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Unique Lobster Dishes in Nova Scotia... and where to find them!

Lobster risotto

While delicious traditional lobster dinners can be found year-round, chefs throughout Nova Scotia are getting creative and raising the bar, taking the traditional lobster dinner to a whole new level with a number of deliciously creative concoctions.

Craving lobster for breakfast? Visit Trellis Café in Hubbards or Keltic Lodge Resort in Ingonish for lobster eggs benedict. Searching for fresh lobster rolls? In Halifax, check out Esquire Restaurant, Evan’s Fresh Seafoods, and others from the list below.

Be sure to check the restaurants’ websites as menus change with the seasons and the availability of fresh Atlantic lobster.

Five Fisherman's lobster risotto

Five Fisherman Restaurant & Grill

Halifax Metro

Specializing in fresh lobster and oysters, Five Fisherman is located in one of the most historical buildings in Halifax.

Choose from lobster appetizers and main dishes including lobster tacos, lobster corn dog, lobster poutine, lobster risotto, lobster roll, and more!

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McKelvie's lobster grilled cheese

McKelvie’s Restaurant & Grill

Halifax Metro

Seafood is their passion... and it shows! Since 1982, McKelvie’s has be serving up classics such as Fisherman's Chowder, crab cakes, blackened salmon, and premium Nova Scotia lobster. Foodies will be thrilled to see items such as lobster grilled cheese, lobster poutine, and lobster rolls appearing on the extensive menu of seafood options.

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Harbour City Bar & Grill's lobster club

Harbour City Bar & Grill, Delta Halifax Hotel

Halifax Metro

The Chef and culinary team at the Harbour City Bar & Grill, located within the Delta Halifax, maintain a commitment to seeking out local farmers, fishers and other producers who demonstrate the same care and attention as they do. Discover their love of all things lobster when you try their lobster seafood cakes and lobster club sandwich.

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The canteen's "crobster" roll is a combination of fresh crab and lobster

The Canteen

Halifax Metro

Serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch and dinner, Chef Renee and staff at The Canteen always provide patrons with plenty of delicious choices. From the lobster club to the special "crobster" sandwich which features fresh crab and lobster together, make sure to get to their downtown Dartmouth location early to ensure you get your lobster fix.

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La Vista Restaurant at Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island hosts summer lobster boils on Sundays

La Vista Restaurant, Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island

South Shore

With stunning views of Mahone Bay and seasonally inspired menus featuring fresh local lobster, you will be treated to a gastronomic experience that is second to none at La Vista Restaurant at Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island. Enjoy lobster-licious items such as lobster roll, lobster bisque napoleon, lobster linguine, and their signature dish - lobster mushroom au gratin. If you are visiting during July and August don’t miss their Seaside Sunday lobster boils.

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Mateus Bistro

South Shore

Mateus Bistro’s ever-changing menu is sculpted by the local farmers, bakers, butchers and winemakers of Nova Scotia. Visit their Mahone Bay location and discover unique lobster creations such as snap pea & lobster risotto, lobster dip, lobster grilled cheese, and their popular Nova Scotia Biscuit, a dish similar to lobster eggs benedict.

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Salt Shaker Deli's Lobster Roll

Salt Shaker Deli

South Shore

From their location overlooking the historic Lunenburg waterfront you’ll find a fresh, from scratch menu with many award-winning favourites including smoked seafood chowder, fishcakes, and lobster rolls. Looking for a hearty, stick to your ribs meal? Don’t miss the lobster mac ‘n’ cheese at the Salt Shaker Deli.

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The famous Lunenburger from the Grand Banker Bar & Grill

Grand Banker Bar & Grill, Brigantine Inn & Suites

South Shore

The fresh, local menu and stunning waterfront view combined with classic dishes such as fish cakes, scallops, mussels, lobster, and Acadian stew ensures a true Nova Scotian experience. Located within the Brigantine Inn, stop in for breakfast and order their lobster eggs benedict. For lunch and dinner, try the Grand Banker's famous “The Lunenburger” lobster burger.

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Lobster Shack's lobster eggs benedict

Capt. Kat's Lobster Shack

South Shore

Located near Shelburne, the Lobster capital of Canada, Barrington’s Capt. Kat's Lobster Shack is focused on offering locally inspired dishes using local ingredients and, of course, lobster. Stop in and choose from a selection of lobster and seafood-inspired fare that includes everything from lobster poutine, lobster fondue, lobster nachos, and lobster bruschetta, to lobster rolls, creamed lobster and much, much more!

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Red Cap Motel & Restaurant's lobster sauce poutine

Red Cap Restaurant

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Influenced by the rich Acadian roots in Pubnico, Chef Amy uses fresh ingredients from local farms and fishermen to create the menu along with her signature dishes at the Red Cap Motel & Restaurant. Choose from creamed lobster in a sandwich, in a roll, or with puff pastry to lobster salad, lobster sauce poutine, haddock with lobster sauce and their traditional lobster roll. We guaranteed you won’t leave hungry!

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Ye Olde Argyler Lodge's lobster poutine

Ye Olde Argyler Lodge

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Growing most of their herbs and produce in gardens on-site and partnering with local farmers and fishermen and women helps Chef Jonathan and his team at Ye Olde Argyler Lodge provide hungry visitors with the freshest and finest menu items possible. From the dining room overlooking Lobster Bay, try the lobster poutine, the creamed lobster or the grilled lobster sandwich featuring fresh, local lobster.

