Cape Breton Regional Municipality

Sand Bar, Glace Bay
With a relaxed, casual atmosphere and a menu featuring a variety of dishes, the Sand Bar is a great spot to grab a casual meal or catch up with friends over drinks. The restaurant also features live music and events throughout the year, making it a lively spot.
The Bitten Moon Pub, Glace Bay
The pub's menu features a variety of pub fare, including burgers, sandwiches, and salads, as well as a selection of beers and cocktails. With its regular live music performances, The Bitten Moon Pub is a great spot to unwind and enjoy a night out with friends. Try the delicious Lobster Poutine as their featured dish for KitchenFest!
Louann’s Café, Sydney
With its cozy atmosphere, Louann's Café is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a delicious meal. They feature delicious, locally sourced turnip soup!
Miners’ Village Restaurant, Glace Bay
Miners' Village Restaurant in Glace Bay captures the rich history and spirit of the town. Serving delicious comfort food, this eatery pays homage to the coal miners who shaped the community. From hearty homemade soups to traditional Cape Breton specialties, a visit to Miners' Village Restaurant is a culinary journey through Glace Bay's past and present.
Black Spoon Bistro, North Sydney
The menu features a variety of locally sourced ingredients and unique flavour combinations, all expertly prepared by the talented chefs. Come try our delicious Maple Curry Chicken Pasta!
Sweet Side of the Moon Bakery & Café, Glace Bay
The bakery offers a variety of freshly baked goods, including bread, pastries, cakes, and cookies, as well as sandwiches and beverages. Whether you're looking for a sweet treat or a cozy spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, this bakery and café is worth a visit.
Bette’s Kitchen, North Sydney
With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, Bette's Kitchen is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat and relax. Drop by and try their Fish and Chips, made from local 2pc (4oz.) Haddock served with homemade fries, tartar sauce, and coleslaw!
Cape Breton Farmers’ Market, Sydney
The CB Farmers’ Market is the largest market of its kind servicing producers and customers in Cape Breton and is home to approximately 30 vendors, including farmers, bakers, food producers, jewelers, crafters, and much more. The CB Farmers’ Market aims to promote, support, and enhance the development of the local food/artisan industry while promoting sustainability, healthy eating, and community.
Hotel North Mariners Galley Restaurant, North Sydney
With its cozy atmosphere and friendly staff, the Mariners Galley is a great spot to enjoy a delicious meal in Cape Breton. All Seafood comes from Gillis Seafoods locally owned and operated! Stop by during your KitchenFest adventures!
Clansman Motel, North Sydney
Located within the Clansman Motel, this restaurant offers a convenient and inviting dining options. With its menu featuring a variety of dishes, the Clansman Motel restaurant is a popular choice for a satisfying meal in North Sydney. Come try their delicious Blueberry Grunt, a timeless combination of wild Nova Scotia blueberries and crumbly biscuits!
The Old Triangle Irish Alehouse, Sydney
This is a lively and popular spot for those looking to enjoy traditional Irish fare and drinks. With a warm and inviting atmosphere, the restaurant offers a range of dishes. The Old Triangle also features live music and events, making it a great spot for a night out in Cape Breton. Stop by during KitchenFest! and try their 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, their haddock can be gluten friendly!
Governors Pub & Eatery, Sydney
Governors Pub & Eatery is a popular restaurant located in the heart of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Known for its lively atmosphere, extensive menu, and live music performances. They have many locally sourced items on their menu. The food and music are hard to beat at Governor's Pub!
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!
Lobster Pound and Moore, North Sydney
Known for its fresh and delicious lobster dishes. This restaurant offers a casual and welcoming atmosphere, and a menu that features a variety of seafood options. Whether you're a local, visitor or just passing through, Lobster Pound and Moore is a must-visit spot for seafood lovers in Cape Breton. They have Seafood Chowder and Lobster Dinner as their featured dishes for KitchenFest! Come on down!

Inverness County

Brook Village Grocery
With a variety of coffee, cheese, bagels, sandwiches, fresh produce, and specialty foods, this rural general store boasts as much local as possible!
Beaton’s Delight Espresso
Start your day off right with a hot bevvy and our delicious morning medley muffin! They're big, filling, and savoury and full of ingredients from home. Stop by and support this great local business that uses locally sourced ingredients!
