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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
+1 902-787-3035
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (13 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“pork belly” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had dinner here our first night in Port Hood. The food and service were okay, but the atmosphere was sterile and it certainly did not feel like a bistro should--warm and comfortable. The tables were arranged so that half the restaurant had their backs...More

Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here twice during our three day stay in the area. My husband loved the first time so much that we had to come back for a second time, which we were happy we did. The first night we both had...More

1  Thank lagill333
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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Fresh ingredients. Exquisite flavors. Absolutely fantastic service. Every dish was the best on our trip so far! Fine dining food items in a casual dining atmosphere. Our only observation was a very high price for one particular appetizer dish (which was decadently delicious however, but...More

1  Thank jcfries
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Stopped here expecting bar type food. Instead got very unique and tasty dishes. The atmosphere was charming and we had a great view. I was really pleased with my fish tacos. There are several unique dishes on the lunch menu. All our food was tasty...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Traveling the Cabot Trail at the end of the season we stayed in Port Hood overnight. Only one restaurant in town was still open so we figured it was going to be a so/so evening. We were delightfully wrong! Five years ago a young chef,...More

Thank HebbieDacker
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Pleasure to have you join us and thank you for the wonderful post :) I know how fortunate I am to have such amazing & talented staff in the kitchen and 'out front'. We are certainly looking forward to new experiences moving forward. Cheers!

Reviewed 16 October 2017

The Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro is along the highway in Port Hood, Cape Breton. It has an extensive menu with excellent seafood. The seafood chowder is full of fish and extremely tasty. The lobster rolls were delicious and very fresh. Burgers looked to be...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Head and shoulders above every other place we ate at all over Cape Breton Island. We ate here twice in a few days. Sorry to say - as beautiful as Cape Breton is - our meals ranged from poor to passable and unmemorable, except the...More

Thank neekers
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Food was good and service prompt and friendly. Environment a bit sterile and diner-like but music warmed the place up.

Thank Lori77418
Reviewed 1 October 2017

This place is a short walk from anywhere in Port Hood (especially the Hillcrest Hall Country Inn which I recommend). The food is great. There appears to be live entertainment every night (and it is good). The food is delicious (try the chowder). Finally the...More

Thank JamesII
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you for your post! Just to clarify...we have Music 6-8pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays. Starting the Week of October 17th schedule will change when we begin our Fall/Winter Schedule. P

Reviewed 17 September 2017

A great location if passing through or visiting Port Hood in Cape Breton. It is a pub atmosphere with a relatively small menu but very reasonably priced and great food with excellent service.

Thank CurtisJoelTravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Port Hood
  • Phone Number: +1 902-787-3035
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We are a family owned business priding ourselves on fresh local cuisine at an affordable price. Our modern inviting setting includes a deck with an ocean view. We feature many seafood options as well as daily lunch and dinner specials, Steak 'n Stein, Ladies' Night, breakfast on Sundays, cocktails, local beer on tap and so much more. Local musicians perform on stage on a regular basis.
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