Savoring the Sea: A Tour of Some Lunenburg’s Finest Seafood Restaurants

Indulging in fresh, locally sourced seafood is an essential part of the Lunenburg experience. With its rich maritime heritage and bustling fishing industry, this picturesque seaside town is renowned for its mouth-watering seafood offerings that tempt the taste buds of visitors and locals alike.

From famous lobster rolls, plump scallops, or melt-in-your-mouth haddock, Lunenburg boasts an array of local restaurants where you can savor the flavors of the sea against the backdrop of coastal views.

The Lunenburg Fisheries Museum

Old Fish Factory and Ice House Bar

Nestled on the Lunenburg waterfront, The Old Fish Factory & Ice House Bar offers a seafood dining experience within the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Indulge in a wide selection of locally sourced Atlantic seafood, including lobster, scallops, haddock, and mussels, complemented by homemade seafood chowder and other enticing options. With a charming, rustic ambiance and a menu brimming with maritime flavors, it’s the perfect spot to savor Lunenburg’s coastal bounty!

The Knot Pub

The Knot Pub, a locally owned gem in Lunenburg, welcomes all with its cozy atmosphere and homemade fare. Originally intended as a German-style pub, it has since embraced Lunenburg’s maritime heritage, offering a classic seafood-style menu. Drawing an international crowd, the pub features a diverse array of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, and desserts, alongside an impressive selection of beers, wines, and spirits.

The Fish Shack

Nestled in the heart of Lunenburg, the South Shore Fish Shack, owned and operated by Martin and Sylvie Ruiz-Salvador, offers an impressive selection of seaside favorites. With a focus on quality and simplicity, the menu allows the fresh seafood to shine, complemented by stunning harbor views from the patios. Indulge in a variety of seafood delights, including clams, scallops, lobster, and fish, alongside classic burgers and more.

Salt Shaker Deli & Inn

The Salt Shaker Deli Inn is a beloved destination for travelers and locals alike. Helmed by award-winning chef Martin Ruiz Salvador, the menu showcases the region’s fresh seafood and locally sourced ingredients. From smoked seafood chowder to hand-rolled thin crust pizza, there’s something to tantalize every palate. The cozy inn, featuring four newly renovated rooms, offers a comfortable retreat with modern amenities, ensuring an unforgettable stay at the Salt Shaker Deli Inn.

Half Shell Oyster Bar

The Half Shell Oyster Bar is a seafood lover’s paradise, offering an extensive menu highlighting the best of local flavors. From freshly shucked oysters to a mouthwatering selection of snow crab, littleneck clams, tiger shrimp, and more, each dish is prepared with the freshest catch available. Pair your meal with a variety of local beers on tap, creative cocktails, or wines from the region. They are open seasonally to ensure the freshest dining experience for our guests.

Grand Banker Bar & Grill

Since its establishment in 1996, Grand Banker Bar & Grill has been a favourite dining destination in Lunenburg for visitors and locals alike. The restaurant has garnered significant attention for its decision to remain open year-round, becoming a staple in the local culinary scene. Located adjacent to the Brigantine Inn, Grand Banker offers a diverse menu featuring unique twists on traditional bar food, fresh seafood, and even a kids menu!

Dockside Inn & Restaurant

To fully immerse yourself in the charm of Lunenburg, there’s no better place than The Dockside Inn and Restaurant! Located harbor-side, it offers unparalleled views of Lunenburg’s iconic Fisheries Museum, vibrant waterfront, and historic districts. Indulge in popular dishes like Lunenburg Scallops, our Feast of the Fishing Fleet Platter, and the Haddock Dinner, or savor the rich flavors of their Seafood Chowder. For the ultimate Lunenburg meal, select a live lobster from the lobster tank, and they’ll cook it to perfection. You’ll want to make dining at The Dockside Inn and Restaurant an essential part of your Lunenburg experience!

From the iconic waterfront views to the locally inspired menus, each dining experience becomes a cherished memory of Nova Scotia’s coastal charm. Come, savor the essence of Lunenburg, where every meal is a celebration of tradition, community, and the bounty of the sea!