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Masstown Market, Masstown

(4.4/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
With over 45 years of quality, Masstown Market offers a memorable shopping experience. Located in the heart of Nova Scotia, the market has become a favorite shopping spot, for both locals and tourists, over the years. Find whatever you need--fruits and vegetables, meat and fish, garden and house items, or gifts to take home with you. Sip on a coffee or enjoy a meal at one of the market's numerous coffee shops and restaurants, many of which specialize in seafood dishes. You can find information about what to see and do in the area, and also make use of the free Wi-Fi. Feel free to bring your dogs to the market, where they can rest in a shady spot and lap up water from the doggy bowls provided. Plan to see Masstown Market and other attractions that appeal to you using our Masstown trip itinerary builder.
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  • Great place to stop for some good quality wholesome food.Nothing fancy or pretentious,great value and served quickly. We had the atlantic sea food pie(packed full of seafood) which is covered in the s...  more »
  • I always love to stop at the Masstown Market and pick up baked goods. Sometimes I find lovely items in the gift section. It is also a really nice place to stop for a quick lunch. However, last time th...  more »
  • Some friends recommended this place so decided to take the one hour drive west of Halifax. Right on 104 a few kilometers west of Truro NS. We have driven past it many times. Now I wish we had stopped ...  more »
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  • That Market is amazing they have everything year round. The Seafood Chowder at the restaurant is incredible good with real chunks of Scallops and Lobster. The Fish and Chip is the best, the pieces are huge and lots of fish, not with a thick batter. Better than many restaurants I have tried before. Too bad the fish and chip is only from May to October. I can't wait for the next year.
  • Such a cool experience walking around this market! It is bigger than it looks, I've been a few times now and feel there is still more to see. There's so many cute little trinkets and homemade treasures to find and also some unusual gifts that are perfectly unique. The food has been fresh and the same price as the grocery store - but smells and looks better than the grocery store. I like that there is also a cafe - it takes hours and a couple snack stops to properly give the market the attention it deserves.
  • This is a fun stop but has never lived up to the 'hype'. We have friends that rave about the market. We have stopped in 3 times now and the experience has been quite consistent. Loud, dirty, busy, average food from the lunch counter and most the market produce was over priced. We have driven past the last few times through. There are highlights. Some of the baked goods are great, and once the chowder my wife has was better than average. This is probably a better rest-stop than most places but expected so much more based on reviews.
  • It's a small grocer, but I really like it. The gift shops are alright. They also have a great cafeteria with seating area. Good for pit stops, and ice cream too! The bakery is worth checking out in my opinion.
  • Located in a laid back, picturesque rural community, Masstown Market is a thriving business. Following media coverage for an award won for a seafood dish unique to MM, clever social media advertising....not to mention word of mouth referrals, MM's appeal has spread internationally. I'm a regular who lives locally and drop in for either a coffee, one of their plethora of yummy baked sweets or one of they're dizzying selection of ice creams. I try to sit at my regular booth or very close to it as it's perfectly situated for "people watching". You'll see people of all nationalities dropping in while holidaying from around the globe. They also have a huge produce section, a decent grocery section, gift shop, gardening center, and even a liquor store. They're produce and meats are supplied by local farms and there's a big emphasis on organic. It's beautiful to sit outside in the summer. They also host antique car exhibitions, and live music. Finally, let's not forget the "Catch Of The Bay" fish & chip restaurant and take out. It's uniquely shaped like a lighthouse, has indoor and outdoor seating and boasts the best fish & chips this side of the pond! :-) Strangely enough, a lady of British origin works the counter. ;-) In conclusion, I'd say MM is certainly a "must visit" for anyone holidaying in Nova Scotia.