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Where are the best Lobster Pounds and Seafood Restaurants in NS?

Where are the best Lobster Pounds and Seafood Restaurants in NS?

Jan 16th, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Where are the best Lobster Pounds and Seafood Restaurants in NS?

We will be In NS in July ~ but not on Cape Breton ~ arrive Halifax Airport around noon we will have 9 1/2 days (10 nights)

Plan when we arrive around noon is to drive a counterclockwise circle starting with 3-4 nights somewhere Wolfville or ????? and Annapolis Royal, down past Kejimkujik NP (spend some a few hours here) to Mahone Bay (4-5 nights) and Indian Harbor (2 nights) before headed home.

I want to eat Lobster and Lobster and fish constantly. I have only found 2 Lobster Pounds mentioned, in Halls Harbor and Ryer outside indian Harbor/Peggys Cove

Where are all the Lobster Pounds, where is the best seafood?
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Jan 16th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I have often gone to Stafford's lobster pound in Fox Point which is near Hubbard's. They did have some bad press this summer which you can read about on the following link
http://thechronicleherald.ca/novasco...-with-the-feds
I am not sure if they are still open but it is a good choice and you can eat beside the ocean.
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Jan 16th, 2013, 01:57 PM
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I look forward to following this thread, and wish I was there.

What I have learned in my travels to the east coast for decades is that it is usually easier to eat lobster in Maine than in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. That said, pay attention to Lobster Suppers in churches. In regular restaurants, they treat lobster as if they were in Toronto, charging a fortune and making everything fancy.

But we'll find places for you. Stay tuned.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 04:27 AM
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See https://www.facebook.com/CanadianLobster for some answers
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Jan 17th, 2013, 05:05 AM
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Where are the best Lobster Pounds and Seafood Restaurants in NS?

We will be In NS in July ~ but not on Cape Breton ~ arrive Halifax Airport around noon we will have 9 1/2 days (10 nights)

Plan when we arrive around noon is to drive a counter clockwise circle starting with 3-4 nights somewhere Wolfville or ????? and Annapolis Royal, down past Kejimkujik NP (spend some a few hours here) to Mahon...See More
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Jared Halliday Parker's cove Annapolis royal ! in July u can buy straight off my boat "Night Prowler"
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JR Moore "But not Cape Breton" might as well not even come then cause you're going to miss the best seafood.
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Robin Jane MacDougall So you aren't travelling to South West Nova?...The lobster capital of the world????
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Suzy Powley Atwood The restaurants in Shelburne County have some of the best seafood around. Www.discovershelburnecounty.com . Is he looking to eat seafood in restaurants or cook it himself?

