Restaurants in Northern Cape Breton

Tour de SeafoodRestaurants at the Top of the Island come in a mix of formats, from well appointed facilities featuring fine, gourmet dining to independent “takeouts” offering a quick bite for lunch.  Whether one’s taste leans towards seafood, pasta, pizza or beef, the restaurants at the Top of the Island can fill the bill.  That being said, however, when an area is virutally surrounded by water and boasts a thriving fishing industry, the seafood HAS to be excellent, and such is the case here.  Whether it’s lobster or crab, mussels or haddock, chowder or sole, oysters or salmon, the Top of the Island area restaurants not only serve it, but in almost all cases purchase it directly from the fishermen who catch it.  And you can’t get much fresher than that!

Angie’s Family Restaurant
29329 Cabot Trail Cape North , Nova Scotia Phone: 1-902-383-2531
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Angie’s Family Restaurant is the only licensed, air conditioned restaurant in Cape North, Nova Scotia. Offering a full menu that includes traditional favorites, pizza, daily specials and shellfish. The lobsters we serve are locally caught in villages around Northern Cape Breton both on and off the Cabot Trail. Please come to enjoy a meal and the views.

Aspy Bay Oysters
401 Shore Road South Harbour , Nova Scotia B0C 1G0 Phone: 1-902-383-2116 Fax: 1-902-383-2701
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Come enjoy world-famous Aspy Bay Oysters at the Hideaway Campground. Come sit a bit and we will shuck your oysters while offering an assortment of condiments. We are a licensed in case you want a cold beer, or if you simply want more seafood we offer locally caught Lobster and Snow Crab when in season. Eat in or take out, we welcome you to stay with us at Hideaway, or just stop in for some food and relax while you are out exploring the Top of the Island.

Cabot Trail Food Market
29359 Cabot Trail Cape North , Nova Scotia Phone: 1-902-383-2677
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Largest independent grocery store in Cape North, Nova Scotia. We offer groceries, deli, meat, fresh produce, camping supplies, daily specials and a good cup of coffee. We are open year-round and also serve ice cream, pizza and take-out food: perfect to take back to your lodging or campsite.

Chowder House
91 Lighthouse Rd. Neil's Harbour , Nova Scotia Phone: 1-902-336-2463
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Eat in a picturesque setting with ocean and cliffs on three sides, while gazing at one of the island’s most beautiful lighthouses. We have a full menu, fresh seafood and are proud to brag about our famous seafood chowder. Stop by, try the chowder and let us know how much you like it.

Market Cafe
60 Bay St. Lawrence Road Cape North , Phone: 1-902-383-2198
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Come to the Cape North Farmers’ Market at the apex of the Cabot Trail and have a bite at the Market Cafe. Vendors vary from week to week, but the authenticity stays the same and keeps locals coming back.  As any traveler knows, the places where the locals hang out, are the places where  you want to stop. Hours are 10 am to 1 pm, every Saturday. Admission to the Market is free, and best of all, there is live music by local musicians.

Meat Cove Welcome Centre
2149 Meat Cove , Phone: 1-902-383-2844
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Stop in and have a bite to eat and a chat at The Meat Cove Welcome Centre. Proudly run by local residents, this Welcome Centre is a favourite of locals and visitors as its menu caters to both local and vacationer tastes.

If you are interested in Hiking on the many wonderful trails of Meat Cove, then be sure to inquire at the Welcome Centre for hiking information. The staff at the centre pioneered many of the trails in the area and are happy to direct you on your hiking adventure.

The Bay Cafe
Bay St. Lawrence. , Nova Scotia Phone: 902-383-2334
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Located inside the BSL Community Center we offer a menu of local seafood and baked items. Eat in or take out. Open year round.

The Hut Takeout
3280 Bay St. Lawrence Road , Nova Scotia Phone: 902 383 2513
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We have no Internet, no air condition, just great food, a great view and friendly hosts! We deliver! And the bonus of being a take out is that if you don’t like our picnic tables, then you can find another wonderful view in Northern Cape Breton to enjoy your food. If you do, please remember to take your refuse back to our garbage bins.

The Markland
Dingwall , Nova Scotia Phone: 800 872 6048 Phone: 902 383 2246
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Our restaurant is open to everyone and features locally caught and prepared food.

There are several reasons to make the Markland your choice for your vacation, here are some in no particular order: centrally located to Cape Breton’s famous golf courses, Dingwall is the hidden gem of the Cabot Trail, we have the pristine ocean beach to visit, Friday night concerts, chamber music Sunday afternoon, fine dining, nature walks, and we are near National Park, bird & whale watching.

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