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  • Argyler Lodge and Restaurant

    Watch the sunset and experience a gourmet getaway by the sea on our main deck overlooking Lobster Bay.

    We specialize in a chef-created, seasonal, locally inspired menu that changes regularly depending on what is fresh from our garden, local farms and sea. We grow most of our own herbs and produce onsite in our gardens and partner with local farmers and fisheries, all to provide you with the freshest and finest menu items possible.

    Take in the pleasure of the spectacular sunsets behind the surrounding islands from our airy wrap-around veranda while enjoying your favourite beverage. Seaside lobster boils will be available on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, reservations required. Call our toll-free number to reserve.

  • Celtic Music Interpretive Centre

    Experience the music and culture of Cape Breton Island at Nova Scotia’s official Celtic Music Centre. Join us for great food and drinks, lively tunes, friendly staff and good times! With year-round Ceilidhs, an interactive exhibit room, musical walking tours, Gaelic lessons and more, it’s a lively and vibrant place. The Ceilidh Pub features live traditional music daily and offers home-cooked Nova Scotia favourites using locally sourced ingredients. The menu features our famous seafood chowder, lobster roll, haddock burger, tacos and more. Our bar offers a selection of local craft beers and cider and specialty cocktails.

    Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

  • Charlene’s Restaurant

    Home of Charlene's Multi-Award Winning Famous Seafood Chowder; also featured on The Food Network Canada's 'You Gotta Eat Here'. A great family dining experience enjoyed by locals and visitors alike. Renowned for great service, amazing food, and its overall welcoming atmosphere. Stop by and see for yourself!

  • Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

    Churchill’s Dining Room & Lounge

    Our culinary team, led by Chef Dale Nichols offers a creative menu, driven by a passion for locally-sourced, seasonally-inspired, Nova Scotia ingredients.

    Dine on Digby Scallops and tempt your taste buds on old favourites with a new twist. The award-winning Smoked Haddock Chowder is a must try.

    Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.

    Overlooking the 18th green, the 19th Hole Clubhouse and Eatery features a maritime-inspired light and full-fare menu, complimented by a selection of refreshments, including local beer and cider.

    Serving lunch and dinner

    Check our website for updates throughout 2021.

  • Durty Nelly’s: An Authentic Irish Pub
  • Evan’s Seafood & Restaurant

    Located on the Dartmouth waterfront, Evan’s Seafood offers local Nova Scotia seafood, displayed fresh & frozen, and also offers delicious fare for take-out or eat in.

    Evan’s kitchen is known for their gluten free fish and chips, lobster rolls, seafood chowder, fish burgers and fish tacos, to name a few. This family run business sources local, always.

    Take a stroll on the Dartmouth-Halifax ferry, explore Downtown Dartmouth and grab a bite at Evan’s. A great spot for local dishes and friendly faces.

  • Gabrieau’s Bistro

    Nestled in Nova Scotia’s Highland heart, we invite you to savour the cuisine of Chef Mark Gabrieau. Drop by for lunch or an evening of gourmet dining. Enjoy a glass of wine with our salads, appetizers or sushi. Choose an entrée featuring local meat or seafood and finish your meal with a dessert creation.

    Our menus feature local produce, including produce from our farm. Recognized 21 years in Where to Eat in Canada – Award of Excellence Wine Spectator. Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2013 Restaurant of the Year – Chef Inspired Fine Dining.

  • Glenora Inn & Distillery

    Cradled in the picturesque hills of the Mabou Highlands, our unsurpassed view is perfect for gourmet cuisine.

    Savour the freshest of Nova Scotia and international cuisine in our pub and dining room, featured in Where to Eat in Canada. Celtic music and a dram of Canadian single malt whisky, Glen Breton Rare, lay the groundwork for your unique Cape Breton experience.

    Glenora Inn features nine rooms and six highland chalets. You can also enjoy a guided tour of the distillery and private tastings.

  • Grand Banker Bar & Grill
  • Inverary Resort

    We at Inverary Resort are very proud to place fresh, local ingredients front and center during our menu designs.

    Our newly renovated Lakeside Restaurant has chefs who feature our bountiful Nova Scotia seafood – including lobster! Enjoy a casual and refined atmosphere, lakeside patio, local craft beer, wine and spirits and watch the sparkling waters of the Bras d’Or Lakes!

    Also enjoy paddle boards, kayaks, pontoon boat, a roaring bonfire and oatcake s’mores at our neighbouring Lakeside Adventure Centre!

    We look forward to having you!

