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Mateus Bistro

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) #5 of 12 Restaurants in Mahone Bay $$ - $$$ , , Soups
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (24 reviews)
“green eggs” (6 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tasty chowder here and good mussels (the small portion is huge!). Grilled bread comes with these dishes and is better than the flatbread off the menu. Cute place, has a nice patio if it's nice outside.

Thank Crysee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my family and 2 of us were happy with it and 3 were not as impressed as we hoped we would be.

Thank Darcy J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We where there for brunch, found place not clean, chipped china etc. Came home sick. Heard it has had refurbishing but am not inclined to try again.

Thank thebigrock
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here with my husband and kids yesterday. The food is amazing! Quality, local, and cooked to perfection! I ordered the beef, my husband had lamb, both were cooked exactly as we had requested. It's the small touches, like truffle oil butter on my...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 21 February 2017

It took several years for me to eat at this local restaurant, which I fell in love with the second after my first bite. As an avid fish and chip lover, I was blown away by the Panko Haddock and creamy mashed potatoes, the fish...More

Thank Chris F
Reviewed 15 November 2016

WiFi: Yes Bottled Water: Sparkling Only Espresso: No Accepts Credit cards: NO, Only Cash I modified an Omelet; no this, some of that..etc. It was delicious!! The fried potatoes that came with it were very good. The accompanying salad was very good. (Please look at...More

Thank jimh615
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We have had several great meals here.service is excellent and the food is awesome.we were disappointed on 2 occasions when we went to Mahone Bay and they weren't open.their mussels are the best I've ever had

Thank dianec444
Reviewed 7 November 2016

The chef prepares a daily menu of local fresh food with many unusual choices. The deserts he prepares are delicious and his seafood chowder some of the best I've tasted. There is inside and outside dining and live music on some nights outside. A plus...More

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Wake up! An ongoing practice of not accepting credit cards has soured my support of a local restaurant. The food is good but to expect patrons to carry cash of over a hundred dollars for an evening meal and then be directed down the street...More

3  Thank wakeup
Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was disappointing to drive 40 minutes and discover they accept cash (not debit, but dollar bills) only.

3  Thank enedla
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Contemporary, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
  • Phone Number: 902-531-3711
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New Owner Was Cheesecake Gallery
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