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Thistledown Restaurant, Pub & Patio

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368 Shore Road, Box 190 | Inverary Resorts, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada (Formerly Lakeside Landing)
+1 902-295-3500
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08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Bakersfield, California
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62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though they have a beautiful dining room with live music, we chose the pub for a more casual experience. Food and ale were great!

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Thank Fern W
niagara falls, ontario, canada
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193 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Only 10 min from St Ann's Motel in Baddeck, NS., we decided to stop for dinner. Service was slow and pricey for what we received. 2 orders fish & chips, a glass of wine and a beer = 50.95 with tip. The location is beautiful - see pictures.

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Thank Screwball
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the Inverary Lodge across the street from the Ceilidh Country Lodge which are owned by the same people. The menu was sparse and a little expensive and certainly nothing to rave about. Because it was the end of the season, they were a "little" short handed on waiting staff which made for some very slow service... More 

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Thank Val S
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The menu did not have a lot of choices, what was there was good and prices reasonable the pub had happy hour from 4 to 6 however we were told that the pub opened at 5 so if true the happy hour was for one hour only.

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Thank Romeo L
Huntersville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

This restaurant and pub are part of the Inverness hotel/resort. We ate in the pub, which has the same menu and kitchen as the main restaurant. I had the fish and chips . Good sized portion - actually too large and too thick so it was overcooked and the batter coating was a very dark brown, almost burned. But certainly... More 

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Vernon, Canada
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We were here two nights in a row. Great service. Yummy food. And both nights had fantastic live entertainment!! If I lived in Baddeck I'm certain this would be a regular place for me.

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Toronto
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

When we arrived at the restaurant, we were ignored for several minutes. We actually were concerned that we had inadvertently entered through the wrong door or something. When I flagged a hotel employee to ask if there was a hostess or maitre d', he told me that a waiter would seat us shortly and wandered off. During the wait, several... More 

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Thank Kevin H
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to the Pub downstairs to watch the ball game and have a meal with friends after a day of golf. Looks amazing from outside. Pub was inviting with a bar area on one side and a lounge area on the other side. Pub was really busy for a Tuesday night and the waitress told us at the very beginning... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

While visiting Cape Breton for a couple of days we stayed at the Inverary Resort on Baddeck Bay. After a long journey and day spent at Louisburg we elected to dine at the Thistledown Resort on site to the resort. There was also a pub onsite but the menu was the same and we preferred the dining room experience over... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We went for a late dinner (8pm) and ordered a burger and fish and chips. My husband's burger was actually fridge cold to the touch when it arrived and my fish was nothing more than fish sticks (this is NS for heaven's sake) which were also luke warm. The fries weren't warm either. Our server was gracious about it but... More 

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Thank Amy V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Cuisine
Pub, Canadian
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 01:00
Monday
08:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:00 - 01:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 Shore Road, Box 190 | Inverary Resorts, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada (Formerly Lakeside Landing)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Baddeck
  • Phone Number: +1 902-295-3500
Description
Welcome to Thistledown Restaurant, Pub & Patio at Inverary Resort! We offer a hot, hearty breakfast in Thistledown Restaurant each morning seasonally and reservations are available for casual dining with an extensive wine list each evening. Our Thistledown Pub offers a large selection of cocktails and many locally brewed favorites along with our own twist on classic pub fare. Live local entertainment is offered in the Thistledown Pub each evening and we are open late! Join us at Inverary for a great dining experience! We are open to all who love to eat! Thistledown Pub open May 21st from 5pm until 1 am with a Late Nite Food Menu available until 12am!! Thistledown Pub also offers LIVE Cape Breton Music EVERY NIGHT 7 DAYS PER WEEK FROM May 21st until October 31st! Flora's Dining Room is OPEN for BREAKFAST May 21st at 8 am and is served DAILY UNTIL October!

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