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Lavena's Catch Cafe

) #1 of 4 Restaurants in Freeport €€ - €€€ Seafood, , Soups
15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
+1 902-839-2517
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haddock” (35 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
“seafood” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
€€ - €€€
15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 179 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot, great, place, great food all in a good price. Should return once back in Nova Scotia. Recommended

Thank Joao-Can
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after a day exploring Digby Neck and had an amazing meal! I had a scallop roll which was wonderful and a spinach salad, my husband had scallops with the salad. This was one of the best meals we have had while on...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 7 April 2017

While staying on Brier Island, you can choose to walk on/off the ferry to this little restaurant, that serves up good food. Reservations are necessary as their reputation is widespread. Wonderful views of the ocean, of course!

Thank dragonfiles
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We rode the ferry over from Brier Island, luckily we were told by the Brier Island Whale & Seal Boat Tours about this restaurant because there was nothing other than the lodge on the island itself. We got reservations, learning that it was a very...More

Thank 321KMD
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The service was excellent as was the food. The haddock is fantastic. it's a great atmosphere and great for families.

Thank Novamoe
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I never was much of a fan of seafood until I ate here where Lavena's redefined the concept of good seafood to me. We're in our 18th year of traveling to Brier Island and every year we eat at Lavena's. In 18 years I've never...More

Thank Stan A
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had the pleasure of eating at this fantastic restaurant twice, while we stayed on Brier Island. Spent time with the husband/wife owners... staff was excellent, fresh fish was the best and their haddock/scallop chowder was the best ever. Highly recommend this fine dinning experience to...More

Thank lostnmass
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Was unsure at first, having driven from Digby to an unpretentious restaurant recommended by the hotelier of the B and B in Digby. Inside is basic but a clue to its quality was that it was very busy. The food was absolutley delicious. We tried...More

Thank juli368
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We dined at Lavena's two nights in a row and we were very happy with our meals both nights. Portions were generous and reasonably priced. My daughter had the beef liver the first night which she enjoyed so much that she had it the next...More

Thank dr_lolisj
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had fabulous turkey soup (cant have shellfish) and happy to say it was the best soup I have ever had in a restaurant and of course it comes with a great tasting biscuit. Also had delicious sweet potato fries and coleslaw ( I love...More

Thank Beachgrass
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Are you still open?
15 October 2016|
Response from rapalaspouse | Reviewed this property |
That I have idea. But likely they are considering their location.
Just checking back -do you know when Lavenas will open in spring 2016 and what the hours will be? Thank you.
18 March 2016|
Response from Peggy G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know when they will open. I would recommend that you check Lavenas website. Generally places start to open in May.
I would like to know when Lavenas opens in the spring and what their hours are.
4 February 2016|
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Response from 33Irish33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There they hope to answer in early May usually open form 11 to 1 and 5 to 10 . Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 902-839-2517
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