We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bootlegger's Cove Pub

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

Location and contact


Our menu is diverse & includes such favorites as
Fresh Salads & Wraps
Homemade Beer & Onion soup
Mesquite Whiskey Barbeque Ribs
Char-grilled Beer BBQ Burgers
Mouthwatering Wings
Specialty Pizzas
Bootleggers Cove Pub is currently under renovations. Thank you for your patience while we make some wonderful upgrades! See you when we are open!
Bar, Pub, Canadian
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Reviews (130)
Filter reviews
124 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews wings sweet potato fries chicken quesadilla bruschetta pizza big tub harbour great view large parking lot pub food patio overlooking the water service was friendly and efficient outside seating great patio bootleggers lighthouse server beer
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 124 reviews
Reviewed 5 July 2018

After a few so-so food experiences decided to give this a try (all those folks sounding like they were having a great time must mean something! We found a spot at the railing overlooking Little Tub Harbor - so perfect! It was a lovely warm...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kathleen K
Brent R, Project Coordinator at Bootlegger's Cove Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2018

Thank you so much for this review! You must have visited us last summer :) Bootleggers Cove Pub is currently under renovation. We are very excited to share the upgrades very soon!

Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Food was classic pub style food. If you’re lucky enough to get patio seating it’s AMAZING!! Beautiful deck out back overlooking little tub harbour. Service was super friendly and it’s a short walk to the lighthouse after dinner.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank medtechguy09
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a spot to have dinner for the Thanksgiving long weekend in Tobermory and came across Bootleggers. After looking at the reviews we opted to give it a try and the reviews were not wrong! It just so happens we ate there...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Allison G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely the best ribs we've ever had in a restaurant. The service was so friendly and helpful. We had the key lime cheese cake for dessert - best ever. We're coming back here again!

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Wendy F
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The food was very much pub grub and was ok. The service was friendly and efficient. The main reason to visit Bootleggers Cove is the late catch and the view, which a beautiful and make the visit worthwhile.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank 461philg
Reviewed 25 September 2017

By far, we have found this restaurant to be the best in Tobermory. The service is efficient, the restaurant is clean, and the food is delicious. My husband and I like to sit on the outside patio overlooking the marina.

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank filomenak915
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Good food, good beer, nice location, friendly service. Everything you need for a relaxing evening. Nice.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank H_aus_B2017
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Newer to the area, we ate here multiple times for dinner. The menu was varied and the food was great. Excellent choices of beers and spirits. The service was outstanding and the establishment was clean and roomy with good spacing between tables. Outside seating was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Mel M
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Not extensive menu but wife's chicken quesadilla awesome, had bruschetta and garlic on it and I ate a third of it but tasted awesome. I went with a loaded burger with very good fries which was good but not as good as Crowsnest pub yesterday....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank seescokid
Reviewed 28 August 2017

During our first visit to Tobermory this past weekend, my husband and I had dinner here. We were seated right away on the patio overlooking the water. The food was delicious. I had a Buffalo Chicken Wrap with Fries and my husband had a burger....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank rbell89
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 12 nearby hotels
Big Tub Harbour Resort
137 reviews
.02 miles away
Bruce Anchor Motel and Cottage Rentals
312 reviews
.42 miles away
Peacock Villa Motel
118 reviews
.51 miles away
Escarpment Heights Motel and Cottages
94 reviews
.61 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 23 nearby restaurants
Shipwreck Lee's Of Tobermory
369 reviews
.57 miles away
Tobermory Brewing Company and Grill
495 reviews
.67 miles away
Leeside Restaurant & Patio Bar
325 reviews
.59 miles away
Crowsnest Pub
625 reviews
.57 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 40 nearby attractions
MS Chi-Cheemaun
555 reviews
.62 miles away
Big Tub Lighthouse
274 reviews
.01 miles away
Tobermory Harbour
8 reviews
.66 miles away
Bruce Anchor Cruises
276 reviews
.41 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
11 August 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from gw1412 | Reviewed this property |
Week ends (Friday /Saturday /Sunday) . I remember because I urge them to open for lunch every day .
Cassandra F
8 August 2015|
Response from CrawdadJCW | Reviewed this property |
I did not see anyone with pets
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing