Eat Local

During the week, look for our special Eat Local program, back again for this year’s festival!

Food establishments around the island will feature locally-grown ingredients in various menu items, showcasing flavours and dishes native to the area. Check back here again soon as we continue to update our restaurant listing and featured dishes! To have your restaurant included in our list, contact us:

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Full listings coming June 1 2017!

Victoria County

Cedar House Bakery & Restaurant, Boularderie

Dish: Fishcakes and Baked Beans: Served with coleslaw, green tomato chow and a homemade biscuit and roll. Click to view website

Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, Boularderie

Dish: a deluxe fresh, local haddock dinner Click to view website

Captain Capers Fish & Chips, Englishtown

Dish: Fish & Chips. Haddock fillets with home-cut fries and our special homemade tartar sauce. Click to view website

Bell Buoy, Baddeck

Dish: Our menu has lots of tasty dishes using local ingredients: Seafood Alfredo, Lobster in the Shell, and Mushroom Caps stuffed with lobster to name a few. We also carry Big Spruce Beer and Nova Scotian Wines. If you have a craving for Lobster Dinner, come on down at lunch time to savor this favorite, local dish. Click to view website

Thistledown Restaurant, Pub and Patio, Baddeck

Dishes: Whole Atlantic Lobster Dinner, Snow Crab Dinner Click to view website

Three Doors Down Diner, Baddeck

Dish: Fish & Chips: fresh, local fish coated in our homemade batter! Click to view website

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

Ask our friendly wait staff what local ingredients are used in our dishes! Click to view website

Wong’s Bras d’Or House Family Restaurant, Baddeck

Ask our friendly wait staff what local ingredients are used in our dishes! Click to view website

Telegraph House, Baddeck

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Baddeck Lobster Suppers, Baddeck

Dish: Our rhubarb custard pie is a family favorite, made with sweet vanilla custard and fresh rhubarb from the garden; oven-baked, with a crunchy streusel on top! Perfect with a cuppa or all on its own. Click to view website

Yellow Cello Café, Baddeck

Dishes: Lobster Fettucini Alfredo and 12″ Lobster Pizza! Both are made with Neil’s Harbour Lobster and our own house basil. Delicious, local and fresh from our kitchen every time. Click to view website

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 to view website

Gaelic College, St. Ann’s

Dishes: Sunday, July 3: 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
Friday, July 8: 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

Lobster Galley, St. Ann’s

Dishes: Local Fiddlehead Chowder accompanied with a pan-seared crispy trout atop garlic mashed PEI potatoes, and a homemade tomato/lemon marmalade. Dessert Blueberry cobbler topped with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. Click to view website

Main Street Restaurant and Bakery, Ingonish Beach

Dish: Angel hair pasta tossed with fresh lobster meat, crab meat and mussels, then topped with 1/2 steamed lobster and crab legs. Served with Garlic Bread! Click to view website

Avalon Restaurant at the Castle Rock Inn, Ingonish

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Coastal Restaurant, Ingonish

Dish: The Perfect Storm – Our homemade seafood chowder filled with local haddock, shrimp, baby clams, Digby scallops, baby shrimp, snow crab, half a lobster surrounded by delicious Cape North mussels. Click to view website

Seagull Restaurant, Ingonish

Dish: Come sit on our deck and enjoy a fresh, local lobster dinner! Click to view website

Bean Barn Café, Ingonish

Dishes: Chase the Ace Pie and/or new Club Sandwich Click to view website

Simply Pizza, Indian Brook

The Dancing Moose Café, Birch Plain

Dish: Lobster chowder and snow crab rolls. Lobster and crab are local breads and rolls are home made. Click to view website

Restaurant 100 KM at the Chanterelle Inn & Cottages

Dishes: Beets and Blueberry Salad, local lamb, chicken, beef, duck, pork, chocolate potato cake Click to view website

Clucking Hen Café, North Shore

Dishes: Lobster Stew – Our house specialty, made with a cream base, potatoes, carrots, chives, butter, tobasco, and fresh local lobster. Served with a Cape Breton tea biscuit.
Lobster Sandwich – Made on our freshly baked in house bread with local Atlantic Lobster from just up the road….yum yum
Strawberry Rhubarb Dumplings – A delicious cinnamon- like roll, filled with local rhubarb and strawberries and smothered in a sticky sweet sauce.
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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 to view website

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 & 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 to view website

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 to view website

Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Rack and Roll, New Waterford

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Grubstake, Louisbourg

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

Jake’s Restaurant & Lounge, Louisbourg

Dish: Pan-fried Haddock – Fresh Atlantic haddock dredged in flour, lemon peppers and pan fried to golden perfection. Click to view website

Kiju’s, Membertou

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Trio Restaurant & Lounge, Sydney

Dish: East Coast Hot Pot – Fresh Scallops, Shrimp, Haddock, Salmon, and Mussels in a House Made Coconut Curry Sauce, served over a bed of Basmati Rice. Click to view website

Bee’s Knees Diner, Sydney

Dish: Scallop Burger with cabbage slaw and sunflower seeds. The scallops are from Digby, the cabbage is from Glace Bay, and the bun is from McFadgen’s Bakery in Glace Bay! Click to view website

The Bonnie Prince Restaurant, Sydney

Dish: Check out our daily special made using Nova Scotian ingredients! Click to view website

Daniel’s Restaurant and Lounge, Sydney

Dish: During the week, look for daily themed specials made from local ingredients! Click to view website

Governors Pub, Sydney

Dish: Enjoy a different local fresh special everyday of KitchenFest! week! Click to view website