The Highland Breeze Bistro, Pleasant Bay
This charming restaurant nestled in the heart of Cape Breton offers a delightful menu of fresh, locally-sourced dishes. Come try their delicious Lobster Burger, Fish and Chips, and local Pan Fried Haddock!
The Joint Mobile Grill, Inverness
The Joint Mobile Grill is a popular food truck in Inverness, known for its mouthwatering grilled dishes. Customers rave about the quality of the food and the friendly service provided by the Joint Mobile Grill team. Try their delicious Skies The Limit Poutine!
Coal Miner’s Cafe
Coal Miner’s Cafe is a beloved local spot that serves up traditional meals in a cozy atmosphere. It's name pays homage to the region's coal mining history. Come stop by and ask about the local ingredients on their menu!
L’Abri Café Restaurant et Bar
Come try their Seasonal Salad with local greens, picked herbs, and salted fried blueberries! Stop by for a delicious meal at this local restaurant!
With a cozy ambiance, friendly service, and delicious dishes made with fresh local ingredients, it's a great spot for a memorable dining experience. Come try their delicious Steak Sub! (local beef and baked buns from Aucoins)
Miller’s Seafood & Chophouse, Port Hawkesbury
Known for its exquisite seafood and steak dishes, which are made from locally sourced ingredients. With its elegant ambiance and attentive service, Miller's Seafood & Chophouse is a popular destination. Try their Cape Breton Lobster Rolls!
BaryKin Cafe & Bakery, Port Hawkesbury
Try their mouth-watering Lobster Salad Sandwich. Nova Scotia lobster mixed with red onion, cucumber, and sun-dried tomato aioli, served on two slices of our grilled homemade focaccia bread and topped with locally sourced thick slice bacon, sprouts, and tomato.
Normaway Inn, Margaree
Located in the picturesque Margaree Valley along the Cabot Trail, 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 their vegetable garden, their daily changing menu incorporates our homegrown produce.
Aucoin’s Bakery, Cheticamp
Aucoin's Bakery is a family-owned bakery in Cheticamp that has been serving freshly baked bread and pastries for over 30 years. Among our many baked goods, try their delicious blueberry pie, loaves, and muffins made with fresh local fruit!
Route 19 Bar and Grill, Inverness
Known for its diverse menu featuring seafood, steak, burgers, and salads, as well as live music performances and a lively atmosphere. Try their delicious and local Fish Tacos! Route 19 Brewing produces craft beer which is incorporated into our food menus.
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
La Chansonnette Restaurant et Boulangerie, Grand Etang
It offers a delightful combination of delicious cuisine and freshly baked goods. Come on down and try their fabulous Seafood Chowder, or their local Panfried Haddock!
The Red Shoe Pub, Mabou
The Red Shoe Pub is a famous establishment located in Mabou, Cape Breton Island, that offers a unique combination of live music, delicious food, and drinks. The pub's warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with its live music performances, makes it a must-visit destination for locals and tourists. Listen to fabulous music while enjoying their delicious and local Seafood Chowder!
Glenora Inn & Distillery, Glenville
This restaurant offers a fine dining experience, serving up a variety of dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, along with a selection of the Glenora single malt whiskies. With its picturesque location and warm hospitality, the Glenora Inn & Distillery is a must-visit destination. Come on down for wonderful music and their delicious, locally sourced, Lobster Wontons!
Admiral Lounge & Dining Room, Port Hood
The restaurant's menu features a variety of dishes made from locally sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood and other local specialties. With its elegant and relaxed atmosphere, the Admiral Lounge & Dining Room is a perfect spot! We've got delicious Fish n' Chips as our featured item for KitchenFest! Ask our servers about our locally sourced ingredients.
The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market, Whycocomagh
The Farmer's Daughter Country Market is a charming market located in Whycocomagh that offers fresh, locally sourced produce and homemade baked goods. In addition to its selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, the market also features a gift shop and café serving up delicious homemade meals. Among their plethora of local goods and wares, make some time to enjoy their delicious Blueberry Cheesecake!
Celtic Music Interpretive Centre, Judique
They offer a combination of delicious food and live Celtic music performances. The Interpretive centre also features a museum showcasing the history of celtic music in Cape Breton. "We are proud to support our local farms and fisheries and source local ingredients as much as we can. Our menu of Nova Scotia favourites features signature Seafood Chowder, traditional Lobster Sandwiches, Fish Tacos, and a variety of grilled sandwiches, burgers, crepes, fresh salads, tasty desserts and more, all house made."