  • Kiju’s Restaurant Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

    Traditional Mi’kmaq Inspired Menu

    The word “Kiju” when translated, means mother. Traditionally, our mothers were the fire keepers who prepared the food that nourished our families. In serving these meals to you, we share our connection to generations past.

    Located in Membertou, NS, Kiju’s is committed to fresh ingredients, local offerings, and friendly service.  We realize the importance of supporting local products. This is why we source food and beverage products from more than 25 local suppliers, and why we are a proud member of Taste of Nova Scotia.

  • Lane’s Privateer Inn
  • Le Caveau Restaurant

    Le Caveau Restaurant is situated at Domaine de Grand Pré, Nova Scotia’s premier winery. Named one of the 20 World’s Best Winery Restaurants in 2011, the family-owned-and-operated property offers a charming dining room, inviting grapevine-covered patio and stunning harvest table in our well- manicured vineyards.

    Chef Jason Lynch specializes in global cuisine with emphasis on fresh and locally farmed ingredients. As you enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive local and international wine list, beer, cider or a cocktail, you will experience a relaxing, old-world-style atmosphere.

    Join us for lunch, dinner or a drink on the patio, live music under the vines on Thursday nights during July and August, or a romantic dinner followed by a stroll through the vineyards, overlooking the Grand Pré UNESCO site and Minas Basin.  Complete your stay with an overnight at our newly opened Inn at the Winery.

  • Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre

    Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our 120-seat dining room or lounge, where traditional meals with that special homemade flavours are prepared for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The best seats in the house are by the windows, where you can share dinner with the birds and small animals who feast at the feeders on the river’s bank, just outside.

    The casual dining menu features a wide variety of fresh-from-the-wharf Maritime seafood and the house specialty, planked salmon, which is prepared the traditional way – slowly cooked outdoors, in full view of waiting diners.

    The menu also features local produce and how can we forget the freshly baked pies and desserts?

  • Luckett Crush Pad Bistro

    Here, Luckett Vineyards captures the magic of Nova Scotia’s distinctive character through wines that truly are worth phoning home about. We’re open from May to October, and it’s never too early to start planning your visit. Stop in and try our exciting line up of wines and have an unforgettable dining experience in our Crush Pad Bistro!

  • Main Street Café and Lounge

    Come on in to the Main St. Café for a delicious and fun experience with friends and family.  Our relaxed indoor dining, and our welcoming outdoor Mi Patio are here for you to enjoy a great experience that goes beyond great food.

    Our menu of authentic food which is home cooked and made from scratch is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  If you wish to be a digital guest, you can order online or by phone and enjoy at home.

    Catering orders are available for you for a celebration or party where we turn authentic food into an experience.

    Need a special gift?  Check out our personalized gift cards for a unique gift for that special someone.

  • Masstown Market

    Masstown Market is a national award- winning, family owned business celebrating over 50 years of excellence in specialty food, gift, and garden retailing.

    The Market has built its reputation around great service and fresh, local foods, including fruits and vegetables, baked goods, delicatessen and gourmet products, a café and dairy bar, an NSLC boutique, unique giftware, and a fully stocked garden centre.

    Visit the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre and Fresh Fish Market. Enjoy delicious gluten-free fish & chips on the wharf from May to October, or take home a ready-to-bake Atlantic seafood pie.

    Masstown Market: Close to home, far from ordinary.

  • Mateus Bistro
  • Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse

    Cape Breton’s neighbourhood restaurant. Adjoining Maritime Inn, Miller’s and the Church Street patio offer a casual, relaxed atmosphere.

    Our menu features a variety of local flavours. Start with one of our delicious seafood appetizers, such as our homemade seafood chowder. We have many entrees to choose from, from BBQ ribs and steaks to seafood and pastas, or opt for our nightly feature, carefully chosen and prepared by our culinary team.

    Port Hawkesbury is a perfect base from which to start your Cape Breton vacation, and Miller’s offers meals for every taste, along with professional, friendly service you will come to expect in Nova Scotia. Reservations are welcome.

  • Nook & Cranny Brew Pub

    With Truro’s largest patio, live entertainment, 25 beer on tap, including Truro’s own Salty Dog Brewing Company, Nook and Cranny is the place to eat, drink and enjoy local! Offering a selection of local craft beer including the summer’s most popular Salty Dog Blueberry Wheat, made using local blueberry juice.

    The diverse menu showcases local producers and popular dishes such as our Blueberry Fish and Chips, House-made BBQ Bacon Burger, Cauliflower Tacos, and many more seasonally insprired dishes by our Red Seal Chefs’.

