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“This is the place for fresh seafood”
Review of Chowder House

Chowder House
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

We came for a late lunch with our two kids. We wanted a whole lobster experience. That was on the dinner menu- so we came back about 3 pm for that- and it was worth it. Fresh, tasty, and with a view of the sea. We also had their chowder, biscuits, poutine, hot dog and chicken. All very tasty. Service was friendly and helpful. It is a simple, low-key place- wood tables in a covered porch. There were outside tables too- near a lighthouse turned ice cream shop- with beautiful views of the Atlantic. We also liked that they are run by the fishermans coop.

Thank Maricara
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We drove by the place and decided to stop by for a lunch. The place is average at the most, with vinyl table cloths and wooden benches. The food was so so, we had seafood chowder, seafood platter, lobster sub and fish and chips. The food tasted ok, but definitely not more then that. I guess its fine if you are very hungry and need to grab a bite on your way, but there are much better places to eat in Cape Breton! And the service was not as friendly as we used to see across Maritimes.

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Thank Anna290
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Actually I'm not sure how many restaurants there are in town, but the Chowder House has been there for many years and it is excellent. We obvously had chowder and it was extrememly tasty. This is a simple restaurant, nothing fancy at all, but the food is very good. The setting is also very nice with a view of the ocean from your table. We were on our way driving to Meat Cove and this was a very nice place to stop for lunch. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Came here in early july for lunch while driving the cabot trail, the lobster supper cant be beat! Especially at $17, it was fresh and juicy. Burgers n fish n chips were also worth it. Plus, dining room faces right on the ocean

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Thank R_26C
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

After a while on Cape Breton you know the drill - seafood, bit of charm, etc. It becomes hard for a restaurant to stand out. We stopped by the Chowder House on a stunningly hot July day, sat in the main dining room and enjoyed some of the best chowder we had during our visit and the lobster sandwich was better than most full lobster meals we had on our trip. It's a rather unassuming little shack on the edge of the ocean, but writing this months after our visit, it still stands out as perhaps the best meal we had on Cape Breton. Highly recommended.


P.S. You're not far from White Point, which has a great little hike out to the ocean. Ask around.

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3  Thank beekerer
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