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Roslyn Paulick You're missing the south of N.S! The lobster capital??????
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Jennifer Hood You are missing all the places with the best lobster pounds!!! South west Nova!! Yarmouth, Shelburne , barrington Digby etc!!!
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Lonnie Goodwin If you want the best lobster around , you have to come to Yarmouth and surrounding communities .
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Bruce Bishop Communications Ltd. Wrenwood, you have to come to the Town of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia where you will find the amazing Stanley's Lobster Company - Overton, Yarmouth County, N.S.; Rudder's Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub; and other restaurants where you can find lobster poutine (Merne's Family Diner); hot creamed lobster sandwiches (Windlass Restaurant and JoAnne's Quick & Tasty). You will NOT go hungry for lobster here! Ditto for fresh scallops, clams, haddock, etc etc etc
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Simone Larkin That's what I was thinking. They aren't even going through the best part of NS. Best lobsters around. The south shore of Ns. Yarmouth, Pubnico, Woods Harbour, etc etc. Missing the best ports.
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Bruce Bishop Communications Ltd. Depending on where you live, TheLobsterGuy.ca will be making a trek to southern Ontario at the beginning of February selling the live crustaceans from the back of his lobstermobile.
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Sharon Perry-Williams Once again the South Shore and especially South West Nova doesn't count. And just how many lbs are landed here each year!! They don't call us the lobster capital for nothing!!! So by not travelling through the South Shore you are definitely missing the boat.
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Terry Crosby Veron deons cafe best fish and chips around hard to beat
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Joshua Dowell Come to Delaps Cove
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Doris Crosby Mercer YARMOUTH (end of the Province) has the best lobster. Come visit!!! I may now live in Ontario - but my first meal when 'home' is LOBSTER!!
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Darryl Leblanc Isn't that usually the way !!!!
They'll call halifax or kentville the Lobster Capital of the world lol
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Jean Knowles It all depends on how you want to see Nova Scotia. Do you want to do the standard tourist fare, or do you want the experience the real place and the undiscovered treasures that are waiting for you off the beaten path? If you're interested in the uniq...See More
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Brandi Christen Shaw The kiwi café in Chester has AMAZING seafood chowder And of course, anywhere in Yarmouth!! You can't come to NS and not try creamed lobster or lobster poutine (only available on the south shore!)!!
Doesn't Stanley's lobster pound in Yarmouth have a beautiful hut on the beach that offers a lobster boil - anyone have more info on that??!
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Jan 17th, 2013, 05:09 AM
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It all depends on how you want to see Nova Scotia. Do you want to do the standard tourist fare, or do you want the experience the real place and the undiscovered treasures that are waiting for you off the beaten path? If you're interested in the unique and the authentic, then be sure your trip includes Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne counties, including the beaches of Cape Sable Island, where you might be the only one exploring miles of gleaming white sand. The fishing wharves here are real, working ports and not reconstructions aimed at attracting tourist dollars. There are quiet coves where herons wade in the morning stillness, rocky shores and lighthouses that can be seen for miles -- and some wonderful restaurants serving up the very best of Nova Scotia's seafood. There's fascinating cultural history in the Acadian communities, plus early New England connections in the Planter and Loyalist towns that came later. I hope you'll choose to spend a bit more time in this western area before continuing on to Mahone Bay and Lunenburg, beautiful though they are.
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Jan 17th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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Thanks all, I have been researching and investigating many of your suggestions. We don't want to buy live Lobster and cook it ourselves we just want whole Lobster at a pound or a seafood restaurant...........and Lobster rolls or seafood chowder for lunch! Mussels too!

OK, you have my interest, we're convinced. If we want to visit Kejimkujik NP we'll do it as a day trip from Mahone Bay, but will probably just skip it.

So when we leave Annapolis Royal and take the coastal route, we'll stay in Yarmouth one night, and eat at Stanleys. Can you give me some places of interest to stop between Annapolis Royal and Yarmouth?

When we leave Yarmouth and head to Mahone Bay, we'll stop in Shelburne for sure. And I did find this, I think it looks like an interesting stop.
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/av/en/home/default.aspx

Anyplace else not to miss?
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Jan 17th, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Forgot, also found this Lobster Dinner Review, but when I do a Google search for the site, I come up with all sorts of warnings that their website may harm my computer

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restauran...va_Scotia.html
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Jan 17th, 2013, 12:34 PM
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Digby is not far from Annapolis Royal and shouldn't be missed for their scallops! The drive from Dibgy to Yarmouth is along the "French Shore" but I haven't personally stopped in any of the towns along that coast.
I have been to several lobster dinners at The Shore Club which has been around over 50 years. It is very casual and the lobster is very fresh. The Shore Club in Hubbards is not far from Stafford's in Fox Point mentioned above. Shelburne is an historic town and they have restored their waterfront area. Take the old highway for a more scenic drive.
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Jan 18th, 2013, 05:36 AM
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I kept trying to find Staffords Lobster Pound, it's actually Shatford's Lobster Pound (and Shatfords by the Sea Restaurant) but I can't find out if they are still in business, anyone know?

