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Red Barn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
+1 902-295-3036
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“lasagna” (21 reviews)
“fish and chips” (13 reviews)
“lobster roll” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
$$ - $$$
2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

We first stopped here to eat, but it was a 20 minute wait. When we tried to get breakfast there another day, the restaurant was closed. So this is a review of the gift shop. My advice if you're looking for souvenirs is to keep...More

Thank Dreamer320
Reviewed 25 October 2017

This is a lovely restaurant. Our server was super nice. My wife needed a gluten-free meal. She made a meal that was not on the menu. She was so nice! I enjoyed my plate. It was so delicious! The Red Barn also offers a mini-put...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The Red Barn was recommended to us. The deep-fryer was not operable. We had their cheeseburgers and cole slaw. Both were okay. They also have a place to shop for trinkets, jewelry, etc.

Thank TXLuv2Travel
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We stopped here in August for dinner. I wasn't pleased with my meal. It's Cape Breton, fish should be amazing everywhere, so I thought. I ordered fish and chips and ended up regretting it. I just don't understand why restaurants continue to serve frozen french...More

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The Red Barn has been a mainstay on the highway outside of Baddeck for as long as I can remember. It is a gift shop offering locally made items as well as other things, mini golf and a quilt market. This review, however, is for...More

Thank AcadianBassplayer
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Good home style food. Service was very good. More of a family style restaurant. Small and quaint with a warm feel.

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We found this place by chance while driving through the Cabot trail. It is a traditional diner with a selection of seafood and chicken and meat options. We tried the lobster wrap and the burger and they were both quite tasty. The service was quick,...More

Thank Pergamon2014
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I don't know what changed since last year when the food was delicious and we were there 5 times and enjoyed every time, but we have been there 2 this year and the food was terrible. Today I ordered a Roast Turkey dinner, the mashed...More

Thank nancy542017
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We stopped off at the red barn to do some souvenir shopping and have a bit of lunch. The red barn has a coffee shop where we ordered a chowder and a vegetable quiche. Both were very tasty. the service was friendly and the place...More

Thank chuchichef43
Reviewed 23 September 2017

A nice, cozy spot at the back of a gift shop on the Cabot Trail. I had a chicken caesar, which was generously portioned and tasty, and my companion had the fishcakes, which he enjoyed. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Ross L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Cabot Trail | Exit 7, Route 105, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Baddeck
  • Phone Number: +1 902-295-3036
  • E-mail
For 27 years, Red Barn Restaurant has been a landmark at the beginning & end of the world famous Cabot Trail on magnificent Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. It is a 52-seat casual, family dining room with 30 feet of panoramic windows overlooking the Cape Breton Highlands & featuring a full liquor license (including liquors, beers & local wines), a screened-in patio, plenty of parking, & 3 different giftshops & mini golf onsite.
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