If you haven’t eaten Nova Scotia lobster in Nova Scotia, then you haven’t really eaten lobster. This popular crustacean is still the lifeblood of our many working fishing communities.
Looking for the best places to get fresh lobster? Visit the Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound in Hall's Harbour and pluck a fresh lobster from the tank then, while you wait for your lobster to be cooked, stroll the wharf and watch lobster boats navigating the narrow harbour when the tide is in. On the South Shore, stop in Shelburne, Nova Scotia's Lobster Capital or visit the Shore Club in Hubbards for the 'original lobster supper'. On the Northumberland Shore, you can adopt a lobster at the Northumberland Fisheries Museum
Lobster Boat Tours
While there are plenty of places to get lobster in Nova Scotia, there are only a handful of boat tours that offer the opportunity to get involved with the lobster fishing process, including:
- Cape Breton Adventure Lobster Tours, Baddeck
- Gillis Lobster Tour & Charter, Port Hood
- Peggys Cove Boat Tours, Peggy's Cove
- Shelburne Harbour Boat Tours, Shelburne
Lobster 101 with the Kilted Chef
Do I really need to boil lobster in salted water? Do I need to remove the rubber bands from the lobster claws first? Is there a great Nova Scotia seafood chowder recipe I can use?
The answer is yes!
Follow along as The Kilted Chef walks you through simple lobster recipes and ways for preparing Nova Scotia lobster dishes.
Nova Scotia Lobster Recipes
Lobster is so naturally delicious that it’s best when prepared simply. The traditional Nova Scotia method is to cook lobster in a big pot of boiling saltwater, fresh from the ocean. You can eat it hot or cold but melted butter and lemon wedges are a must. Make sure to have lots of napkins at the ready!
Looking for more delicious and unique Nova Scotia lobsters ideas? Check out our Unique Lobster Dishes in Nova Scotia Road Trip and be sure to visit our recipe page for decadent creations like lobster poutine, lobster ravioli, or lobster mac & cheese!