After you’ve spent a long day exploring the historic town of Lunenburg, there’s nothing better than a delicious meal and a cold drink on the patio of one of these fourteen local gems. Whether you’ve lived in Lunenburg your whole life, or plan on road tripping out for a visit this summer, be sure to stop by one of these fourteen restaurants if you’re looking to try a delicious local meal.
There's something to enjoy for every kind of eater at the awesome spots we listed below – whether you’re vegetarian, craving seafood, or just want a simple slice of pizza, these restaurants will not disappoint.
Rime Restaurant & Wine Bar // 9 King Street
Recommended Dish: Grilled Scallop Pasta, with summer tomatoes, orecchiette pasta, white wine, chili’s, garlic, plus shaved & dried smoked scallops.
Fleur De Sel // 53 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: Try their Table D’Hote Menu, which includes choices of Halibut, crab stuffed calamari, salt crusted lobster, rabbit loin or beef tenderloin plus a delicious wine pairing, appetizers and dessert.
The Savvy Sailor // 100 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: When in Lunenburg…order the Lunenburg Breakfast, with traditional salt cod and smoked bacon fishcakes, homemade baked beans and rhubarb relish, plus eggs for an extra $2.
The South Shore Fish Shack // 108 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: Fish & Chips, including beer-battered haddock, coleslaw, tartar sauce and hand cut fries.
Lincoln Street Food // 200 Lincoln St
Recommended Dish: Red wine braised lamb shank, with whipped feta, black olive tapenade, parsnip puree and market vegetables.
Old Fish Factory Restaurant // 68 Bluenose Drive
Recommended Dish: Lobster Tacos, with chipotle lime mayo, factory slaw, wild blueberry pickled onions and cilantro on two tortillas with chips.
J3 Pizza // 50 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: Deluxe Donair Pizza, with Donair meat, garlic spread, pepperoni, onions, tomato and cheese.
Salt Shaker Deli // 124 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: Smoked Salmon Club, on a ciabatta or focaccia bun, with tomato, bacon, greens, red onions, capers and cream cheese.
Magnolia’s Grill // 128 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: Magnolia’s Magnificent Mussels, steamed with white wine, fresh garlic, grated carrots, chopped celery & onion.
Big Red’s // 80 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: Captain’s Burger, with 100% fresh lean ground beef, add bacon or cheese for $1.29.
Rum Runner // 66 Montague Street
Recommended Dish: Traditional Lobster Dinner, 1 ¼ lb. of fresh, sweet lobster, steamed to perfection, served with garlic butter bread, steamed vegetables, and chips, salad, baked potato or rice.
The Knot Pub // 4 Dufferin Street
Recommended Dish: Yummy Fish Chowder, highly recommended, served in both small and large sizes.
The Half Shell Oysters // 96 Montague St
Recommended Dish: Grab some fresh oysters and sit outside on the patio enjoying a cocktail with a beautiful view of the water!
The Grand Banker Seafood Bar & Grill // 82 Montague St
Recommended Dish: Pan Fried Haddock, lightly dredged in a signature blend of seasoning, pan fried golden, topped with lemon-parsley compound butter and fried capers. Served with skillet fried potatoes and seasonal vegetables.