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Hatfield House's popcorn lobster

The Hatfield House Culinary Experiences & Restaurant

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Combine culinary passions and the tradition and culture of the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores in one of the oldest properties in Tusket and you have The Hatfield House experience. Fresh lobster from local wharves are prepared into delightfully delicious dishes such as lobster linguine and lobster grilled cheese… and if you’re lucky – lobster popcorn.

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Rudder's hot lobster dip

Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores

Dine on fresh seafood and sip beer brewed in-house while enjoying the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores only microbrewery restaurant. Indulge in the Yarmouth favourite – lobster in the shell – or discover a new favourite when you try their hot lobster dip, lobster bisque, lobster poutine, or lobster roll.

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Churchill's at Digby Pines Resort's lobster on tomato risotto

Churchill’s Restaurant, Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Royal

Churchill's Restaurant offers a creative and eclectic menu featuring local ingredients, including the world famous Digby scallops. Located at the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa which overlooks the Bay of Fundy, you will find the menu here includes many delicious lobster-inspired dishes including lobster rolls and a butter poached lobster atop roasted tomato risotto.

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Port Pub's lobster poutine

The Port Pub

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Overlooking the tidal Cornwallis River near Wolfville, The Port Pub is a gastropub with a focus on using locally grown & sourced ingredients in all of their delicious offerings. Lobster lovers will have plenty to choose from with menu items such as the lobster club, lobster linguine and the ever popular lobster poutine to try. Be sure to ask which micro-brewed beer from Sea Level Brewing would pair best with your meal.

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Lobster Chowder at Blomidon Inn

Blomidon Inn

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Royal

Visit the Blomidon Inn, a beautifully restored 1882 sea captain’s house situated in the heart of Wolfville, and be sure to bring your appetite. The extensive food and wine menu features locally inspired dishes and award winning wines. Start with the lobster chowder or lobster roll before savouring their signature dish - lobster linguini.

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Le Caveau's lobster & scallop chowder

Le Caveau Restaurant at Domain de Grand Pré Winery

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Located within the UNESCO designated Landscape of Grand Pré and surrounded by the lush vineyard at Domain de Grand Pré Winery, Le Caveau Restaurant specializes in global cuisine using seasonal local ingredients, paired with fine wines. Named one of the top 20 winery restaurants in the world in 2011, discover delicious new lobster favourites when you dine on Le Caveau’s lobster & scallop chowder and lobster risotto.

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Wild Caraway

Wild Caraway Restaurant & Cafe

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley

Bringing worldly culinary experiences gleaned in Australia, London, Ireland and throughout Canada to their location overlooking the Bay of Fundy has rewarded visitors with meals that are made with the food found literally in our own backyards. Featuring fresh Nova Scotia lobster, Wild Caraway’s lobster roll and lobster bisque are always a hit with lobster fans.

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Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort's lobster cobb salad

Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort

Northumberland Shore

Discover the difference local tastes when you visit Pictou Lodge Beachfront Resort. Chef Thomas and his culinary team incorporate seafood fresh off the boat, seasonal organic vegetables from a nearby farm, along with local strawberries, blueberries, maple syrup and honey, into their culinary creations. Start your day with lobster eggs benedict and don’t miss out on their lobster rolls, lobster chowder, or lobster cobb salad.

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Gabrieau's Bistro

Gabrieau’s Bistro

Northumberland Shore

Chef Mark Gabrieau and his talented culinary team share a passion for food, wine and quality - and it shows. The deliciously extensive menu at Gabrieau’s Bistro in Antigonish features the best of local bounty and includes dishes such as seared sea scallops & lobster risotto and Thai lobster & crab bisque.

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Castle Rock Country Inn & Avalon Restaurant on the Cabot Trail

Avalon Restaurant, Castle Rock Country Inn

Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Island

With a fusion of East and West, Castle Rock Country Inn's Avalon Restaurant’s menu offers Asian dishes and Cape Breton classics that incorporate fresh local lobster, mussels, oysters, crab and other seafood combined with local, organic produce. Lobster enthusiasts can choose from their handmade lobster dumplings, lobster rolls, and grilled chicken with lobster sauce.

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Kiju's Restaurant lobster BLT

Kiju’s Restaurant, Membertou Trade & Convention Centre

Marconi Trail, Cape Breton Island

The name ”Kiju” means “mother” in the Mi’kmaq language and Chef Zwarun and his talented culinary team at Kiju’s pride themselves on creating deliciously fresh, homemade meals that would make everyone’s ‘kiju’ proud.

Incorporating locally grown and sourced ingredients, patrons can dine on lobster dishes including lobster & parmesan croquettes, Main-À-Dieu lobster poutine, lobster BLT and spaghettini and lobster.

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Desbarres Manor Inn in Guysborough

DesBarres Manor Inn

Eastern Shore

Discover a culinary getaway in a historic inn on the shores of Chedabucto Bay in the town of Guysborough. The DesBarres Manor Inn’s daily menus are inspired by fresh, seasonal ingredients from the Inn's organic gardens, by local produce and the catch of the day from their network of local farmers and fishers. Visitors can also take part in culinary cooking classes with the chef and dine on Nova Scotia-inspired dishes such as the Inn’s lobster cakes.

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Liscombe Lodge Resort

Riverside Dining Room at Liscombe Lodge Resort

Eastern Shore

Located on the Eastern Shore, the Riverside Dining Room at Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre is known for its Maritime menu and views of the picturesque Liscomb River. Start your day with lobster eggs benedict, get a lobster sandwich to go for your day of hiking the Liscomb River Trails and celebrate your day of exploring the Eastern Shore with a plate of lobster nachos.

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