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Grubstake Restaurant

7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
+1 902-733-2308
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average25%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
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“lasagna” (13 reviews)
“turkey dinner” (7 reviews)
“cakes” (6 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife, a friend from the UK and I ate here one evening after touring the Fortress all day. We were warmly welcomed and seated at a nice table in this "old pub" style restaurant. We soon had white Pino Grigio glasses for the ladies...More

Thank Melville P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by one afternoon to check out the restaurant for dinner. The staff were friendly and asked all my questions so I made a reservation for that evening. I have a shell fish allergy and our server was very helpful in helping me choose...More

Thank love2planvacations
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was excellent. We both had the scallop supreme in cream sauce on bed of linguine pasta and a carafe of white wine. Lots of large scallops. Great meal but it was $100 with tip. I don't care, it was so tasty

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate supper here on a rainy day after a big lunch so we just had French onion soup and a salad. Both were really excellent and hit the spot. Watching the main courses that others were clearly enjoying I suspect their mains are equally...More

Thank HRHCaoimhe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there tonite for dinner. Waited at the door with 2 other couples for about 10 minutes anticipating a greeting from a hostess or someone. Noticed that 3 tables in the place had food, 7 were sitting with menus in hand (orders not taken yet),...More

Thank HoustonRobert
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in after visiting the Louisbourg Fortress and was not disappointed. There was only one waitress, but she was the best and kept up with everything and everybody. The outside of this place isn't much to look at, but after we stopped in we...More

Thank Peter V
Reviewed September 6, 2018

We chose this restaurant over a few and unfortunately we feel that we made a mistake. The service was not so great and neither was the food, especially for the price. We wont go back. We had great reviews about the other restaurants in the...More

Thank LEEL1148
Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Went here with a bit of trepidation after seeing some of the reviews but we had a good meal. Crab cakes were very good, full of crab not potato as many are. Shrimp & Scallop flambé was excellent and the halibut special was good. Carrot...More

Thank Mark F
Reviewed August 22, 2018

Grubstake has no concept of customer service, the restaurant appears dirty, food was awful and they should be out of business. Nothing about our experience was acceptable, nor was that of the other customers. It was very obvious everyone was frustrated with long waits and...More

1  Thank Kathy P
Reviewed August 19, 2018

I was expecting more from this place. It's overpriced based on the size of the servings and quality of the food. I will say it's a very nice atmosphere and we received great service, but I was hoping for more from the food. When making...More

Thank SoxFan08
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Louisbourg
  • Phone Number: +1 902-733-2308
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