Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Commoner Table & Tap, Sydney

Try our Street Tacos!  These Fish Tacos are made with local Atlantic Halibut that is battered in Breton Brewery’s Black Angus Beer and served with a kale slaw, Pico de Gallo and finished with a maple Sriracha Crema.


Bette’s Kitchen, North Sydney

Drop by and try our Bette’s Fish and Chips, made from local 2pc (4oz.) Haddock served with homemade fries, tartar sauce, and coleslaw.


Higher Grounds Cafe, North Sydney

Try our Sweet & Tart Rhubarb Shrub and Rhubarb Crisp, available all week.  The rhubarb will be from local growers. We’re bringing sweet and tart together with our Rhubarb Shrub and Crisp pairing.  Stop by Higher Grounds & The Cellar Bar anytime over KitchenFest! to try this delectable treat made from a fresh batch of Cape Breton spring rhubarb. Rhubarb contains a bright tartness that practically begs to be celebrated in a shrub, so that’s what we plan to do!  Our house made shrub has been prepared with a kick of ginger and we’re adding it to some gin, lime and club soda for a tasty cocktail.  We’re pairing the drink with a yummy dish of Rhubarb Crisp.  Rolled oats, hints of cinnamon and brown sugar are the perfect complement to the fresh fruit.  Relax on our patio and enjoy the views of the waterfront and ferries.  Summer at its best!

Crown & Moose Pub, Sydney

Ask us about our Pan Fried Haddock! This dish is made with local haddock and is served alongside your choice of a side and fresh vegetables for only $18.00- Gluten Free.

The Little Rollin Bistro, Sydney

Fish Tacos made with fresh local haddock and served with a pineapple salsa, cilantro aioli sauce and fresh greens on a warm tortilla!

The Mermaid Kitchen, Sydney

Drop in and try our Lobster Sandwich made with Louisbourg Seafood’s lobster that is mixed in a homemade lemon mayonnaise and butter lettuce on a brioche bun. Served with chips and a pickle.  Try it with a pint of Breton Brew Beer! – Market price- OR try Nan’s Chowder and a RollMira Bay Seafood’s fish, mussels, lobster, cold water shrimp and clams, local potatoes and carrots in a thick creamy broth served with a homemade white roll on the side. $ 12.00.





Celtic Junction Bar & Grill, Sydney

Come over to Casino Nova Scotia and ask us about our Chipotle Mussel Capellini!  This hot pasta dish is served in a chipotle cream sauce and tossed with one pound of local mussels!

*Was formally called All Star Grille, at Casino Nova Scotia.


TALO Cafebar, Glace Bay

When in Glace Bay, try our Fish and Chips!  This dish is made from local haddock, that is light and crispy! Served with home cut fries.


Rita’s Tea Room, Big Pond

Stop in The Tea Room for a pot of tea and try our School House Strings Plate!  This includes a homemade cinnamon roll, tea biscuit and oatcakes served with butter, local jam and cream!



Grubstake, Louisbourg

Ask us about our Texan Longhorn Whisky BBQ Burger!  Grilled to perfection, this delicious juicy burger is loaded with sautéed mushrooms, onions, melted Mozza and our own whiskey spiced BBQ sauce. The Beef is raised right here in Cape Breton and is free-range, hormone/antibiotic free and grass fed! Nothing but the best here on The Island!



Trio Restaurant & Lounge, Sydney

Drop into The Cambridge Suites and try our East Coast Hot Pot Dish!  This is a combination of fresh scallops, shrimp, haddock, salmon, and mussels in a house- made coconut curry sauce and served over a bed of Basmati Rice with sriracha sauce!



Bee’s Knees Diner, Sydney

Stop by and try our Seafood Poutine!  Made with scallops, shrimp, and lobster atop our trailer-made seasoned fries, hollandaise sauce, and fresh chives. $13.00 tax included.

*We only use the freshest, local ingredients in our dishes! Come down and taste the difference that using local makes!



Governors Pub, Sydney

When in Sydney, drop in and try our Lobster Ravioli with Lobster Butter Sauce during KitchenFest!
This favorite dish is made with fresh Cape Breton lobster, snow crab, ricotta cheese, lemon zest & lobster butter sauce.




The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, Sydney

Come in during KitchenFest! and try our Pan Fried Haddock!   This hand-cut Atlantic fillet is lightly dusted with whole wheat flour, pan-fried and served with fresh seasonal veggies, homemade slaw and your choice of a side. Upon request, our haddock can be gluten friendly!




Clansman Motel, North Sydney

Ask us about our Blueberry Grunt made with fresh, local blueberries!



Lobster Pound and Moore, North Sydney

Our special changes every night, but a local ingredient is always included!


