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Le Gabriel Restaurant & Lounge

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15424 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
(902) 224-3685
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Lunch
Dinner
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent seafood, big dishes, great value for money

We had a dinner here and a lunch next day. The seafood is excellent, we got more than we expected. Clam chowder is great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 3, 2015
AlVoyager
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Moscow, Russia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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223 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Moscow, Russia
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We had a dinner here and a lunch next day. The seafood is excellent, we got more than we expected. Clam chowder is great!

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Dresser, Wisconsin
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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Four of us ate at Le Gabriel and had great seafood dinners...but that's only part of the allure. There was an outstanding musical group playing and several couples dancing to Cape Breton music (bone up on your French, by the way). And these guys knew everyone by name...certainly the local hang out. They kept playing such wonderful folk music...and we... More 

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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503 reviews 503 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We liked this place, attracted by Trip Advisor and number of cars in lot. Chowder was terrific. Other seafood very good. Scallops were GREAT. Very friendly, good service. When traveling, we try to order what restaurants see as they specialties. I think seafood is their speciality and they do it very well.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stopped in at this restaurant on our way through town. There were lots of cars parked outside, which we thought was a good sign. I had a penne pasta since I don't like seafood, and it was good enough that I wanted to order a second dish, though I was full. My wife ordered the scallops and I think... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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250 reviews 250 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was nice. Quaint but rustic. A little too much on the "Old" atmosphere with the unstable tables and chairs that don't sit flat. The food was better than average and appears to be home cooked. The service was a little on the inattentive side considering it wasn't all that busy. Great location sitting ion the heart of a beautiful... More 

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Ingonish, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had steak there a while back and everything was overlooked. Very bar like and home style food. Service was so so. Atmosphere was bar like and a lot of people playing darts.

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Nova Scotia
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Enjoyed a late evening meal while staying a night in Cheticamp. The food was tasty and portions were average.

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Sydney, Australia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A busy place probably because there is not much choice in Septenber in Cheticamp. Standard fare and OK for lunch.

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Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Le Gabriel was recommended by the proprietor of Merry's motel and we were not disappointed. It is a large family-style restaurant but it is divided into sections which make it more intimate, and the food was very good. It is obviously very popular with the locals with many of the diners being regulars. The food and service was very good,... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

a must stop at any time of day the food was amazing cant wait to go again on our next trip to Cape Breton.Seafood Chowder was to die for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15424 Cabot Trail, Cheticamp, Nova Scotia B0E 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Cheticamp
  • Phone Number: (902) 224-3685

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?