Mahone Bay is the perfect spot if you're looking for delicious local eats with a unique historical flair. With its waterfront dining, Mahone Bay offers something special to all its hungry visitors. If you're not sure where to begin your Mahone Bay restaurant-hopping adventure, let us at River Ridge Lodge help! We are more than happy to share our recommendations of the best places to eat in South Shore Nova Scotia - after all, we live here and know it well! And once you've picked a place worth trying out, we can even make a reservation for you so that your culinary dreams become a reality.
Mateus Bistro in Mahone Bay is one of our top picks for local restaurants. Everything from the atmosphere to the friendly staff makes it a special place for us to visit. Mateus delivers on flavourful foods that are made home-style. On the menu you'll find charcoal-smoked meats and fresh seafood, as well as locally sourced produce.
The Mediterranean-feel patio at Mateus Bistro is perfect for al fresco dining in the summertime! If you're looking to give Mateus a try, Monday night Tapas is always an excellent choice! Mateus Bistro proves that quality food and comfort can be found right in the heart of Mahone Bay.
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay - (902) 531-3711
Betty's at the Kitch'inn is definitely a must-visit restaurant in Mahone Bay. Not only is their atmosphere lively and fun, featuring live music, wine, beers on tap and wood-fired pizza - but Betty's also offers delicious tapas, cheese and charcuterie boards!
Betty's at the Kitch'inn has won recognition for its excellence - two awards from the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia for Best Restaurant (Outside HRM) and Best Atmosphere.
Betty's is open until 11 pm so it's the perfect place to go for dinner or drinks after dinner. Make sure to reserve your table online before you go; they also have Betty's at the Kitch'inn Events Calendar that lists all their upcoming events!
319 Main Street, Mahone Bay - (902) 624-0797
Oh My Cod in Mahone Bay is the perfect spot for an enjoyable lunch with friends or a nice family dinner with a great view! Sit back and relax on their terrace and soak in the breath-taking sight of the town's waterfront. Oh My Cod serves unpretentious food in a casual environment, featuring both cod and haddock.
If you're looking for something to sip on besides your meal, Oh My Cod also offers a selection of beer and wines that you can sip on while watching the flow of life from their street side deck. Oh My Cod is open seasonally from April until October, so make sure to mark your calendar for when it's time to check out this incredible restaurant! Make Oh My Cod one of your must-visit Mahone Bay restaurants!
567 Main Street, Mahone Bay - (902) 531-2600
Rebecca's Restaurant, located right at the entrance of the picturesque Mahone Bay, is sure to delight your taste buds! From appetizers to dessert, Rebecca's never fails in delivering thoughtful and wholesome dishes. As a local favorite, Rebecca's takes pride in their dedication of sourcing nearly all ingredients locally and seasonally.
Each new season brings endless possibilities for Rebecca's to change up their menu, creating delicious and interesting dishes. If you're looking to warm up with some comfort food or try something exciting how about trying Rebecca’s – they are sure to not disappoint!
249 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay - (902) 531-3313
The Nosy Crow Bites & Brews is a delightful spot to check out when you're in Mahone Bay. Located right in the heart of town, it's a family-run Artisan Cafe/ Sandwich shop offering an array of tasty food including sandwiches, good-to-go bowls, baked goods, pizzas, and freshly-baked LaHave Bakery bread.
The cozy atmosphere indoors or the outdoor patio filled with people watching life go by are both excellent places to enjoy your meal complete with a craft beer from Saltbox Brewery. Keep an eye out for their specials, live music lineup, and happy hour events that The Nosy Crow frequently offers.
3 Edgewater Street Unit 2, Mahone Bay - (902) 624-0303
Saltbox Brewing Company in Mahone Bay is the perfect destination for craft beer enthusiasts looking to sample some of the local breweries' signature creations. You'll often find food trucks parked in front as well, so you can snack on something delicious while enjoying your tipple.
Saltbox follows their "think social, drink local" motto literally - come during a sunny weekend day and you'll be sure to meet up with half the town, happily gathered at the outdoor BBQ tables! Saltbox's laid back vibe and friendly atmosphere makes it a great spot to mingle with both locals and visitors alike while enjoying a delightfully crafted brew from one of the area's best restaurants.
363 Main Street, Mahone Bay - (902) 624-0653
The Barn Coffee & Social House in Mahone Bay is the perfect cafe to while away an afternoon. Nestled on Main Street, The Barn has been beautifully restored to maintain its rustic charm but features comfortable seating and a cozy atmosphere.
À la carte options include specialty coffees, teas, and a tantalizing selection of pastries, breads, and snacks. If you're looking for some extra peace and quiet, take the stairs up to the loft - it's outfitted with Chesterfields; ideal for settling in with a good book or having a business meeting. The Barn Coffee & Social House impresses as one of Mahone Bay's best cafes.
458 Main Street, Mahone Bay - (902) 531-2499
The Mug & Anchor Pub is a classic English-style pub in beautiful Mahone Bay. The cozy indoor space oozes warmth and personality, while the covered outdoor patio offers remarkable views, and a pleasant breeze makes it a great place to relax during the hot summer months.
The pub has an impressive lineup of 20 local and imported craft beers, 2 ciders and 2 wines on tap, plus their full English style menu featuring fresh local seafood options.
The atmosphere in The Mug & Anchor is always fun and lively, with live music providing entertainment some weekends. It’s also the perfect setting to meet some of the friendliest locals around - including sometimes even the crew of the hit show The Curse of Oak Island can be seen enjoying lunch here!
643 Main St., Mahone May - (902) 624-6378
Eli's Espresso is the place to go for breakfast in Mahone Bay. With the largest selection of coffee of the three cafes in town, Eli's offers Kicking Horse and a huge range of specialty items, from hot chocolates and chai lattes to juices and steamers. They've also got freshly brewed iced tea, sparkling waters, and homemade lemonade - perfect for those warmer summer days!
Eli's is especially well-known for their delicious gluten-free buckwheat crepes that come filled with both savoury and sweet fillings. So if you're looking to start your day off right, Eli's Espresso in Mahone Bay is the place to be!
538 Main Street #538, Mahone Bay
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