Culinary

Cape Breton is home to some of the best shellfish in the world.
From Ship to Shore to Chef, our bounty of fresh seafood awaits you.

World-Class Shellfish

The Island is recognized among culinary enthusiasts as a must-eat region of Nova Scotia for its renowned shellfish dining experience. The finest lobsters and snow crab in the world come from the cold coastal waters off Cape Breton. Mabou Harbour’s succulent oysters are making a name for themselves. Our shellfish is fished sustainably, with certified harvesting practices.

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Eating Local

Experience the Island’s local food and ingredients, from foraging for mushrooms and buying lobster at the wharf, to fine dining featuring our world-class shellfish. We celebrate small scale and sustainable agriculture and boast over 225 farms ranging from fresh produce, to artisanal cheese, to grass fed and Highland beef.

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Craft Beer, Wine and Spirit

The “Good Cheer” Trail winds through Cape Breton. Visitors can enjoy local craft beer at Big Spruce Brewing and Breton Brewing, both of which are available at many pubs and dining establishments. North America’s first Single Malt Whisky, Glen Breton Rare, is produced at Glenora Inn & Distillery, with tours and tastings. A Fortress Rum Tasting Experience is available at the Fortress of Louisbourg.

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Neil’s Harbour Chowder House

Neil’s Harbour Chowder House

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Neil's Harbour

When locals and visitors alike flock to your restaurant for the freshest seafood around, you know you've got a good thing going on. The Chowder House, a hidden gem on the Cabot Trail, fi ts that bill perfectly....

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Breton Brewing Co.

Breton Brewing Co.

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Sydney

A microbrewery established in 2015, Breton Brewing has become a second home to many in the community. We offer a lighthearted atmosphere where patrons can sit and enjoy a flight of tasters or pint of our natura...

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Beggar’s Banquet

Beggar’s Banquet

Region: Fleur-De-Lis, Marconi Trail, Metro CB Community: Louisbourg

The Beggar’s Banquet, based on the historical tradition of holding a secret banquet for the poor, is unlike any other dining experience in Nova Scotia. In a setting reminiscent of an 18th century working-cl...

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“During lobster season, it’s the norm for the crustacean on your lunch plate to have been caught fresh that morning. And chances are, the person serving the lobster is married to, friends with, or a relative of the person who caught it. It’s that kind of “small world” place, and that’s a great big part of what makes it so endearing.”

RoseAnna Schick
winnipegfreepress.com

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