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Friends going on a road trip from Toronto to Halifax and beyond. Fellow Canadian Foodies, we need your suggestions for great places to hit up along the way.

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KingKendrickLamar Jun 9, 2013 08:23 PM

We're hitting up St.John, Halifax and Charlottetown and smaller places like Edmunston, Fredricton, Moncton. Any and all suggestions for unique places to eat and drink are welcome.

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    existential_crisis Jun 25, 2013 09:49 AM

    Are you looking for "nice" restaurants or regional dive foods? Are you looking for the typical fresh seafood experience, or are you into authentic regional dive foods, like me? ; )

    Either way, there is a cool spot on the Halifax waterfront where you can get fresh oysters (The Shack), excellent bacon sandwiches (Canadian Bacon Cookhouse), fish 'n' chips (The Battered Fish) and even donairs (though I don't know if they're any good) all in the same 20ft radius.

    If you're into beer, Rock Bottom Brewpub has the best in town. I'm also a big fan of their peanut butter burger (but nothing else).

    Ace Burger is another local hit. Simple gourmet burgers at the divey Gus' Pub.

    If you want more stuff like this, let me know.

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      HalifaxRetales Jun 18, 2013 06:05 AM

      I'll reply with more but .. it's Saint John

      St. John's is in Newfoundland

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        nsxtasy Jun 20, 2013 09:51 AM

        No one posted "St. John's" in this topic except you, LOL! :)

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          HalifaxRetales Jun 20, 2013 10:07 AM

          they said St.John,
          I was just distinguishing between them

      2. nsxtasy Jun 11, 2013 12:11 PM

        I'm planning a trip with a similar itinerary. Here's what I've got planned, and discussions I've used as references in developing my plans:

        ST. JOHN
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        We're going to:
        City Market - www.sjcitymarket.ca

        Discussions:
        www.chow.com/topics/775241
        www.chow.com/topics/471342
        www.chow.com/topics/479864
        www.chow.com/topics/107086

        HALIFAX
        ------------
        We're going to:
        The Press Gang - www.thepressgang.net
        Da Maurizio Dining Room - www.damaurizio.ca

        Discussions:
        www.chow.com/topics/783856
        www.chow.com/topics/613556
        www.chow.com/topics/871306
        www.chow.com/topics/858548
        www.chow.com/topics/892134

        CHARLOTTETOWN
        ---------------------------
        We're going to:
        Claddagh Oyster House - www.claddaghoysterhouse.com
        Lot 30 - www.lot30restaurant.ca
        New Glasgow Lobster Suppers - www.peilobstersuppers.com

        Discussions:
        www.chow.com/topics/872306

        We're also going to Cape Breton Island, including Sydney and the Cabot Trail. LMK if you need recs there as well.

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          KingKendrickLamar Jun 11, 2013 07:37 PM

          Wow, I really appreciate you collecting all this info into one comment! When are you planning on heading out?

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            nsxtasy Jun 12, 2013 06:59 AM

            Departing mid-July.

            I didn't mention it, but we're also going to be stopping to eat in Moncton en route to NS. Because it's a Sunday, many places are closed that day, so we were only looking at places open Sundays. We're planning to go to Catch22 Lobster Bar - www.catch22lobsterbar.com

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              TeacherFoodie Jul 26, 2013 10:32 AM

              Dear nsxtasy - Hope you are having/had a great trip to my home province!

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                nsxtasy Aug 9, 2013 01:51 PM

                Thanks!

                We're back now. Here's where we ate and how we felt about each:

                Catch 22 Lobster Bar, Moncton - just okay
                The Press Gang, Halifax - LOVED it
                Chabaa Thai, Dartmouth (Halifax) - liked it a lot
                Sugar Moon, Eastown (pancake breakfast) - LOVED it
                Lobster Pound, North Sydney (Cape Breton) - LOVED it
                Rusty Anchor, Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton) - liked it a lot
                Claddagh Oyster House, Charlottetown - LOVED it
                Lot 30, Charlottetown - just okay
                New Glasgow Lobster Suppers, New Glasgow PEI - LOVED it

                (As it turns out, we didn't stop in Saint John.)

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                  TeacherFoodie Aug 10, 2013 10:54 AM

                  Glad you enjoyed your trip! It seems you had a lot of good eating!

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            HalifaxRetales Jun 18, 2013 06:11 AM

            Da Maurizo I would skip and go to Bicycle Thief instead
            in Halifax Brooklyn Warehouse is a must as well Edna which just opened is fantastic

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