About the business
Welcome to The Grubstake Restaurant in Louisbourg
The Grubstake Restaurant in Louisbourg, Nova Scotia serves up hearty country cuisine—the finest, freshest foods, carefully prepared and served as honestly
Brad Moffett said 4 years ago
My wife and I had excellent seafood meal's. I am generally not a big fan of fish, but my wife had such a good experience with haddock in the area, I had to try it. It was excellent, among the best fish I gave eaten. He scallops were excellent as well. For dessert we made a special request they were able to accommodate and the blueberry pie with local wild blueberries was just right. Service was attentive and thus was an overall very nice vacation experience
Nathan Gildart said 4 years ago
Our server was very polite and helpful. The hot turkey sandwich I had wasn't quite what I was hoping for but my group all loved their meals. A good place for even large groups. (they easily accommodated our six and then another group of twelve that came in. The main seating area is quite nice.
I noticed the owner responds to Google reviews, which in my mind demonstrates a lot of care in the business.
Mary Vassallo said 4 years ago
We come to Louisbourg every time we are in Cape Breton. The Grubstake happened to be the only restaurant open. It was pretty dead for the day (believe it was a Sunday), we had the seafood chowder which was thin and watery and no real substance to it, not how a chowder should be. We ate fish and chips and bacon burger. The food was bland and left much to be desired. Two meals and two beers it was $70! Being that close to the ocean, you'd think the seafood would be better and not so severely overpriced. Go to the Lobster Kettle down the road instead. Great views and much much better food!
Daryl Harris, AMP said 4 years ago
Great food and the staff is excellent. I would recommend making a reservation to avoid disappointment. Crab cakes and seafood are excellent, save some room for dessert.
Jennifer Carignan said 4 years ago
Inedible. Ordered the veggie burger. So hard, dry and overcooked. Bun was stale. The chips that came with were drenched in oil, saltless and inedible. My husband's 22 dollar steak, which he ordered med rare, came out looking like a piece of leather. He could barely cut it with the knife provided. When he told the server, another steak was put on. Came out med well. The meat was so thin it should have only taken minutes to achieve med rare. Our companion had the salmon...overcooked. Honestly surprised as the website looks promising, however the menu was not the same online as in restaurant. Worst meal I've ever paid 40+ dollars for. No word of compensation from the wait staff for improperly cooked food, but she was pretty sour when she didn't get a tip. This place will be shut down soon. Very few good choices for actual fine dining in this community. Someone with some actual culinary skills needs to open a restaurant here and show these people what food is supposed to taste like. I honestly hope we don't get sick from what little we did consume. Not only was the food disgusting, but the place smelled bad and was dirty. Our fabric placemats were stained with food. Overall, I would give this place a zero score.