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Lobster Kettle Restaurant

Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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41 Commercial, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B0A 1M0, Canada
902-733-2723
Today
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great little spot!

Nice little place down at the dock! The staff was really nice and the crab legs were delicious! Great for lunch or dinner!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Unbelievable rip-off! I was just desperately hungry after a long day at the Fortress - and clearly not thinking straight. AND there was NO SEAFOOD in it! Only fish. AND I had to go back in and ask for the roll that was supposed to come with it. Don't make the same mistake I did... Talk about taking advantage of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Nice little place down at the dock! The staff was really nice and the crab legs were delicious! Great for lunch or dinner!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a great crab dinner at the Lobster Kettle and had a fun night out. Our waitress was so friendly that she made our day. Try the peanut butter pie. It's to die for

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We ate here twice whilst staying locally The food was good, although my preference would be for a lighter batter on the fish, but recognise this is a personal preference. Halibut was excellent. Servers were all friendly. Can be very busy, especially with people who want to be at the Playhouse for a 8pm event.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Caution: The menu in TripAdvisor is out of date. For instance the half bowl of chowder is more than double the price now and some items have changed. The fish and chips were very good, the chowder was okay but we've had much better (it's creamy style by the way). My kids said the chicken strips were very good and... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Came in for a light dinner. Wife and I both had seafood chowder, she also had a caesar salad.My "large" bowl of chowder was very tasty, but for the price ($12.99) I expected at least 25% more.My wife had the small bowl at 8.99 and it was quite small...but, very tasty, among the best chowder we have had after 9... More 

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Lindsay, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

While this restaurant has good views of the water, it is really more like a roadside cafe. It is one large open room with simple tables and chairs. We were here for lunch and had the caesar salad. We asked the waitress if it was homemade dressing, and if it was garlicky. She said yes on both counts. Well....for $8.95... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The patio at this restaurant has a beautiful view of the fortress and water! Crab was delicious! All of the food was so fresh and tasty. Kids loved the kids menu. Fries were yummy too!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went to this restaurant for a meal today. It is one big room with lots of large windows so you can see the water. It also has a balcony on the water. The food was good and the staff was very friendly. A lot of Gluten free items on the menu. Not a fancy restaurant , very plain, but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great service, excellent view, terrific food! The lobster poutine was particularly good, as were the shrimp wontons! Not fancy but quality ingredients and an enjoyable experience.

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Additional Information about Lobster Kettle Restaurant

Address: 41 Commercial, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B0A 1M0, Canada
Phone Number: 902-733-2723
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Louisbourg
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Commercial, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B0A 1M0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Louisbourg
  • Phone Number: 902-733-2723

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?