Cape Breton Island

Restaurants in Cape Breton Island

From hearty pub grub to high-end cuisine, restaurants on Cape Breton run the gamut of price and taste. With a bountiful influx of local fish, dining on some of the area’s fresh catch is a must. From salmon to trout to fresh lobster, tasting the plucked-straight-from-the-ocean fare at Cape Breton restaurants is an experience for any traveler. The Rusty Anchor in Pleasant Bay offers stunning scenery and wonderful lobster rolls after a hard days exploring on the Cabot Trail.

Following the global slow-food movement, many restaurants on Cape Breton have committed to using local sourced products. Traveling foodies will be pleased to see a number of the best restaurants on Cape Breton serving farm-to-table fare.

Dining at one of the region’s Ceilidh pubs guarantees visitors a lively good time. The Red Shoe Pub in Mabou is known for its singing siblings, the Rankin Sisters, who serenade diners with Celtic ballads. The food at this gastro pub is also top notch.

Chef-owner Earlene Busch will whip up a four-course meal, including a surprisingly good dessert of cheesecake with chanterelle sauce.

Siblings Heather, Raylene, and Cookie Rankin, of the well-known Celtic singing trio the Rankin Sisters, recently renovated Mabou's Red Shoe Pub. The haute pub cuisine includes Acadian tourtière (meat pie) and fresh beer-battered haddock.