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Grubstake Restaurant

7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
+1 902-733-2308
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“turkey dinner” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

We entered this restaurant and we found it was almost completely filled. Everything in there made it attractive. The waitress led us to a room where they had still some places. The waitress was able to accommodate my wife with gluten-free food. That was neat!...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Good food and fast service at the night we eat at Grubstake. The waitress was apologizing for being short staffed but it wasn't noticeable. The turkey dinner was tasty and hot and sure enjoyed the porridge bread--yum!!! Please be aware of the washrooms are small...More

Thank Colleen P
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Louisbourg needs good restaurants. Unfortunately, The Grubstake is a major disappointment. Granted, we were there at the end of September, so the season was winding down, but they appeared to be out of almost EVERYTHING. Hey folks, you still have Celtic Colours coming up. Couldn't...More

3  Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

If fine dining is your expectation, then skip the Grubstake!! The atmosphere is old - but a mix match from the 1800s to about 1970...it misses the mark by miles. We ordered our meals, based off the fact that it was near the end of...More

3  Thank C0nnie_Lee
Reviewed 1 October 2017

The food here was great . Even though it is off season , the fish was fresh and well prepared. This place has been here for a long time and always great food,

Thank easterntreker
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We enjoyed a late meal at the Grubstake. The food was fine, but our service was a little slow. We watched two parties come in after us get their food before our orders were taken. Once our meal arrived, it was quite good.

Thank Janie L
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Firstly the restaurant is a mess...well by its best before date. It's near the end of the season but why stay open when they are out of half their stuff . There was one overworked waitress there doing the best she could to keep up....More

3  Thank twinmon
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Ate dinner here because of a guidebook recommendation and because there is very little choice in Louisbourg. The dinner was fine and the service was good. But, the establishmnet is really in need of some rehab and general improvements. It could be something great if...More

4  Thank grammyG1970
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Great service and really nice pub atmosphere. We loved this place. The food was very tasty and would definitely go back again if in the area.

Thank Gail L
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This was a lunch stop and it was terrific. Service was excellent...very clean and even cloth napkins!

Thank Larry W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Louisbourg
  • Phone Number: +1 902-733-2308
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