I was searching tripadvisor as the normal resturant which was always go to around this area would be closed at 8. I had a long day of work and decided it was time to go to the Cabin for the weekend. We left direclty from my work in North Sydney which is an hour and a half drive to the cabin. Neither of us having eaten that day would like to stop and get something to eat as we were both hungry.
There are a number of restaurants you will pass and most likely will be pizza shops. There are a number of places in the area open until 8:00PM. My girlfriend and I have eaten at a number of places around the local area. We looked on TripAdvisor and then looked at the fact that most like people in Cape Breton we would have to stop off at a pizza place and grab a slice heading to bed still hungry.
I looked through the TripAdvisor comments for the Auld Brass door and noticed that it said open until 2:00 AM. We noticed there was a bar associated with it and we thought the parts the bar was open until that time. We were pleasantly surprised when we were greeted by a woman who asked us to sit anywhere we pleased. We arrived and were very well greeted and it felt like home, it was modern, but had decrative features of the past on the wall. There was clan MacKinnon tartan on the wall and a number of other places, which was very neat as we were waiting for our food, we were able to research each of our clan Tartans as there was a tartan map and explaination beside our table.
We ordered the specialist the first time we ate there. I had the fish and chips, and my girlfriend had the chicken fingers and fries. We both loved both of them and really have to say that it was the best meal for around there. We were done after we really enjoyed our meal; I love fish and this was the best fish I've had in a very long time (my mothers excluded).
We were done for the first time and we were done, waiting to pay for the bill, Dick came over(the owner) to make sure that the food was good. We told him it was great, he offered a joke and told us about poor Mrs. MacGregor, it's a very nice and clean joke which was a smile. We shook his head and introduced ourselves and smiled and left felling very well about our choice of venue. Normally when you hit the door the person forgets your name.
Now normally I would stop there, but we were getting gas the next day at the Esso. We had seen Dick fueling up in the pump next to us and he smiled and recalled my name and said he hoped we enjoyed the beach as he had to head to work for the day. We smiled and said we might see him tomorrow or the next day. I was blown away that he could remember a customers name and likeness outside of the establishment.
The next day we ate and I had the breakfast bun. My girlfriend had the philly steak on a bun with fries. We both loved our food and it was perfectly priced. I was really pleased with coming back and the food was on the exact same par. I really enjoyed the fact that he recalled both of our names.
If you have to eat and you happen to see the open sign lit up, I would strongly urge you to go into the Auld Brass Door, and make sure to get a joke from Dick, he makes you feel welcomed and make sure that you are a person and not just another customer. This is such a place that we will be returning back to for the future and anytime we visit the Cabin, we will make sure to stop in and visit the Auld Brass Door.
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