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“Great meal and music with dinner.”
Review of The Red Shoe Pub

The Red Shoe Pub
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Mabou
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Best meal we had on Cape Breton along with the best music. Don't know the woman's name but she played the fiddle with skill and feeling accompanied by her husband? on guitar. Really quite moving, and the food was excellent. If you want a romantic getaway, probably not for you. But, if you want a fun, lively atmosphere and good food skillfully prepared and presented, this is the place for you.

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Thank ikefromdalton
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Reviewed 1 August 2014

We made a point of stopping in for the evening . It was a fail . The wings were cold , the service was rude and the music didn't start til 10 . We were hoping for more of an east coast experience I wouldn't recommend it

Thank Dana W
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Walking distance from the Duncreigan Inn and Mabou Harbor. Great food, music, friendly waitstaff. Likely to hear some Celtic music whether live or over the speakers. Lots of history here and absolutely fantastic food!

Thank ihearttheworld
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

So sorry to disagree with the majority here. We had heard excellent reviews of the Red Shoe and expected a good experience. But it was not to be for us. We are not culinary experts or difficult to please but the food was simply: carelessly prepared and was "disappointing."

And, our server was poor. This time we can speak with some credentialed background- 25 years in hospitality industry. Surly and curt - we seemed to be an inconvenience to our server's schedule. We kindly, pointed out what was wrong with one dish- and were met with a limited acknowledgement but no remedy. We expressed our thanks, paid, and exited.

We do not like to write reviews and writing a negative review- well, it feels like "character assassination" to us. It is not so easy or fair to write a balanced review when you have only experienced a place, once. However, we think the ownership would be well advised to have "Mystery Shoppers" visit their business several times and report directly to them.

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4  Thank Daniels W
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

After eating there our first night, there was no question that we would return for our second. The Camerons are great musicians. The staff is very welcoming and if you are an X grad, you will feel very much at home!!

Thank Janice M
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