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The Red Shoe Pub

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Chowder, Seafood, Pub
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11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We stumbled accross this place this past Saturday, which was the day after...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food worth the visit

The Atmosphere at the Red Shoe was great and the staff were friendly and efficient. we enjoyed our meal and we had entertainment during our dinner. this is owned by two of the Rankin Sisters

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Jim E
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North Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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English first
North Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The Atmosphere at the Red Shoe was great and the staff were friendly and efficient. we enjoyed our meal and we had entertainment during our dinner. this is owned by two of the Rankin Sisters

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Kamuela, HI
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8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We went at a weird time of day -- 4pm. Couldn't stay for the 9pm music start because we had a long drive back to our B&B on narrow dark roads. Food was fine, but we could see that the place probably really rocks when the musicians are in house. Hope to go back someday!

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LaSalle, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

While planning our trip to tour the East Coast of Canada, I read reviews on this pub and was determined to get there. We were definitely glad we did! It was one of the best and most memorable meals we had. The food was delicious! I would highly recommend their seafood chowder. I had the salmon and my husband had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We were passing through and got hungry. Stopped here for lunch, and were delighted. Service was good, prices reasonably, and the food was excellent. My wife liked her lobster roll, a daily special, and I had their Big Chili--hit the spot on a cool day.

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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Wonderful meal this past week-end shared with my husband and daughter. Red Shoe Pub in Mabou, Cape Breton is a great little place. Quick and friendly service, delicious mouth watering menu choices. Cannot wait to go back again in a few weeks. Highly recommend trying it if you haven't had the pleasure.

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Antigonish, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Yummy food, fun atmosphere. Enjoyed stopping in on our journey through Cape Breton. Loads of interesting history and musical talent in the area.

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Port Hawkesbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Had some really good pub food good pita and dip. They have a very nice deck for the nice weather days!

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midlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Food was very good and the place is worth stopping if you have heard the Rankins. We stopped for lunch. we had a look around the town and looked in a few shops. The Red shoe was well worth stopping at.

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We are locals, and we looks or wards on this place opening every Spring Once we were here for lunch and, and the guys at the next table finished their meal then broke out their fiddles and played a tune. This is a destination for sure!

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Kamloops BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had a thoroughly enjoyable evening at The Red Shoe, food and service were very good, local couple on fiddle and guitar were about as genuine as it gets, very enjoyable, and great musicians. Walking distance to Duncreigan Country Inn, come early, it fills up fast, really worth it!

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Additional Information about The Red Shoe Pub

Address: 11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Mabou
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Mabou

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene

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
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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