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Happy Clam Cafe and Grill

15559 Cabot trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
+1 902-224-3888
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (22 reviews)
“fish tacos” (4 reviews)
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Seafood, Soups, Canadian, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
15559 Cabot trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
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21 - 30 of 216 reviews

Reviewed August 23, 2018

Extensive menu on a chalk board. Fish cakes and pan fried haddock were light and not all battered down.Can't beat the view of the ocean though. Service was really quick. Good food but the piped in music sucked. Bathrooms were clean, whole place was quite...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank sajore2001
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2018

Thank you. We were having issues with the ipad and had to put tge radio on for a day. I’m thinking it was that? Cheers! :)

Reviewed August 17, 2018 via mobile

The fish and chips were fantastic. Fresh haddock straight from the sea delivered that morning, I’m guessing. I preferred the pan fried piece with fresh lemon rather than the heavily battered counter part, but to each their own. Service was friendly and quick. The white...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Vetboy
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We stopped for lunch on the Cabot Trail because the cafe appeared neat located adjacent the seashore. One places the order with the cashier; then seats oneself and the order is delivered to your table. There is ample indoor and out door comfortable seating. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 937jimp
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

We are sorry you were disappointed. Music is supposed to be light background music and certainly not rap. The chowder is $10.99 bowl. Are you sure you are reviewing the Happy Clam?

Reviewed August 10, 2018

From the leaflet we picked up at a visitor centre, the Happy Clam looked really good. It was sited on the sea front and there was outdoor seating, but inside was pretty basic. The chowder was supposed to be a speciality. Although it was full...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mouseHerts
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank for taking the time to review us. Lots of people love our chowder. Hope you had a good trip on our island.

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

I don’t understand how this restaurant ended up as #1 in Cheticamp. The chowder is, at best, so-so and the lobster roll was borderline inedible. Even the bread that came with the chowder was stale. I know that there is a kind of inertia to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank RedMustang56
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We went to this cafe for breakfast while camping nearby. It’s not a fancy place, just a nice little cafe. You go to the counter to order your food rather than be serve at your table which was fine. The food was good and was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Krystal H
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you!

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

You order at the counter from a chalk board menu. I ordered fish cake/baked beans with GF toast and husband had hungry man breakfast. Food was served to us at our table. Had to search out butter for my toast. Beans were dried up on...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Katpawkatpaws
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thanks for the feedback. We clear the tables if left. Sorry about the beans. I will investigate. Hope you had a food time on our island.

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Pleasant enough staff, but when we got our food we were not really impressed. First off I had a blt on white, what I got was a blt on one white piece of toast and one brown piece. My husband ordered the big breakfast with...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank GeorgiaL497
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. Mistakes happen sometimes.

Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This is a walk up to the counter, order your food off the extensive chalkboard menu behind the counter and then sit down and have your food delivered. We had the had a pan fried Haddock with fries, and soup special for the day (tomato...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank captainsir
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Stopped here for lunch on our Cabot Trail drive. Counter service restaurant - order, pay, get a number to set on your table. I ordered the Acadian Sampler, my husband got seafood chowder and 1pc fish and chips. The Acadian sampler was delicous - light...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Wadingmoose
HappyClammer2018, Owner at Happy Clam Cafe and Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

Thank you! So happy you loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
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View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15559 Cabot trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Cheticamp
  • Phone Number: +1 902-224-3888
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Description
Formally the Happy Clam Café and Grill, L'Abri Café, Restaurant et Bar is currently under renovations to prepare for its launch in the spring. We will be offering great food, booze in a cozy environment overlooking the ocean.
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