7 Awesome Restaurants to Yum Yer Mouth in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

7 Awesome Restaurants to Yum Yer Mouth in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
01 Nov 2022

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So you’re planning a trip to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia? Whether you’re coming for the stargazing (one of the best places to do this on the entire continent), to see the amazing, “apple core” Cape Forchu Lighthouse, to dive into the seafaring historic culture, or to take a lobster fishing boat tour to the Tusket Islands, at some point, you’re gonna get hungry and thirsty. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

Here are 7 awesome restaurants to yum yer mouth in Yarmouth!

The Shanty Café

You don’t want to start your eating tour of the best places to eat in Yarmouth on an empty stomach, do ya? You have to eat breakfast first!

The Shanty Café is the place to grab an award-winning breakfast to launch your culinary quest. This casual dining establishment has something for everyone on their menu.

Local faves include the Cuban Croquetas (breadcrumbed savory pattie with a mix of potatoes and ground beef cooked in authentic Cuban sofrito sauce), New World Omelette (eggs, fresh vegetables such as peppers, onion, cucumber, mushrooms, tomatoes), and the popular Shanty Breakfast (2 eggs, your choice of bacon or ham and toast with peanut butter or jam, coffee). For lunch, they have a full menu with seafood, burgers, chicken fingers, sandwiches, wraps, soups, and salads. Make sure you save some room for dessert because the fudge cake is freakishly amazing!

The Shanty Café is only open for breakfast and lunch from Monday to Friday.


The Shanty Café is located at 6B Central Street in Yarmouth.


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Sip Café

To satiate the sweet tooth and get your java fix, nothing beats Sip Café. You can’t stump all over town without caffeine, right? It’s the wind in your sails!

Famous for their premium coffee, tea, smoothies, and their delicious made-from-scratch gelato! They also have oatcakes and other baked goods, sandwiches, salads, and soups, if you need a quick bite with your cup o’ java.


Sip Café is located at 357 Main Street in Yarmouth.

Jake’s Family Restaurant

If you’re looking for ship-loads of choices, you should row, row, row yer boat up to Jake’s Family Restaurant. This family-owned restaurant is a favourite of locals and ramblers, alike.

And if your clipper is loaded with crew, they won’t break the bank. Great food at reasonable prices: from classics like pizzas, garlic fingers, burgers, and pitas, to Lebanese dishes including chicken shawarma, kafta, falafel, and fattoush salad. There is something for every appetite!


Jake’s Family Restaurant is located at 375 Main Street in Yarmouth.

Mr González Mexican Cuisine

If you want authentic, Mexican food, then you have to steer your dingy to Mr González Mexican Cuisine. Leo González and his wife, Elizabeth, will make sure you get your fill of the healthy food they serve! They have everything you’re craving, including burritos, burrito bowls, meat or veggie quesadillas, chimichangas, tostadas, chips & salsa, and the ever-popular “build your own taco”! They have vegetarian and vegan options, too! You can wash it all down with a Mexican Jarritos soda, and leave with a happy belly.


Mr González Mexican Cuisine is located at 550 Main Street in Yarmouth.

Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub

If local crafted beer and nightlife are your thing, then you wanna moor your butt to a stool at Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub. You can sit on the wrap-around deck overlooking the waterfront and marina while drinking great beer that was brewed on-site, and chowing down on the best fresh seafood around. They also have live music on most nights.

Make sure to try their Appetizer Basket (beer-battered onion rings, beer-battered fries, pork wontons, and breaded cheese curds, served with beet ketchup), Fishermans Platter (pan-fried, deep-fried, or lemon pepper baked haddock and scallops and deep-fried clams), Nova Scotia Fillet of Haddock (pan-fried, deep-fried, or lemon pepper baked), or Hot Lobster Roll (Nova Scotia lobster in a cream sauce, served over a roll, with fries).

Fun times and great food is waiting for you at Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant and Brew Pub in Yarmouth.


Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub is located at 96 Water Street in Yarmouth.

Dennis Point Cafe

Dennis Point Café is an Acadian-run restaurant located in Lower West Pubnico, a 35-minute scenic drive southeast of Yarmouth. All seafood is sourced from local fisheries and processing plants, and everything is made-to-order, including fresh rolls and pies.

I suggest the Acadian Sampler (cup of chowder, fish cake, rappie pie, served with a homemade roll), the Vernon Burger (two 1/4 pound local ground beef patties, cheese, spinach, fried onions, bacon, special sauce, topped with Dennis Point house made slaw, served on a grilled bun), the Acadian Cod Fish Cakes Platter (salt cod fish cakes serve with chow-chow and a homemade roll), the Seafood Platter (Digby clams, Digby scallops, and large portion of local haddock), or the Lobster Linguine (chunks of tender lobster meat with sweet bell peppers, Spanish onions, green onions and celery in a mild garlic cream sauce over linguine, served with a grilled homemade garlic roll).

Dennis Point Café is where the locals eat, so you know it has to be good!


Dennis Point Café is located at 214 Dennis Point Road in Lower West Pubnico.

Honey Bees Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor

Honey Bees Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor is a Japanese Restaurant, Ice Cream Parlor, and Juice Bar. The restaurant kitchen and the ice cream parlour are in the same building but maintain separate working spaces behind the counter.

You can get authentic Japanese cuisine like sushi, teppanyaki, and maki rolls. When your meal is done, you can get your ice cream fix.

They have both soft serve and hard ice cream. Oh, and they have 36 flavours of Belgian chocolate dip, which you can have on your cone whether you get soft serve or hard ice cream.

On my visit, I got vanilla soft serve in a chocolate-dipped waffle cone sprinkled with Reese’s Pieces, with the ice cream dipped in Bailey’s Belgian chocolate. Now that’s a cone, bay-bay!


Honey Bees Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor is located at 409 Nova Scotia Trunk 1 in Yarmouth.

Enjoy eating your way around Yarmouth!

With all the tasty food in Yarmouth, you’ll find it difficult to squeeze in the interesting and historical sights. But isn’t travel really about eating and drinking anyway? So come yum yer mouth, and discover the best places to eat in Yarmouth!

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  1. Aurel Mooney : July 23, 2023 at 5:07 pm

    You missed “ Wild Roots” Tusket ,just off the exit ramo to Tusket on the 103 10 minutes from Yarmouth .

    • This is not a “best restaurants in and around Yarmouth”. These are simply seven of the places we ate at that we thought were awesome. I’ll be sure to visit Wild Roots on our next trip there.

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