The Best Place for Fresh Nova Scotia Lobster in Nova Scotia

Lobster Boil
Lobster Boil | Courtesy of Ye Olde Argyler Lodge

Nova Scotia takes is lobster very seriously, and you will too after experiencing lobster the way it was meant to be enjoyed! From roadside restaurants to actually catching your meal yourself, these are the best ways to enjoy fresh lobster in Nova Scotia.


1. Great Canadian Lobster Fishing Feast

Hotel Restaurant, Seafood

Great Canadian Lobster Fest
Courtesy of White Point

It really doesn’t get any fresher than this! Join the Great Canadian Lobster Fishing Feast for a full day of lobster fishing, boiling and eating! Join the crew of the world’s largest lobster fishery for a morning at sea, and then bring your catch back to shore, where a chef will help you cook your meal over a beach bonfire. This package is available seasonally (March-May) through White Point Beach Resort.

2. Shore Club

Restaurant, Seafood, Canadian

The Shore Club
Courtesy of The Shore Club

The Shore Club has been serving classic lobster dinners for over 80 years and shows no signs of slowing down. This Nova Scotian classic is located right off of Hubbards Beach, just 30 minutes from Halifax, and has some of the freshest lobster around. Stick around after dinner for drinks, live music and dancing.

3. Hall's Harbour Lobster Pound

Restaurant, Seafood

Halls Harbour Restaurant
Courtesy of Hall's Harbour

Visit the restaurant and lobster pound in the quaint fishing village of Hall’s Harbour along the Bay of Fundy. Take a tour of the lobster pound and then settle in for a fresh lobster dinner on the restaurant’s oceanfront patio.

4. Nova Scotia’s Ultimate Lobster Boil

Restaurant, Seafood

Enjoy an authentic lobster boil along the picturesque shores of the Bay of Fundy, which runs for just one month from mid-July to mid-August. You’ll enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while taking in the ocean views and helping your chef prepare the boil.

5. Lobster Bay Culinary Adventures

Boutique Hotel Restaurant, Restaurant, Seafood, Canadian

Lobster Boil
Courtesy of Ye Olde Argyler Lodge

Learn how to conduct an authentic lobster boil with this hands-on cooking experience from Ye Olde Argyler Lodge in Yarmouth. You’ll begin with by selecting fresh herbs from the lodge’s garden and then head down to the beach to set up a bonfire and boil your lobster al fresco. This package is available through the summer months.

6. Ryer Lobster

Restaurant, Seafood, Canadian

Come to Ryer Lobster, located just outside of Peggy’s Cove, to enjoy lobster the way it was meant to be eaten. This no-frills spot serves up fresh lobster, which patrons enjoy at picnic tables overlooking the ocean. It’s the perfect laid-back Maritime lobster experience.

7. Baddeck Lobster Supper

Restaurant, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten-free

Serious sea foodies will love the all you can eat options at Baddeck Lobster Supper, located along Cape Breton’s Cabot Trail – choose the all you can eat option to add unlimited steamed mussels and chowder to your lobster dinner! This family-run spot is only open seasonally, so make sure you check its hours in advance.

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