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The Red Shoe Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Bellevue, Washington
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good food & beverages, pretty reasonable prices, good service, & friendly people. What more do you want? Oh! Great music as well! If you arrive too late to get a table ask someone to share theirs. It happens all the time and it's a chance to meet someone from North Carolina as we did. The music varies from night to... More 

Thank wwwjimbo
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great homemade food with a flare. Had fish and homemade wedges and had to take some home and the food was amazingly tasty. For desert we tried the spice cake with whipped creme and caramel sauce. It was to die for. Meal was a little pricey but the experience was one everybody should try at least once. There were two... More 

1 Thank Linda L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Exactly what you would find in Scotland, fill with small town ambience and good folk music. We wandered in and were lucky enough to find a table, it was packed, but the cozy kind of packed, you felt at home instantly. Full of locals and visitors alike, the music was great, the food was superb. We had such a great... More 

1 Thank taylor h
Alexandria, Virginia
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner (it was recommended by my caddie at Cabot Cliffs golf course) and had a fun time. Many locals eat here. There was local music. The food was good and the prices very reasonable. We highly recommend it.

1 Thank KP1966
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a busy spot with everyone that tours this area; the food exceptional.. live music... a place not to miss@

1 Thank 640christenal
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at The Red Shoe Pub recently before attending a Celtic Colours concert in Mabou. It is a unique spot with a piano waiting for folks to entertain. Unfortunately, there was no music when we were there but have seen clips of the lively tunes and dancing. We enjoyed our meal and although the servers were busy buzzing from... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We expected the basic pub food and we were very disappointed. For example, a club was more of a burger then a sandwich . Also very over priced.

Thank Sandra O
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by a Maritime friend and by our hotel to have a meal there. It was packed but the hostess inquired if we were into sharing a table and soon enough, a couple invited us to join them. They were from Halifax and we from out west so there was great conversation. The menu is varied and the... More 

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Buck Lake, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This iconic restaurant was recommended by both our inn host and family members who had been a few years earlier. The four of us went early as it was a Saturday night with live music later in the evening. As it was late September and raining, we thought we could get a table. (They did not take reservations.) One of... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Offers a great venue of local talent featuring Celtic entertainment of home grown flavour. Has a good menu of food to choose from;along with different beer types! Limited seating, be sure to arrive early if you wish a seat.

1 Thank Gary Paula K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Mabou
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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