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Doryman Pub & Grill

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian
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15528 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
+1 902-224-9909
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 20:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here was excellent, and it has a wonderful small town charm to it and the locals hang out here as well. They have live music and a great selection of beers. The pan fried fish and chips is a must try! So delicious!

Thank Julie L
CLAUDEBO88, Owner at Doryman Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping into the Doryman....I am glad you had a wonderful experience. I appreciate your review of my place, I use tripadvisor myself everywhere I travel and find it a nice tool. Enjoy the rest of your visit to Cape Breton on this sunny weekend.... More 

Point Aconi
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4 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Great Staff very Friendly,,,Food very good and always friendly people there .If your ever in Cheticamp on a Saturday that is the place to spend a great afternoon.

Thank marilynb536
Romsey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Ate here during our one day and evening in Cheticamp. It is not 5 star food, but tasty, wholesome and good value for money. The atmosphere in the bar was fabulous as there was live music on. Full of locals enjoying themselves - a great night out. You will certainly find better food elsewhere but not a better atmosphere.

Thank Tony R
Windsor, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Doryman Pub & Grill is a must visit on Cabot Trail. Food, staff, live entertainment and owner are all 10 out of 10. The Doryman is East coast lifestyle at its best. The Doryman is a must visit when in Cape Breton on Cabot Trail.

2 Thank walter2266432
Moscow, Idaho
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

While in Cheticamp you have to visit the Doryman Pub & Grill. Always a good time there, especially Thursday night during local talent and Saturday afternoon with live music. Spend some time there and you will leave with some new friends.

Thank Owen T
Cape Breton Nova Scotia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

My husband, his brother and wife and myself went biking around the Cabot trail and stopped to eat at this restaurant. Although it took a while to get our lunch, it was delicious. I had the fish chowder which was very good. Everything that the four of us ordered was delicious. The waitress was exceptionally friendly and accommodating! I would... More 

Thank Sylvia_10
CLAUDEBO88, Owner at Doryman Pub & Grill, responded to this review

I am very glad you loved your visit and food experience. It is nice to see the reviews like this, as the owner it always makes me feel proud to see the staff doing a great job after the busy summer season we have had. Sometimes it is tough to be consistent however it seems this year we have improved... More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Service was a bit slow. Waited for almost an hour for our food. Prices wer good on both food and drinks. Food was hot and delicious once it came out. Pan fried haddock - yummy. Staff was pleasant. Band was really good (Phantoms) great dancing music and dance floor was large too.

1 Thank Cheryl G
CLAUDEBO88, Owner at Doryman Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Being quick on busy days continues to be our struggle, however I much rather the food be a bit slow, but yet delicious and hot, than fast and no to anyone's liking. I ask the staff to remind people on busy days that it could take a while and for the most part this works. Our kitchen is small and... More 

long island, new york
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120 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The Doryman is not known for its food -- it serves typical pub fare -- but rather as a popular venue for local musicians. Go for the great music and opportunity for camaraderie, but expect to pay a cover charge to get in the door (even when they're serving lunch or dinner) and maybe to sit at the pool table... More 

Thank julia m
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a morning of hiking. The service was great the food good the prices good. What more could you ask? We tried steak French fries, seafood chowder, fish cakes, brownies and strawberry shortcake and it was all yummy!

Thank Chick_with_legs
Halifax, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Ate supper in Oct 2016. Been there before on another trip. Food was delicious. I had Prime Rib. Melted in your mouth. So tasty. Friend had fish and chips. Said it was great. Large portions. Great atmosphere. And they had homemade butterscotch pie. Yum yum. Service beyond great.

1 Thank sylviach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15528 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Cheticamp
  • Phone Number: +1 902-224-9909
An original pub built in 1966 with astonishing view of the harbour and Cheticamp Island. Watch fishing boats or whale tour boats while enjoying a fabulous meal, a cold drink, or listening to one of our raved ceilidhs or live music acts. Many locals eat and/or come for fun at this laid back pub. We hope your experience is up to par, and welcome comments on Tripadvisor...

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