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Thistledown Restaurant, Pub & Patio

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368 Shore Road, Box 190 | Inverary Resorts, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
+1 902-295-3500
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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368 Shore Road, Box 190 | Inverary Resorts, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This place was just about full during our visit and is obviously quite popular but I still don't know why. The service was not good (it was friendly though); the food was so-so and the atmosphere was non-existent.

Thank Cubatan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The night we went, they were understaffed, so service was extremely slow. There were people milling around everywhere, the waitresses were harried, the food was mediocre, and the whole experience was very unpleasant. We would never return OR recommend it to anyone.

Thank punlover
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our name did not show up on the reservation list for some reason. But they were nice enough to seat us at a window table. Looking back - I have a sneaky suspicion that I had actually made a reservation for the Lakeside Restaurant which...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have a reservation, but made welcome by the staff. Marina, our waitress, was very accommodating with our choices and very attentive. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal.

Thank LeahMyalupWA
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easygoing pub with good seafood. No reservations needed and there is musical entertainment after 9 pm. I had salt cod cakes with a delicious green salad and hubby had fish and chips with home made tartar sauce. Quite affordable.

Thank lionelle2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the restaurant and the food and service was very good. The salad with the salmon was excellent.

Thank 694phyllisw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived as a group and had a private buffet lunch. I was honestly surprised by how good it was based on some of the reviews here. We had loads of vegetable options along with a chicken & mushroom dish and salmon. Their chocolate chip...More

Thank bjproducts
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Atmosphere was nice with local music. Classic pub food executed well. Found the lighting very harsh so we didn't stay long - wish we could put up with it longer because the live music was great.

Thank Nicole L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very limited menu. Not all items were available either. Food poorly cooked and just thrown on table in front of us. No napkins or coasters for drinks. We used kleenex to wipe the table when we sat down.Did not stay long and would not recommend...More

Thank Sandlew00d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment is located at the Inverary Resort, which I have rated separately and included the Restaurant. We found the bar very conducive to quiet enjoyment of our favorite cocktail with friends who were part of our motor coach tour. The restaurant served dinner on...More

Thank Larry H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 24
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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