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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.

  • Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant

    Located on one of the oldest vineyards in the province, Avondale Sky invites you to experience our tranquil sanctuary. 

    Gentle southern slopes and rolling hills nurture acres of vines against an ever-changing tidal landscape. Enjoy a guided tour of our vineyard and learn how we harvest every grape by hand. Step inside “the church that walked on water” for a tasting of our award-winning wines. Hungry? Dine on our patio overlooking the vines and indulge in locally sourced cuisine that highlights the very best of what’s in season. 

    “Today the great travelling church is one of the most tranquil and lovely wine tasting rooms in the world.” – The Globe and Mail. 

  • Betty’s at The Kitch

    Join Kitch’inn proprietor Danielle King for her famous Nova Scotia Lobster Supper Sociable!

    An incredible seafood tasting menu offering a bespoke dining experience with local seasonal ingredients, a creative progression of courses and a glimpse into the mind of one of your favourite Mahone Bay foodies. Our experimental menus will definitely provide you with a culinary surprise, or two!

    Picture lavish in ALL of the East Coast eats and enjoy a creative seafood dinner with local libations and fabulous chef’s pairings!

    Featuring live Celtic music (and sometimes dancing!) with local fiddler Eilidh Buchanan & friends. A Ceilidh with Eilidh. (See what we did there?)

  • Bistro 22
    • Bistro 22

      Restaurant • Truro
      Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    Bistro 22 welcomes you to the heart of Nova Scotia! Located in Truro’s downtown shopping district, we offer warm hospitality and an upscale-casual dining experience. 

    We are proud to serve some of Nova Scotia’s finest wines and beers, with a menu that highlights local, seasonal ingredients. Our lunch menu features a variety of bistro dishes, and our dinner menu offers classic-inspired meals from land and sea. Be sure to check out our popular Saturday brunch. 

    Whether celebrating a special evening with family and friends, or taking a break from exploring Truro’s small shops, make Bistro 22 your next dining destination.

  • Blomidon Inn
    • Blomidon Inn

      Restaurant • Wolfville
      Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

    Chef Donna Jackson and her culinary team invite you to join them at the Blomidon Inn to enjoy Nova Scotia fare, fresh from the valley and sea. Complement your experience with an extensive wine list of local and imported wines, developed by owner/sommelier Michael Laceby. This wine list has received the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator Magazine since 1999. 

    A fantastic setting in a restored Sea Captain’s Mansion, the Inn boasts multiple dining rooms, grand sitting rooms, and a large exterior terrace for the summer. The inn also features a wide range of uniquely and individually furnished accommodations. Reservations are recommended. 

  • 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!

  • Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack

    Savour the best cuisine Sou’West Nova Scotia has to offer at Capt. Kat’s Lobster Shack. No visit to the lobster capital of Canada is complete without experiencing this establishment. Don’t be fooled by Capt. Kat’s unassuming location. Once you step aboard, you’ll be impressed with the atmosphere and tastefully decorated dining room, inspired by our local culture and traditions – complete with a live lobster tank. 

    Our menu is influenced by the nearby Atlantic Ocean. It includes an extensive assortment of fresh lobster and seafood dishes, and includes many fresh Nova Scotia products. Pair your meal with a Nova Scotia wine or beer, served with pride by our friendly crew. 

  • Chanterelle Restaurant, Inn & Cottages

    If you want to truly experience all that Cape Breton Island has to offer, the bounty from our farms, fishers and gardens is the place to start. Whenever possible, we source all of our culinary ingredients from within a 100km range of our location.

    Chef Bettina showcases made-from-scratch dishes changing with the season depending on what is fresh, and when possible, organic. Handpicked additions are what make this experience extra special. Our menu includes unique vegetarian, vegan, meat / poultry, and seafood dishes served with house-baked bread, along with house-made soups, salads, and desserts. Our relaxed dining atmosphere is complete with panoramic mountain views from every table.

  • 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: shop.clearwater.ca.

  • Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

    A family-friendly, full-service restaurant serving locally-inspired food and drink in a fabulous location on Route 19 in Port Hood.

    Our menu has a variety of chef-inspired Atlantic Canadian favourites, from upscale casual dishes to classic bistro fare.

    Enjoy a satisfying meal from our modern dining room or deck on your travels; we would love to see you!

    We host a variety of musical talent throughout the season. Follow us on Instagram and Facebook for updates.

  • Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa

    Our culinary team 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 favorites with a new twist. The award-winning Smoked Haddock Chowder is a must try. 

  • 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 trip 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!

  • Five Fishermen Restaurant

    A Halifax Icon…

    The 5 Fishermen is one of Atlantic Canada’s finest restaurants, with a storied history and reputation for premium food, wine and cocktails all set in a relaxed environment.

