Resturants and Dining in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is a wonderful combination of beautiful scenery, lively festivals, small-town charm, fascinating history, and friendly and down-to-earth people. Drive through New Brunswick or come by Ferry through St. John. Take the CAT from Bar Harbor, Maine or the Confederation Bridge from PEI.

The region is a great place to visit. Tour our coastal highways. Discover our parks, museums and wilderness areas. Sample our unique food, music, crafts and folkways. Relax and unwind in a place that puts a premium on community pride and family life.

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The Sea Dog Saloon is located in the historic town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia and is nestled on the third finest natural harbour in the world. The waterfront Heritage District retains an aura of the 18th century. The Shelburne County Museum has the oldest fire pumper in North America, and the Dory Shop, where the art of dory-making is still demonstrated each day during the summer The waterfront was the setting in 1994 for the movie "The Scarlet Letter" starring Demi Moore, Gary Oldman and Robert Duvall. Part of the movie set remains for tourists with an authentic historic market square. When the movie was finished the cast and crew held their WRAP (as in, it's a wrap) party at the Sea Dog, The Poor Boys, one of our local bands played for the crowd. The Sea Dog Saloon is located in the middle of all this history. The establishment has a seating capacity of 170 with two floors and harbour side deck. It is the prime location for viewing Shelburne harbour and numerous local and visiting yachts. Some famous visitors have been "The Bounty", "The Matthew" and "The Bluenose". The Sea Dog is located on the site of the original Shelburne Yacht Club (land purchase Sept 4th, 1904) and was named Bruce's Wharf. The Wreck Room, our upstairs lounge was originally named McGowans. Both names originate from family's that owned the land as far back as 1888. Summer: Mon-Sun, 10:00am to 2:00am.

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