Inverness County

Happy Clam Cafe & Grill, Cheticamp

Enjoy our Spring Mix Salad made with fresh, locally grown lettuce in Margaree by Front Porch Farms. Accompanied by tomatoes, cucumber, pecans, feta cheese and topped with Margaree Valley Maple syrup.  Have it with a Sandwich or top it up with Chicken or Local Lobster!

BaryKin Cafe & Bakery, Port Hawkesbury

Try our fresh Lobster Salad Sandwich made with Nova Scotia lobster, mixed with arugula, red onion, cucumber, roasted red pepper and lemon mayo on our homemade porridge bread. This delicacy is served alongside our Seafood Chowder loaded with scallops, shrimp, haddock, salmon, red potatoes, celery, and onion.

Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse, Port Hawkesbury

Drop in and try Miller’s Atlantic Lobster Roll!  This fresh Atlantic Lobster is blended in a lemon mayo and served on a bed of lettuce and tomato with our toasted signature roll.  Comes with a side of sweet potato fries and coleslaw.

Shindigs Pub and Restaurant, Port Hawkesbury

Drop by and try our Pan Fried Local Haddock served with a small green salad and choice of mashed or baked potato.

The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market, Whycocomagh

Stop in and try our Blueberry Cheesecake made with fresh, local blueberries, Supplied by Ferguson’s Farmers.

Treasure Trove Restaurant, Port Hawkesbury

Ask us about our Homemade Fish Cakes made with Atlantic salt cod, onions, and potatoes.  Try it with a traditional cornmeal muffin!

On our menu during The KitchenFest! Festival, we also have a Lobster Dinner served with potato salad, butter, and coleslaw or Cape Breton Fish and Chips– An 8 oz. piece of local haddock, choice of potatoes, vegetables and creamy coleslaw.

Seaside Restaurant at the Island Sunset Resort, Margaree Harbour

Come in and try our local Haddock & Lobster pan-fried with a Creamy Dill Sauce!

Admiral Lounge & Dining Room, Port Hood

Stop by and try our Open Ravioli Dish, packed with local lobster and topped in a cream sauce. This dish also comes with a salad made from local greens and veggies!

Glenora Inn & Distillery, Glenville

Try our Lobster Wontons made with hand-cracked coastal waters lobster that is generously stuffed into a crisp wonton and served with a charred heirloom tomato and garlic aioli sauce on top of handpicked leaf lettuce from Rhonda Kane’s Farm. 

The Red Shoe Pub, Mabou

Ask us about our Catch of the Week!  Enjoy a different special every day featuring local seafood!

La Chansonnette Restaurant et Boulangerie, Grand Etang

Ask us about our Fish Cakes and Beans, our Traditional Meat Pie and our Acadian Frico with chicken, potatoes, and spices all-inclusive with tea/coffee $15.00.  Or try our Lobster Burger with Fish Chowder!  tea/coffee included for $25.00.

Salmon Pool Inn, Margaree

Drop in and ask our staff what items are local on our menu!




Mabou Farmers Market, Mabou

All things local can be found here! Pick up delicious meats, produce, and freshly made baked goods!

Open Sundays 11am-2pm



Rusty Anchor Restaurant, Pleasant Bay

Come over and try our Homemade Crab Cakes!  Two of Cape Breton’s Best Crab Cakes, topped with crispy onions and a side of Rusty’s own remoulade sauce for dipping. $18.99




Doryman Pub & Grill, Cheticamp

Enjoy a traditional Acadian Meat Pie prepared fresh daily, with a flaky crust and its filling sourced from local chicken & pork!

Our Seafood Chowder is a delicious, creamy blend of fresh vegetables and seafood that includes haddock, grey sole, baby shrimp, bay scallops and is served with a homemade sweet roll from Aucoin’s Bakery.








Belle View Restaurant, Margaree

Fresh Local Lobster served with homemade potato salad and all the trimmings, a side Spanish salad and our own Margaree Maple syrup!



Cabot Public House at Cabot Links, Inverness

Join us for a Cape Breton Lobster Boil!  5 lbs. fresh, local lobster, potato salad, corn, clams, and mussels served with lemon.



The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, Port Hood

Mira Bay Shrimp Croquettes- Local cold water shrimp, in a potato and herb batter served with a warm tarragon hollandaise sauce and local greens!





Sandeannie’s Bakery & Tea Room, Port Hood

Our Regular Menu Items have local ingredients as well as all our baked goods are made fresh on site!



Haus Treuburg Country Inn and Cottages, Port Hood

Lobster Amorique– Battered, local lobster served out of the shell, on wild rice with a flamed tomato, Sherry/Cognac sauce and surrounded with fresh asparagus!


