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Grubstake Restaurant

) #3 of 8 Restaurants in Louisbourg $$ - $$$ Seafood,
7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
+1 902-733-2308
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good27%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible10%
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“lasagna” (11 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian
$$ - $$$
7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped into the Grubstake on our way back from visiting the Fortress of Louisbourg. Service was excellent as well as the speed of the food coming out. But, we found the food uninspiring and average tasting. If you're hungry, we would recommend it, but...More

Thank xforce
Reviewed 5 days ago

Found it by accident. Service although we were late afternoon. Had hamburger (it was grilled and really yummy) and fish sandwich (hubby really liked it. They were out of Chardonnay.

Thank patricia w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been there other times and was great. Ordered mussels appetizer and onion soup. Minutes later, was told "no mussels." Changed to Lasagna. Soup comes luke warm a nd Lasagna was nasty. Sent back and soon returned scalding hot ... nuke job! Wife orders seafood chowder...More

3  Thank gkovachi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took friends here for dinner after having other good meals here in the past. I don't know what happened. They were out of mussels, onion soup came cold, my friends haddock was over cooked and he had cold mash potatoes and his wife had...More

4  Thank parrothead881
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came upon this restaurant very last minute. We were in town randomly, but turns out it was the Crabfest so it was very busy. We got an early reservation, 6:15 PM, note they close at 8:00 PM. The service is pleasant, but not exceptional,...More

Thank jakeperryamex
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was delicious but rather pricey for what we got. I ordered the fish sandwich and got a small fried fish portion on a roll with lettuce, tomato, and mayo. I chose a salad as my side. It was good--especially the house balsamic vinaigrette....More

Thank Patti_Bessette
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the best meal at the Grubstake! The chowder was 9 1/2 out of 10 - delicious. The pan fried haddock was cooked perfectly - not overcooked like so many restaurants. Would highly recommend.

Thank lourossgood
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and the girlfriend went here she had the salmon and me the fish and chips. The salmon was mediocre at best and their most expensive item. The fish and chips were ok and the service was ok. From what I have seen and read...More

6  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a wonderful visit to Louisbourg we stopped for supper at The Grubstake. It was the highlight of our day! Not being too hungry, we opted for the Haddock Burger, my husband had fries, I had the salad. The fish was done to perfection, the...More

Thank leahmj2017
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had fish & chips and the kids had chicken strips. The fries were so good, I hoped that the kids wouldn't eat them all so I could finish them! The kids loved the wood carvings inside.

Thank bethmac101
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7499 Main St, Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Louisbourg
  • Phone Number: +1 902-733-2308
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