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Mateus Bistro

) #5 of 12 Restaurants in Mahone Bay €€ - €€€ , , Soups
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (25 reviews)
“green eggs” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We tried this place on a Friday night, not knowing in advance that it was live music and cook-on-the-grill night. The music was loud, so we opted to sit inside. The only open seating was downstairs in a quaint little room. I had the haddock...More

Thank bobnsally
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the food is delicious and what you would expect from a fine restaurant, the restaurant itself is EXTREMELY noisy so don't expect a fine dining experience. It has the atmosphere of a loud bar with live music, (not even dinner appropriate music) so loud...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting Mahone Bay we were told to eat here by quite a few locals, we were very happy we listened. The food here is spot on delicious, and the service was spot on too! Fresh and local ingredients combined with awesome and friendly service!...More

Thank Simcha A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely, friendly and cute. Service was great and the seafood chowder was wonderful.Also had the seafood crepe and that was good too. Clean washroom and even a busker playing her guitar outside. Has free parking too

Thank Zappafan5797
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly service, a focus on local seafood and craft beers. The starter was very small (roasted cauliflower) but the salad was fresh and filling. The lamb-burger was reportedly delicious, and the plate of mussels (choice of two preparations) was very satisfying.

Thank daina g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

8 of us met for dinner , sat outside on a warm summer night sipping chilled wine and catching up. The Bistro has a nice food selection, although not great for Vegetarians , and it does say Gluten free, by request. The service wasn't fast...More

Thank philandrita
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I have a craving for a good steak, I go to Mateus Bistro. Always creative presentation, but more importantly it tastes amazing and great portion size. Don't mind paying the price because I know I will be satisfied! And will keep going back.

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty chowder here and good mussels (the small portion is huge!). Grilled bread comes with these dishes and is better than the flatbread off the menu. Cute place, has a nice patio if it's nice outside.

Thank Crysee
Reviewed 4 June 2017

I went with my family and 2 of us were happy with it and 3 were not as impressed as we hoped we would be.

Thank Darcy J
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We where there for brunch, found place not clean, chipped china etc. Came home sick. Heard it has had refurbishing but am not inclined to try again.

Thank thebigrock
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
  • Phone Number: 902-531-3711
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New Owner Was Cheesecake Gallery
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