Where to Eat in Inverness: The Best Restaurants and Bars

October 6, 2017 Karren Gelb

Discover the best restaurant in Inverness, Canada including Coal Miner Cafe, Panorama Restaurant, Island Sunset Lobster Pound Bistro, The Cabot Public House, Downstreet Coffee Company, Jimmy's on the Beach, Cabot Bar
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1. Coal Miner Cafe

Central Avenue, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0, Canada Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 902-258-3413
Excellent
26%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 87 reviews

Coal Miner Cafe

Reviewed By Walking16

We were at Coal Miner Cafe for breakfast one morning while visiting the Inverness area. Service was prompt and the food average. My over easy eggs were good. My friend's omelette was very good, she said. The cafe was dark and appeared to need a bit of a sprucing up.

2. Panorama Restaurant

15933 Central Avenue, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner +1 855-652-2268
Excellent
51%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 110 reviews

Panorama Restaurant

Cabot Links' premier restaurant lives up to its name with some of the most picturesque dining in all of Cape Breton. A culinary destination in itself, our award-winning chefs incorporate local and seasonal ingredients into ever evolving menus.

Reviewed By Walking16

Panorama overlooks the Links golf course and at sunset, the view is breath-taking. We ate here the first night of our stay at the resort. Service is top-notch and the food was excellent. I don't eat beef often yet decided to have the evening special of tenderloin. Oh my gosh! Every bite was delicious - tender, tasty and done to perfection. According to others eating with me, the halibut was wonderful. The restaurant is not inexpensive so if that's an issue, this is a wonderful special occasion I restaurant.

3. Island Sunset Lobster Pound Bistro

19 Beach Cove Lane Belle Cote, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E-1C0, Canada Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Serves Alcohol Seafood, Canadian, Soups +1 902-235-2614
Excellent
67%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
0%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 32 reviews

Island Sunset Lobster Pound Bistro

Reviewed By Michael B - Simsbury, Connecticut

For four New England guys on a golf Mecca traveling from Inverness (Cabot Links) to Ingonish (Highland links) the Island Sunset appeared as the perfect midday stopover on our travel along the Cabot Trail. Upon arrival we discovered the fresh boiled lobster would take about 40 minutes since the pot was full with prior customer orders. So I ordered the fresh lobster meat with drawn butter. Nothing special there. All claw, knuckle meat and some roe while the melted butter had way too much garlic. The side of Cole slaw had to come from a can. The outdoor picnic tables and view of the bay were great but my advice: Call ahead, order a fresh boiled lobster and hold the garlic.

4. The Cabot Public House

18 Cabot Lane, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0, Canada Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol Bar, Pub, Canadian, American Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 902-258-3933
Excellent
25%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
21%
Poor
12%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 66 reviews

The Cabot Public House

Nestled between the Lodge and the main street of Inverness, The Cabot Public House is a bustling spot featuring casual pub fare, patio lobster boils and local craft beers. The expansive patio has a beer garden atmosphere featuring live local music and hearty, rustic cuisine served in the warm, sincere hospitality style Cape Breton is known for.

Reviewed By cbacich - Mahone Bay, Canada

This is a nice alternative for this staying at Cabot golf resort. A nice pub style menu with something for everyone. Friendly staff, good food, and a little pricey.

5. Downstreet Coffee Company

15844 Central Avenue, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0, Canada Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Pizza, Cafe, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$39 - HK$157 +1 902-258-3477
Excellent
54%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 169 reviews

Downstreet Coffee Company

In the heart of Inverness, the Downstreet is a hub for the community and meets several unique food & beverage niches. Known for the best coffee in Cape Breton, the Downstreet is a café by day and rustic wine bar by night. Featuring skillet breakfasts, fresh, simple lunch offerings and thin crust Neapolitan style pizza, the Downstreet’s focus is fresh and simple with an Italian influence.

Reviewed By Marnie B - Ottawa, Canada

We were a very large group that needed to Pizza's to go. We had enjoyed 3 evenings of wonderful food in our Inverness Beach Village cabins! but now our chef (lawyer) needed a rest. Pizza from Downstreet was our plan. They did not disappoint. GF pizza is difficult. I have had very good GF pizza and not so good. However the Vegetarian one at Downstreet is one of the best that I have had anywhere. It was only 1 of the 15 ordered but everything was labeled well, on time and great service. Thank you!

6. Jimmy's on the Beach

1 Beach Road, Inverness, Nova Scotia B0E 1N0, Canada +1 902-318-5858
Excellent
30%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
28%
Poor
28%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 7 reviews

Jimmy's on the Beach

Reviewed By TripCaper - Nova Scotia

This little beach shack has a very impressive, and diverse menu. Where else Cape Breton can you get a mahi mahi burger, a philly cheese steak, or a lobster Sandwich right at the beach? No need to pack a cooler, Jimmy's on the Beach has all the yummy food you could need!

7. Cabot Bar

15933 Central Ave | Cabot Links Resort, Inverness, Nova Scotia, Canada (Formerly Links Bar at Cabot Links) Television, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Gastropub, Bar, Canadian, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast +1 902-258-3939
Excellent
34%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Cabot Bar

Whether stopping in for a quick post-round snack or lingering longer, Cabot Bar offers diverse menu offerings, including locally-caught seafood, fresh salads and small plates that can be shared amongst friends on our greenside patio.

Reviewed By chucktodd75 - West Sacramento, California

Look for "The Cabot Public House" on the ocean side of Hwy 19. Great atmosphere, very comfortable feeling. We ate in the Lounge where I had chowder which this time was thick and creamy. Outdoor Seating avaiiable.Hi chucktodd75, We're delighted you enjoyed the chowder. Thank you for the rating and review. We would love to have you return to us again soon! Thanks kindly, Riley Krieger-Mercer Food & Beverage Manager, Cabot Links

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