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Auld Brass Door

$$ - $$$,
9816 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3MO, Canada
+1 902-756-3284
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (8 reviews)
“caesar salad” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
9816 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3MO, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The dinner was serious old-style soulfood and the service very kind. The place celebrates the scotish herritage - nothing wrong with that. No complaints and definetly worth to stop by. Thanks for the beer recommendations.

Thank TomD288
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Nice of you to say so...all the best from everyone at "The Auld Brass Door"

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Owner very nice and the food was excellent. The turkey dinner was just the right size. Very fast from order to serving and consistent checking in with us.

Thank LiamPatrick
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks Liam...it was nice of you to spend time with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Auld Brass Door is a small family-owned restaurant. The husband of the couple who owns it is the chef and his wife is the primary waitress, although they have other waiters during busy times. The menu varies based on the local fish available. The...More

Thank Cindi O
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hey Cindi...did you ever get the invoice for the stories...Grin.

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a nice family friendly place to stop and catch the FIFA World Cup final and have a bite to eat. We were pleasantly surprised with the food and hospitality of Dick Martin and his family run business. He and his daughter...More

Thank Maria J
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Much appreciated Maria...thanks.

Reviewed July 12, 2018

We have been in the area trying different restaurants and we have found this restaurant to be the best in the area. The owners Dick and Ann are very friendly and the food was quick, large portions, and AMAZNG. If you are in this area...More

1  Thank richgang2018
Brass D, Owner at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded July 15, 2018

It was a pleasure serving you.

Reviewed June 22, 2018

When asked if they served gluten free food, the response given was: "you can have a salad, no dressing; or French Fries. We asked if they had gluten free hamburger buns and was told that they had no demand for them and usually ended up...More

Thank AmackSydney
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2018

We wonder if you would assist us by advising which day or date you visited in order that we may review the video and recording for that day. This review does not appear to reflect the realities of this restaurant in that we have items...More

Reviewed January 22, 2018

So we eat here pretty often, and we have our,e of favourites. The pork chop special -one chop is enough for me, is tasty homemade food. The seafood pasta is totally extravagant, we couldn't do this at home. Either way, we love them. Add a...More

Thank Awhalley
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Great to see you again...and thanks for the kind words

Reviewed October 12, 2017

We ate at the Brass Door on three evenings and each meal was well prepared and reasonably priced. The owner spent time to tell us stories of Scotland and his life.

Thank Russell C
Reviewed October 12, 2017

Nothing nice to say. Stressed and rude server - despite only 5 tables of guests. Nothing fresh in this restaurant. I opted for the turkey dinner since it was Thanksgiving. The mashed potatoes were not even edible. The stuffing was from a box and the...More

Thank bporter63
Brass D, Guest Relations Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2017

Unfortunately we would expect nothing better from this customer since she and the woman she was with are the ones who lied to the waitress about having a reservation and consequently took a table from a customer who actually had a reservation. When the customer...More

Reviewed September 23, 2017

Visited The Auld Brass Door Restaurant and Bar today, 9/23/2017. Food was outstanding, ask for advice on what to order and follow it, you won't go wrong in doing so. Service was fantastic--attentive and special attention to unique details. Favorite was visiting with the owner...More

Thank Jodi D
Brass D, Manager at Auld Brass Door, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Thanks guys for both choosing to dine here and for the most enjoyable conversation. Hope the rest of your trip continued to excite and refresh you. We would love to see you again should you find yourselves in this area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Bar, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9816 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia B0E 3MO, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Whycocomagh
  • Phone Number: +1 902-756-3284
  • E-mail
International Fare Wae A Cape Breton Flair aptly describes the menu which ranges from appetizers/salads/soups/burgers/pastas/seafoods/steaks and beyond...but always remember to leave room for dessert. Taste our "quietly understated" Homemade chowders and then you be the judge as to who has the best chowder in Cape Breton. Open later than others around and with "wing nights till 2.00A.M on fridays and saturdays".
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