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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” (12 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Traveling the Cabot Trail at the end of the season we stayed in Port Hood overnight. Only one restaurant in town was still open so we figured it was going to be a so/so evening. We were delightfully wrong! Five years ago a young chef,...More

Thank HebbieDacker
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Pleasure to have you join us and thank you for the wonderful post :) I know how fortunate I am to have such amazing & talented staff in the kitchen and 'out front'. We are certainly looking forward to new experiences moving forward. Cheers!

Reviewed 5 days ago

The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro is along the highway in Port Hood, Cape Breton. It has an extensive menu with excellent seafood. The seafood chowder is full of fish and extremely tasty. The lobster rolls were delicious and very fresh. Burgers looked to be...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Head and shoulders above every other place we ate at all over Cape Breton Island. We ate here twice in a few days. Sorry to say - as beautiful as Cape Breton is - our meals ranged from poor to passable and unmemorable, except the...More

Thank neekers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good and service prompt and friendly. Environment a bit sterile and diner-like but music warmed the place up.

Thank Lori77418
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is a short walk from anywhere in Port Hood (especially the Hillcrest Hall Country Inn which I recommend). The food is great. There appears to be live entertainment every night (and it is good). The food is delicious (try the chowder). Finally the...More

Thank JamesII
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your post! Just to clarify...we have Music 6-8pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays. Starting the Week of October 17th schedule will change when we begin our Fall/Winter Schedule. P

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A great location if passing through or visiting Port Hood in Cape Breton. It is a pub atmosphere with a relatively small menu but very reasonably priced and great food with excellent service.

Thank CurtisJoelTravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped by for an evening dinner and we were pleasantly surprised. Seems to be the only restaurant in Port Hood that stays open past 7pm and although the parking lot was full at 7:30pm we were comfortably seated in a private corner. The lobster wontons...More

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Wife and I had dinner, staff were very friendly and did a great job. Food was good, my wife had the fish tacos and I had the fish and chips which were both very good.

Thank tsrfromvermont12
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Great food at reasonable prices. We had Fish and Chips along with some wine. Very good fish and well cooked.

Thank Walk999
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Second time we have eaten here in 2 years . Not a big fan of both dishes I had but my wife liked her food. Error was made on the order no huge deal and it was rectified quickly. Specials were not told to us...More

Thank dewolfpack
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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
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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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