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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 favorite beverage.

  • Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio

    Over 100 Years in the Making.

    After more than a century of helping connect people around the globe, Cable Wharf has returned to her roots and reimagined as Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio, a bright and welcoming space for the local community and friends from far and wide.

    Perched on Halifax's furthest reaching wharf, Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio is accentuated by bright, natural light, hand crafted fixtures, and is surrounded by the calm and beauty of the Halifax Harbour. Just a few steps outside you'll be surrounded by Cable Wharf's showpiece, a stunning patio with 270º views of the bustling harbour.

    The entire Cable Wharf team are eager to share their sophisticated new space, locally inspired menu, incredible seaside views, and warm hospitality with you. Please join us!

  • Clearwater Seafoods Retail Store

    Founded in 1976 as a small lobster retailer based out of Nova Scotia, Clearwater Seafoods has grown to become one of North America’s largest seafood companies, operating from ocean-to-plate. For over 40 years, Clearwater has been recognized for its superior quality, food safety, diversity of species and reliable worldwide delivery of premium seafood. Today, Clearwater is proudly Indigenous owned and is committed to creating a sustainable future that will provide seafood for generations to come.


    Clearwater continues to operate two retail stores: one in Bedford, Nova Scotia and one at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Both locations offer a wide variety of premium, high quality seafood products, including lobster, scallops, shrimp, clams, crab and much more. Clearwater products are also available to purchase online:

  • Dory Mates’ Seafood Shop

    Dory Mates’ Seafood shop is a small family-run fish market located in the heart of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. We pride ourselves on offering the highest quality seasonally available fresh, local seafood, as well as a wide selection of frozen or traditionally salted products and small goods. In addition, Dory Mates’ offers ever-changing prepared foods, such as various fishcakes and fish curries upon availability.

    We offer catering across the South Shore and weekly lobster dinners at the beautiful Lightship Brewery located at the Lunenburg harbourside. Beginning in the spring of 2022, the crew will be operating a full-time seasonal food establishment at the brewery under the name of Boathouse Bites by Dory Mates’.

  • 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.

  • Fisherman’s Market International Inc.

    If you’re looking for quality Nova Scotia seafood and lobster, come by and see our seafood specialists at Fisherman’s Market. We are Halifax’s oldest authentic seafood market and have been in operation for over 70 years. We carry fresh fish, live and cooked lobsters, shellfish, and have one of the largest varieties of seafood products around! Our staff is knowledgeable about our products and happy to help with any questions you may have.

    We are also a wholesaler, so you’ll find our product at many local restaurants.

    There’s fresh, and then there’s fisherman’s fresh, there is a difference!

  • Gabrieau’s Bistro

    Nestled in Nova SCotia's Highland heart, we invite you to savour the cuisine of chef Mark Gabrieau. Drop by for an evening of gourmet dining & enjoy a glass of wine with one of our delicious salads, appetizers, or sushi. Choose an entreé featuring local meats or a variety of seafood, and finish with one of our decadent dessert creations.

    Our menus feature the best of local produce, including produce from our farm. Recognized 22 years in Where to Eat in Canada, Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator, and Taste of Nova Scotia Prestige Award 2013 Restaurant of the Year - Chef Inspired Fine Dining. Take out & delivery available.

  • Grand Banker Bar & Grill

    Join the crew of The Grand Banker, located harbourside in historic downtown Lunenburg. Our fresh, local menu, large selection of local wines and craft brews on tap, and stunning waterfront view ensures a true Nova Scotian experience.

    Favourite classics such as fish cakes, scallops, lobster, mussels, haddock, burgers & sandwiches, chowder & stew, are given a creative twist, using only the best our land and sea have to offer. Our commitment to local artisans, farmers and fishermen results in a unique and special experience.

    The casual and relaxed atmosphere, along with friendly, personable maritime hospitality, makes The Grand Banker an ideal port of call for lunch and dinner.

  • Halls Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant

    Witness the highest tides in the world while savouring Bay of Fundy lobster and seafood in our harbourside restaurant.

    Located 20 minutes from Kentville in one of the few authentic fishing villages on the Fundy coast, dining at Halls Harbour Lobster Pound is an interactive experience. Observe as fishermen steam in to offload their bounty. Choose your lobster from the tank and deliver it to the chef for preparation in Bay of Fundy seawater.

    Gain knowledge on the Dundy tides, the fishing and lobster industry, and lobster biology from our friendly, experienced staff. Finish your stay with a stroll on the boardwalk and take in the sunsets.

  • 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!


  • La Cuisine Robicheau

    Upon entering La Cuisine Robicheau you get a true at-home feeling, just like going to grandma’s house. We specialize in fresh local seafood, home-cooked meals, and traditional Acadian dishes. Our dining room offers a spectacular view of the beautiful St. Mary’s Bay.

    We are best known for our signature seafood lasagna and haddock with creamed lobster.

