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Red Barn Restaurant

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2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
+1 902-295-3036
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good30%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“lobster roll” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

We received the best service from Valerie! She was very nice and helpful!! We tried pasta, salmon,chowder, chicken finger, fettuccine, lobster roll. Chowder and Pasta pesto were the best of everything that we ordered! For dessert we tried lemon pie and carrot cake. Both were...More

Thank sunnyrm17
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Awesome homemade meal.Served with chow chow just like a Saturday night special. Service was awesome with very friendly staff. Wait time was very short.. Loved the meal

Thank camperNovaScotia
Reviewed October 26, 2017

We first stopped here to eat, but it was a 20 minute wait. When we tried to get breakfast there another day, the restaurant was closed. So this is a review of the gift shop. My advice if you're looking for souvenirs is to keep...More

Thank Dreamer320
Reviewed October 24, 2017

This is a lovely restaurant. Our server was super nice. My wife needed a gluten-free meal. She made a meal that was not on the menu. She was so nice! I enjoyed my plate. It was so delicious! The Red Barn also offers a mini-put...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 22, 2017

The Red Barn was recommended to us. The deep-fryer was not operable. We had their cheeseburgers and cole slaw. Both were okay. They also have a place to shop for trinkets, jewelry, etc.

Thank TXLuv2Travel
Reviewed October 21, 2017

We stopped here in August for dinner. I wasn't pleased with my meal. It's Cape Breton, fish should be amazing everywhere, so I thought. I ordered fish and chips and ended up regretting it. I just don't understand why restaurants continue to serve frozen french...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed October 21, 2017

The Red Barn has been a mainstay on the highway outside of Baddeck for as long as I can remember. It is a gift shop offering locally made items as well as other things, mini golf and a quilt market. This review, however, is for...More

Thank AcadianBassplayer
Reviewed October 19, 2017

Good home style food. Service was very good. More of a family style restaurant. Small and quaint with a warm feel.

Thank Sean D
Reviewed October 15, 2017

We found this place by chance while driving through the Cabot trail. It is a traditional diner with a selection of seafood and chicken and meat options. We tried the lobster wrap and the burger and they were both quite tasty. The service was quick,...More

Thank Pergamon2014
Reviewed September 30, 2017

I don't know what changed since last year when the food was delicious and we were there 5 times and enjoyed every time, but we have been there 2 this year and the food was terrible. Today I ordered a Roast Turkey dinner, the mashed...More

Thank nancy542017
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
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
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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.
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