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Grubstake Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 11 Restaurants in Louisbourg
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Good food and fast service at the night we eat at Grubstake. The waitress was apologizing for being short staffed but it wasn't noticeable. The turkey dinner was tasty and hot and sure enjoyed the porridge bread--yum!!! Please be aware of the washrooms are small and clean but not very accessible.

Thank Colleen P
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Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Louisbourg needs good restaurants. Unfortunately, The Grubstake is a major disappointment. Granted, we were there at the end of September, so the season was winding down, but they appeared to be out of almost EVERYTHING. Hey folks, you still have Celtic Colours coming up. Couldn't you at least pretend to care that your customers might want decent food? My burger was decidedly unmemorable. My husband's haddock sandwich ("fish hamburger ") was similarly bland. Service? Almost non-existent. We saw the(one) waitress practically encourage another party to go elsewhere.

We LOVE Louisbourg, but rest assured we will find someplace other than the Grubstake to eat when we come back to town.

3  Thank Lynn H
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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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