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“seemed more like a diner”

Grubstake Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 11 Restaurants in Louisbourg
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed September 14, 2013

so little was open we had to go here -- the quality of the food was not great
The room seemed a little tattered these days

Thank Barbara M
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 17, 2013

We are very proud of the food and service that we provide however we do understand that it is not to everyones taste it would certainly be a boring world if we all did.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We went there for lobster or crab but the server told us as we arrived that the season was over therefore they were not serving any lobsters or crabs. Interesting when all other restaurants on the island were serving lobster and crabs at all time!

Thank Linda-Ginette
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Unfortunately our lobster season ends on July 13th this is the time that the lobsters start to molt ( lose their shells) and to try and keep lobsters after this date is very risky. To have lobsters brought in is also a risk We had access to crab until the 20th of August .I do hope that you did find your feed of Lobster and Crab before leaving our island.

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Reviewed September 8, 2013

My Fiancé and I went for a hike also in Louisbourg lighthouse , we stopped for lunch at this place and the fish and chips were fantastic ! Fresh white haddock in a non greasy batter . I definitely recommend this place to any seafood lovers .They also make the best homemade onion soup ,so my fiancé says so ...hehe stop by and enjoy ,they are not open all year round make sure to check before heading that way.

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Thank CaperGirl00
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 9, 2013

Thank You for your wonderful review. Our fish and chips are one of our biggest sellers and most people are very pleased with the way we prepare it. So happy to hear that you took in the Lighthouse Trail it is truly an amazing place to visit we try to encourage all visitors to explore it.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We had lunch here again this August. I'd been to Grubstake several times before and was looking forward to returning. I was not disappointed. It's a charming little restaurant with good food (especially seafood) and service, and a great place to fuel up before visiting Fort Louisbourg.

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Thank brian_va
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

Thank you once again for dining with us and taking the time in writing your wonderful review. We look forward to serving you again one day.

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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Not a lot of choices to eat in Louisbourg. Tried the Grubstake for dinner. My husband got the rib steak and was a bit disappointed. He ordered it medium rare and got quite well done. The place is quite old and a bit run down. The service was good though.

Thank upgrammy
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Louise C, General Manager at Grubstake Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2013

I was sorry to read that your dining experience with us was disappointing. We do try our best to see that all patrons leave happy. Please accept my apology.

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