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Mrs MacGregor's Shortbreads

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British, Scottish, Canadian
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59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-382-1878
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

while nationally famous for her short breads, the best cake I have ever eaten! I always thought a cake was a cake, but here they are a work of art! the best tasting possible

Thank Peter F
Bloomington, IN
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123 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stop at Mrs. McGregor's whenever we are near Pictou when traveling all the way from Indiana. We make regular excursions to Nova Scotia and have added this place on our list of must see towns and must visit food establishments. Their small, delicate, and buttery cookies are a highlight of our travels and we love to keep them in... More 

Thank Weyes1
Charlottetown, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The shortbread cookies are as wonderful as those your grandmother used to make! Fresh and buttery - you can buy a bag of traditional cookies or be adventurous and try a flavour twist like Skor or Maple. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Margaret M
Strong, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Mrs. MacGregor's Shortbreads was our first stop in Pictou. I had it on my list, how can you resist shortbread? We left with a supply for ourselves and for gifts plus a wonderful time conversing with the gentleman in the shop. He was willing to answer questions about Pictou and recommended a great seashore trip.

Thank Liz C
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here because of the ratings and the advertisements we saw everywhere. The shortbread is good. I bought plain and maple, I have not tried the maple yet. We traveled here mid-September, be warned the "season" in Nova Scotia is only thru the first weekend in September. Most businesses and attractions are closed after Labor Day. Those that remain... More 

Thank Susan P
Key West, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Lots of folks rely on Trip Advisor to have up to date info but in Pictou that is not the caee. If you are going to Mary's then closed Sun and Mon then just a few other hours.

Thank Al M
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

What a delightful place to stop for a cup of tea and a shortbread biscuit! We had walked into Pictou from the B&B and were gasping for a cup of tea so were really pleased to find this tea room where the tea is served in a proper teapot with real china cups and saucers. We had some shortbread biscuits... More 

Thank bridget1000
Carrboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

Shortbread is perhaps the Scots greatest contribution to international cuisine. The shortbread here is homemade and fresh, and the maple shortbread combines the best of the old world and the new.

Thank Connie E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Really nice selection of shortbread and we sampled all the flavours. Our favourite is the scotch but the maple was really good as well. Also sell fudge and preserves. Great little store!

Thank oneyeartraveller
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Very friendly staff provided us with information on local sites to visit and delicious short bread to sustain us while driving through the countryside. Be sure to try the sticky toffee pudding if available.

Thank Brewercraig13

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
British, Scottish, Canadian
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Water Street, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Pictou
  • Phone Number: +1 902-382-1878
Our shop is headquarters for our fine line of Scottish shortbreads, named one of the best in Canada by Canadian Living Magazine. We also retail other local Nova Scotia culinary products. We serve coffee and tea, and array of yummy treats and shivery bits including our signature dessert Sticky Toffee Pudding!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?