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Auld Brass Door

$$ - $$$,
9816 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3MO, Canada
+1 902-756-3284
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
9816 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3MO, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

So we eat here pretty often, and we have our,e of favourites. The pork chop special -one chop is enough for me, is tasty homemade food. The seafood pasta is totally extravagant, we couldn't do this at home. Either way, we love them. Add a...More

Thank Awhalley
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We ate at the Brass Door on three evenings and each meal was well prepared and reasonably priced. The owner spent time to tell us stories of Scotland and his life.

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Nothing nice to say. Stressed and rude server - despite only 5 tables of guests. Nothing fresh in this restaurant. I opted for the turkey dinner since it was Thanksgiving. The mashed potatoes were not even edible. The stuffing was from a box and the...More

Thank bporter63
Brass D, Guest Relations Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Unfortunately we would expect nothing better from this customer since she and the woman she was with are the ones who lied to the waitress about having a reservation and consequently took a table from a customer who actually had a reservation. When the customer...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

Visited The Auld Brass Door Restaurant and Bar today, 9/23/2017. Food was outstanding, ask for advice on what to order and follow it, you won't go wrong in doing so. Service was fantastic--attentive and special attention to unique details. Favorite was visiting with the owner...More

Thank Jodi D
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thanks guys for both choosing to dine here and for the most enjoyable conversation. Hope the rest of your trip continued to excite and refresh you. We would love to see you again should you find yourselves in this area.

Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Wow to the Virginia "novelist" who wrote "OK, Decent Value, Seem To Be Fading Out” ...don't take up writing! Totally rediculous critique that goes on an on about how good the food is and fair priced etc etc.... reporting on other customers to boot.... then...More

1  Thank Reeltime
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we hope the rest of your trip continues to be enjoyable. Good luck with the 40 % (grin)

Reviewed 6 August 2017

OVERVIEW: To the best of our knowledge, if you are overnighting in Whycocomagh as part of a trip to Cape Breton, you have two choices for a full-service sit-down meal: this restaurant, or one called Charlene’s. We passed both of these on our way to...More

2  Thank InformedTraveller
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

To the extent that you chose to dine with us and as you note in your post, were satisfied with the quality, quantity and affordability of our food and the level of service you received we thank you. As for the balance of your comments...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We were in need of a drink after a long drive and our motel recommended the Brass Door . The waitress in the restaurant told us if we just wanted a drink we would need to sit in the bar which was perfect. The owner...More

Thank 47wise
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We pulled off the road to Baddeck after setting up our campsite at the local provincial park. Didn't expect much from the meal, but had the best halibut meal in the two weeks I was on the island. Tried many other places and nothing compared....More

Thank jmcaslbo
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Interesting restaurant with a Scottish theme.Lots of antiques, dolls etc. Appears to be family run, has a good menu with daily specials and was popular with the locals.I have the mussels with garlic butter and the mussels and the sauce was excellent. My wife had...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal, while being entertained by our Chef who told many tales during our visit. Well worth the time!

Thank Eric B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Bar, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9816 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3MO, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Whycocomagh
  • Phone Number: +1 902-756-3284
  • E-mail
International Fare Wae A Cape Breton Flair aptly describes the menu which ranges from appetizers/salads/soups/burgers/pastas/seafoods/steaks and beyond...but always remember to leave room for dessert. Taste our "quietly understated" Homemade chowders and then you be the judge as to who has the best chowder in Cape Breton. Open later than others around and with "wing nights till 2.00A.M on fridays and saturdays".
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