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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

€€ - €€€, Seafood,
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
+1 902-787-3035
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best year-round spot in Port Hood and has an amazing ocean view. Great mood provided by the live music.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Alexmd9
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Dined there as a family. it’s one of the best restaurant on our way to the Cabot trail. Highly recommended their land&sea (scallops with pork belly)

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LiLi897
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Seafood chowder was excellent. Our bowls were filled with lots of large seafood pieces and a very tasty broth. We highly recommend their fish and chips as well.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank toluce
Reviewed 12 November 2018

It was such a treat to come across this restaurant on the highway near Port Hood, Nova Scotia. Fresh, interesting menu - I highly recommend the Lobster Wonton's and the Fish Tacos! The grilled vegetable salad was simply amazing. I saw a burger go by...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank FoodLover082
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Thank you :)

Reviewed 20 October 2018

We stopped here on our way around Cape Breton; the bistro was steps away from our motel (The Hebridean, basic but very nice) and we were really impressed. Excellent service, fabulous, fresh seafood. We had fish and chips and salad and everything was fresh and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

After checking in At The Fiddle and Sea B&B, we found The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, not 5 minutes away. Also relatively new, and well appointed, they had live entertainment the evening we were there, and the service was very friendly, and after a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank Flint C
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a quick dinner while attending Celtic Colours. Great salad meal and dessert. The food was fresh and the service good. Great chowder.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Here for the fall colours - and stopped for a quick lunch. She had a bowl of root vegetable soup, I had a beef dip - both excellent and served quickly and with flair. Good prices and very nice staff. We'll return!

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank NSFlyfishing
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We were traveling through Cape Breton Island and stayed in Port Hood. This bistro was recommended and convenient to where we stayed. The Clove Hitch met our expectations for menu options, food, and service. If we were going through Port Hood again, I would definitely...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Easyflyer
Reviewed 7 October 2018

We enjoyed a very good meal in the Clove Hitch This is a pleasant little Bistro and not to busy at the time we were there so the service was good.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank PearlBelfast
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Catriona T
28 June 2018|
Response from Layla13 | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Port Hood
  • Phone Number: +1 902-787-3035
  • E-mail
We are a family owned business priding ourselves on fresh local cuisine at an affordable price. Our modern inviting setting includes a deck with an ocean view. We feature many seafood options as well as daily lunch and dinner specials, Steak 'n Stein, Ladies' Night, breakfast on Sundays, cocktails, local beer on tap and so much more. Local musicians perform on stage on a regular basis.
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