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Chowder House

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Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
+1 902 336 2463
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Waterloo, Ontario
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80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a good selection of fresh fish. I had tuna and my wife the Fisherman's Platter - I'd go back just to have what she had! This is not a pretentious place - no fancy linens or decor. Just an honest and true place that I imagined all Cape Breton would be. I needed to charge up my phone and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

If you are driving the Cabot trail, take a detour up to Neil's Harbour to eat at the Chowder House. We ordered the seafood platter for myself and my wife and it was more than enough food for the both of us. Beautiful setting right on the ocean next to the lighthouse.

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Thank Michael M
Arviat, Canada
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Was driving the Cabot Trail with friends, and this was a pit stop on our way out of Meat Cove after camping there for the night. The food was as you'd expect on the Cabot Trail - good seafood to be found. The weather wasn't great while we were there, cool and raining, but it was still a nice waterfront... More 

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Thank Keith C
Middleton, Nova Scotia, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

we love the beach here fresh/salt water not over crowded the people are very friendly .t they have a drugstore/coop grocery store with liquor store 2 restaurants we prefer chowder house and service station. a short travel other location in the highlands which you sure will enjoy

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Thank David H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We were driving the Cabot Trail all in one day and stopped off here for lunch. Great food, quick service, good value, good atmosphere. Perfect stop for a break and something to eat.

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Thank Margaret H
winnipeg
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Stopped here for a bite on our way around Cape Breton.Got the seafood chowder and fried clams.Chowder was watery with not as much flavor as most others we've had.Clams were quite good but a tiny amount for the amount paid.We took order to go so can't say much about service or atmospher.Nice location near the water and probably quite busy... More 

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Thank chris n
Hebron, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The only place to dine in Neil's Harbor that I found was the Chowder House. Very unobtrusive sitting on edge of cliff over the ocean near a lighthouse. I went in for the chowder which was rich and chock full of all sorts of shellfish including lobster and fish. No heavy potato feel to it. A woman sitting near me... More 

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Thank Zanne719
1 review
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

On our 3 week trip in eastern Canada we werr delighted with many great eateries but none that could compare to this restaurant- The Chowder House seafood. Our meals were delicious especially mine - seafood pasta. We compared all other meals out east to this and it could not be beaten. For the value and deliciousness you won't be able... More 

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Thank Truong V
Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Visited this restaurant 17 years ago, and thankfully not much had changed since that visit. We stopped here Sept this year for lunch and had the crab sandwich. What sells this sandwich is their generosity with the crab. My husband wished two things after we left...one..that he purchased another one for later..and two that we were close enough to have... More 

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Thank dburley2016
Kamloops, Canada
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173 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had met Lynn owner of Lynn's craft shop and gallery in Ingonish Beach on our flight to the Maritimes. We were driving past so we decided to stop in and say hello. Lynn suggested the Chowder House for lunch as we were going to be driving past there sightseeing. The time was right for lunch so we gave it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neil's Harbor, Nova Scotia B0C 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Neil's Harbor
  • Phone Number: +1 902 336 2463

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?