SW aBOUT uSThe 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 four 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 40 years later, The Sou'Wester is still run by the family of its founder, Jack Campbell.

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On December 24th, 1966, Jack Campbell bought the Lighthouse View Tearoom, which was owned by Lizzie Morash and was situated in the same site it is today. When Jack bought it he actually lived in one half of the building. It was unfinished on the inside, heated by a Key Mac stove and had five card tables at one end of the house. In the spring of 1967, they cut the house portion off the building, and moved it away. The inside was then finished. The ceilings were hand carved with an adz by Reggie Schneider of Bridgewater and Rufus Covey of Hackett's Cove.

Gradually extensions were added to the restaurant, which at the time seated 56 people. In 1978-79 the present day kitchen was built, as well as the section of the building facing the cove. In the late 80's the giftshop was added, completing the present day structure which now seats 180 people and offers traditional meals and delicious seafood. The two level giftshop has one of the largest giftware selections in the Maritimes.

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Promotions

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us!

Enter to WIN a Lobster Dinner Party for 4.  
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Specialties

Stop by to for some true Maritime Specialties
We serve Fresh Lobster Served Daily,
Seafood Chowder, Homemade Desserts,
Nautical Souvenirs, Local Artists,
a great selection of Canadian Diamond jewelry,
and much more.

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Upcoming Events

50th ANNIVERSARY PARTY! 

We invite you to celebrate the Sou’Wester’s 50th Anniversary with us.  We are planning to have a big party with a live band and spectacular fireworks. Once we have the date picked we’ll let you know.
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