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Pictou Lodge

4.7
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52 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Dine ocean side at the Pictou Lodge! Enjoy your meal in our unique log style lodge with stone fireplace and a perfect view of the Northumberland Strait. The perfect location for that special occasion with friends and family or a romantic dinner. Take a stroll on the sandy beach before or after dinner. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available. All diners welcome. Great selection of scotches, wines, and local beer. Menu specialties include great local maritime recipes with fresh touch.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 52 people are saying
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MaryC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious high quality local food.
Only issue was limited vegetarian options

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SheriF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely beautiful view with delicious food and a wonderful atmosphere. The service has been top notch every time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating getting married. The only issue was that the cable box in the room wasn’t giving us any more than 2 channels. We are going to make this a tradition every year. Beautiful spot! ❤️

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PeterM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time there. Walk in to a log cottage setting with a water front view was done amazingly. Food options are wonderful and what we each picked was amazing, we had to have bites of each other plate. the deserts are old fashioned style deserts that just makes you want to have more even though you are full. :) Would go back in a heartbeat and recommend it to anyone.

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JessicaR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Try the fish and chips! You won’t be sorry. The service was outstanding and we felt like it was a good value

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Smith
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great vacation. Room was roomy and clean. Food was good.

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Lydia
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience5

The service was extremely poor and there was only one other table sat so we should’ve had exceptional service instead we had long wait times, had to eat our meals without water because it wasn’t brought to the table and we weren’t checked on. It was also my boyfriends birthday which I put in the reservation and nothing was mentioned about that. The lodge is absolutely beautiful so I am overall disappointed in the service I received.

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Delighted
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From appetizers through Mains and dessert, everything was delicious. First time for two of us and we'll be coming back soon. Thanks to the hard working staff, especially the waitresses.

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KatieP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always. The view is spectacular, and the service was great.

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DebrahW
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was great except for beet salad
This is my first experience with beets that were crunchier than raw carrots

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation for a birthday dinner. We were seated right away by very friendly waitress Amy. Was a quiet night which we loved. Food was amazing and definitely will be back!

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Tara
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Making our reservation was easy and the kitchen staff were glad to accommodate for DF/GF options. Social distancing requirements allowed us feeling safe and welcomed!

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gordona
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 8 and dined on four occasions. Few vegetarian options, but excluding that it was very Good. Everyone's food ranged from quite good to excellent. Service was excellent, efficient, polite and very accomodating.

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RichardH
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a breakfast that pretty well carried us through the rest of the day without our feeling over-stuffed! My wife especially enjoyed her fish cakes -- not the usual mushed up mixture, but recognizable fish and potatoes, with a tomatillo sauce that really set them off. The atmosphere was relaxed, in spite of all the necessary health precautions, and the wait staff was cheerful and helpful. Throw in the beautiful view from the dining room, and it's hard to imagine a better place to have been.

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KristinM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful way to spend an evening with your significant other or family

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NicoleM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, server was great, view was amazing love the Lodge every time we go

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AlisonM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was great just limited options for dinner if you are a bit of a picky eater!
the service was great and fast.
the scenery of the ocean made it that much better! would definitely go back again in the future

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Chevie
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Chevie
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

We were disappointed we couldn’t get a window seat but we should have reserved sooner I guess! The food was ok but although we both ordered the same seafood dish it appears mine came in contact with a bad mussel even though they weren’t part of the dish! It didn’t destroy the dish and nothing was said being the polite Canadian! If it happens again i’ll say something because it’s better the chef knows than not!

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peterb
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Even though we made our reservation well in advance they didn’t seem to know we were coming. They then went to sit us in the bar and not the restaurant although it wasn’t busy. I’m not sure why the reservation asked if we were celebrating anything, as my wife didn’t even get a Happy Birthday comment. Food and table service excellent.

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Coolmama17
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t usually get too excited over breakfast out but ours was very enjoyable and delicious! The location was awesome. We watched a ferry through the telescope and sat for pictures in the colorful chairs. We had Eggs Benny, Lobster Benny and Lodge Breakfast and thoroughly enjoyed them. The service was impeccable and COVID restrictions were present but somehow still subtle.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, scenery and staff. My wife and I LOVE eating at Pictou Lodge!! It is truly a memorable experience every time we go. Highly, HIGHLY recommend anybody to eat here. Also, they have taken incredible efforts to make your dining experience safe and fun given the current COVID-19 epidemic.

