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Review of The Red Shoe Pub

The Red Shoe Pub
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Mabou
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 6, 2012

Excellent food(I had blackened salmon special) and my wife had the burger). Friendly service for a very reasobable price. Excellent beer.

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Reviewed October 3, 2012

A visit to the Red Shoe in Mabou is a must stop while in Cape Breton. The music is great, the food is very good, and the staff are efficient and provide wonderful service. We saw a posting at our hotel that music on the Monday night we visited started at 5:00 and went until 7:00. We arrived at the Shoe just as the music began. We chose to sit at the small bar and within minutes every table in the place was full. Our bartender advised that we had come on the best night for music (Monday) - as many locals would join in for a jam session when the scheduled performers were finished for the night. The scheduled performers played until about 7:30, and shortly after a number of local musicians began arriving with guitar and fiddle cases in hand. Two gentlemen began playing about 8:00, and by 8:15 there were 11 musicians playing. Just fantastic!

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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We read the reviews and put this as a "must do" on our Cape Breton itinerary. Everyone was right...the Red Shoe Pub is the real deal. We arrived just before 5:00 pm...perfect timing--as we got the last available table. The local Celtic music started right on time at 5:00 pm. We ordered several things off the appetizer menu...to spread our meal out and enjoy the show. The mussels were a show stopper! The local beer was tasty as well. We had a great time listening to the Celtic music and joining in the fun. It was really a standing ovation when an (obviously well known) local fella joined the group and played the most animated set of spoons we have seen. The place remained packed throughout the performance...so plan accordingly. If you coming to Cape Breton...make the Red Shoe a definite stop.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

The Red Shoe is famous throughout Nova Scotia and a lot farther afield. For a dozen or more years, local musicians have been playing at this medium-sized restaurant, and they are good. The food is good also. It's in a beautiful part of the world.

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Thank John L
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We were on a motorcycle trip in cape Breton and stopped for lunch. The fish and chips were great as was the soup. Good service; good time.

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Thank David B
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