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“Surprisingly good food!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Port Hood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $19
Cuisines: Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: We are a family owned business priding ourselves on fresh local cuisine at an affordable price. Our modern inviting setting includes a deck with an ocean view. We feature many seafood options as well as daily lunch and dinner specials, Steak 'n Stein, Ladies' Night, breakfast on Sundays, cocktails, local beer on tap and so much more. Local musicians perform on stage on a regular basis.
Dartmouth, Canada
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

Because the restaurant was very busy because of Chestico days, causing somewhat slow service , we enjoyed our evening at this restaurant. We ordered the seafood pasta and found it excellent-. It was filled with a generous serving of seafood and the sauce was delicious. We felt that a meal like this would have cost much more had it been in a major centre! We also enjoyed the live entertainment with a fiddler , keyboard, and vocals. All in all we were pleasantly surprised with our experience at the Clove Hitch!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Wendy M
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Casual atmosphere with excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

For the last 2 years we spent 2 weeks each year in Port Hood and during that time we frequently had dinner at the Clove Hitch. Two things come to mind, excellent food and service. The specials are the way to go, with creative chef quality fresh food. If you don't like the special than order the seafood linguini. Do NOT order the fish 'n chips. The staff are true to Cape Breton, offering a very friendly and efficient service. Prices are reasonable. Gift shop next door is a must for tourists.

Helpful?
Thank Duncan R
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Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this review, January 28, 2014
I am so happy to hear feedback from returning customers. Your disappointing experience with the fish and chips is concerning to me. If we fell short of our high standard on that particular day, I apologize and hope that you were able to relay this to staff and they responded to your needs in an appropriate manner. We will continue to strive for excellence with our food quality and service and look forward to the opportunity for us to serve you again in 2014!
Thank you for your business and your post.
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Vancouver, Canada
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58 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“A good choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

We ate supper here in October. Port Hood does not have a lot of restaurant choices, and so our choice was originally based on the fact it was open. The service was attentive. The food was quite good and reasonably priced, and the restaurant is pleasantly designed.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank S L
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Moncton
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2013

We certainly enjoyed our lunch at the Clove Hitch. The paninis and soup were both so good that we decided to add a dessert, which was also delicious. The service was quick and friendly, and the seating very comfortable. The prices are quite reasonable. We'll be stopping in again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Clive R
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Mississauga, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic seafood chowder”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2013

We visited Clove Hitch on the August long weekend. The food was fantastic - fish and chips and lobster sandwich but the seafood chowder was the best - full size pieces of seafood, scallops, shrimp and fish. The service was very good and we would definitely go back the next time we visit Cape Breton.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Sharon W
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