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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Pub
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8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
+1 902-787-3035
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Pennington, New Jersey
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411 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

We came here to stop for a meal on our way to Margaree Harbor north of this rest stop. We just caught a nice sunset at the beach and came here as it seemed like a good place to get a meal. Our server Riley Beaton was fantastic and we were served some shirley temples for the kids, I had... More 

Thank KidLove
Port Hood, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I am a regular patron of the Clove Hitch, I bring a number of clients to the location and recommend it to every tourist I encounter. The chef, Jason, is always wanting feedback and to tell you the truth, every meal I had this year was top notch. "The Hitch" is always trying to find ways to source local foods... More 

Thank damian787
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Having a great lunch at the Clove Hitch this September reminded me of only a year ago when my daughter got married in Port Hood. Her wedding dinner was served at the Clove Hitch. The meals were delicious. But what impressed me most was the owner and her staff. They are truly dedicated to providing a superb meal will excellent... More 

Thank Michael C
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Was a pleasure to serve you on that day! Thank you. More 

Sandwich, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love fish and chips and this place has an excellent dish. Other members of our party had fish meals and everyone was satisfied.

Thank dcolavecchio
Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

really great food. I loved the fried haddock, wife enjoyed salmon special. Cozy evening atmosphere, friendly staff.

Thank Greg G
long island, new york
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118 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Not many places to eat along this stretch. This one has decent but unimpressive pub fare with tourist prices ($40 CAD for two lunch entrees and a beer). Surly service.

Thank julia m
Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went here Saturday evening for drinks and snacks. The restaurant was full when we arrived and there appeared to only be two servers working. Our table ordered a few litres of wine and 1 mixed drink which took over 45 minutes to arrive at our table. Our food actually came before our drinks. Well, some of it. Half of... More 

1 Thank mmac15
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Not an excuse, just an explanation from the other side. We had an unpredictably busy evening. New staff member was working. Staff did the best they could at the time. We do have a bartender and on occasion staffing is a challenge given our core staff are university students. Again, not an excuse, just the facts. Should 'back up' been... More 

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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We had a great meal here while riding around Nova Scotia. The food was very good and the price was reasonable. I had the pasta primavera and my wife the fish n chips. Both were excellent. They had a guitar duo playing live and they were excellent.

Thank ScubatonyCozumel
El Paso
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Enjoyed eating here. Staff was friendly and helpful . I had the special which was blackened salmon.It was well prepared I noticed that they do have music on certain nights. We ate early but it had filled up by the time we finished.

Thank Winter2010
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I ordered a bowl of the seafood chowder. It was delicious. But for $15.00, I would have liked to see more seafood in it. The biscuit was very tasty. My husband ordered the Mexican Nacho plate. It was huge and very good.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$19
Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?