Meet the owner

Joey Skeir and his wife Cherie Stinson don’t order meals when they go out. Instead, the two native Nova Scotians and coastal foodies make eating with one another a communal event.

That’s what their Leslieville restaurant is all about, sharing and a mutual love for all things that feel like home, turned up a notch.

Being from the east coast, they wanted to go with a nautical theme for their restaurant that was “not in your face,” says Cherie, who is a professional interior designer. In fact, you may have seen her on Restaurant Makeover.

The décor is quirky coastal with a slice of city; a wall of fish taxidermy painted black is a perfect example of that. The theme also shows in the restaurant’s signature drink, a bright pink rum punch with huge ice cubes served to guests in vintage bowls with individual ladles and quaint tea cups (they’ve been collecting these dishes for months before opening their restaurant in June 2013).

“The punch is very potent and delicious,” Cherie says. It’s a good take on a social drink, especially enjoyable at social hour every Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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April 14, 2017

We had Marty as our waiter who is very entertaining and accommodating.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 28, 2017

Enjoyed our evening. 1/2 price wine was a bonus we weren't expecting. Food delicious and Marty was entertaining

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 19, 2017

Everything was fantastic. The homemade bread is amazing. Will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 18, 2017

Very cool atmosphere and very cozy. The server was friendly along with the wait staff. As the night got busier, the servers had more to do. Food was exceptional. The bread was so soft and delicious. Followed with the flavourful clam chowder and shared the fish tacos and fish cakes. We weren't fans on the twist of the fish cakes. Too sweet and overpowering fish taste. Tacos were amazing. Overall for our first visit, it was great and will definitely be going back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 10, 2017

Excellent night, staff was friendly and good and drinks were fantastic

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 9, 2017

Wonderful service - our waiter was so much fun!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2017

a lovely neighbourhood gem. I'm planning to be a regular!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2017

Waiter was fantastic. Great sense of humour and made our meal very enjoyable. Food was delicious and half price bottle of wine (Monday special) was excellent. It's a shame you took the hamburger helper off the menu - that was a favourite of ours! We will be back again. Love Eastside Social.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2017

The room was full and music was on but we could carry on a conversation without raising our voices. Will definitely come back for the fish tacos and mussels. One of our group had the flank steak and found it was done perfectly but made a mistake slicing with the grain instead of against so found it chewy. Also got our dessert order wrong, but in the end it didn't matter because the plum tart was delicious! Nice atmosphere. Pleased we have another regular spot in the east end.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 4, 2017

great server great food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2017

Great ambience and great food. A wonderful dining experience.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 25, 2017

Great staff n atmosphere n food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2017

Great restaurant! I'll be going back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2017

Such a good restaurant. Perfect ambience, incredible food with great options, and such friendly service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

Marty is very entertaining and a great waiter! He made our night! Coming back now on a Monday for half price wine and a Marty Party....:)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2017

Very nice neighbourhood restaurant. Friendly staff and great food. A

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 14, 2017

Awesome food, service and wine! Thanks

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 12, 2017

Dinner was wonderful and everyone was great. Loved the place.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2017

We all loved Eastsode Social. The food was amazing and the service was perfect. We'll be back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Great food and service, friendly staff. Menu highlights- calamari, octopus, Caesar salad (what is in those delicious croutons?!) pasta seafood special, oysters were Delilah even though they were west coast... really can't say a bad thing- service is always outstanding!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

This is a busy, happy place. We're seniors and my friend the noise level a bit much. But they were quick to accommodate us at the (much quieter) bar.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 4, 2017

Service was amazing. Guy was hilarious. Very cozy.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2017

My first time there. It was fantastic. Definitely will be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 1, 2017

Terrific meal, terrific service

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

Really enjoyed our meal on Friday night and it was great to connect with Marty again. The food and service was outstanding, thank you for making it a special evening

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2017

From the moment we walked in , the service was amazing! Marty was to DIE FOR and made our night so special and hilarious. We couldn't have asked for better service, food or entertainment! Cant wait to come back for Marty Mondays!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2017

I love to eat dishes I can't or don't make at home - this restaurant fills the bill with a great menu. The service was attentive on a busy Saturday night. We'll go back for more!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 29, 2017

Fantastic octopus!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 25, 2017

Excellent! Will be back soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 22, 2017

Way too much salt and garlic!

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

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