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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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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (16 reviews)
“soup” (10 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It was such a treat to come across this restaurant on the highway near Port Hood, Nova Scotia. Fresh, interesting menu - I highly recommend the Lobster Wonton's and the Fish Tacos! The grilled vegetable salad was simply amazing. I saw a burger go by...More

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Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on our way around Cape Breton; the bistro was steps away from our motel (The Hebridean, basic but very nice) and we were really impressed. Excellent service, fabulous, fresh seafood. We had fish and chips and salad and everything was fresh and...More

Thank Sonia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After checking in At The Fiddle and Sea B&B, we found The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, not 5 minutes away. Also relatively new, and well appointed, they had live entertainment the evening we were there, and the service was very friendly, and after a...More

1  Thank Flint C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick dinner while attending Celtic Colours. Great salad meal and dessert. The food was fresh and the service good. Great chowder.

1  Thank Elaine R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Here for the fall colours - and stopped for a quick lunch. She had a bowl of root vegetable soup, I had a beef dip - both excellent and served quickly and with flair. Good prices and very nice staff. We'll return!

1  Thank Bill C
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We were traveling through Cape Breton Island and stayed in Port Hood. This bistro was recommended and convenient to where we stayed. The Clove Hitch met our expectations for menu options, food, and service. If we were going through Port Hood again, I would definitely...More

1  Thank Easyflyer
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We enjoyed a very good meal in the Clove Hitch This is a pleasant little Bistro and not to busy at the time we were there so the service was good.

1  Thank PearlBelfast
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

We had seafood of course which was great with some chilled white wine. Having spent the day at the beach, this was a perfect little stop to have dinner before heading home. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the wine.

1  Thank TravelCouple998
Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile

This place really exceeded our expectations. The service was great and the food was excellent. Prices were reasonable. Decor was very modern.

1  Thank Christine S
Reviewed September 30, 2018

The restaurant appears to be popular with locals even though we met another couple who was traveling like we were. The waitress was kind enough to give me a few beer samples so I found a locally made beer I liked. Food was very good...More

1  Thank Careermanzz
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Catriona T
June 28, 2018|
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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