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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Happy Clam Cafe & Grill

Happy Clam Cafe & Grill

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Chéticamp

Locals and visitors alike flock to the Happy Clam Café & Grill for its homemade food and fast, friendly service.Fresh is best at the Happy Clam, which is why we support our local suppliers as much as possible....

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Keltic Lodge – Eat, Drink and be Merry

Keltic Lodge – Eat, Drink and be Merry

Region: Cabot Trail Community: Ingonish Beach

World-class views, sophisticated flavours and exceptional service are hallmarks of your stay at the venerable Keltic Lodge. Indulge yourself with a chef-inspired dinner at the Purple Thistle Dining Room, includ...

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Lobster, oh Lobster!

Lobster, oh Lobster!

Region: Bras d'Or Lake Scenic Drive Community: St. Peter's

Stimulate your appetite with a day of adventure and you'll be handsomely rewarded! Explore the historic St.Peter's Canal, discover the trails in Battery Park, or get on the water with a kayak, canoe or stand-up...

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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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