Eat Local

Victoria County

Baddeck and Area Community Market, Baddeck

Come and excite your senses! The Baddeck and Area Community Market offers something for everyone! Local meats, produce, and baked goods are always in stock! Click here for more information.

Open Wednesdays: 11am-2pm

Contact: baddeckmarket@gmail.com

Stand and Stuff Your Face, Baddeck

Dish: Lobster Mac & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-304-7103

Cedar House Bakery & Restaurant, Boularderie

Dish: We love to use local ingredients! Please ask our staff which dishes use only the best ingredients from Nova Scotia. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-674-2929

Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, Boularderie

Dishes: Our lobster club sandwich or snow crab sandwich is served with local lobster and snow crab and prepared with homemade bread from our local bakery.

We use seafood from Cape Breton such as lobster, crab, and scallops in our Seafood Pasta and Seafood Alfredo.

We have “Catch of the Day” such as, haddock, perch, cod, salmon and halibut. Our chef has been buying and preparing fish for over 30 years.

Try our delicous cabbage rolls made with cabbage from local farms.

Our bread and pies come from local bakeries.Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-674-2603

Captain Capers Fish & Chips, Englishtown

Dish: Come visit us and see what local ingredients we are cooking with!  Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-294-0322

Thistledown Restaurant, Pub and Patio, Baddeck

Dish: View our menu to see what tasty dishes use the finest, local ingredients!  Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-3500

Three Doors Down Diner, Baddeck

Dish: To learn more about our use of using local, please drop in or give us a call! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-1485

McCurdy’s at the Silver Dart Lodge & MacNeil House Suites, Baddeck

Dish: Ask our friendly wait staff what local ingredients are used in our dishes! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-2340

Facebook: Silver Dart Lodge & MacNeil House Suites

Telegraph House, Baddeck

Dish: Please contact us for more details about how we use local ingredients in our meals! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-1100

Baddeck Lobster Suppers, Baddeck

Dish: Baddeck Lobster Supper has been striving to use local products.  We are always serving local,
main entrée seafood items as well as produce whenever possible.  Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-3307

Facebook: Baddeck Lobster Suppers

Yellow Cello Café, Baddeck

Dish: Please view our menu to see which of our delicious meals is made from local and fresh ingredients. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-2303

Facebook: Yellow Cello Cafe

Two Buoys Bistro, Baddeck

Dish: Lobster Roll (Yelp rated 11 out of 10) and Cape Breton Seafood Chowder: 1/4 pound of tender, knuckle and claw meat from locally caught lobster. Made with ‘just enough’ mayo to hold it together and served on a freshly baked roll over a bed of organic greens.  Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-4004
Facebook: Two Buoys Café

Gaelic College, St. Ann’s

Dishes: Sunday, July 2: Turkey dinner with all of the trimmings featuring locally grown ingredients. Free range, oven-roasted turkey served with our seasoned-to-perfection stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables and delicious gravy, and freshly baked rolls. To finish things off, scrumptious apple crisp topped with vanilla ice cream served with tea and coffee. Click for tickets
Thursday, July 6: Enjoy this cultural staple, including maritime codfish, potatoes, curds, bacon scraps, chow, and homemade bonnach just like Grandma used to make. Finish things off with delicious rhubarb cobbler. This ruby red dessert with a dollop of cream is an old-fashioned favorite, served with tea and coffee. Click for tickets

Phone: 1-902-295-3441

Lobster Galley, St. Ann’s

Dish: We have lots of tasty dishes made using locally sourced ingredients. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-3100

Main Street Restaurant and Bakery, Ingonish Beach

Dish: Many of our dishes use locally grown and caught ingredients. Ask our staff to help you choose local! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-285-2225

Facebook: Main Street Restaurant & Bakery

Coastal Restaurant, Ingonish

Dish: Fisherman’s delight: The “Perfect Storm.” It is a bowl of our homemade seafood chowder served with fresh Cape North mussels, Ingonish lobster, and snow crab. It is filled with shrimp, Digby scallops, salmon, haddock, and baby clams with fresh cream and spices. Served with a half lobster, portion of fresh crab and rimmed with fresh mussels. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-285-2526

Facebook: Coastal Restaurant & Pub

 

Seagull Restaurant, Ingonish

Dish: Come sit on our deck and enjoy a fresh, local lobster dinner! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-285-2851

Bean Barn Café, Ingonish

Dish: Stop by or give us a call to see what we are cooking using local ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-285-2767

Simply Pizza, Indian Brook

Dish: Try our tasty pizzas made using local ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-929-2627

 

The Dancing Moose Café, Birch Plain

Dish: Lobster chowder and snow crab rolls. The lobster and crab are caught locally and the breads and rolls we use are homemade. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-929-2523

Facebook: The Dancing Moose Café

 

