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Places to Eat

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Clove & Hitch Bar & Bistro- Port Hood 7k

The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro strives to incorporate the freshest of local ingredients into each of our menu creations, enticing your taste buds with our genuine flavours in every dish. The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro is located in picturesque Port Hood, Nova Scotia, a quiet seaside community on the Western coast of Cape Breton Island. They offer live music Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6-8pm.

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Red Shoe Pub- Mabou- 18k

The Red Shoe Pub has become a kind of “home away from home” for many locals and visitors over the years. The Rankin Sisters’ cozy spot in the hamlet of Mabou, on the west coast of Cape Breton, offers a menu of Nova Scotia home cooking. Features include a treasured seafood chowder and a variety of pub fare. The Red Shoe Pub is open seasonally from the last Friday in May to mid-October. Visit the website for hours of operation.


Admiral Lounge & Dining Room- Port Hood 7k

Located in Port Hood Cape Breton, the Admiral Lounge and Dining Room is a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike, serving mouth watering burgers, wraps, spinach dips, and fish n chips. Friendly staff & a cozy atmosphere.

Visit the Admiral on Pub nights during the summer for live, local music.


Sandeannies Bakery & Tea Room- Port Hood 5k

FREE WIFI! A place where you can go to relax with family and friends. The subtle aroma of fresh baking gently draw you through the doors. People comment on the atmosphere and how friendly the staff and the customers are. It is truly a great place to gather for conversation and a breakfast or lunch.

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Shining Waters Bakery- Mabou 18k

Shining Waters is the place to go for a nice breakfast or lunch in Mabou, Cape Breton. It's locally owned and operated, and you only need to try their breads and pastries once to feel the love that goes into their homemade food. Shining Waters is open seasonally from the last Friday in May to mid-October.


Mabou River Inn- Mabou 18k

The Mabou River Inn Restaurant serves up hearty homemade lunches and dinners plus some of the best pizza you can find on the Island! Enjoy a plate of fish & chips, or Shepherd’s Pie with a cold beer on their sunny licensed patio. Located in beautiful village of Mabou overlooking the Mabou River!



Glenora Distillery- 33km

Cradled in the picturesque hills of Glenville, the unsurpassed view is the perfect setting for a continental breakfast, light lunch, or candlelight dinner. Specializing in Nova Scotian dishes and North American cuisine, the menu also reflects the call for traditional Scottish fare. Our menu is designed and presented by Executive Chef Patrick MacIsaac.  Each signature dish is prepared with local ingredients and is influenced by traditional Nova Scotian culture. Dining at Glenora is in the top 100, according to “Where to eat in Canada” and we are proud members and promoters of “Taste of Nova Scotia.” Seating – 50 Non-smoking Air Conditioned Licensed Out-door terrace Large parties by reservations please


Panorama Restaurant- 45Km

At Cabot Links, we pride ourselves on a refreshingly unique dining experience in each of our three restaurants. A culinary destination in itself, Panorama’s fine dining menu showcases the highest quality, seasonal ingredients, highlighting fresh fish and seafood, grilled meats and a bounty of Maritime-inspired dishes. In the evening, floor to ceiling glass yields incredible ocean vistas and stunning sunsets. Dining at Cabot is available all day, seven days a week during the golf season. For reservations, please call 1.855.652.2268 or email

Port Hawkesbury Restaurants

Fleur de-Lis Tea Room and Dining Room

A1 Pizza

Miller's Seafood & Chophouse

Hearthstone Inn Port Hawkesbury

Papa's Pub & Eatery

China King Buffet Restaurant

Local Grocery Stores




Judique Service Centre- 5KM

Ultramar Port Hood- 10KM

Port Hastings- Canadian Tire Gas Bar 15km