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Thistledown Restaurant, Pub & Patio

$$ - $$$
Pub, Canadian
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368 Shore Road, Box 190 | Inverary Resorts, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada (Formerly Lakeside Landing)
+1 902-295-3500
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Broadbeach, Australia
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194 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Food plentiful, service considerate, friendly and efficient. Booths, tables and bar seating accommodated groups and couples. Easy to move around with washrooms easily accessible.

Thank Salma56
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97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We stayed at the Inverary Inn so just went downstairs to the pub for drinks and appetizers.Service was promt and friendly though not much knowledge about the food.We ordered 2 calamari,2 kinds of wings and potato nacho plate.Calamari was excellent with a light crisp batter and good dipping sauce.Wings were tastey but way undercooked and had to be sent back... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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64 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Though they have a beautiful dining room with live music, we chose the pub for a more casual experience. Food and ale were great!

Thank Fern W
niagara falls, ontario, canada
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227 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Only 10 min from St Ann's Motel in Baddeck, NS., we decided to stop for dinner. Service was slow and pricey for what we received. 2 orders fish & chips, a glass of wine and a beer = 50.95 with tip. The location is beautiful - see pictures.

Thank Screwball
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is in the Inverary Lodge across the street from the Ceilidh Country Lodge which are owned by the same people. The menu was sparse and a little expensive and certainly nothing to rave about. Because it was the end of the season, they were a "little" short handed on waiting staff which made for some very slow service... More 

Thank Val S
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The menu did not have a lot of choices, what was there was good and prices reasonable the pub had happy hour from 4 to 6 however we were told that the pub opened at 5 so if true the happy hour was for one hour only.

Thank Romeo L
Huntersville, North Carolina
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This restaurant and pub are part of the Inverness hotel/resort. We ate in the pub, which has the same menu and kitchen as the main restaurant. I had the fish and chips . Good sized portion - actually too large and too thick so it was overcooked and the batter coating was a very dark brown, almost burned. But certainly... More 

Thank curmudgeon555
Vernon, Canada
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We were here two nights in a row. Great service. Yummy food. And both nights had fantastic live entertainment!! If I lived in Baddeck I'm certain this would be a regular place for me.

1 Thank judygraham01
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

When we arrived at the restaurant, we were ignored for several minutes. We actually were concerned that we had inadvertently entered through the wrong door or something. When I flagged a hotel employee to ask if there was a hostess or maitre d', he told me that a waiter would seat us shortly and wandered off. During the wait, several... More 

Thank Kevin H
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went to the Pub downstairs to watch the ball game and have a meal with friends after a day of golf. Looks amazing from outside. Pub was inviting with a bar area on one side and a lounge area on the other side. Pub was really busy for a Tuesday night and the waitress told us at the very beginning... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 21
Pub, Canadian
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 368 Shore Road, Box 190 | Inverary Resorts, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada (Formerly Lakeside Landing)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Baddeck
  • Phone Number: +1 902-295-3500
Welcome to Thistledown Restaurant, Pub & Patio at Inverary Resort! We offer a hot, hearty breakfast in Thistledown Restaurant each morning seasonally and reservations are available for casual dining with an extensive wine list each evening. Our Thistledown Pub offers a large selection of cocktails and many locally brewed favorites along with our own twist on classic pub fare. Live local entertainment is offered in the Thistledown Pub each evening and we are open late! Join us at Inverary for a great dining experience! We are open to all who love to eat! Thistledown Pub open May 21st from 5pm until 1 am with a Late Nite Food Menu available until 12am!! Thistledown Pub also offers LIVE Cape Breton Music EVERY NIGHT 7 DAYS PER WEEK FROM May 21st until October 31st! Flora's Dining Room is OPEN for BREAKFAST May 21st at 8 am and is served DAILY UNTIL October!

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