Restaurant 100 KM at the Chanterelle Inn & Cottages, North River Bridge

Dish: Our focus is providing guests with the opportunity to eat local meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. This is truly an authentic experience to taste Cape Breton!  Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-929-2263

Clucking Hen Café, North Shore

Dish: Taste our baked goods made on site and other dishes made using only Nova Scotian ingredients!
Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-929-2501

Herring Choker Deli, Nyanza

Dish: KitchenFest! Special: comes with a salad made with local lettuce tossed in a homemade balsamic vinaigrette and enjoy a half lobster sandwich—made with local lobster! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-2275

Facebook: Herring Choker Deli

The Red Barn Gift Shop & Restaurant, Nyanza

Dish: Enjoy The Red Barn’s Famed Lobster Roll Platter: Cape Breton’s finest lobster pulled fresh from the North Atlantic!!Choice pieces of lobster, lightly dressed with mayo, celery and a hint of lemon nestled over a bed of crisp lettuce on a light and flakey croissant. The lobster-filled croissant is accompanied by a serving of our own creamy coleslaw with a garnish of freshly sliced tomatoes and cucumbers. The platter is finished off with your choice of crispy-coated fries or the Red Barn signature potato salad. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-295-3036

 

Frolic and Folk Pub, Iona

Dish: Delicious, traditional Digby salt cod fish cakes, browned to perfection, served with chow and your choice of side. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-622-2190

Facebook: The Iona Heights Inn

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

The Mermaid Mobile Catering Truck

Dish: Mermaid Mac and Cheese: Mac and Cheese chock full of seafood from Louisbourg Seafoods. Strawberry Cheese Cake with fresh local strawberries from local growers. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-578-6659

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are @mermaidfoodcb

Locations: Mira Gala (July 1st), Mira Boat Club, Sydney Curling Club, Gabarus Seawall.

 

Celtic Junction Bar & Grille, Sydney

Dish: Ask our staff to find out more about eating local at Celtic Junction. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-563-7771

 

*Was formally called All Star Grille.

Maple Leaf Restaurant, Sydney

Dish: The Maple Leaf Restaurant is well known for our full all day breakfast selections which include such things as fish cakes that are made from local seafood, the lobster roll uses locally caught lobster, and all our eggs are purchased locally and come from Eyking Farms.Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-564-6251

TALO Cafebar, Glace Bay

Dish: Our feature dish is baked salmon with mashed sweet potato and rainbow vegetables. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-842-2195

Facebook: TALO Cafebar

Rita’s Tea Room, Big Pond

Dish: Ask our friendly staff what menu items are made using Nova Scotian ingredients. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-828-2667

Facebook: Rita MacNeil

Rack and Roll, New Waterford

Dish: Drop on by and ask your server what menu items are made using local, Nova Scotian ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-862-3000

Grubstake, Louisbourg

Dish: The menu at the Grubstake is mostly local with tasty dishes like our Digby Scallops. Contact us for details or drop in! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-733-2308

Facebook: Grubstake Restaurant

Kiju’s, Membertou

Dish: We love to use only the finest, local ingredients! Please visit us to see the difference using local makes! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-562-6220

Trio Restaurant & Lounge, Sydney

Dish: East Coast Hot Pot – Fresh scallops, shrimp, haddock, salmon, and mussels in a house made coconut curry sauce and served over a bed of Basmati Rice. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-563-7009

Facebook: Trio Sydney

Bee’s Knees Diner, Sydney

Dish: We only use the freshest, local ingredients in our dishes! Come down and taste the difference using local makes. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-217-2335

The Bonnie Prince Restaurant, Sydney

Dish: Check out our daily special made using Nova Scotian ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-567-1510

 

Daniel’s Restaurant and Lounge, Sydney

Dish: During the week, look for daily themed specials made from local ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-562-8586

Governors Pub, Sydney

Dish: Enjoy a different local, fresh special every day of KitchenFest! week! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-562-7646

Facebook: Governors Pub & Eatery

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, Sydney

Dish: Pan Fried Haddock: Hand cut Atlantic fillet, lightly dusted with whole wheat flour, pan fried and served with fresh seasonal veggies, homemade slaw and choice of side (upon request, our haddock can be gluten friendly!) Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-270-8003

Facebook: The Old Triangle Sydney

Twitter: @OldTriangleSyd

Clansman Motel, North Sydney

Dish: Please ask our staff for which dishes use only the best ingredients from Nova Scotia! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-794-7226

Lobster Pound and Moore, North Sydney

Dish: Our special changes every night, but a local ingredient is always included! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-794-2992

Jane’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Bras d’Or

Dish: Please ask our staff for which dishes use fresh and local Nova Scotian ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-736-9825

Richmond County

The Island Nest Restaurant and Lounge, Arichat

Dish: Try our Boneless Grilled Haddock Platter. Served with your choice of potato, coleslaw, and choice of seafood or tartar sauce. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-226-0033

