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Grubstake Restaurant

€€ - €€€Seafood,
7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
+1 902-733-2308
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Overview
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (11 reviews)
“queen crab” (3 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 216 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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 weeks ago 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

2  Thank C0nnie_Lee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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

2  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
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Went to this top rated restaurant with high expectations. Not much to look at from the street but had a good reputation for the food. Crab cakes had to be sent back because they were not warm enough and barely had any crab. Mostly filling....More

3  Thank vonhouston
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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