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The Red Shoe Pub

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11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0, Canada
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

The Red Shoe is a welcoming little pub in Mabou. They have a good selection of beers on tap, good drinks, and a short menu that provides some simple staple options that are enjoyable. It was busy, which is usually a good sign, but we...More

Thank nicdes1388
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Delcious and well presented food.Eating here was a wonderful experience. The place was spacious and comfortable. Service was good.

Thank Lydia R
Reviewed 2 days ago

Coming here was one of the main reasons I wanted to pass through Mabou. We had supper during KitchenFest and it was so wonderful. I watched as the three fiddlers got deeper into their groove...every leg was tapping out the beat. And it was clear...More

1  Thank Caitlin855
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped here on our tour through cape Breton it was the last night of kitchen fest lots of fun good food. I must stop if in mabou.

1  Thank Jean S
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place recommended by a fellow camper while in Cape Breton. Was told to get there early as they fill up fast. Good thing we did. Part of the NS summer Kitchen Fest, group doing Irish music. Great time. Food was excellent as was the...More

1  Thank latowne
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying in mabou and told this was a good place to eat. When we arrived there were two musicians one on keyboard and one on a fiddle and they were very good. Menu was varied I had the Pad Thai with shrimp which...More

1  Thank stella3625
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here on our way to MacLeod’s Campground in Dunvegan, and it was very nice. I had hoped that maybe they’d have some live music going, but it was early afternoon, so I wasn’t surprised to find none. It was a peaceful lunch spot,...More

2  Thank PoppinFresh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was much higher quality than is usually found in a pub and the fiddling is often world class. Chrissy Crowley and Jason Roach definitely were! Phone ahead or check out the website to be sure to time your meal to the music.

1  Thank LindaLou1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not reviewing the food, I’m sure it’s great. We stopped in for a drink and what we had was fine. Service was also fine. I’m just disappointed that not only has the entire pub changed, our server had no idea why nor any of...More

Thank Renee570
Reviewed 1 week ago

While on vacation our daughter arranged for a wonderful afternoon of music and really good food. The perfect ending of our CAbot Trail drive.sde

Thank Jeff G
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Catriona T
29 June 2018|
Response from AnnieMavis | Reviewed this property |
Yes and I would think the kitchen would be able to prepare something for you upon request.
17 May 2018|
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Response from tessa131 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure what their hours are..googling will show you...so glad you are thinking of going..we really enjoyed ourselves..marilynne
26 September 2017|
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Response from ThunderBay17 | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you arrive early. We were there at 3:50pm and got the last table in the main section of the pub where the entertainment was. Although I suspect it depends on the season and day of week. We were there on a Tuesday... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11573 Route 19 | Box 94, Mabou, Nova Scotia B0E 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Mabou
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