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The Red Shoe Pub

$$ - $$$, ,
11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“meatloaf” (31 reviews)
“fish and chips” (61 reviews)
“banana split” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
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1 - 10 of 827 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here three times during our week's tour of Celtic Colours. Just down the road from our accommodation in Port Hood it provided great comfort food in a busy but friendly atmosphere. We had some of the best fish and chips and seafood chowder...More

Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Found the restaurant 10 mins away from the B&B. The food was generally ok, and the music was Scottish and made for a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Mike02
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We arrived to a standing room only event! Great music, hearty meals and an audience who wanted to dance and participate. This Pub has a built in draw with the Rankin Sisters as your hosts on a regular basis. There is parking around the Pub...More

Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We stopped in after reading about this pub on TA. This was our first stop enroute the Cabot Trail. We stopped in on a Sunday and got to hear about an hour of music by the Mackenzie girls? It was fantastic! Really enjoyed dinner and...More

Thank BeAlberta
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great food and great local music! When there is live music playing the line up can be pretty long , but it's worth the wait! A place where most locals go to as well!

Thank Claire V
Reviewed 10 November 2017

By the Trip Advisor ratings it appeared this place was going to be OUT of this World. It was very good, but doesn't deserve the Excellent reviews its getting. The food was good, but not amazing. The wings were good and we tried the Banana...More

Thank WVTim
Reviewed 31 October 2017

The questions asked here are all about the food, but The Red Shoe is far, far more than a place to eat. We have eaten here twice, and the food was just fine. However, the Red Shoe is an iconic place to visit - especially...More

Thank Les T
Reviewed 28 October 2017

This is a charming small place with great food and marvelous atmosphere. The wait staff are all local and are warm and welcoming. We were there in the early evening before any music started and it was tempting to stay.

Thank Joan I
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We were there during the Celtic Colours and had an amazing time. Staff were friendly and the food was great!!

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 17 October 2017

My review of this restaurant may be biased as we were lucky enough to catch a music gig during the Celtic Colors festival. Food was absolutely delicious (can highly recommend the scallops or the salmon) however the service was a bit all over the place....More

Thank Wander_Wan
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Questions & Answers
traveltina1
26 September 2017|
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Response from chucktodd75 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, live music every night. Check their web site for schedule.
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Rosie0001
1 September 2016|
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Response from Janda_11 | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe they take reservations. When there's music, I'd suggest you arrive an hour before the performance begins because the main room fills up quickly. The Red Shoe also has a nice covered patio area where you can... More
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Katie B
21 August 2016|
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Response from Cruiseguy16 | Reviewed this property |
I couldn't tell you, I live in South Carolina. Try their website.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Mabou
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