    Let our team curate your entire evening as part of a  very social experience.  Great food is the centerpiece of your evening. Be delighted by some of our great shareables, Signature Seafood offerings and premium quality items from the grill.  Complete your night with selections from our extensive wine list or enjoy a curated cocktail.

    Whether having a seat at the bar, enjoying an evening with friends or having an event in our private dining room, we are the choice for a great social dining experience…always a special night out.

    Experience the Difference of 5 Fishermen

  • 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.

  • Hole In The Wall Restaurant

    Hole In The Wall is a small, upscale restaurant offering worldly fare with our own twist, using locally sourced ingredients.  

    We serve chef inspired dishes including gourmet thin crust artisanal pizza, high quality pasta, charcuterie, and delicious salads. We strive to offer gluten-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian options by making sure our menu has a variety of dishes and options to accommodate. We also offer a selection of quality wines, a variety of local craft beers, and other beverages. 

    Our menu changes weekly while keeping our signature items available. On the third week of the month, we travel around the world, picking a different country each time and offering a menu inspired their local cuisine. 

  • 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.

  • Kiwi Cafe
    • Kiwi Cafe

      Restaurant • Chester
      South Shore

  • 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?

  • Lot Six Bar & Grill

    Our cocktails, food, wine and beer will leave a lasting impression, because we’re sourcing the best ingredients, searching for the most quality products and keeping up with techniques behind the bar, and in the kitchen. The ingredients we use, whether home staples or exotic imports, are showcased in a new light, made to satisfy and surprise. Having tasted the world we’re inspired by those flavours, yet even prouder of our own backyard and terroir. Our abundant local pantry, along with the influence of foreign cultures, are the backbone of what we offer our friends and guests.

  • Main Street Restaurant, located in Ingonish Beach on the famous Cabot Trail, is a casual
    family restaurant specializing in fresh, local, seafood, burgers, and sandwiches. We pride ourselves on our high quality chowder that uses locally caught seafood, including halibut and lobster. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating on the patio, and we also provide options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. Be sure to check out the bakery display to satisfy your sweet tooth!

  • 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 Church Street Patio

    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.

  • 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.

  • Red Cap Restaurant & Motel

    Taste the difference freshness makes at Red Cap Restaurant and Motel, in Middle West Pubnico, Nova Scotia, seafood restaurant.

    We believe in healthy eating and knowing where our food comes from. Our restaurant proudly partners with our local farming and fishing industries.

  • Restaurant Avalon At Castle Country Inn
  • 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.

  • Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brewery

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tatamagouche Railway Dining Car

    Welcome aboard! The dining car at the Train Station Inn in Tatamagouche offers a unique dining experience. Carefully restored, the dining car offers the charm and nostalgia of years gone by.

    Fresh local seafood, Tatamagouche lamb and seasonal specialties make for a truly first class dining experience. After your meal, stroll through our garden and marvel at some of the ingredients you found on your plate, or explore the curiosity gift shop and museum café

    Welcome to the Railway Dining Car Take Out. Enjoy a quick bite to eat on our spacious platform or visit one of our nearby parks or beaches and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

  • 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 Long Table Social Club

    The Long Table Social Club is an off-the-beaten-path hidden gem just waiting to be discovered. With sweeping views of the Bay of Fundy, magical sunsets and country charm, come experience delicious meals made with fresh local ingredients, wine, and craft beverages served with a side of local hospitality.

    We are fully wheelchair accessible.

    Dogs are welcome on the patio.

    Service dogs only in the dining room.

  • The Press Gang

    Located in the heart of downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, we are one of the city's oldest historic stone structures dating back to 1759.

    Historically a press gang was a group employed by a commanding officer to impress, or coerce, other men into service for the navy or army. Our walls, food and philosophy are influenced by the history of seafaring in our city.

    We offer a unique formal dining experience with a menu of exquisite seafood, meat, game, and poultry dishes to satisfy every palate. Our oyster bar is one of the best stocked in the city, with no less than three different farms featured daily. And we have a vast selection of fine wines, single malt whiskies, and classic and signature cocktails, to be paired or enjoyed on their own.

  • 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.

  • White Point Beach Resort, Elliot’s Dining Room

    Local Maritime flavours meet incredible sea views at our onsite restaurant and lounge. Like the beautiful landscape just outside the dining room window, our authentically Nova Scotian menu changes with the season. Delight in local seafood, incredible pasta’s, Atlantic tenderloin, and expansive ocean views. Don’t forget to leave room for our scrumptious home-made desserts!

    Relax and listen to the sounds of the crashing surf, as you gaze at pristine sunrises and sunsets, or as you stroll our powdery white sand beach. For a more lively atmosphere, Founder’s Lounge is the place to be for nightly live entertainment and Nova Scotian craft beer, wine and spirits.

    Have you made your dining reservations? To ensure you get the dining times you’re looking for in Elliot’s Dining Room, we’re recommending all of our guests to call ahead and make reservations for dinner.

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