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“End Of Season Blues”

Grubstake Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Louisbourg
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 2 October 2017 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 season and several options were no longer available.
While waiting a basket of Porridge Bread was brought to our table. The bread itself was absolutely delicious, however, if it was warm it would have been so much better. If you really wanted to make it perfect serve it with little rosebuds of butter instead of pads of margarine. (Yuck)

The steak was absolutely done to perfection and I would go back for another.
However, the crab cakes and seafood chowder were incredibly disappointing! The crab cakes had the flavour of bell peppers overpowering everything else. The chowder had teeny tiny shrimp (probably from a can) and was watery thin - more like soup.

Overall, this visit was NOT worth the price of the meal. However, we feel that with some easy steps and small improvements it could be so much better.

3  Thank C0nnie_Lee
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Reviewed 1 October 2017

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,

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Thank easterntreker
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

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
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 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. She told us they were short of staff. I had the onion soup which was mediocre with way too many croutons in the soup. I told her to bring it out hot. It was warm. I had the strip loin steak which was cooked properly but not a great piece of meat.My wife had the fish sandwich which she liked . The food wasn't bad but wasn't great. The men's washroom had Two stalls in the washroom with one broke down . Basically a run down restaurant with ok food.I wouldn't go back!

3  Thank twinmon
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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 it were cleaned up and made to look better.

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4  Thank grammyG1970
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