Shirley’s Spud Wagon, Arichat

Dish: Come and visit us to give all your senses an experience of Nova Scotia! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-226-3203

Seal Cove Restaurant, Louisdale

Dish: Ask your server for more details on where ingredients in our dishes come from! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-345-0655

Louie’s Cosy Corner, St. Peter’s

Dish: To find out more information on dishes made with Nova Scotian ingredients, please contact us! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-535-3195

Facebook: Louie’s Cosy Corner

MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge, St. Peter’s

Dish: Stop on by to taste the best flavours of Nova Scotia! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-535-2205

Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Dish: Experience Nova Scotia like no other! Stop by to savour locally grown ingredients in our delicious dishes!  Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-535-2200

Inverness County

Salmon Pool Inn, Margaree

Dish: Ask our friendly wait staff what dishes are made using Nova Scotian ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-235-2737

Facebook: Salmon Pool Inn

Mabou Farmers Market, Mabou

All things local can be found here! Pick up delicious meats, produce, and freshly made baked goods! Click here for more information.

Open Sundays 11am-2pm

Phone: 1-902-945-2428

Martin’s Fine Bakery, Big Harbour Island

Dish: Our feature is that we are baking with organic flour only and using local sources as much as possible. Our products are made with natural ingredients and not so sweet as the appear. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-756-3268

Facebook: Martin’s Fine Bakery

We are vending at Farmers Markets in Baddeck and Mabou.  However, our certified kitchen is at 91 Fiddlehead Road, Big Harbour Island.

Rusty Anchor Restaurant, Pleasant Bay

Dish: Ask the friendly staff at Rusty Anchor for what local ingredients are used on our menu! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-224-1313

Facebook: Rusty Anchor

All Aboard Restaurant, Cheticamp

Dish: Ask our staff for what dishes use local, Nova Scotian ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-224-2288

Doryman Pub & Grill, Cheticamp

Dish: Ask our wait staff to learn what local ingredients are used on our menu! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-224-9909

Facebook: Doryman Pub & Grill

Harbour Restaurant, Cheticamp

Dishes: Taste Nova Scotia like no other experience through our Crab Dinner, Lobster Dinner, and Surf and Turf! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-224-1144

Facebook: Habour Restaurant & Bar

Belle View Restaurant, Margaree

Dish: When ordering, ask our staff for what local ingredients are used in our meals! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-235-2100

The Lakes Campground and Restaurant, North East Margaree

Dish: Our staff would be happy to tell you what items on the menu use local, Nova Scotian ingredients. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-248-2360

Cabot Public House, Inverness

Dish: Please ask our staff which dishes use Nova Scotian ingredients. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-258-4653

The Clove Hitch, Port Hood

Dish: To see what menu items are using local ingredients, please ask one of our staff. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-787-3035

Facebook: Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

 

Sandeannie’s Bakery & Tea Room, Port Hood

Dishes: Enjoy a tasty fish cake breakfast made with locally bought fish. We also serve an oatmeal dressing made on site as well, all our baked goods are made on site. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-787-2558

Facebook: Sandeannie’s Bakery & Tea Room

Twitter: @sandeannie’s

Haus Treuburg Inn and Cottages, Port Hood

Dish: Ask our staff for which dishes use only the best Nova Scotian ingredients! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-787-2116

Galloping Cows Fine Foods, Port Hood

Dish: Ask our staff where ingredients for our pizzas, jellies, and spreads come from! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-787-3484

The Fiddle and the Sea, Port Hood

Dish: Taste the best of Nova Scotia with a wide range of dishes and treats made using locally grown ingredients. We use cheeses, berries, and jams produced in Nova Scotia. Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-631-5980

Shining Waters, Mabou

Dish: Ask our staff for more information about where our ingredients come from! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-945-2867

Charlene’s, Whycocomagh

Dish: Delicious Seafood Chowder filled with local lobster, scallops, haddock, halibut, shrimp, and crab Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-756-8004

 

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

Dishes: To taste what Nova Scotia has to offer, please talk to our wait staff to help you choose local!  Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-787-2708

Facebook: Celtic Music Centre

Twitter: @CapeBretonC

MacRae’s Restaurant, Pub & Patio at Dundee Resort & Golf Club, West Bay

Dish: Please check our menu to see what local flavours are used in our dishes! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-345-2649

Facebook: MacRae’s Restaurant Pub & Patio

Twitter: @Dundeeresort

Fleur de-Lis Tea Room & Dining Room, Port Hawkesbury

Dish: Our seafood is locally purchased such as our haddock dinner and grilled haddock burger, and grilled fish and home fries. Our seafood chowder features local seafood as well! Click here for more information.

Phone: 1-902-625-2566