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Normaway Inn & Cabins

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Egypt Rd, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2C0, Canada
+1 902-248-2987
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Saratoga Springs NY
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218 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Dinner was outstanding with choices that I recognized from my Scottish mother's repertoire. Selection is limited but we still had a hard time not choosing one of everything. Service was attentive and the waitress was amenable to a short chat. Breakfast was very Scottish and the oatcakes were so good we complimented the chef and got the recipe. Also, the... More 

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North Port, Florida
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Although the dinner menu is excellent we often travel there for breakfast (advanced reservations recommended if you are not staying overnight.) Cold buffet breakfast with homemade porridge bread , oatcakes, fruit preserves , homemade granola etc. Hot dishes on request...omelets, porridge,traditional breakfast or "Eggs Hughie D" Selection of juices, yogurt etc.

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northwest cove, nova scotia
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Dinner was by reservation only and although the hotel was quiet, the dining room was very busy.. our waitress, the only one for the 7 tables was very pleasant, very efficient and running!! Food was delicious,and menu had minimal see tons but variations..young lady at reservation desk, was very helpful in dining room as well.. a very pleasant experience and... More 

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Collingwood, Canada
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Inn is out of the way and not something you'd be likely to happen upon otherwise but still easy access once you know where it is. The grounds are impressive as you drive down a long treed lane way to a a 1920's lodge style building where we had dinner. The service was attentive although we did feel we... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This location had been recommended by a friend in Nova Scotia and the Information Center at the entrance to Cape Breton made the booking for us as they said most accommodations on the Cabot Trail were sold out. The location is well off the main road but there are adequate signs. Very rustic and we stayed in the cabins. Restaurant... More 

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Zephyrhills, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Each time we vacation in Cape Breton we plan a meal reservation at this charming inn. Unique, home made and very good! It's part of an old inn and we love the atmosphere, the staff is very attentive and polite. Usually after our dinner we attend an event that's held in the barn.

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Thank Doris G
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

The surrounding nature is just amazing, the room itself was ok. Service was very friendly and helpful too. We had dinner there and our impression was, that's too expensive for what you finally get - leaves a bit the impression that they take advantage of the lack of competition... but despite the price, the dinner was good and healthy. Annoying... More 

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Enjoyed a full 3 course dinner. Food was excellent, atmosphere was great and the after dinner entertainment in the living room was a plus!

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

The food is good, in fact so much better than the rooms that it is surprising. Our room featured a hot tub. But there was never enough water to fill past the jets. The place really needs money spent on it. See photos. Single-ply toilet paper, ultra-small shampoo containers, aged faucets etc. This was the worst value of our 16... More 

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Thank Dan L
Albuquerque, New Mexico
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Went to hear a concert but got there early and had dinner. Hostess was very amiable and found us a table within a few minutes even though we did not have reservations. Food was very good and somewhat pricey. The concert at the barn afterwards was lots of fun. Everyone very friendly and we loved the music and the muscians.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egypt Rd, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia B0E 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Margaree Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 902-248-2987

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?