Thank you!

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LisaL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Lots of great choices and best cocktails around. The staff are very friendly and accommodating.

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JessicaL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My mother and I spent the weekend at Pictou Lodge. We enjoyed breakfast on both the Saturday and Sunday morning, and dinner Saturday night.

I had the Lodge Breakfast - the home fries were absolutely amazing, as well as a side of the fresh fruit cocktail. My mother had the Banana Bread French Toast which was really good, and such a unique twist to a classic.

The dinner service was so beautiful as the sun was setting, and the food was amazing.
We both had the Chicken Tagliatelle pasta dish, which is considered to be on the "lighter side" of the menu, but it was a very large portion and just delicious.

The service was outstanding, and the views there are just unbeatable.

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MarkR
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service from a fa bulous staff. The view alone is going to see. Dont let covid keep you away, all protocols are in place.

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BushMcNeary
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing. The food incredible. Prices were reasonable. The view was spectacular. The restaurant was clean and there was lots of space between guests. The server was fast, friendly, helpful, and fantastic with my kids. We loved it and would recommend this place to everyone. And the vegetarian option was really yummy.

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KateA
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tables were appropriately socially distanced and the staff were very nice. Went for lunch and the food was good. It was a cold and rainy day but still great views from the dining room!

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JaniceW
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We fell in love with Pictou Lodge last year while tenting at Caribou Provincial Park, and couldn’t wait to return this year. It is a short walk from the park along a scenic Sandy beach. We leave time before our meal to enjoy a glass of wine on their spacious deck which offers spectacular views of the Northumberland Strait and Pictou Island, both times bathed in warm end of summer day colors. And then the meal... they start you off with fresh home baked biscuits with molasses butter. Yes, molasses butter. If you have never tried it, you are missing out. We would have been happy with that alone. But then we would have missed out on the delicious crab cakes and lobster mac and cheese which were amazing. And the staff were so welcoming, friendly and ready to share their local and culinary knowledge. I simply can’t say enough about the overall experience!

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RossM
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Definitely recommend it.

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DonnaO
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster Mac and cheese was delicious. As always the view and service are outstanding. Definitely following COVID 19 guidelines which made us feel very safe. We will be back soon.

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always love my visits to the lodge! The best salad is 😍

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BETTYT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Chicken Caesar salad and Pork Spare Ribs were to die for! We were also impressed with the little complimentary appies the chef prepared each evening!

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privateperson
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal. It was well presented and delicious. The service was excellent. The setting provided a view of Northumberland Strait, so was great. The building is older and has character, but the table was uncovered (probably for ease of sanitizing) but it just looked bare. Overall it was very good.

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KatherineB
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Amy C. is an excellent server! She was engaging, personable and informative. The Lavender Cheesecake with lemon curd was amazing! It was a beautiful way to celebrate a 75th birthday!

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MiryT
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time
Everything was fantastic
Thank you

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Pictou Lodge. Great friendly service from reception and through dining. Really enjoyed the seafood chowder. Thank you.

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Poppop
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We would return to Pictou Lodge. Best sun sets in Nova Scotia.

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Blaine
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service and food were excellent with one exception.
I had the fishcakes but unfortunately they lacked flavour.
Tasted more like potatoe cakes.
Appetizers and dessert were excellent however.
Highly recommend the lavender cheesecake!

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Delighted
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a wonderful solo Sunday Brunch. "Standard breakfast" was anything but standard; delicious and very filling. Incredible views and extra-friendly service.

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RonaldA
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent night out with my family of 5. The food was absolutely great along with the service. (by Amy) . They had many gluten free options and a nice vegetarian selection that is a necessity for our family. The only thing that could have made it better be blue whales breaching near shore.

FAQs

Pictou Lodge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 485-4322.

Pictou Lodge is rated 4.7 stars by 52 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.