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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 good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
“pork loin” (2 reviews)
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368 Shore Road, Box 190 | Inverary Resorts, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

We were going to have dinner here but after looking at the menu we decided to just have a draft beer. The beer and menu prices seemed a little expensive and the atmosphere wasn't very inviting.

Thank Sharon W
Reviewed 16 October 2017

This place wasn't really poor, aside from the waiter taking a long time to come for our food order, after having taking our drink order and delivering the wines efficiently, but as noted by other reviewers, the $12 seafood chowder portion was truly miserly. The...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed 7 October 2017

The food was mediocre at best and the surroundings gloomy. Used by locals whose language at time was inappropriate. left before the live entertainment began.

Thank Ian H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Visited here with my daughter during a recent stay in Baddeck. We were hoping to eat in the restaurant but due to the arrival of a coach party they were not able to accommodate us so we went to the pub instead. It was not...More

Thank Gillian32
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

We were staying at this property and decided to visit this pub for a relaxing dinner. This venue is nice and the decor is typical Pub style. It is a quiet place, not a lot of TV blaring sports. The servers were attentive and friendly....More

Thank HAWK-TheTraveller
Reviewed 3 October 2017

I enjoyed a nice cold beer and ate one of the best fish and chips I've ever eaten. Service was quick and spot on. The pub felt welcoming and was nicely decorated. Highly recommend!

Thank bugzptl
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I had the seafood chowder. Expensive for what you get. I think you get about 3/4 of a measuring cup worth of soup for $12 + tax and tip. This meal wouldn't be worth $8! It's a very basic chowder. Nothing special.

Thank RELAX761
Reviewed 18 September 2017

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 15 September 2017 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 13 September 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 23
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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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