Charlene’s Bayside Restaurant & Cafe, Whycocomagh
Drop in and try their Delicious Seafood Chowder! Filled with local lobster, scallops, haddock, halibut, shrimp, and crab, or ask them about their Homemade Fish Cakes & Baked Beans!
The Fiddle and the Sea B & B, Port Hood
Try the Frittata Parmentier Dish! This is The Fiddle and the Sea's version of a Spanish Omelette made with Nova Scotia Knoydart Farm Cheese! They also have a Crustless Quiche Dish, which is a Ham Quiche made with Nova Scotia Knoydart Farm Cheese. Ask them about the Vegetarian and 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."
Sandeannie’s Bakery & Tea Room, Port Hood
Sandeannie's Bakery & Tea Room is a charming little spot in Port Hood that's known for its freshly baked goods, all day breakfast, and delicious meals. Their regular menu items have local ingredients as well as all their baked goods are made fresh on site!
The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, Port Hood
This restaurant offers a wide variety of delicious dishes. You've got to try their Mira Bay Shrimp Croquettes made with local freshwater shrimp!
Whit’s Public House, Inverness
Whit's Public House is a popular restaurant located in Inverness, Cape Breton, known for its delicious food. With its cozy interior and welcoming staff, Whit's Public House is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat and relax after a day of exploring. Their featured dish for KitchenFest! 2023 is the Breaded Buttermilk Chicken thigh with Coleslaw, Chipotle Aioli, and Home cut Fries!
Belle View Restaurant, Margaree
The restaurant's menu features a variety of dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, including fresh seafood, steak, and other local specialties. The cozy atmosphere and welcoming staff make Belle View Restaurant a popular spot. Try the Lobster Potato Salad along with a side of Spanish salad topped with maple dressing!
Doryman Pub & Grill, Cheticamp
Doryman Pub & Grill is a popular restaurant known for its delicious food and live music performances. The restaurant features a diverse menu, such as pub favourite like burgers and wings. With its lively atmosphere and friendly staff, the Doryman Pub & Grill is a favourite spot for both locals and visitors to the area. They feature tender, juicy, favourable 8 oz Ribeye Steak as their special dish for KitchenFest!
Rusty Anchor Restaurant, Pleasant Bay
Known for its delicious seafood dishes and picturesque waterfront views. Whether you're in the mood for fresh lobster or classic fish and chips, the menu offers a variety of options. Try their 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.
Fleur de-Lis Tea & Dining Room, Port Hawkesbury
Their seafood is locally purchased for the Grilled Haddock Platter. This may be served with your choice of mashed potatoes, Acadian Fries, or with a side salad and a roll. Ask them about their Gluten Free Options!

Richmond County

Seal Cove Restaurant, Louisdale
Known for its exquisite dishes, the restaurant offers a diverse menu. The cozy and welcoming atmosphere of Seal Cove Restaurant provides a perfect setting for enjoying a delicious meal with family and friends.
Shirley’s Spud Wagon, Arichat
Shirley's Spud Wagon Food Truck is Known for serving up delicious, hearty meals made with locally-sourced ingredients. The menu features classic comfort food. Shirley's Spud Wagon is a must-visit spot for anyone passing through Arichat. Try the Fisherman’s Platter! Featuring local shrimp, scallops, clams and one piece haddock!
The Island Nest Restaurant and Lounge, Arichat
The restaurant serves up delicious home-style cooking, with a focus on seafood dishes and local ingredients. The warm and friendly staff, combined with the charming decor, makes for a relaxing and enjoyable dining experience. Try the Grilled Haddock Dinner! This boneless grilled haddock is served with your choice of potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, and tartar sauce!
Bras d’Or Lakes Inn, St. Peter’s
Known for its delicious food and stunning views of the Bras d'Or Lakes. With its warm and welcoming atmosphere, attentive service, and mouth-watering cuisine, Bras d'Or Lakes Inn is a must-visit destination. Stop by to savour locally grown ingredients in their delicious dishes. Ask them for more info!
MacBouch Restaurant and Lounge, St. Peter’s
The restaurant's menu features a variety of seafood and traditional pub fare, with an emphasis on fresh, local ingredients. Try the Pan Fried Haddock: Local Haddock served with coleslaw, veggies, and your choice of potato, the special for the week of KitchenFest!
