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Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
+1 902-787-3035
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (13 reviews)
“tiramisu” (2 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We tried this restaurant on our hosts suggestion. We got to try some Nova Scotia wine and enjoy their seafood chowder. My husband had the burger and I had the fish and both were delightful. The music was a bit loud for our taste but...More

Thank Layla13
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went on a Sunday to listen to two local boys play vintage American music. Colin and Neil are talented musicians. Their family turned out as well. The deep community connections in this area are lovely to behold. The food -- good. We had the...More

Thank jmg702
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the seafood chowder and Caesar salad, and my wife had Fish and Chips. The food was really delicious. Well prepared, fresh, hot, and well presented. A huge thank you to the chef and kitchen staff. The drinks were very tasty, but we had...More

Thank liznovascotia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place just across from a beach in Port Hood N.S.., Food is wonderful and all staff very friendly. Owner is a very nice person always willing to chat and give advice if needed on your trip in Cape Breton. A lot of love...More

Thank Angeline M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly service, knowledgeable staff. This came recommended to me and it was worth it. Lovely venue too. I honestly wished I could have spent a lot longer here and relaxed for the afternoon.

Thank Michael J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After reading reviews as far back as 2013 and being at your bistro yesterday, I must say you need to have your staff aware of guests coming into your establishment so they can be seated or know where to sit. Being a sunny lunchtime, they...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a warm and welcoming restaurant in Port Hood. A great selection of seafood dishes, great appetizers and mains and some fabulous desserts. Of course the main attraction is the local seafood, but steak and chicken are also available. The staff are friendly, attentive...More

Thank Gumgrove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My son and I stopped in for lunch on Monday and I can tell you we will be returning! The restaurant itself is lovely, relaxing and comfortable. Our waitress, Toot(?) was superb. I had the Smokey bacon, mushroom, potato chowder with a fresh biscuit and...More

Thank 944michelem
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

There’s room to park for trailers(not for big rigs parking would be close by though) and vehicles . Great gift and souvenir shop open for the summer season on site . Home Hardware is across the street . The Clove Hitch is clean and tidy...More

Thank 36930wendy
Patricia v, Owner at Clove Hitch Bar & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you :)

Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had dinner here our first night in Port Hood. The food and service were okay, but the atmosphere was sterile and it certainly did not feel like a bistro should--warm and comfortable. The tables were arranged so that half the restaurant had their backs...More

1  Thank TravelingMac60
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8790 Highway 19, Port Hood, Nova Scotia B0E 2W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Port Hood
  • Phone Number: +1 902-787-3035
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We are a family owned business priding ourselves on fresh local cuisine at an affordable price. Our modern inviting setting includes a deck with an ocean view. We feature many seafood options as well as daily lunch and dinner specials, Steak 'n Stein, Ladies' Night, breakfast on Sundays, cocktails, local beer on tap and so much more. Local musicians perform on stage on a regular basis.
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