Galloping Cows Fine Foods, Port Hood

Ask us about our Pie in the Sky Pizza!  This homemade fresh dough pizza is served with local tomatoes, pineapple, parmesan, mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce.

*Ask our staff where ingredients for our pizzas, jellies, and spreads come from!



The Fiddle and the Sea B & B, Port Hood

Try our Frittata Parmentier Dish!  This is The Fiddle and the Sea’s version of a Spanish Omelette made with Nova Scotia Knoydart Farm Cheese!

We also have a Crustless Quiche Dish, which is a Ham Quiche made with Nova Scotia Knoydart Farm Cheese.  Ask us about our Vegetarian and a Gluten Free Versions!

*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.




Charlene’s Bayside Restaurant & Cafe, Whycocomagh

Drop in and try our Delicious Seafood Chowder!  Filled with local lobster, scallops, haddock, halibut, shrimp, and crab or ask us about our Homemade Fish Cakes & Baked Beans! 



Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique

To taste what Nova Scotia has to offer, please talk to our wait staff to help you choose local!



Fleur de-Lis Tea & Dining Room, Port Hawkesbury

Our seafood is locally purchased for our Grilled Haddock Dinner. This may be served with your choice of mashed potatoes, Acadian Fries or with a side salad and a roll.  Ask us about our Gluten Free Options!


Richmond County

Diddle’s Cafe & Bakery, St. Peter’s

Try our homemade Seafood Chowder made with fresh, local lobster, shrimp, haddock, and scallops. Served with your choice of a homemade biscuit, roll or half of a sandwich.

Martin’s Fine Bakery, Big Harbour Island

We bake with organic flour only and use local sources as much as possible. Our products are made with natural ingredients and not as sweet as they appear!

*We are vending at the Farmers Markets in Baddeck and Mabou.  However, our certified kitchen is located at 91 Fiddlehead Road, in Malagawatch, Nova Scotia.

The Island Nest Restaurant and Lounge, Arichat

Try our Grilled Haddock Platter!  This boneless grilled haddock is served with your choice of potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw and tartar sauce!




Shirley’s Spud Wagon, Arichat

Try our Fisherman’s Platter!  Featuring local shrimp, scallops, clams and one piece haddock!



Louie’s Cosy Corner, St. Peter’s

To find out more information on dishes made with Nova Scotian ingredients, please contact us!



MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge, St. Peter’s

Pan Fried Haddock-Local Haddock served with coleslaw, veggies and your choice of potato for only  $11.99!



MacRae’s Dining Room at The Dundee Resort and Golf Club, Dundee

Try our pan seared local Pork Tenderloin, topped in a rich red wine sauce and served with a side of vegetables and garlic mashed potatoes.    Pair it with one of Eileanan Breagha local wines!




Victoria County

Normaway Inn, Margaree

Located in the picturesque Margaree Valley along the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, our dining room aims to serve items that are not only local but cultivated and grown right here on our own property. With 70 acres of wild Nova Scotia blueberries and 4 acres of rhubarb together with our own vegetable garden, our daily changing menu incorporates our homegrown produce. From blueberry vinaigrettes, freshly picked garden vegetables, and salad greens, onsite pressed pure rhubarb and blueberry juice, we strive to provide guests with a uniquely Nova Scotia experience. Our dining room overlooks our fresh herb and vegetable gardens.


The Wheelhouse Cafe, Grand Narrows

Try our Lobster Rolls made with fresh Bras d’Or Lake lobster and served on a lightly toasted homemade roll with crispy chippers tossed in sea salt and a side of creamy Cole slaw

Bean There Cafe, Baddeck

Stop by our cafe and check our menu to see what delectable goodies are baked with local ingredients.

Go Bistro at the Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort, Indian Brook

Try our Shores Seafood Stew made with Snow crab, mussels, whole head-on shrimp in roasted chili -lime broth with smoked corn, red pepper pico, garden kale, baby potatoes, roasted shishito chili and garlic bread!

Bell Buoy Restaurant, Baddeck

Ask us about our Lobster Sandwich, served on our own homemade oatmeal bread with a choice of a side dish or chowder.  Also, check out our home-made soups, sauces, and desserts.

*Local SeafoodWe serve fresh local lobster in the shell as well as local mussels, Haddock and homemade chowder that are available daily.

Darby’s Old Church Kitchen, MacKinnon Harbour

Come in and try our Lobster Roll!  This is a traditional Lobster Roll made with locally sourced lobster and served with a choice of either Darby’s famous home-made fries or potato salad. – Market Price.

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!

Open Wednesdays: 11am-2pm



Stand and Stuff Your Face, Baddeck

Come by and ask about our Haddock Wrap made with local haddock, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, cheese and a lemon dill sauce!



