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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
+1 902-787-3035
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (14 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for supper upon a locals' recommendation. Food was good but slow in coming (we waited almost an hour for the main course). Service was friendly. Thought we'd sample some local cuisine and ordered fish tacos and lobster wonton. Tasted yummy but the...More

Thank will5822017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views, excellent food and service! The fish “and chips” (minus fries but with salad) was a perfect choice. The fish is fried in a rice-type batter. Delicious!

Thank Diane616_13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Music scene is excellent at Clove Hitch.....great to listen to while choosing your dinner. We enjoyed the fast service and delicious seafood. We also got takeout a second night since it was so good.

Thank MarcellaJ
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food. Seafood was fresh and burger was just right. Friendly service and craft beer on tap. The gift shop next door has all the kitsch you could want!

Thank makuribu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very happy to discover that the restaurant we wanted to try in Port Hood was about 50 feet away from our hotel. It was a Thursday night but the restaurant was hopping with locals and tourists, so we were glad we'd made a...More

Thank NancyB38
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant on our hosts suggestion. We got to try some Nova Scotia wine and enjoy their seafood chowder. My husband had the burger and I had the fish and both were delightful. The music was a bit loud for our taste but...More

Thank Layla13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on a Sunday to listen to two local boys play vintage American music. Colin and Neil are talented musicians. Their family turned out as well. The deep community connections in this area are lovely to behold. The food -- good. We had the...More

Thank jmg702
Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

I had the seafood chowder and Caesar salad, and my wife had Fish and Chips. The food was really delicious. Well prepared, fresh, hot, and well presented. A huge thank you to the chef and kitchen staff. The drinks were very tasty, but we had...More

Thank liznovascotia
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Very nice place just across from a beach in Port Hood N.S.., Food is wonderful and all staff very friendly. Owner is a very nice person always willing to chat and give advice if needed on your trip in Cape Breton. A lot of love...More

Thank Angeline M
Reviewed June 3, 2018

Friendly service, knowledgeable staff. This came recommended to me and it was worth it. Lovely venue too. I honestly wished I could have spent a lot longer here and relaxed for the afternoon.

Thank Michael J
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Catriona T
June 28, 2018|
Response from Layla13 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I would guess you could find some options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Port Hood
  • Phone Number: +1 902-787-3035
  • E-mail
We are a family owned business priding ourselves on fresh local cuisine at an affordable price. Our modern inviting setting includes a deck with an ocean view. We feature many seafood options as well as daily lunch and dinner specials, Steak 'n Stein, Ladies' Night, breakfast on Sundays, cocktails, local beer on tap and so much more. Local musicians perform on stage on a regular basis.
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