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Address: 11573 Route 19, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0, Canada
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Great local place!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 July 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 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

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new york city
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We stopped for lunch, and even without the music, which is usually only in the evening, it was great. We both had the special of the day, which was an amazing lobster salad, with a tasty herb dressing (terragon? something fresh and yummy.) There was a choice of side, so I had the equally amazing savory maple sweet potato soup.... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

Owned and run by the Rankin sisters, this pub offered a really wide variety of foods including gluten free, creative salads, fresh sandwiches, and hot choices as well. It was a surprise how great the food was!

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Gainesville, Florida
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258 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

I had salmon, my wife chowder. Both excellent. Friendly service. Great music. What more do you want. Did not have dessert. Seemed overpriced but that's not why you go here.

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Bruton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2014 via mobile

We visited Mabou for two nights to hear some Celtic music and we were not disappointed! We had read a lot about the famous Red Shoe Pub and it lived up to its reputation. On our first evening, Kenneth Mackenzie was playing and what a great time we had - his fiddle playing is superb and he was accompanied in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

We enjoyed the spot enough to return to twice in our 2 days in the area. We went for the high quality live music, and were delighted by the excellent food.

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Thank Sharon S
Port Moody, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Stopped in for a quick bite on our way down the Cabot Trail, we enjoyed the atmosphere even though we missed the live music. Food was very good and price reasonable, the service was also good and the staff were talkative when we asked about local events and trivia.

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Central Florida, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

we stopped in shortly after they had opened for the day. very quaint inside. we were expecting more musicey stuff but I guess that happens during the concerts. food was excellent as well as the service. would visit again.

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Thank phraater
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67 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

Service great, food and beers very good. Live music fab a young girl played fiddle, guy on guitar and one on piano. Very reasonable price for the music. . I was here with my fiancé and my two friends from Moncton NB.

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