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Lavena's Catch Cafe

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Chowder, Soups
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15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
9028392517
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mate's dinners and chowder were outstanding

This restaurant was recommended and we are so glad we visited. The food was delicious, the portions generous and the server very friendly. We came the next day to pick up pre-ordered take out chowder and hot biscuits were waiting. Very very good. Gift certificates available

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
LorBurek
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Toronto, Canada
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Kingston, Canada
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4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

After booking out whale watching trip and a bit of sightseeing, we were so looking forward to a nice meal out side, so we took the ferry back over to long island to go here, to fine out at 1:50pm the restaurant was closed until 5 for supper. We were shocked, high season and a tourist area, and a restaurant... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This restaurant was recommended and we are so glad we visited. The food was delicious, the portions generous and the server very friendly. We came the next day to pick up pre-ordered take out chowder and hot biscuits were waiting. Very very good. Gift certificates available

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The scallop stir fry was outstanding. A great location with a view of the water. Worth stopping here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

If your headed to Briar Island to whale watch, make sure you get a reservation at this little gem. Great food, excellent friendly service.

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Goderich, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Loved the food here. More than you can eat and amazing! Like home made! Very friendly. Feel like you are visiting family! Nice atmosphere, and I will say again - best food!

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Belliveaus Cove, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Truly was wowed away last night,after working in the restaurant business for over 13 years in a well known establishment never would I have imagined finding this Gem!!! As you arrive you are greeted with a beautiful smile,the FOOD is outstanding so fresh and so so GOOD cooked to perfection!!! If you are a seafood lover this is the place... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

If you are whale watching in the area and are hungry, there are only three places to ge something to eat. Lavena's is located at the head of the ferry slip in Freeport Nova Scotia. It is easy to find as it is painted bright yellow. When you walk in, there is a sit down bar which can accommodate 4-6... More 

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Centreville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The cup of fish chowder was excellent and one of the best I have ever enjoyed. The broth was fairly light with buttery finish. At least three large fresh scallops and and a generous amount of fresh haddock were included with the chunks of potato and green onion - a great value for the price. I also had the large... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We are not fish folks but if you are and like chowder, you must go. We saw quests eating the chowder and it was chunky and they said it was wonderful i had the cheeseburger, real hamburger with yummy cheddar cheese, and great fries. my wife had the bruschetta which was on light fresh crusty and really good take the... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We have often travelled through Freeport on our way to hike on Briar Island, NS. Freeport is a very lovely spot but our timing often meant we had no time to stop at Lavena's Catch Café. A friend told me about this wonderful restaurant and that Chef Lynn Crawford (one of my favorite chefs) had frequented this establishment. Needless to... More 

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Address: 15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
Phone Number: 9028392517
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Freeport
Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: 9028392517

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chowder, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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