Restaurants in Cape Breton

Nova Scotia has a world wide reputation for its fabulous lobster, which you'll get served freshly local all year round. The exquisite Snow Crabs, mostly caught in the waters around Cheticamp in Cape Breton Island are internationally appreciated as delicacy as well.

In the past Cape Breton was never a gastronomical hotspot for gourmets. Most local restaurants have standart menues like Burgers or Fish & Chips (which are mostly tasting quite good), but the passionate foodie was at quite a loss. In the last couple of years there is a trend emerging on Cape Breton Island, inspired by the worldwide Pop-Up Restaurant movement and the hipp Underground Supper Clubs. Eating as a social event, in a special ambience with inventive and marvelous menues. Small venues with limited seating and a kitchen inspired by regional resources and phantastic menue creations attract more and more customers. It is in particular worth to mention the BITE HOUSE which is sold out for the season at the beginning of the year. Whoever tries to get hold of one of the 12 available spots in this unique farmhouse restaurant needs to plan long ahead or has to be very quick.

Another trend is to observe in all the small local breweries, shooting up all over Nova Scotia, brewing high quality beers.The local Liquor Stores (NSLC) offer quite a lot of these tiny brands, who distinguish themselves from others with colourful and creative labels.

Restaurants Cape Breton Island

Following we offer you dear guest of the BEARDMANS Art House by the sea a collection of our personal restaurant recommendation, which are all not too far away from the vacation home in Cape Breton. If you have any more questions please contact us.

Restaurants Nova Scotia

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre in Judique

Good regional kitchen with traditional Live Music for Lunch (Lunchtime Ceilidhs). Take Out is possible as well. Our tip: Try the delicious Bread Pudding for dessert. 10 Minute drive from our vacation home.
Address: 5471 Route 19, Judique, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, phone: 902-787-2708

Restaurants Judique

The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro in Port Hood

Tasty food with a nice outdoor veranda. Live Music at some evenings. Take out is possible. Tip: Hitch Burger and a pint of "Kitchen Party" from the Big Spruce Organic Brewery. 20 minutes drive from our vacation home.
Address: 8790 Route 19, Port Hood, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, phone: 902-787-3035

Restaurants Port Hood

Red Shoe Pub in Mabou

The Red Shoe Pub is probably one of the best known pubs for its live music and good food. Well liked by locals and visitors for its unique pub atmosphere, good beer and the daily live entertainment. Tip: Drinking Mussels in Red Shoe Ale, bacon and garlic, with a cold draft beer. 30 minutes drive from the Beardmans.
Address: 11573 Route 19, Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, phone: 902-945-2996

Restaurants Mabou

Big Spruce Brewing in Baddeck

Our favourite local beer. Brewed in Cape Breton and all organic! At the Brewery itself, you'll find a pretty little beer garden with a beautiful view over the Bras D'or Lake and you could enjoy delicious food from the Food Truck. Before you leave get a "Growler" to take back home with you.
Address: 64 Yankee Line Rd, Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, phone: 902-295-2537

Restaurants Baddeck

The Bite House in Baddeck

We haven't made it to the Bite House in person yet, but heard a lot about this extraordinary little Foodie Restaurant. It seats only 12 persons and these are in such high demand that reservations for the summer must be made far ahead of time at the beginning of the year. Chef Brian Picard creates an elusively menue with the best local ingredients obtained by small local farmers or out of his own garden. An once in a lifetime experience for gourmets.
Address: 1471 Westside Baddeck Rd, Forks Baddeck, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia

Restaurants Baddeck