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Lavena's Catch Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Soups
15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
+1 902-839-2517
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“haddock” (36 reviews)
“chowder” (37 reviews)
“seafood” (23 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

The seafood is always fresh, the family have been involved in the fishing industry for many years and know fresh seafood, you know when you walk in the door your dining experience will be number 1

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Small family run cafe. Unfortunately they have limited hours and seating as they are slowing down and considering selling the business, so it's best to call and book a table. The seafood is very fresh, just if the boat at times and not smothered with...More

1  Thank 780cat
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

My husband and I stumbled across this amazing place on our way to Brier Island yesterday, and then luckily we decided to have lunch there on our way back. We were served by Lavena's beautiful daughter (whose name we didn't get but who was super...More

Thank oliviaq74
wishiwasretiredtoo, Owner at Lavena's Catch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you so much for that! :)

Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely and cosy restaurant with excellent service. The food is to die for. We had the chowder and scallop sandwich with dome extra scallops. Amazing food!

Thank VGriet
Reviewed 22 August 2017

It is worth leaving brier island taking the ferry by foot and walking up the hill to the yellow house at the top! Fantastic service and great food!

Thank Isabel P
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Lavena's for a coffee and stayed for one of the best lunches we've had in a while. The Solomon Gundy appetizer was a full course salad. The menu was quite extensive and the service fast and friendly. This was a wonderful find...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 8 August 2017

After 3 days in the Digby area and dining a quite an assortment of restaurants, we finally found an amazing restaurant that not only offers a true east coast experience, they also offer a variety of fresh seafood options and vegetables/salads! Like many others I...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

If you are waiting for a ferry or whale watching tour your must stop here for lunch. Make a reservation if you can. The food here was absolutely delicious! I had a spinach salad with homemade dressing and it was one of the best salads...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I had the fish and chips (sub salad) to go and the meal was good! BUT I don't know if it was because I was getting take out - I found the owner (I think) to be a bit rude. No smile no greeting and...More

Thank grace y
wishiwasretiredtoo, Owner at Lavena's Catch Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

I am very sorry you got that impression of the cafe. We don't get a whole lot of negativity towards us so when we do it kind of stabs at the heart a bit. I feel I need to tell you that you did not...More

Reviewed 3 August 2017

Incredible Food - Fresh from the ocean - Great People - easily some of the BEST Food of our trip! This is a must EVEN if you take your food to-go!

Thank Ruth R
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Questions & Answers
15 October 2016|
Response from rapalaspouse | Reviewed this property |
That I have idea. But likely they are considering their location.
19 March 2016|
Response from Peggy G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not know when they will open. I would recommend that you check Lavenas website. Generally places start to open in May.
5 February 2016|
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Response from 33Irish33 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There they hope to answer in early May usually open form 11 to 1 and 5 to 10 . Hope this helps
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Hwy 217, Freeport, Nova Scotia B0V 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Freeport
  • Phone Number: +1 902-839-2517
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