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Chowder Trail Road Trip


Chowder Trail Road Trip

What better way to taste Nova Scotia than to enjoy a bowl of seafood chowder. We take the finest seafood from our cold, clean waters and pair it with produce from our lush fertile valleys. Our chowders are warm and comforting, much like the character of our people. Every bowl tells the story of who we are and where we’re from.

Each year between May and October, pick up your Chowder Trail Passport and hit the Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Trail (visit their website for the full list of participating restaurants). Each January, grab your spoon and partake in Nova Scotia Chowder Week!


Ye Olde Argyler Lodge

At the Ye Olde Argyler Lodge you can sit on the main deck overlooking Lobster Bay and enjoy your chowder. The chef’s menu changes on a regular basis, depending on what is in season from the garden, local farms and sea. Most herbs and produce are grown on-site providing you with the freshest and finest menu items possible.

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Lane's Privateer Inn, Liverpool

Participating in the 2016 Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Week

Overlooking the Mersey River, this privateer mansion was built in 1798 and has been operated by the Lane family for the past 51 years. Sit in the main dining room or relax on the two-level stone patio as you soak in the views and enjoy a bowl of decadent seafood chowder.

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Biscuit Eater Café, Mahone Bay

Located in charming Mahone Bay, the Biscuit Eater Café offers a warm and inviting atmosphere filled with the scent of delicious baked goods. The signature chowder is made from local and seasonal products including corn, assorted veggies, bacon and smoky paprika. Experience an exceptional meal influenced by chefs from around the world.

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Trellis Café, Hubbards

Just a 30-minute drive from Halifax will take you to the Trellis Café and the comforting aroma of fresh baked bread baking and ground organic fair trade coffee. The fish arrives at the kitchen door daily, delivered directly from local fishing boats. Haddock, halibut, fishcakes, and seafood chowder are all house specialties.

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Evan's Seafoods & Restaurant, Dartmouth

Located in Alderney Landing on the Dartmouth Waterfront, Evan's Seafoods & Restaurant keeps the menu simple, local, fresh and delicious and uses plenty of Pubnico haddock to make chowders and fish and chips. Don't miss their seafood chowder which features an abundance of haddock, scallops and lobster in a light seafood broth.

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Le Caveau Restaurant, Grand Pré

If you’re looking for a little tipple to go along with your chowder, look no further. Located at Grand Pré Wines, Le Caveau specializes in global cuisine using seasonal local ingredients. The charming atmosphere and unique flavours will leave you wanting to come back for more.

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Masstown Market, Masstown

Participating in the 2016 Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Week

Masstown Market is an award-winning family owned business celebrating over 40 years of quality and excellence in specialty food, gift and garden retailing. Nestled in beautiful central Nova Scotia, the Market has built its reputation around great service and fresh, local foods.

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Cabot Links, Inverness

Enjoy a bowl of creamy chowder in the main dining room where floor to ceiling windows overlook the stunning coastline of Cape Breton Island. Prepared by award winning chefs and using high quality, seasonal ingredients, the menu is focused on highlighting fresh fish and seafood along with other Maritime-inspired dishes.

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McCurdy’s Restaurant, Baddeck

McCurdy’s features fresh and local foods gathered from the land and sea. As one of Baddeck’s finest dining experiences, the breathtaking panoramic views of the spectacular Bras d’Or Lakes are a worthy dining companion. You can also find something to keep your toes tapping with nightly performances from local Cape Breton musicians.

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The Grubstake Restaurant, Louisbourg

Best described as casually elegant, hearty country cuisine, The Grubstake is an award-winning restaurant located just 20 minutes away from Sydney. The seafood here is prepared simply with attention to fresh ingredients. Cozy up to the dining room fireplace and enjoy a hearty bowl of deliciously creamy seafood chowder.

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