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The Red Shoe Pub

11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 5 restaurants in Mabou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We stumbled accross this place this past Saturday, which was the day after it had opened for the season. They are only open from June until October. It is very quaint, and it has the very best seafood chowder of anyplace we found in Nova Scotia or PEI. The waiter was super nice to our group, and honest in admitting he had only started the day before, and hadn't tried all the items on the menu yet. He went back to the chef on a couple of occasions to ask if he could change a menu item for us (which they did), and was very attentive to our lunchtime needs. This is a really good restaurant and should be added to Trip Advisor. Thanks, John Ward Smith
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English first
London, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

Great music and atmosphere. Seafood chowder and steak were fantastic. Highly recommend if you are staying in Mabou

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244 reviews 244 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I think I own every Rankin CD, so when I knew that it was owned by the two Sisters, we had to go! Ma out is a beautiful Village. Went during 'Kitchen Fest' live free music 5-7 and cover charge for music after 9, great options! The menu was varied and delicious selections, great dinner, followed by a homemade tart,... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I looked at some of the other reviews. You will see that most are excellent. I cannot image anything other than excellent. Let me explain. I missed going here two years ago while passing through so it was a must this time through. First, the music will be a local pair or more playing traditional Cape Breton music. If that's... More

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vail, CO
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We arrived to the Mabou River Inn and walked here. We arrived at 8:55 to a very crowded place (kitchen closes at 9) and were sat at a 4 top with 2 other people. We were fine with that after a long day of travel. The couple we sat next to were from Dallas, and we are from Boston. We... More

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Halifax, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Red show ale was excellent, music between 5-7 was wonderful, food was good (clubhouse), cozy atmosphere

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SC
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264 reviews 264 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Visitors go there not for the food, but for the music... First, the food...not bad, it is a Pub food... So figure out. The music... Few tips: #1 Check the type of music and the musicians (players)... Go to there website for schedule: http://www.redshoepub.com/ #2 Some nights have entry/cover charge ($8 per person), depends on music #3 it is small... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We were fortunate to drop in and get a table on the first night of Kitchenfest. Although the pub was jammed packed the table service was excellent, the staff regularly checked to see if you wanted a refill. Food service ended at 9. One of the enjoyable things about the pub was most of the patrons were local Cape Bretoners... More

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Toulouse, France
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited because of the Rankin family connection but the service was very friendly. Food was good though a little slow give that there was only in either couple in the whole place. My flatbread was good though it had. Use rooms even though I had asked to have it without. Still recommend though, cute ambiance and there aren't that... More

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Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Red Shoe Pub during our time just outside of Inverness. It was a Thursday evening but the place was full thanks to Kitchenfest! We managed to get a table outside where we had the two shoes appetizer, the catch of the day and the club sandwich and the gingerbread for dessert. Everything was tasty and flavourful and... More

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Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stopped by The Red Shoe in Mabou last night, to take in the KitchenFest as well as enjoy a meal. There were 3 of us in the party and we all had fabulous meals. I had the salmon, Mom and Auntie enjoyed the meatloaf. Portions were more than enough and the taste was out of this world! After letting... More

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