Cedar House Bakery & Restaurant, Boularderie

Try our Seafood Chowder in a cup or a bowl!  This chowder is thick with local haddock, lobster, scallops and is served with a home-made fresh roll or biscuit!



Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, Boularderie

Our Lobster Club Sandwich is served with local lobster and prepared on homemade bread from our local bakery!








Captain Capers Fish & Chips, Englishtown

Stop by in Englishtown, and choose from your choice of Atlantic Haddock and Fries or St. Anne’s Bay Mussels in a Thai sauce or Digby clams/Scallops!  



Thistledown Restaurant, Pub and Patio, Baddeck

Try our  Solomon Gundy (pickled herring), smoked salmon and smoked mackerel served with a mild lemon-horseradish whipped cream.



Three Doors Down Diner, Baddeck

Come in and try our Fish N’ Chips made with local haddock, in a homemade batter and deep-fried! Served with a side of French fries.


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

Ask us about our Maple Whisky Salmon!  this Atlantic salmon is prepared in Margaree Valley Maple syrup, Glen Breton single malt whisky and served with fresh seasonal vegetables. $26.00 plus tax.



Telegraph House, Baddeck

Please contact us for more details about how we use local ingredients in our meals!


Baddeck Lobster Suppers, Baddeck

Stop by and try our Cape Breton Snow Crab!  This sweet and salty dish is served with traditional picnic salads and of course melted butter!

*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.


Yellow Cello Café, Baddeck

Try our Lobster Fettucini Alfredo tossed in a creamy alfredo sauce with chunks of local, fresh lobster and finished with lemon, dill and fresh Parmesan Cheese.

Or our 12″ Lobster Pizza made with fresh lobster meat, in a lemon, garlic sauce baked with two kinds of cheese on our house- made pizza crust finished with an olive oil/ basil pesto. A decadent choice and serves two or one hungry lobster lover!




Gaelic College, St. Ann’s

On Friday, June 29 come join us for a 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 our delicious gravy.   Comes with a freshly baked roll. To finish things off, scrumptious apple crisp served with tea and coffee.

Tuesday, July 3 we will be hosting a Codfish Supper! 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.



Lobster Galley, St. Ann’s

Celtic Dinner for KitchenFest!

Scotch Broth or Organic Garden Mixed Green Salad
Grilled Maple Salmon-or 8 Oz Strip steak with Jack Daniels Sauce
Bread pudding with Whisky sauce

All well drinks at $5.00 from 4-6.30pm
Happy Hour domestic beer at $4.50 from 4-6.30 pm

Come in and ask our servers about what is local on our menu!


Main Street Restaurant and Bakery, Ingonish Beach

Come in and try our Padaletta Per Due made with local LobsterTiger shrimp, Sea Scallops, Mussels, Haddock and Salmon Poached in White Wine tomato broth. Served with Garlic bread.

* Many of our dishes use locally grown and caught ingredients. Ask our staff to help you choose local!


Coastal Restaurant, Ingonish

Drop in and ask us about our Three Cheese Tortellini Seafood Pasta tossed with mixed veggies and loaded with fresh Tiger Shrimp, Digby Scallops and Cape North Mussels in an Alfredo Sauce!  $21.99



Simply Pizza, Indian Brook

Try our Chicken and Spinach Alfredo Pizza seasoned with fresh garlic and topped with local spinach, chicken, and mozzarella cheese in a creamy sauce!



The Dancing Moose Café, Birch Plain

Try our Belgian Waffles made with local strawberries and real, maple-sweetened whipped Cream!



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

Our focus is to provide our guests with the opportunity to eat local meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. This is truly an authentic experience to taste Cape Breton!


Clucking Hen Café, North Shore

Try our  Lobster Stew!  This Homemade cream base soup consists of potatoes, carrots, chives, butter, Tabasco sauce, and delicious local lobster.

Our Lobster Sandwich is served on your choice of our own homemade bread, lettuce, tomato, red onions and topped with delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Dumplings made with local berries and rhubarb.  Rolled into a home-made dough, and topped with a sweet gooey sauce made from the fruit juices and baked until golden brown.

*Taste our baked goods made on site and other dishes made using only Nova Scotian ingredients!

Herring Choker Deli, Nyanza

Come in and try The Choker Deli’s  1/2 Lobster Roll! This sandwich comes with a salad, tossed in a homemade maple balsamic vinaigrette and is made with local lobster, Greens, and Maple Syrup!


The Red Barn Gift Shop & Restaurant, Nyanza

Enjoy The Red Barn’s Famous 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 flaky croissant. This 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.




Frolic and Folk Pub, Iona

Come visit us at the Iona Heights Inn and enjoy our Salt Cod Fishcakes!  These home-made golden, pan-fried fishcakes are made with local salted cod and served with a side salad.