Louie’s Cosy Corner, St. Peter’s
This restaurant offers a cozy and welcoming atmosphere, with friendly staff and delicious homestyle cooking. It's a great spot to grab a meal, catch up with friends, and experience the warm hospitality of Cape Breton. To find out more information on dishes made with Nova Scotian ingredients, just ask! Grilled Haddock is the special item for KitchenFest 2023!
MacRae’s Dining Room at The Dundee Resort and Golf Club, Dundee
MacRae's Dining Room at The Dundee Resort and Golf Club is a premier dining destination in Dundee, offering stunning panoramic views of the Bras d'Or Lakes and surrounding golf course. The restaurant features an upscale menu with a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and innovative dishes. Try the Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin! Pair it with one of the Eileanan Breagha local wines!

Victoria County

Lynwood Inn, Baddeck
The restaurant features an elegant dining room, which serves up a variety of dishes made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Whether you're in the mood for seafood, steak, or vegetarian fare, the Lynwood Inn has something for everyone. Spend your evening with us in beautiful Baddeck and be sure to try their local and fresh Lobster Roll Platter!
Big Spruce Brewing, Nyanza
Located on a picturesque organic farm in Nyanza, it offers a delicious menu of locally-sourced food that perfectly complements their award-winning craft beers. Come try their delicious Poutine, not to mention the variety of craft beer made right here!
Doucette’s Market & Eatery, Ingonish
The Doucette’s Market & Eatery offers a unique combination of market and restaurant. With a menu that features fresh seafood and local produce, it's a great place to grab a bite to eat! Stop in and request their local, in-season, seafood sandwiches and wraps!
The Freight Shed, Baddeck
This restaurant specializes in seafood dishes, with fresh catches of the day served up in a variety of ways. With its cozy interior and waterfront location, The Freight Shed is a popular spot. Try their seafood chowder! Creamy and light and made with Maritime shellfish, it's the owner's favourite dish!
Purple Thistle Dining Room, Keltic Lodge, Ingonish
Recently earning the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, the Purple Thistle Dining Room guarantees a unique and authentic Nova Scotia dining experience. Whether it’s cutting fresh herbs from their gardens, picking dandelions to create delicious local oils or working with local vineyards and wineries, Keltic Lodge offers a culinary experience like no other.
Lakeside Restaurant at the Inverary Resort, Baddeck
Fresh local ingredients take center stage on our menu and are complemented by local wines, thoughtfully mixed cocktails, and craft beer. Come try their delicious Sea-Cuterie Board!
Darby’s Old Country Kitchen, MacKinnon Harbour
Visit this cozy eatery that serves up home-style dishes with a welcoming atmosphere. With a focus on using local ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, it's a great spot to experience the authentic flavors of Cape Breton Island. Come try their delicious Salt Cod Fishcakes and side salad!
Bean There Cafe, Baddeck
Bean There Cafe is a popular cafe located in Baddeck. It is known for its cozy atmosphere, delicious coffee, and homemade baked goods. Stop by and check their menu to see what delectable goodies are baked with local ingredients!
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 Saturdays, so come check us out on July 1!
Bell Buoy Restaurant, Baddeck
Bell Buoy Restaurant is a seafood restaurant located in the picturesque town of Baddeck. Known for its delicious seafood chowder and lobster dinners, the restaurant also offers a variety of other local fresh seafood dishes. The cozy atmosphere and friendly service make the Bell Buoy Restaurant a popular spot. You have to come try the delicious crab cakes made with fresh, local ingredients.
Cabot Shores Bistro, Indian Brook
Cabot Shores Bistro offers a unique dining experience in a beautiful natural setting. Try their delicious Lobster Roll! With lobster from the shores of Skir Dhu, seasoned with herbs from Cabot Shores’ garden, and our very own Apple Chutney.
Stand and Stuff Your Face
Stand and Stuff Your Face is a popular food truck known for its delicious food! Their menu features mouthwatering burgers, loaded fries, and unique sandwich creations that are sure to satisfy any craving. Come by and ask about their fresh, local Fish n' Chips and famously delicious Haddock Wrap! Check the website for their daily locations.
