Best Places to Eat Lobster in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is renowned for its stunning coastal scenery, rich maritime heritage, and, most notably, its exceptional lobster. From historic venues and cozy bistros to bustling waterfront patios and family-run shacks, the province offers a diverse array of dining experiences that celebrate this beloved crustacean. Whether you prefer your lobster traditional and steamed or creatively prepared, Nova Scotia’s eateries promise to deliver fresh, local seafood that tantalizes the taste buds. Here, we explore some of the best casual places to savour lobster across the province.

1. La Cuisine Robicheau

Situated in Saulnierville, La Cuisine Robicheau is a family-run restaurant known for its Acadian hospitality. This is definitely the most authentic Acadian restaurant on the list. The warm and inviting atmosphere, coupled with a commitment to quality, makes it a popular choice for locals and visitors. The menu features a variety of lobster dishes, highlighting the natural flavours of fresh seafood.

2. Grand Banker Bar & Grill

Located in Lunenburg, The Grand Banker offers vibrant dining with a focus on local seafood. The lively atmosphere and waterfront views enhance the experience of enjoying fresh lobster dishes. The restaurant’s dedication to quality and local ingredients ensures a delightful meal.

3. South Shore Fish Shack

Also in Lunenburg, South Shore Fish Shack provides a casual dining experience with harbor views. Their focus on fresh, local seafood is evident in their delicious lobster dishes. The relaxed atmosphere and commitment to quality make it perfect for a family meal.

4. Old Fish Factory Restaurant

Situated on the Lunenburg waterfront, The Old Fish Factory offers a historic ambiance in a former fish processing plant. Guests can enjoy a variety of lobster dishes, each prepared with freshness and flavor in mind. The combination of history and waterfront views makes it a must-visit.

5. Salty’s

Located on the Halifax waterfront, Salty’s provides stunning views and a menu focused on fresh, local seafood. This is probably the busiest seafood restaurant in Nova Scotia.The vibrant setting and friendly service enhance the experience of enjoying their lobster dishes. The casual atmosphere makes it a great spot for a relaxed meal.

6. Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio

Situated on the Halifax waterfront, Cable Wharf Kitchen & Patio offers harbour views and a casual dining experience. The restaurant is actually located over top of Halifax harbour.Their menu features a variety of fresh lobster dishes prepared with an emphasis on quality. The vibrant waterfront setting is perfect for a relaxed meal.

7. Evan’s Fresh Seafoods & Restaurant

In Dartmouth, Evan’s Fresh Seafoods offers fresh, sustainable seafood in a casual setting. Known for their flavorful lobster dishes, Evan’s highlights the natural taste of the seafood. The relaxed, unpretentious atmosphere is ideal for family dining.

8. Bistro 22

Bistro 22 in Truro provides an intimate dining experience with a focus on local ingredients. The cozy setting and friendly service make it a great spot for enjoying fresh lobster. The menu features traditional and contemporary lobster dishes catering to diverse tastes.

9. The Shore Club

Located in Hubbards, The Shore Club is Canada’s original lobster supper, serving fresh lobster since 1936. Then Shore Club is a Nova Scotia institution. The vintage venue pairs lobster with all-you-can-eat mussels and salad. Live music and dancing often accompany meals, creating a festive atmosphere.

10. Captain Kat’s Lobster Shack

In Barrington Passage, Captain Kat’s Lobster Shack offers a cozy, small-town dining experience with locally sourced seafood. The maritime-themed decor adds to the charm, while the menu features a variety of lobster dishes from traditional to innovative.

11. Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound

Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound, with its waterfront setting and dramatic Bay of Fundy backdrop, offers a quintessential Nova Scotian experience. Guests can select their own lobster from the pound and enjoy it cooked to order, ensuring a fresh and delicious meal.

12. The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

In Port Hood, The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro combines a warm atmosphere with a menu focused on local seafood. Their lobster dishes showcase the freshness of the region’s catch, and the coastal charm makes it a favourite among diners.

13. Kiju’s Restaurant

Kiju’s Restaurant in Sydney offers a relaxed dining atmosphere with a menu celebrating local flavours. Kiju’s is the restaurant on our list act is most influenced by Mi’kmaq culture. Known for fresh lobster dishes, Kiju’s highlights the best of Nova Scotian seafood. The commitment to local sourcing and sustainable practices ensures delicious meals.

14. The Long Table Social Club

In Scott’s Bay, the Long Table Social Club offers a communal dining experience with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. Their creative lobster dishes and shared dining setup foster a sense of community, making it a unique dining experience.

15. Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

In Yarmouth, Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub provides a casual and lively setting for enjoying fresh lobster. The menu features a variety of seafood dishes and craft brews. The friendly atmosphere and live entertainment make it a popular spot.

16. Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant

Avondale Sky Winery & Restaurant in Newport Landing offers gourmet lobster dishes paired with award-winning wines in a picturesque vineyard setting. The tranquil environment and creative menu make it a perfect spot for a sophisticated lobster meal.

17. Fortress of Louisbourg – Grandchamp Tavern

Experience lobster in a historic setting at Grandchamp Tavern within the reconstructed Fortress of Louisbourg. If you like a historic setting while dining, you cant get any better than the Grandchamp Tavern. The tavern’s period decor and historical ambiance create a unique dining experience, with traditional lobster dishes prepared using 18th-century recipes.


Embarking on a culinary journey through Nova Scotia to sample its finest lobster is an adventure that combines delicious food with unforgettable settings. Each of these recommended spots provides a unique experience, highlighting the region’s commitment to quality, local ingredients, and warm hospitality.  For those staying at the historic Bailey House Inn, indulging in these culinary delights becomes an essential part of the Nova Scotian experience.

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