    During the summer months, our kitchen parties, featuring local musicians, are a must see. Please join us for a truly enjoyable evening for all.

  • Lane’s Privateer Inn

    Lane’s serves the freshest locally-sourced foods to visitors and Liverpudlians alike. As a member of Taste of Nova Scotia since 1989, we purchase ingredients from local producers and suppliers. Fishermen visit our kitchen several days each week to ensure that your seafood is always fresh from the sea to your table.

    Experience the Restaurant & Pub or step outside onto our two-level Stone Patio. Both offer spectacular views of the Mersey River and beautiful sunsets as you sip local beer & cider on tap or Nova Scotian wines.

  • 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?

  • Masstown Market

    We offer fresh and cooked lobsters, lobster rolls, Atlantic Lobster Seafood Pie and lobster dinners here at Masstown Market and Catch of the Bay Fresh Fish Market.

  • Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse

    Cape Breton's neighborhood 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 entreés 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 Muller's offers meals for every taste, along with professional, friendly service you will come to expect in Nova Scotia.

  • The Nook and Cranny Tatamagouche

    Eat, drink and enjoy local! An incredible menu focused on local producers and maritime craft beer. Please visit website for seasonal lobster offerings.

  • The 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 inspired 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!

  • Oak Island Resort

    On the beautiful South Shore, discover a culinary treasure at Oak Island Resort &Conference Centre. Whether dining in the Three Sheets Bar or Oak & Oar Eatery, enjoy spectacular views of Oak Island and the surrounding Bay. Combined with seasonally inspired menus featuring fresh local seafood, hand-made pasta, and in-house sausages. Relax and wrap up your evening with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list, surely to please whatever your palate desires.

    Take in the fresh air and sea breezes from our large outdoor oceanfront patio and watch the fabulous Nova Scotia sunrise and sunset. Dedicated professionals are at your service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Shipwright Brewing Company Wharfside

    Housed in the building of a former fish processing plant, The Old Fish Factory Restaurant and Ice House Bar envelops its guests in a truly Maritime atmosphere. Located on Lunenburg’s historic waterfront inside The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, a picturesque backdrop accompanies your culinary adventure.

  • 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.

  • Restaurant de la Marine – Fortress of Louisbourg Association

    Dine in the quaint atmosphere of Restaurant de la Marine. Surrounded by period-inspired architecture and hand-crafted reproduction furniture, you’ll feel like you are eating in the 18th Century. Your servers are “residents” of the town, complete with period costume, and will invite you to taste the past.   Our lobster dinner is prepared using fresh local lobster caught in the waters off Louisbourg, Nova Scotia.  We provide a modern twist to this 18th Century cuisine by providing potato salad, coleslaw, melted butter and garlic bread with your meal.

    Come taste the sea with us this season.  Open daily, June 13 to October 14, 2022. Site entrance fee applies.

  • Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

    Soak up the ambience as you dine on fresh seafood and sip premium brewed beers while enjoying the Nova Scotia South Shore's microbrewery restaurant.

    Enjoy a customer favourite, Rudder's fish cakes, or lobster in the shell, on the large seasonal patio overlooking our private marina. We have live, local entertainment weekly.

    Our cold beer store is now open daily which allows you to take home a 1.9L growler jug of your favourite draft or lager.

    Present your copy of the 2022 Taste of Nova Scotia Culinary Guide and receive a complimentary 5 oz. sample of one of our handcrafted full-bodied craft ales.

  • Shore Club Lobster Suppers

    For 85 years and four generations, the Harnish family have been welcoming guests from all over the World to the Original Nova Scotia Lobster Supper. Cooked the traditional way in ocean water and served right out of the pot, the lobster supper includes salads, rolls, mussels and a choice of dessert. For non-lobster lovers there is steak, chicken and a children's menu. Quite often a fiddler or a musical group will find their way on the stage and entertain for a while. We encourage you to drop out back and see the crew preparing the lobsters and have a chat.

    Due to Covid social distancing we recommend reservations - 902-857-9555. Take out also available.

  • 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 & Restaurant Co. 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 five 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 50 years later, The Sou'Wester is still run by the family of its founder, John Campbell.

  • The Chowder House

    The chowder house is a hidden gem located in Neil's Harbour alongside a beautiful lighthouse overlooking the ocean. The Chowder House offers spectacular scenery, and is a place where visitors and locals alike can dine on the freshest of seafood.

    From the freshly caught local lobster, crab, and mussels, to steamy bowls of creamy chowder, we offer a treat for all. With terrific service and friendly atmosphere, The Chowder House is the place to visit on your next trip around the Cabot Trail.

  • The South Shore Fish Shack

    Come for the seafood, stay for the views. Located in the heart of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, The South Shore Fish Shack features a simple menu of seaside favourites, sourced locally and classically prepared. Our dishes are designed to let the fresh seafood shine while you enjoy stunning harbour views from either of our patios.

  • 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 on our large patio. 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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