a mission to taste the best chowders in Nova Scotia.  Check out past chowder eating from: 
Grand Banker and Old Fish Factory (Lunenburg)
Saege Bistro (Halifax)
Train Station Inn (Tatamaguche)
Canvas Restaurant (Halifax)
Sou’wester Restaurant (Peggy’s Cove)
Bell Buoy and Lakeside Restaurant (Baddeck)
Masstown Market, Barebones Bistro & Wild Caraway (Minas Basin)
The Port Pub (Port Williams)
Boyd’s Seafood Galley (Cribbons Point Wharf)
Murphy’s and Salty’s – Halifax

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