Mahone Bay boasts an abundance of dining options: waterfront; special occasion restaurants; a pub with casual seafood; a micro brewery; coffee/social houses; Bistros; all in charming historical buildings capturing the gentility and warmth of days gone by. Minutes away is the quaint Unesco Town of Lunenburg, featuring crab shacks with picnic tables, oyster bars, Fish Factory Pub and elegant fine dining establishments. There is something for every palate and you certainly won’t go hungry during your visit. Downtown Mahone Bay is lined with many options, but a plethora of excellent choices can be found throughout the South Shore.
We are happy to assist you with suggestions and dinner reservations. One of the hardest parts of our job is assessing the restaurants for our guests – so rest assured, the eateries listed here have passed our test! We love to hear feedback from our guests (both positive and negative) so we can stay abreast of our recommendations. Happy Dining!
Dining in Mahone Bay:
Circa 1860 Kitchen and Public House
The Circa 1860 Kitchen + Public House is a quaint restaurant located in beautiful Mahone Bay,
Nova Scotia. Family owned and operated, the restaurant resides in a large heritage home designated as the "Zwicker House".
Serving a fresh take on fan favourites like fish tacos, creamy chowder and burgers- there's always something for everyone to enjoy. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, eat in or take out. We look forward to your visit!
Since 1986 we have delighted in providing delicious gourmet food to both residents and visitors to Mahone Bay. What started as a simple fruit stand has grown into a market, gourmet deli, bake shop, cafe, jammery and ice cream parlor. We have a diverse staff of 20 in the summer months. We were voted the "The Best Bakery Nova Scotia" by the peoples' choice awards and Eastlink TV. Our deli is open all day, pick up lunch or dinner and enjoy one of our hardy meals in our Garden Cafe or on one of Lunenburg County's wonderful beaches!
Mateus Bistro delivers tasty foods made home-style and simple. Charcoal smoked meats, fresh seafoods and local produce help bring seasonal menus to the tables. Chef Matthew Krizan has grown this bistro to focus on an appreciation for food and where it comes from.
The Bistro is right in the heart of Mahone Bay, and in the summer, Friday is a grill menu where everything is charcoal grilled to order right on the patio. To compliment the food they boast a drink menu with dozens of Nova Scotian wines, beers, ciders and spirits.
Mug & Anchor Pub
The Mug and Anchor Pub is located on the Main Street of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. The Mug first opened on March 16, 1989 and has
become a favourite to both locals and travelers. Upon entry you will find 17 local and imported beers on tap and a full pub styled menu including fresh, local seafood. Choosing to dine on the patio leaves patrons with a breathtaking view of Mahone Bay Harbour and the famous three churches. Come join us for great music and great service; all within the atmosphere of a traditional styled english pub.
Oh My Cod
Unpretentious food in a casual environment!
Come to Oh My Cod for a buzzing lunch with friends, or bring a family for a nice dinner treat.
We serve both cod and haddock - your choice!
Did we mention there is a nice water view from our back terrace?
Or sip a beer or wine and watch the flow of a small town life on the street side deck.
Open daily from 11 am to 8pm
Located on the water's edge in the scenic town of Mahone Bay is Rebecca's, a uniquely quaint restaurant offering
local food and beverage paired with a cozy coastal atmosphere. All our food is made from scratch with love.
What we have to offer: licensed, wheelchair accessible, allergy sensitive, vegetarian and vegan options,
parking, rooms, live music, togo meals, lunch and dinner!
The Barn Coffee and Social House
Located in the beautiful town of Mahone Bay, The Barn Coffee and Social House is a great place to hang out
and spend your time with friends and family. Why not grab a coffee and get some work done on our work tables,
or grab a tea and book and hunker down for a couple of hours and forget time.
Want a little more peace and quiet? Why not get some lunch and a Kombucha and head upstairs
and chill out for a bit. If you really must be outside we also have our fab gazebo out the back in our
secret garden hidden away from the hustle and bustle.
The Biscuit Eater
We are a family business and community cafe serving homemade, handmade goodness (and the best biscuits on the South Shore) in one of Mahone Bay’s oldest buildings. Visit us for affordable good food made with care in our kitchen using simple local ingredients and nearby suppliers like Oulton’s Farm in Windsor for meat, organic bread from Boulangerie La Vendéenne, and fresh produce from local farms whenever possible. Make yourself at home and find out what makes us one of the top 5 restaurants in Mahone Bay on TripAdvisor - just be warned, you might not want to leave!
At Salt Box Brewing Company, we celebrate the development of the skills and artistry required to create fresh, full- flavoured beer for consumption by the local community. Our motto: “think social, and drink local”. While we don't have a kitchen, we are more than happy for you to order in! Takeout menus from various restaurants are displayed in the tap room. We often also have food trucks on site during the summer months. Check out our calendar to see when they will drive in!