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“Wonderful little place in Mabou Cape Breton!”
Review of The Red Shoe Pub

The Red Shoe Pub
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Mabou
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We stumbled accross this place this past Saturday, which was the day after it had opened for the season. They are only open from June until October. It is very quaint, and it has the very best seafood chowder of anyplace we found in Nova Scotia or PEI. The waiter was super nice to our group, and honest in admitting he had only started the day before, and hadn't tried all the items on the menu yet. He went back to the chef on a couple of occasions to ask if he could change a menu item for us (which they did), and was very attentive to our lunchtime needs. This is a really good restaurant and should be added to Trip Advisor. Thanks, John Ward Smith
Sydney, Canada
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“Wonderful little place in Mabou Cape Breton!”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

This pub is owned by the famous Rankin family sisters and is located in Mabou. Have always wanted to go there and was glad we made the two hour trip. It was definately worth it. The waitress was friendly , the place was busy , but we were served promptly. The meal was served a short time after we placed our order. Not a long wait at all. I had the fish and chips and my spouse had the spicy chicken sandwich. He said it was the best he has ever tasted. We will definately return again but next time after 4 pm which is when they serve the dinner menue. Our dessert was warm gingerbread with butturscotch sauce and whipped cream. It was big enough to share.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Maggie M
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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Famous place!”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

We heard a lot about this place before getting there for lunch. The help staff was excellent, the room airy and clean. The soup was good and the sandwich so-so. Husband and I had the same thing so nothing to compare. We hope to go back and try again in a few days. Maybe then it will be better.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank CaliforniaNana
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Goderich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Loved the Red Shoe”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

What a great pub. We both ordered the scallops dish, and loved it ! Great food. Good music. The gentleman that played the spoons was a real treat ! Loved our evening at the Red Shoe

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank DeenaGoderich
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Sydney, Canada
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“Fish-N-Chips”
Reviewed 30 September 2013

We Had A Real Good Time At The Red Shoe..The Service Was Excellent As Was The Music..
But We Must Say(the 3 of us) That Was The Best Fish-N-Chips We Had Ever Eaten Anywhere..
Hats Off To The Wonderful Cook..Keep Up The Good Work..We Will Def Be Back...

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank rita s
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ch'town
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“a little disappointing...”
Reviewed 29 September 2013

looked so forward to seeing this little place owned by the rankin sisters and we were very disappointed ..staff could care less that we were there once they realized we only stopped in for a drink.. lots of staff around but they didn't really bother with us.. I guess that's why this treasure was not busy at all.. too bad because I think it has great potential......

Visited September 2013
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