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Jul 28th, 2013, 04:27 PM
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Eating in Nova Scotia, Maritimes

Saturday we depart for a tour of Nova Scotia and the Maritimes. This is with Grand Circle departing from Boston for two weeks...Bar Harbor, Campobello, St. Andrews, Bay of Fundy, Kingsbrae Garden, St. John, Salisbury, Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, Anne of Green Gables museum, Wood Island, Caribou, Pictou, Baddeck, Cape Breton Nat'l pk, Auld's Cove, Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Grand Pre Hist. Pk, Digby, St. John, Bangor, Portland, Boston.

Some meals are provided but many are not. So any suggestions would be welcome. Here's where...lunch and dinner Bar Harbor, lunch and dinner St. Andrews, lunch maybe after Bay of Fundy cruise, dinner Charlottetown, lunch maybe Silver Bush, dinner Charlottetown, lunch maybe Pictou, dinner Halifax, lunch Peggy's Cove, dinner Halifax.

Thanks for any tips.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 07:47 AM
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Eating tips anyone out there...mat54, Tanyalynn, OceanBreeze1, juliae_mei?
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Jul 30th, 2013, 08:31 AM
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I had a delicious dinner in Halifax at The Press Gang Restaurant. It is located in the 2nd oldest building in Halifax. Pricey but very good! There is a restaurant in Peggy's Cove but it is very busy with tourists and food is so-so if I recall---but the warm ginger bread dessert was excellent.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 12:19 PM
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think we are on the same trip! Looking forward to the answers you get...please share.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 01:00 PM
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I can recommend three restaurants in Halifax:

- Chives , 1537 Barrington St. (www.chives.ca)

- aMano, Bishop's Landing on Lower Water St. (www.ristoranteamano.ca)

- The Bicycle Thief, also at Bishop's Landing on Lower Water (http://bicyclethief.ca)

The latter two are owned by the Bertossi family. They have recently morphed one of their other restaurants on Spring Garden Road into a new place called La Frasca (http://lafrasca.ca) I haven't been there yet, but aim to do so in the coming weeks.

Peggys's Cove — the Sou'Wester is pretty much your only option, as far as I can recollect (www.peggys-cove.com), and I agree with Scotia's assessment, above: the food is so-so, save for the warm gingerbread.

There are three places in Halifax that I steer clear of: Salty's on the waterfront, McKelvies, and The Five Fishermen.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 01:02 PM
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Oh, I forgot to mention. You should definitely make reservations for those three Halifax restos I suggested.
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Jul 30th, 2013, 02:52 PM
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Ozarksbill...you mention stopping at Grand Pre National Park. There are excellent restaurants in nearby town of Wolfville, but the Evangeline Diner on Highway #1 has excellent lobster sandwiches for only $7.00 approximately!
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Aug 1st, 2013, 12:44 PM
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I had a DELICIOUS lobster thermador dinner at Salty's on the waterfront in Halifax - would highly recommend. Sit on the second floor by the window and you'll have great views of the water.

If you are looking for places to eat, stay, visit and things to do, check out my series of blog posts on my recent trip to Nova Scotia - you may find them useful (just scroll down to the bottom to start at the beginning): http://www.mysocalledorganizedlife.c...h/label/travel
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Aug 1st, 2013, 12:51 PM
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I saw a TV ad last night for McDonald's "McLobster Roll" and it looked really good! May be enough for me to overcome my lifelong aversion to Micky D's!

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Aug 2nd, 2013, 05:58 AM
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calynn..where from...I'm sure we'll meet.
thanks all for tips as we get ready to roll!
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Aug 2nd, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Have a great trip, Ozarksbill!
When are you leaving?

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Aug 2nd, 2013, 01:32 PM
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Tomorrow...Saturday, Aug 3?
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Aug 3rd, 2013, 05:58 AM
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We have been having a hard time deciding where to go for an 8 day trip in September. Yesterday I started researching the idea of northern ME/Campabello to New Brunswick. I will be interested in any recommendations you have for these areas after your trip.
Have a good vacation!
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Dec 30th, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Amberleigh, I bookmarked your blog. that is a great trip report.
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Dec 31st, 2013, 09:05 AM
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Yes, AmberLeigh, thanks for trip report and pics. Our journey left from Boston a couple of days after your return (8/3) and was great. Weather cooperated. calynn, did we meet on the trip? Highlights: Campobello, whale watch Bay of Fundy, Anne of Green Gables Museum, musical Evangeline in Chalottetown, Cabot Trail views, Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Peggys Cove, and more.
http://www.fodors.com/community/cana...-provinces.cfm

As for eating, per request for ideas, we were sometimes in group, sometimes on our own:
5 Napkins Burger-Boston
Corn chowder Linda Bean's Topside-Freeport
Acadia Inn-Bar Harbor
Geddys-Bar Harbor,
Lobster at Poor Boys-Bar Harbor
Cheese & mac, blueberry pie at Helen's-Machias
Breafasts at Kennedy's House-St. Andrews
Olde Tyme Pizza-St. Andrews
The Gables-St. Andrews
Lunch Magnetic Hill-Monson
Shepherds pie in Olde Dublin Pub-Charlottetown
Breakfasts-Rodd Charlottetown
Lunch Subway plus Cow's Ice Cream-Sudbury
Greek salad at Globe-Charlottetown
Lunch at Mariner-Aulds Cove
Dinner at Auberge Gisele's Inn-Baddeck
Picnic lunch-near Cheticamp
Dinner at Auberge Gisele's
Lunch at Main St. Cafe-Antigonish
Shepherd's pie dinner at Durty Nellies-Halifax
Lobster roll lunch at McDonalds-Halifax
Dinner at Onyx Room in Lord Nelsons Hotel-Halifax
Scallop lunch at Fundy Restaurant-Digby
Dinner in Hotel Delta Brunswick-Saint John
Lunch incl. special pies Dysarts-Bangor
Farewell dinner at Clarion-Portland
Clam chowder at Oyster Bar in Quincy Mrkt-Boston
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