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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Port Hood €€ - €€€ , , Seafood
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
+1 902-787-3035
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Pub
€€ - €€€
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 112 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So the restaurant didn't look so nice from the outside due to ongoing renovations. In fact, we had some trouble telling whether or not it was even open; however the salad was one of the best I've ever had!

Thank Jacinta R
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming despite our appearance and happy you enjoyed your meal...hope to see you again!

Reviewed 11 November 2016

We came here to stop for a meal on our way to Margaree Harbor north of this rest stop. We just caught a nice sunset at the beach and came here as it seemed like a good place to get a meal. Our server Riley...More

Thank KidLove
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am a regular patron of the Clove Hitch, I bring a number of clients to the location and recommend it to every tourist I encounter. The chef, Jason, is always wanting feedback and to tell you the truth, every meal I had this year...More

Thank damian787
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Having a great lunch at the Clove Hitch this September reminded me of only a year ago when my daughter got married in Port Hood. Her wedding dinner was served at the Clove Hitch. The meals were delicious. But what impressed me most was the...More

Thank Michael C
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2016

Was a pleasure to serve you on that day! Thank you.

Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love fish and chips and this place has an excellent dish. Other members of our party had fish meals and everyone was satisfied.

Thank dcolavecchio
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

really great food. I loved the fried haddock, wife enjoyed salmon special. Cozy evening atmosphere, friendly staff.

Thank Greg G
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Not many places to eat along this stretch. This one has decent but unimpressive pub fare with tourist prices ($40 CAD for two lunch entrees and a beer). Surly service.

Thank julia m
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went here Saturday evening for drinks and snacks. The restaurant was full when we arrived and there appeared to only be two servers working. Our table ordered a few litres of wine and 1 mixed drink which took over 45 minutes to arrive at...More

1  Thank mmac15
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2016

Not an excuse, just an explanation from the other side. We had an unpredictably busy evening. New staff member was working. Staff did the best they could at the time. We do have a bartender and on occasion staffing is a challenge given our core...More

Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here while riding around Nova Scotia. The food was very good and the price was reasonable. I had the pasta primavera and my wife the fish n chips. Both were excellent. They had a guitar duo playing live and they...More

Thank ScubatonyCozumel
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Enjoyed eating here. Staff was friendly and helpful . I had the special which was blackened salmon.It was well prepared I noticed that they do have music on certain nights. We ate early but it had filled up by the time we finished.

Thank Winter2010
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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
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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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