    Nook and Cranny has also just expanded next door and opened Truro’s first wood- fired pizza place called Sauced Wood – Fired Pizza. Authentic Italian wood-fired pizzas with craft beer and cocktails!

  • Nook & Cranny Tata

    Eat, drink and enjoy local! An incredible menu focused on local producers and maritime craft beer.

  • Oak Island Resort
  • Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar
  • Paddy’s Brewpub & Rosie’s Restaurant (Wolfville)

    We are a brewery, cidery, Irish pub and family restaurant! We have been brewing all natural ales and lagers since 1995, using the traditional methods and ingredients. Our team of craft brewers are passionate about showcasing a variety of beers and cold lagered local cider, and we focus on freshness. Beer and cider available to-go!
    Our culinary team offers a delicious selection of the sea's bounty. Our rich chowder features lobster, haddock, scallop and shrimp; we offer fresh live lobster cooked to order (seasonally available); and a lot of other seafood options. All pair great with one of our fresh craft brews or our locally made cider!

  • Quarterdeck Resort

    Established in the 1930s, the Quarterdeck is truly one of Nova Scotia’s hidden treasures! From its origins as a roadside canteen serving hot dogs to earning the reputation as the South Shore’s foremost destination for authentic maritime hospitality and fresh, inspired Nova Scotian cuisine. As a Taste of Nova Scotia member, our Grill is focused on serving up traditional flavours and new favorites with an eye on sustainability and local sourcing.  Centrally located on Nova Scotia’s South Shore, the Quarterdeck is just 1.5 hours from Halifax, Yarmouth and Annapolis Royal.

  • Rebecca’s Restaurant

    Rebecca’s Restaurant is located in the picturesque town of Mahone Bay. During your time with us, you will enjoy a unique dining experience with a cozy coastal atmosphere, and not to mention a great view of the famous three churches.

    At Rebecca’s, we strive to serve creative unique dishes that one can’t find anywhere else on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Our menu is very diverse; satisfying the palates of seafood and meat lovers alike, while also paying close attention to vegan, vegetarian, gluten free and common food restrictive allergies. More than 80% of our product is sourced locally from farmers and fisheries, where we focus on using only sustainable seafood and farm to table cuisine. Everything we make is made from scratch; from our bread rolls to our decadent desserts.

    Rebecca’s offers a wide range of Nova Scotia crafted beverages that’ll quench your thirst on our patio during those warm summer months.

  • Resto
    • Resto

      Restaurant • Bedford
      Halifax Metro

    Chowder Description: Rich house-made chowder base with Atlantic Mussels, scallops, haddock, salmon and shrimp and cream - with each bowl prepared to order.

  • Rose and Rooster Cafe
    Rose & Rooster is a small café in the heart of Grand Desert on the picturesque Eastern Shore, just 10 minutes from Lawrencetown Beach. We are a favourite with locals and visitors alike for breakfast & lunch through the week and an incredible brunch on weekends (burritos & benny!). Our coffee and espresso are roasted in Nova Scotia and we source as much as we can from local growers and suppliers. We bake our bread and sweet treats in house and make whatever we can from scratch: from fishcakes & burritos to brownies & lemon tarts; even the pickles on the side of your plate! Every meal is a delectable surprise worth waiting for. With a front & back patio you’re guaranteed a sunny spot all day long

    Visit our website for up-to-date information and to check our full menu.

  • Route 19 Brewing Bar & Grill

    Located along the coast of beautiful Cape Breton Island, Route 19 Brewing is a craft brewery and restaurant with free parking, free wifi and ample seating providing breathtaking views of the ocean and the world renown golf course, Cabot Links. Featuring a wide variety of freshly brewed craft beer and hand crafted coastal pub fare, you are sure to find something you’ll love. The building is fully equipped with an elevator, providing handicap accessibly to all floors to ensure a quality guest experience.

  • Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

    Good times, great food and hand-crafted ales are served up daily at Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub. Our unique ten barrel gravity flow brewery located on site, is the only microbrewery restaurant on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. We pride ourselves in brewing handcrafted full bodied craft ales, in the English tradition, using only quality fresh malted barley, hops, spring water and top fermenting yeast. Our high quality ales are served unfiltered, naturally carbonated and contain no adjuncts or preservatives. We're recognized as the social hub of the waterfront.

  • Salt Shaker Deli

    With spectacular views of Lunenburg Harbour and a carefully crafted menu to please a variety of tastes, the Salt Shaker Deli and Inn is a must stop on your next trip to Nova Scotia’s South Shore.

