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Bell-Buoy Restaurant

536 Chebucto St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
902.295.2581
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Ranked #11 of 27 Restaurants in Baddeck
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert

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ohio
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and were told by the waitress that the lobster roll special was available for only a few more minutes and they still had some left. We bit. When the check arrived one was $19.95 and the other was $21.95. We felt that we had been hustled. The food was good but a "hustling" waitress really... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I ate dinner here one night in July 2014. We asked if we could sit by the window to enjoy the view, and we were accommodated. But they also have a nice outdoor patio on the front that looked tempting. I was born on the east coast- so I grew up eating tons of seafood. The food... More 

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PEI
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Excellent food, live music and super service!! Look out on Baddeck Bay while you eat. Enjoy the boats sailing by.

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San Antonio TX
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have made eleven trips to Cape Breton for the Celtic Colours music festival. On my first or second day in Baddeck I wandered into the Bell Buoy for a late lunch and I was hooked. The menu is basic maritime seafood, superbly prepared and served with a smile. In fifty or more visits, I have had virtually every entrée... More 

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Scituate, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Enjoyed the quiet seating, extensive menu, reasonable pricing and good food. Nice downtown location too!

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Huntly, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We have not eaten in the Bell Buoy for several years but were happy to find that the quality of food was good as ever and the portion size increased. Service was quick, professional and friendly. One of the best restaurants of many good restaurants in Cape Breton and our favourite in Baddeck. Prices are fair and diners are never... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had lunch at this restaurant last week. It was really good. Both my husband & I ordered the lobster sandwich & bluenose Chowder. Both were delicious! The sandwich was served on homemade oatmeal loaf bread & I prefer a French or Italian roll, but it was still good. Lovely view & great service.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Stopped off the afternoon of our arrival for something light. I had the lobster roll and chowder and my wife had the crab cake appetizer. The staff was helpful in selecting a beer to try and adjusting the items ordered. The food was good. While I would probably go back and try other menu items we didn't during our week... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had two enjoyable meals at this family owned and operated restaurant along the Bras d'Or Lake in Baddeck - food was very good, service perfect. Good place for a nice dinner or quick lunch.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We were referred to this restaurant by our B&B and I'm glad we went. The fish chowder was very good and the complimentary rolls are the best I've ever had. The dessert was amazing, it was incredibly hard to choose but I ordered the gingerbread sundae (with homemade ice cream). It is very sweet but well worth every bite.

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Address: 536 Chebucto St., Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: 902.295.2581
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Baddeck

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