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The Dancing Moose Cafe

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42691 Cabot Trail, Birch Plain, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
+1 902-929-2523
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07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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Dominion,N.S.
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful spot...Enjoyed the woodstove...Nice hiking...Would definitely visit again :) The restaurant was closed...Would have loved to have sampled some of Tom's cooking !

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Thank CarolDauphinee
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Cozy inside, loved the fireplace. Nice country decor. Good food, mediocre latte. Average prices. Good service.

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Thank Valérie M
Ton M, Owner at The Dancing Moose Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Valerie, Thank you for your review, but not sure if you are talking about our Restaurant, The Dancing Moose Cafe, Cape Breton NS. Reason for this is that you mention a fire place and we don't have one in our Cafe. Rest could be us, (even the mediocre Latte. Ours comes from a Nescafe machine and it is okay... More 

Glace Bay, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Outstanding service. Very friendly and clean. We rented the cabin for a few days and we could not have Been happier. The food was mouth watering. Highly Recommended. We will definitely be returning.

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Thank Rob P
Halifax Region, Canada
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

I can't say enough, dancing moose makes soup and sandwiches into a meal fit for royalty. Every aspect made fresh and with love. They really take pride in what they do. Both the Dancing Moose Cafe (and their lodging - ZzzzMoose ?) offer hospitality that is exceptional in every way. Thank you and please, don't change a thing. We expected... More 

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2 Thank _elishaabrahamhfx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I can't even believe the amazing experience I had here. My boyfriend and I were only here 2 days, and Ton was such an amazing host. We got in super late and he came right out and greeted us! Showed us our cabin tent, it was the newest one made with a little triangle window in a loft so you... More 

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1 Thank Kirsten A
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Dancing Moose Cafe is absolutely wonderful! The location is tucked away on the Cabot Trail but only a 30 minute drive from Ingonish beach. I immediately felt welcome upon arriving at the Dancing Moose and enjoyed the 3 days I spent there. The food was great. It super convenient to be able to grab something delicious and filling in... More 

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Thank Kristen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We came in early and Tom had been killed during enough to already have our cabin ready and the door unlocked while he stepped out to dinner. When he came back he checked out us right away. Was so friendly and accommodating. We didn't bring our own bedding for the cabin and Tom brought us each sets. The bedding was... More 

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Lunenburg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Excellent value and delicious food. We would definitly go here again. Their cottages look beautiful as well.

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Thank sharisab
Portsmouth, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Stop here for lunch. Never have had a Pannekoeken. I had the apple and bacon. It was delicious. The wait staff was great, they had wifi, and we had a good view of the ocean.

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Thank TheMalamute
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stopped here on our last leg of biking the Cabot Trail. We were very happy with our fortuitous choice. The restaurant has a beautiful view, which is what initially caught our attention. Inside, the warm, folksy restaurant is welcoming, and the staff was very friendly. When they recognized that we were biking, they kept the water pitcher filled for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Cuisine
Dutch, Cafe, Canadian
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42691 Cabot Trail, Birch Plain, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Birch Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 902-929-2523

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Jonesboro, Georgia
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?