Rebecca of Rebecca's Restaurant has taken a leap of faith in herself and in basing her success on quality and friendly service. She is a new entrepreneur in Mahone Bay and is starting off with all the right choices -- good quality food at normal prices with great service. We both had the haddock with pesto sauce, served with great hand-mash potatoes and barely cooked baby veggies. The guacamole that we shared to start had enough taco chips (often a problem) but was a bit skimpy on the guac for the $7 price tag. The mains (each priced under $20) were plentiful, however, and the fish cooked perfectly. Their pecan pie is worth risking the calories, but they put too much whipped cream on the plate -- a waste and it takes away from the focus of the dish. (Pretty minor complaint, wouldn't you agree?) Apparently they source most of their food locally and they plan to stay open in the non-tourist season. This is a refreshing change for us locals who need a reasonably-priced restaurant to treat ourselves once in a while in the winter, without always resorting to the local pubs.
The patio provides a great view of the harbour and the famous Three Churches; they plan to have live music from time to time; and in the summer, you can hear the Mahone Bay Legion Swing Band playing at the bandstand down the harbour front from 7-8 on Thursdays (when it is not raining). The indoor seating area is quite large - this is a big converted house -- so you can definitely plan large groups here with no problem. If you are in a rush, you can get appetizer, main and dessert in 45 minutes. But if you want to have a leisurely experience, just tell your server and they will accommodate you as well.
This is surely going to become a destination for many locals getting together for a shared lunch or dinner and should be on the list for visitors on a budget, but who want something a little more upscale than fast food and pub fare.
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