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“Highlight of our trip to Nova Scotia” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Wild Caraway
Edmonton, Alberta
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“Highlight of our trip to Nova Scotia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

We wanted to come to Advocate Harbour because I had read the great food reviews of Wild Caraway. We decided to also book to stay with them for two nights, and I am so glad we did. I would say visit them now, quickly - I hope I am wrong, but I wonder how long this creative, dynamic couple will stay in this little place, and offer the food, drink and accommodation that they do, all for reasonable prices. Just wow.

The rooms above the restaurant are simply furnished, with a shared bathroom, but clean, open and with two windows so you can get a nice cross-breeze. There is a lovely view out to the harbour, and it is really kind of nice to hear the hustle and bustle of the restaurant below, when you know everyone will leave well before bedtime.

I cannot say enough about the food - by far the best of our 8 day trip to Nova Scotia. Fresh, creative, delicious. With interesting drinks like Rose Hip Martini, and Rhubarb Collins. And well-priced Nova Scotia wines on the wine list. And I think Andrew and Sarah must have paid attention to the previous review that said there might have been too much potato in the chowder - I think we had about one piece of potato in a bowl of chowder brimming with large chunks of seafood - has to be the best that Nova Scotia has to offer.

We were so glad we took this little loop around from Truro to Amherst - so many interesting little shops, beautiful views, and virtually empty roads. While in the area we walked on Driftwood Beach (totally alone, even though we spent a few hours) and visited Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO site, with informative guided hikes. And, because I am fascinated by rug-hooking, we took the time to visit Amherst, and went to Deanne Fitzpatricks shop there - highly recommended as well.

Room Tip: I would recommend the blue room, which may be slightly larger, but basically there is little differe...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2012

Great B&B with excellent hosts and wonderful food. Stayed back in June 2011. Will return one day! Thanks for the lovely hospitality!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2012

We can't recommend Wild Caraway enough! We stayed for 2 nights in August, 2011 and wish we could have stayed longer. The food is sourced locally, is amazingly fresh, and simply delicious! Oh, and the creative cocktails are tasty too! We had most of our meals here and would recommend it to anyone looking for a tasty meal! Also, it's a great place to stay and watch the tides roll in and out. Advocate Harbour is a beautiful place to visit and Wild Caraway provides travelers with a nice home away from home!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2011

Seafood chowder was absolutely stellar. The chowder had a nice milk and butter broth with lots of seafood, maybe a bit too much potato, but the fennel muffin made up for it. The french white wine was perfect with it. Make time to visit "Wild Caraway" for a meal and yes it's worth going out of your way to get there.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Leuven, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2011

During our trip in Nova Scotia we stayed in more than 10 hotels and B&Bs and had meals in numerous places. The Wild Caraway is without any doubt the utmost experience we had! We spent 2 nights there and although the rooms are basic, they are clean and offer a great view on the bay. Sarah is a fantastic host and her partner Andrew is a great chef. The food served in the restaurant is even more than delicious. Just make sure that after the main course you can still enjoy one of their lovely deserts!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2011

More than a year out I still remember my first delicious dinner at Wild Caraway that rainy May night I walked down the long gravel driveway from my B&B at Nova Shores after arriving in Advocate Harbour. Yeasty wild caraway rolls (really), seared scallops on a bed of pureed peas and frizzled pea greens and a wonderful rhubarb crisp. The restaurant is warm and inviting, a reflection of the friendliness and good humor of hosts Sarah and Andrew. Dining areas flow across the old hardwood floors of the first floor, with views out to the Bay of Fundy and paintings of Truro artist Andrew Meredith on the walls (one of which I am lucky enough to call my own). Such a lovely place, Advocate Harbour, with magnificent Fundy tides, stone and scallop shell finds on the wide long beaches just beyond the old Arcadian sea dykes, wilderness all about to explore by foot or kayak (with Nova Shores!). Bookended by wonderful dining and lodging choices at Wild Caraway or Nova Shores (I stayed at the latter), what's not to like? Go find out for yourself...and then you too will be wishing for a return trip in the not too distant future! (I traveled there in May/June 2010.)

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled solo
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Bedfordshire England
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294 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

We didn't stay at Wild Caraway but liked the restaurant so much we never ate anywhere else while in Advocate. Truly excellent food and wonderful service. If you're in the area you must give it a try.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Wild Caraway
Address: 3721 Highway 209, Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia B0M 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > Nova Scotia > Advocate Harbour
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Advocate Harbour
Number of rooms: 2
Also Known As:
Wild Caraway Advocate Harbour, Nova Scotia

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