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Mateus Bistro

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“mussels” (34 reviews)
“green eggs” (8 reviews)
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Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here a few days after their menu changed for the season. First a nod of appreciation for offering local beers! We sampled mussels “to die for” according to one in the party, and the pate - also very good. Three of us...More

Thank Smuchi
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was served cold chowder. It should have been hot. They reheated it but by the time it got back to me my husband had finished his lunch. No attempt at an apology was made. Food was good though.

Thank hiker_WNC
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently had dinner at Mateus Bistro. We had a gift certificate from family who live in England. We were spending a week in Mahone Bay celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary, so this dinner was thier gift to us. I have to admit that I...More

Thank Jane13Ottawa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing service, the best coffee and deserts I have maybe ever had, and the patio is so cute and relaxing. Highly recommend stopping here, oh and the food was delicious as well!

Thank R9H4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

what kind of chef places 5 unopened mussels in a dish of a dozen??? this happened to me at Mateus. Caesar salad was limp with too much dressing and no croutons except for a tiny tiny piece of crisp bread. These people need to up...More

Thank chrissy486
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ordered the chicken thing and asked for roasted potatoes instead of rice. My dinner was served five or ten minutes late after everyone else at our table had theirs. Mine dinner was stone cold and the so called BBQ veggies were raw, like hard as...More

Thank pxcornish
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had a few meals here, both lunch and dinner, and have found the food to be good quality and tasty although not super memorable (and I think portions are on the small side). Staff and the owners are friendly and the atmosphere is warm....More

Thank intrepidgirlLondon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my boyfriend were coming here for our anniversary and it ended up being a huge disappointment. Sure it looks pretty while walking past but when we made our reservation we didn’t think they would put us in the worst possible spot in the...More

Thank Selena C
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I and my husband have been a customer of this little bistro even before the current owner, as Mahone Bay is a small place and there are only few alternatives. We thought we can get an early supper and got a seat on the patio...More

1  Thank Ealda
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

We stopped by Mateus Bistro for supper and it was a good one! We enjoyed a nice variety of their offerings - Caesar salad, chowder, mussels, shrimp & pineapple skewers and warm, flourless chocolate cake! And, there was live music playing, too. Definitely recommended! And,...More

Thank IlluminataPhoto
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 533 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Mahone Bay
  • Phone Number: 902-531-3711
  • E-mail
New Owner Was Cheesecake Gallery
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