Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, both boast an abundance of charming restaurants and cafes, all in historical buildings that capture the essence and warmth of days gone by. Enjoy waterfront dining and savour delicious local seafood, casual pub food or infinite other excellent choices. We are happy to help you with recommendations throughout the South Shore, with the abundance of places to eat, we'll make sure you won't go hungry.
Rebecca's Restaurant, right at the entrance of Mahone Bay, aims to serve you thoughtful wholesome food. They strive to source as locally as possible depending on the season. They change their menu three times a year to reflect seasonal availability of products! Changing with the seasons also allows them to keep our dishes creative fun and interesting. If you have food sensitivities and/or allergies, Rebecca's Restaurant is one of the best places to eat.
Mateus Bistro, also in Mahone Bay, delivers tasty foods made home-style and simple. Charcoal smoked meats, fresh seafoods and local produce help bring seasonal menus to the tables. In the summer, Friday is a grill menu where everything is charcoal grilled to order right on the nice patio that has a Mediterranean feel to it.
The Circa 1860 Kitchen + Public House in Mahone Bay, is a quaint family and operated restaurant that resides in a large heritage home. Serving a fresh take on fan favourites like fish tacos, creamy chowder and burgers- there's always something for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, eat-in or take out. Circa 1860 only opened in 2018 but quickly became one of the town's most popular places to eat.
Oh My Cod in Mahone Bay serves unpretentious food in a casual environment! Come to Oh My Cod for a buzzing lunch with friends, or bring a family for a nice dinner treat. They serve both cod and haddock. There is a nice water view from the back terrace? Or sip a beer or wine and watch the flow of small-town life on the street side deck.
The Nosy Crow is a delightful new addition to Mahone Bay, a sandwich shop right in the heart of Mahone Bay. They serve delicious sandwiches, good-to-go-bowls, baked goods and pizzas. Enjoy your fare with a craft brew from Saltbox Brewery on their lovely outside patio that allows you to watch lively Mahone Bay pass by. Look out for specials, live music and happy hour.
The Nosy Crow offers free delivery of food and liquor to River Ridge Lodge - call 902-624-0303.
The Barn Coffee & Social House in Mahone Bay is a fantastically restored barn on Main Street and probably the most popular of the cafes in town. A coffee shop, with rustic charm yet comfortable seating. There is a 2nd level loft with open space and chesterfields for people to relax away from the busy serving area. The Barn serves coffees and teas along with a great selection of pastries and breads.
The Biscuit Eater in Mahone Bay is a welcoming community cafe and bookstore serving homemade, handmade goodness year-round in one of Mahone Bay's oldest buildings. Freshly baked biscuits, comfort food made with locally sourced seasonal ingredients, stacks of baked treats, delicious soups, fresh salads, and daily specials are all made with care in our kitchen.
Eli's Espresso, one of three cafes in Mahone Bay, carries Kicking Horse coffee and a variety of teas, hot chocolates, chai lattes, juices, steamers, sparkling waters, homemade fresh iced tea and lemonade. There is also plenty to eat for those who need a bite, a full breakfast or lunch. Eli's Espresso offers a large variety of delicious savoury and sweet gluten-free buckwheat crepes.
Sample craft beers at Saltbox Brewing Company in Mahone Bay is a great spot to meet the locals and enjoy a lively atmosphere. In the summer you will find food trucks parked in front for some delicious food with your brew. Their motto: “think social, and drink local”. Come on a sunny weekend day and you will meet half the town sitting on the BBQ tables in front.
Ricardo's Pizza in Mahone Bay is another one of the places to eat and they deliver to River Ridge Lodge! They have Pizza, Fish and Chips, Donairs, Subs, Wings, Burgers, Wraps and more on their menu. Ricardo's Pizza offers free delivery to River Ridge Lodge.