Telegraph House, Baddeck
The property was once home to the inventor Alexander Graham Bell and has been beautifully restored to its former glory. With its elegant dining room and seasonal menu featuring local ingredients, Telegraph House is a must-visit for anyone looking for a taste of Cape Breton's history and culinary offerings. Their menus are crafted in support of local organic farmers, sustainably sourced seafood, and fairly traded imports. We also specialize in wild foraged edibles and unusual herbs and flowers. The menu and kitchen are completely gluten-free in order to allow them to experiment with less common flour combinations and even make some of our own flours from local dried beans, grains, and nuts. They offer vegetarian options and vegan dishes. The featured item for KitchenFest! is their delicious Broiled Haddock with lemon dijon spread!
McCurdy’s at the Silver Dart Lodge, Baddeck
The menu features a variety of dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients, including seafood and steak options. With its warm and welcoming ambiance and delicious cuisine, McCurdy's is a must-visit spot for foodies visiting Cape Breton. Come in and try their fish n’ chips made with local haddock, in a homemade batter and deep-fried! Or try their local Whisky Salmon Dish!
Three Doors Down Diner, Baddeck
The menu at Three Doors Down Diner offers a variety of delicious homemade meals, including hearty breakfast options, sandwiches, salads, and more. Visitors to Three Doors Down Diner can expect friendly service, a relaxed atmosphere, and tasty comfort food that will satisfy any appetite. Come in and try their Fish n’ Chips made with local haddock, in a homemade batter and deep-fried! Served with a side of french fries.
Fitzgerald’s Restaurant, Boularderie
Offering a diverse menu of delicious cuisine, Fitzgerald's Restaurant is a must-visit for food lovers. Their Lobster Club Sandwich is served with local lobster and prepared on homemade bread from our local bakery.
Frolic and Folk Pub, Iona
With its warm and welcoming ambiance, friendly staff, and great drinks and food, Frolic and Folk Pub is the perfect spot for a night out with friends or a casual meal with family. Come visit them at the Iona Heights Inn and enjoy their Three Cheese Tortellini Seafood Pasta!
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.
Clucking Hen Café, North Shore
Try their Lobster Stew! This homemade cream base soup consists of potatoes, carrots, chives, butter, Tabasco sauce, and delicious local lobster. The 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 homemade dough, and topped with a sweet gooey sauce made from the fruit juices and baked until golden brown. Taste their baked goods made on site and other dishes made using only Nova Scotian ingredients!
Chanterelle Inn, North River Bridge
Known for its exquisite cuisine and charming atmosphere. The restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a delightful dining experience for guests. Their focus is to provide guests with the opportunity to eat local meats, cheeses, fruits, and vegetables. Their featured local product for KitchenFest! is the delightful Dandelion Sherbert!
The Dancing Moose Café, Birch Plain
The Dancing Moose Café is a charming little cafe located in Birch Plain, known for its cozy atmosphere and homemade baked goods. The menu features a variety of sandwiches, soups, and salads, with an emphasis on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. The café also has a small gift shop area where visitors can purchase handmade crafts and souvenirs. Stop in and try their delicious Crab Roll!
Seagull Restaurant, Ingonish
The Seagull Restaurant is a seafood lover's paradise, located in the picturesque town of Ingonish on the Cabot Trail. The menu features a variety of fresh seafood dishes, including lobster, crab, and scallops, as well as other tasty options like burgers and pizza. With its cozy atmosphere and beautiful views of the ocean, the Seagull Restaurant is a must-visit spot for anyone traveling through Cape Breton. Come sit on their deck and enjoy a fresh, local lobster dinner!
Coastal Waters Restaurant and Pub, Ingonish
With a menu that features fresh seafood and other local specialties, Coastal Waters is known for its delicious and authentic cuisine. They have a delicious Lobster Sandwich with your name on it!
Main Street Restaurant and Bakery, Ingonish Beach
The restaurant specializes in homemade meals, sandwiches, and classic diner fare, with a menu that features something for everyone. Whether you're in the mood for a quick bite or a leisurely meal, Main Street Restaurant and Bakery is a must-visit spot for delicious food in a cozy setting.
Lobster Galley, St. Ann’s
Specializing in lobster, the restaurant offers a range of dishes, such as other seafood and traditional Canadian cuisine. With its warm, welcoming atmosphere and stunning views of the bay, the Lobster Galley is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the natural beauty of Cape Breton. Enjoy a variety of fresh seafood and live lobsters!
Gaelic College, St. Ann’s
During the week of KitchenFest!, keep the Gaelic College in mind for weekday lunchtime céilidhs and also a community meal - a delicious traditional codfish supper!
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. They are always serving local, main entrée seafood items as well as produce whenever possible.