Website won't come up for me.
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Jan 18th, 2013, 06:25 AM
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By the way, any restaurant in particular for the Scallops in Digby?
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Jan 18th, 2013, 07:12 AM
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Hi wrenwood,

Are you trying the www.shatfordlobster.com domain? Three different WHOIS searches show it as being expired (date unspecified).

Looking at this article (http://bit.ly/Shatford), there's one quote that likely answers your particular question

“Financially, the business is on a bit of a brink,” Ferrier told the court, with the restaurant shutting down shortly after the initial investigation began.

I think Shatford's is a non-starter for you

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Jan 18th, 2013, 10:20 AM
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My mistake...meant Shatford not Stafford. I am curious to know if they are still in business as well as I used to love going there. I haven't eaten scallops in Digby for a long time but someone once told me the best scallops he had were at the Irving Oil Station on the corner before you reached the town! Probably that's gone, too.
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Mar 4th, 2013, 10:53 AM
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Just this week a new restaurant opened in Barrington Passage, the heart of lobster country in southwestern Nova Scotia. It's called the Lobster Shack and the menu certainly looks promising! http://www.lobstershack.ca/
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Jun 13th, 2013, 10:41 AM
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Thanks JeanKnowles ~ it's getting close so I am back to reviewing suggestions.

Halls Lobster Pound, Stanley's Lobster Company, Lobstershack, Shore Lobster Dinners are all on the radar. We're also eating at Cafe Compose one night in Annapolis Royal supposed to be nice water views and Digby Scallops.

Thanks all, let me know if you come up with any other ideas!
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Jul 12th, 2013, 01:17 PM
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1st night ~ dinner at Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant.
2nd night ~ scallops at Cafe Compose Annapolis Royal
3rd night ~ dinner at B&B (usually seafood)
4th night ~ dinner at Stanley Lobster Co. Yarmouth

maybe lunch at Lobster Shack in Barrington Passage if timing is right

Ok next we have 5 nights in Mahone Bay, north of Lunenburg. I have some good recommendations for Restaurants, but are there no Lobster Pounds nearby?

Last 2 nights ~ dinner at Ryers Lobster Pound, Indian Harbour

YUM, can't wait!
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Jul 13th, 2013, 03:24 AM
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Lobster is best when bought directly from the fishermen when they come into the wharf. Different fishing seasons for the province, so not always available. Lobster pounds are ok too, but the freshness as they come out of the ocean, is the ultimate lobster experience! So in absence of fresh, live lobster from the sea, my recommendations are:

Hall's Harbour hands down. Great spot to sit on the wharf and watch the fishing boats. You can also experience the lowest tides! http://www.hallsharbourlobster.com/

In Halifax McElvies has great seafood. http://mckelvies.com The Shore Club in Hubbards (just outside of Halifax) does a lobster dinner as well. http://www.shoreclub.ca/

Clams - Parrsboro/Five Islands Harbourview right in Parrsboro is great. Homemade pies too!

Clearwater and Fisherman Market on the Bedford Highway will always have fresh seafood. Even most Sobey's grocery stores will cook the lobster for you from their tanks.

When purchasing fresh seafood, ask how long it has been out of water. When purchasing scallops, make sure they haven't been previously frozen. If they have, there will be considerable water retained in them, and you will need to drain them on papertowel in the fridge, usually overnight.
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Jul 13th, 2013, 03:27 AM
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Forgot to mention, McDonald's in NS all sell lobster rolls. I know, not something you would normally trust, but it is "real" NS lobster. I tried one the other day and it was good. Could use more lobster, but a toasted hot dog roll, crunchy celery and not too much mayo, made for not a bad sandwich.
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Jul 22nd, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Halls Lobster Pound, 2 thumbs up, delicious, and what a charming little spot!
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Jul 24th, 2013, 08:36 AM
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I must say the best deal for a lobster roll was at Halifax Seaport Farmer's Market - Saturday/Sunday. Fresh chunks of lobster they mix up in front of you on a fresh roll. The price was either $12 or $16 - can't remember - sorry!
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