    Our menu, created by award-winning chef, Martin Ruiz Salvador, pays special attention to showcasing our region’s fresh seafood, locally-grown produce and artisanal products. The Salt Shaker’s customer favourites include our smoked seafood chowder, fishcakes and our hand-rolled thin crust pizzas. In addition to our delicious menu we also offer a range of local wines and craft beers on tap.

    Our 4 room inn nestled right above the restaurant gives customers an extra reason to experience the Salt Shaker. Fresh and cozy spaces with everything you need to make your South Shore stay a memorable one. Enter through the restaurant to pick up your key and head upstairs for a unique seaside stay.

    Come on in, have a seat and leave the rest to us. We look forward to seeing you soon.

  • Snow Queen
    • Snow Queen

      Restaurant • Antigonish
      Northumberland Shore

    Located in the beautiful university town of Antigonish, Snow Queen has been serving locals and visitors alike since 1962.  Home of the all-day breakfast!

    We offer the affordability and downhome food that is sometimes missing when you’re on the road. We feature old favourites such as traditional seafood chowder, homemade soups daily, lightly battered fish and chips, fresh, mouth-watering burgers, fish cakes, pan-fried haddock, fish tacos, haddock wrap, salmon bowl, chicken bowl, salads, home cooked breakfasts and daily specials.

    We work hand in hand with local farmers, butchers, and food artisans to ensure that our ingredients are top quality. Our friendly staff is waiting to serve your needs and show you why the Snow Queen is “where the locals eat".

  • Sou’Wester Gift Shop & Restaurant

    The Sou’Wester Gift Shop and Restaurant overlooks the famous lighthouse at Peggy’s Cove and specializes in homestyle meals. We feature our very special seafood chowder, fish and chips, haddock dinners, and fresh-cooked lobster.  Dessert specialties include homemade gingerbread and apple crisp.

    During our off-season, we welcome you to try our hot cider — just the thing on a blustery winter’s day! Or join us for breakfast, hot off the grill, until noon each day.

    Come have a tasty dinner and enjoy Nova Scotia beauty at its very best.

  • The Chowder House

    The Chowder House sits on the edge of the beautiful Atlantic ocean with water as far as the eye can see.  You can sit outside on a picnic table while enjoying  a delicious meal and do some whale watching at the same time.  The local fisherman catch the lobster you are enjoying just on the shore of where you sit.  This small friendly restaurant is off the Cabot Trail and is worth the stop.  We serve all local seafood and many other options for everyone in your family.

  • The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery

    Just an hour from Halifax, Chester or the Annapolis Valley, serves up honest, local, seasonal fare.

    The menu changes weekly to feature the freshest local, sustainable ingredients with a curated drink menu showcasing Nova Scotia’s best wine, cider and craft beer. Their amazing house-made desserts are not to be missed. With a beautiful patio overlooking the resident chickens, bee hives and gorgeous edibles, The Flying Apron is a perfect culinary destination. At this foodie haven you can indulge your love of food even further by signing up for a cooking class in their stunning Cookery School. Or turn your visit into a Culinary Getaway with a stay in their beautiful five-room Inn.

    In addition to the delicious food and relaxing accommodations, this century old general/ hardware store features an art gallery, gourmet food shop and used book store.

  • The Press Gang

    Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, The Press Gang inhabits one of the city’s oldest historic stone structures, dating back to 1759.

    Visit our famous Oyster Bar for a selection of Maritime oysters, succulent appetizers and an extensive list of fine wines, scotch and world-class cocktails. Enjoy Halifax’s finest musicians every Friday and Saturday night.

  • Waterfront Warehouse

    A Hearty Helping of Maritime Hospitality

    A classic East Coast experience is on tap at the Waterfront Warehouse.

    Our oyster selection showcases the briny bounty of the Maritimes, and our tank is full of lobster and crab waiting for you to make your seafood selection. Settle in around our stone fireplace and sample our eclectic wine list or local craft beer. For those whose tastes lie a little more land bound, choose from a variety of pasta or our USDA Prime steak.

    In days gone by, oceangoing tugboats were repaired in this historic space and launched from the wharf outside. Today, authentic nautical décor evokes the energy and excitement of the seafaring age, a warm, welcoming atmosphere, perfect for digging in to an Ocean Wise-certified seafood feast with friends and family. Don’t miss our patio in the summer where you can enjoy two favourite Halifax pastimes—pints and people-watching.


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