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Grubstake Restaurant

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Seafood, Canadian
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7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
+1 902-733-2308
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

They really do serve locally caught seafood like the wonderful Queen Crab we had which was just coming into season and of course lobster which was just finishing the season. Lots of other things on the menu but go for this.

Thank marekw
South Carolina
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114 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I both had the chicken royale. We enjoyed our meal. The service was good. We would return if in Louisbourg.

Thank Bluebird-Travelers
Tustin, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was close to our hotel and to the Louisbourg Playhouse where we saw a terrific musical program. The service was excellent.

Thank artprf
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant in Louisbourg is like a Mom & Pop restaurant. Choice of food is fairly basic but tasty & plentiful. Prices were fair. Service was friendly. Wine list was very small. We'd go back there again without hesitation.

Thank William Y
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

With only two restaurants open in town when we visited in September, we had misgivings but not a lot of choice. We were very pleasantly surprised. The food was great--nothing fancy, just good quality and tasty. The service was fast and friendly. The best part was the dessert. They told me the desserts were made specifically for the restaurant, so... More 

Thank M B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Service was great but the food was middle of the road. Fish was great but crab cakes were not. Vegetables were previously frozen.

Thank Chris W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good seafood chowder and lobster rolls. Selection of beer on tap. Friendly waitstaff. Stays open in the "off season"

Thank Susan P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Probably the best restaurant in Louisbourg, excellent staff, very attentive and helpful. Wonderful chippers - a new one on us

Thank Christine M
Sylva, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Had a nice meal at the Fortress. Enjoyed wonderful homemade desserts here for a treat. Friendly, efficient staff.

Thank Jeanie P
Edmonds, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

My husband enjoyed his steak. I had scallops with mushrooms/ green onions in wine sauce. Both were tasty & far better than the venue would indicate.

Thank Mary M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Louisbourg
  • Phone Number: +1 902-733-2308

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?