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The Dancing Moose Cafe

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Dutch, Cafe, Canadian
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42691 Cabot Trail, Birch Plain, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
+1 902-929-2523
07:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I can't even believe the amazing experience I had here. My boyfriend and I were only here 2 days, and Ton was such an amazing host. We got in super late and he came right out and greeted us! Showed us our cabin tent, it was the newest one made with a little triangle window in a loft so you... More 

Thank Kirsten A
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Dancing Moose Cafe is absolutely wonderful! The location is tucked away on the Cabot Trail but only a 30 minute drive from Ingonish beach. I immediately felt welcome upon arriving at the Dancing Moose and enjoyed the 3 days I spent there. The food was great. It super convenient to be able to grab something delicious and filling in... More 

Thank Kristen T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We came in early and Tom had been killed during enough to already have our cabin ready and the door unlocked while he stepped out to dinner. When he came back he checked out us right away. Was so friendly and accommodating. We didn't bring our own bedding for the cabin and Tom brought us each sets. The bedding was... More 

Thank Amanda S
Lunenburg, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Excellent value and delicious food. We would definitly go here again. Their cottages look beautiful as well.

Thank sharisab
Portsmouth, NH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Stop here for lunch. Never have had a Pannekoeken. I had the apple and bacon. It was delicious. The wait staff was great, they had wifi, and we had a good view of the ocean.

Thank TheMalamute
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stopped here on our last leg of biking the Cabot Trail. We were very happy with our fortuitous choice. The restaurant has a beautiful view, which is what initially caught our attention. Inside, the warm, folksy restaurant is welcoming, and the staff was very friendly. When they recognized that we were biking, they kept the water pitcher filled for... More 

Thank Wisc_Travelrs
Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I happened upon this place and it was a gift!! We both had the Pannekoeken, which is a Dutch crepe. I had bacon and apples and my husband had vegetables and cheese. They were both very tasty. I asked for a fruit cup and it was the best one I ever had! It was small but enough... More 

Thank Sabra P
Lagos, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Best lobster chowder and best cauliflower and broccoli soup. Stopped at this little restaurant on the Cabot Trail not really sure what to expect. When asked about their soups the waitress commented that it was the best ever and we wouldn't be disappointed. Well...she was right. Very good and I think they run out of because the next people coming... More 

Thank yeshiyang
Goderich, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed overnight at zzzz Moose cabins and had breakfast here before setting off in the morning. The Dutch pancakes were amazing!! Even the small ones were a good size and fed my daughters and I, making it a great value! The owners and people working there were so friendly and helpful. You definitely have to add this stop to... More 

Thank Doulamel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The pannenkoeken (sp?) is like a light pancake and I had one with apples and raisins. It was very good. My wife had a good seafood chowder and bought a Dancing Moose tee shirt as a souvenir. The wait staff was very friendly and efficient. Good view. This is one of those unique places that you should check out, especially... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 11
Dutch, Cafe, Canadian
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42691 Cabot Trail, Birch Plain, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Birch Plain
  • Phone Number: +1 902-929-2523

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?