The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, Sydney

Dish: Italia Moules-Frites: 1lb of local mussels prepared in a delicious bruschetta mixture served with fries. Click to view website

Clansman Motel, North Sydney

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Robena’s, North Sydney

Dish: Try our Seafood Chowder, Lobster Dinner, and Fish and Chips that are made using locally caught seafood. Click to view website

Lobster Pound and Moore, North Sydney

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Jane’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Bras d’Or

Dish: Grilled Chicken Breast Burger: topped with mozzarella, lettuce and tomatoes. Served with your choice of caesar salad, fires, or garden salad. Click to view website

Richmond County

Rita’s Tea Room, Big Pond

Dish: Cape Breton Cheesecake: a cheesecake with a crumbled oatcake base (Rita’s Tea Room oatcakes of course!), topped with blueberry sauce (Galloping Cows Wild Blueberry Spread), oatcake crumbs, and chocolate sauce. Click to view website

The Island Nest Restaurant and Lounge, Arichat

Dish: Boneless Grilled Haddock Platter: served with your choice of potato, coleslaw, and choice of seafood or tartar sauce Click to view website

Shirley’s Spud Wagon, Arichat

Dish: Fisherman’s Platter: featuring local shrimp, scallops, clams, and one piece haddock Click to view website

Seal Cove Restaurant, Louisdale

Dish: Seafood Chowder Click to view website

Louie’s Cosy Corner, St. Peter’s

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MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge, St. Peter’s

Dish: Try our Shrimp Kabobs! Click to view website

Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Dish: Made easy-to-eat, 1.5 pounds of steamed lobster with rice and vegetables Click to view website

MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge, St. Peter’s

Dish: Try our Shrimp Kabobs! Click to view website

Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s

Dish: Made easy-to-eat, 1.5 pounds of steamed lobster with rice and vegetables Click to view website

Inverness County

Rusty Anchor Restaurant, Pleasant Bay

Dish: Try our version of a crepe that uses local snow crab! Click to view website

La Bloc Beach, Cape Breton Highlands National Park

• Learn-to-Lobster Boil
• How-to-Hook a Mackerel
• A Taste of l’Acadie
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Le Gabriel Restaurant & Lounge, Cheticamp

Dish: Acadian Platter: a variety of meat pie, fish cakes, fricot, and served with beans! Click to view website

All Aboard Restaurant, Cheticamp

Cheticamp Shore Combo – A section of local crab legs and a whole local lobster with your choice of side, fresh vegetables and garlic bread
Crab dip Bites – Local crab together with 3 cheeses and green onions in an Alexander Keiths beer batter fried until golden and served with a dill sour cream
Smoked Salmon Pita – A grilled Pita brushed with herb and garlic cream cheese and topped with Nova Scotia smoked salmon, red onion and capers served with a lemon dill sour cream
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Doryman Pub & Grill, Cheticamp

Dish: Seafood Chowder: A delicious, creamy blend of fresh vegetables and seafood; including haddock, grey sole, baby shrimp, tiger shrimp, bay scallops & Atlantic lobster. Our secret ingredient makes it even better. Click to view website

Harbour Restaurant, Cheticamp

Dish: Best of Both Dinner: one full Lobster and one crab section. We serve this dinner with coleslaw and steamed veggies (carrots and broccoli). Customers have a choice of side (fries, potato of the day, rice or salad). This Dinner also includes our apple garden cake served hot with homemade caramel sauce, and tea or coffee is also included. Click to view website

Belle View Restaurant, Margaree

Dish: Maple Spinach Salad using local, Margaree maple syrup! Click to view website

The Lakes Campground and Restaurant, North East Margaree

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Cabot Public House, Inverness

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The Village Grill, Inverness

Dish: Homemade Seafood Chowder, loaded with local haddock, clams, shrimp and scallops. Click to view website

The Clove Hitch, Port Hood

Dish: Enjoy tasty and local lobster in our Lobster Wontons. This is a new menu item this year. We will also be doing a special for the week: Steamed Crab Leg Dinner (in the shell).Click to view website

Sandeannie’s Bakery & Tea Room, Port Hood

Dishes: Homemade fishcake breakfast made with local fish. Hamburgers made from local ground beef Click to view website

Haus Treuburg Inn and Cottages, Port Hood

Dish: Lobster Armorique: The Port Hood lobster is already out of the shell on wild rice and a flamed tomato sauce with sherry and cognac, surround by asparagus Click to view website

Galloping Cows Pizza, Port Hood

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The Fiddle and the Sea, Port Hood

Sweet Bites: During our breakfast every morning, we serve to our customers some homemade preserves: Nova Scotia Blueberry Jam, Apple & Port Hood Cranberry Jam. Amazing Stratta made with Nova Scotia Cheese
A tasty Frittata au Gratin of Nova Scotia Cheese
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Shining Waters, Mabou

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Red Shoe Pub, Mabou

Freshly caught Mabou lobster served as a lobster roll with a crisp garden salad
Pan seared salmon linguini in a creamy rose sauce served with a lightly grilled lobster tail
Fruit cobbler, made with the freshest seasonal fruit, served with whip cream
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Charlene’s, Whycocomagh

Dish: Seafood Chowder: lobster, scallops, haddock, halibut, shrimp, and crab Click to view website

Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

Dishes: Seafood Chowder: Our famous creamy chowder filled with local seafood, served with a homemade cheddar biscuit. Haddock Burger: Panko crusted local haddock, tomato, spinach, with house-made tartar sauce Traditional Lobster Sandwich: Fresh Nova Scotia lobster tossed lightly in mayo with spinach on a buttery bun Click to view website

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

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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 to view website