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Red Barn Restaurant

2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
+1 902-295-3036
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good29%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
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“lasagna” (16 reviews)
“fish batter” (2 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Web says open the day we showed up, 9am-9pm. Arrived and closed. Update your online info. Thumbs down on this and our only visit.

Thank rickpuyallup
Reviewed 24 March 2017

This place was ok with basic food and not too expensive. I found most of the food heavy on the butter and greasy. I would not go back Note- we were here august of 2015

Thank colry2
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Perfect combination. Eat a delicious and filling meal then walk it off in a delightful shop that has everything Cape Breton. Service was fast and friendly. Meal was piping hot and incredible. Definitely a stop on my next visit!!

Thank Roxanna63
Reviewed 21 December 2016

At a main crossroads. A natural place to stop, shop, get an ice cream or play mini putt. Not far from Whycocomagh or Baddeck. A Cape Breton staple which has been around many years now. Always a welcome sight to see The Red Barn when...More

1  Thank April Joy B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Certainly have the down home taste... Meals where good .. Price was fair... They have a nick nack shop to purchase trinkets... no problems! Enjoyed..

Thank Bmtravel1
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant offers all that a tourist would want on their way around Cape Breton. The service is great and the food is great. It is a little pricey but it's worth it. Nice surroundings.

Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had lunch here. Had mussels as a starter and they came on a huge plate. fresh and delicious - the best I've ever had. We all had the lobster roll as a main and it was a croissant with a good quantity of lobster...More

Thank Zeehash
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great simple food at supper, At breakfast next morning I ordered a scrambled egg with cheese on top on a croissant. This was no croissant. To add insult to injury it was stale and dry. I had visions of a delicious breakfast. it was not.

Thank Marilyn M
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We had been here on several occasions in the past &almost took a pass this time but we didn't and we're very pleasantly surprised.. the quality of merchandise was great, crafts, wonderful selection..I wished I was 50 years younger and not downsizing..!!

Thank nancy
Reviewed 6 October 2016

This was a cozy cafe with a great menu; lots of variety to choose from including local seafood. The service was quick & friendly. After dinner we enjoyed browsing the large gift shop which included local arts & crafts.

Thank Corrine R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Baddeck
  • Phone Number: +1 902-295-3036
  • E-mail
For 27 years, Red Barn Restaurant has been a landmark at the beginning & end of the world famous Cabot Trail on magnificent Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is a 52-seat casual, family dining room with 30 feet of panoramic windows overlooking the Cape Breton Highlands & featuring a full liquor license (including liquors, beers & local wines), a screened-in patio, plenty of parking, & 3 different giftshops & mini golf onsite.