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Nov 27, 2011 01:25 PM

Wolfville, Digby, etc. suggestions?

Hello, first-time poster here. I'll be staying in Halifax, Wolfville, Digby, Shelburne, Lunenburg (sp?), and Truro next June and was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for those areas, or could direct me to some good relevant discussions in the Atlantic Canada board, esp. for W, D, S, L, and T. Open to any type of cuisine and price point. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I highly recommend Le Caveau at Grand Pre winery, which is about 5 minutes outside Wolfville. Fabulous spot.

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      1. re: loveroftea

        Sorry I can't help more, but I'm in Halifax and not very familiar with the other areas you've listed. I can, however, recommend NOT going to the seafood place with the big balconey across from the fisheries museum in Lunenburg.

        1. re: CanadaGirl

          Alrighty then! :) Thx for the heads up!

          1. re: CanadaGirl

            actually, what's the problem, specifically?

            1. re: loveroftea

              Service was fast and friendly. Overpriced food of poor quality. Pretty sure the fish came from the freezer, and the calamari was the chewiest I've ever had. The view was nice though, so I guess it would be a nice spot for a beer.

      2. two good places in Digby: O'Neil's Seafood by the wharf (delicious fish and chips, clams, scallops, pie) and Boardwalk Cafe (good for anything on menu). Oh, and of course, the Pines Resort for something with more style

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        1. re: John DM

          Thanks for the suggestions, John. happy new year!

        2. Thanks for all the rec's so far. Would love to hear more! (Am also open to places "in between'" those I've mentioned above, or anything worth going off the beaten path for.)

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          1. re: loveroftea

            in Shelburne it is definitely Charlotte's Lane. Haven't been there for the food yet but lots of people rave about the lunch at Pete Luckett's Vineyard in Gaspereau Valley outside of Wolfville (the view is amazing). Tempest provides a fairly cosmopolitan choice in Wolfville (avoid Acton's which is not the restaurant it used to be). Lunenburg has two fantastic restaurants - Fleur de Sel for a formal dinner - have the tasting menu. French trained (Lyon de Lyon -3 star Michelin) chef who does excellent job with local ingredients. Trattoria Donna Nonna if you want very good , moderately upscale trattoria. Service is usually fantastic.

            1. re: WINEWOLF

              Thanks, I can't wait to try out all of those. :) I've seen the names here and there, so it's good to get some feedback. Really looking forward to June! (Part of my anticipation is that I've been living in Fred, NB for the past 2.5 yrs, so I'm always enjoy LEAVING Freddy to get good food! And yes, I've tried just about about EVERY restaurant here, so I know what I'm talking about. :)

              1. re: WINEWOLF

                I can support the lunch at Luckett's Vineyard. We ate there this past summer and it was quite nice. Not fancy, but high quality cheeses, charcuterie and sandwiches. Great prices too.

            2. In Truro, I would recommend Bistro 22 on Inglis Place. Both lunch and dinner are tasty, and prices are reasonable. I believe they are only open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The Nova Scotia Tearoom is good for lunch.

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              1. I really appreciate all the suggestions. I've started looking more closely at them as the time for my trip gets closer. Can't wait to see this part of Nova Scotia. Have also enjoyed the Halifax posts. Love how you REALLY love your city, that's awesome! :) I've been to Halifax twice before and have seen most of the "must-see's" , so this time can focus on FOOD, lol. And walking the harbourwalk everyday!