Local Guide to Patio Season

a couple stand on a deck overlooking a vineyard. They both hold glasses of wine

Spring is here and summer is right around the corner! This means that patio season will be here before we know it. Check out our round-up of a few Nova Scotia restaurants from each region of the province, with beautiful patios, stunning views and delicious food.

Yarmouth & Acadian Shores: the Argyler Lodge

Watch the sunset and experience a gourmet getaway by the sea on the Argyler’s main deck overlooking Lobster Bay. They specialize in a chef-created, seasonal, locally inspired menu that changes regularly depending on what is fresh from their garden, local farms and sea. They grow most of their own herbs and produce onsite in their gardens and partner with local farmers and fisheries, all to provide you with the freshest and finest menu items possible.

South Shore: The South Shore Fish Shack

Two beers and fries sit on a tray on a picnic table. There are buoys on a wall in the background

Surrounded by beautiful history, the South Shore Fish Shack looks out over the Lunenburg waterfront. With a menu featuring simple seaside favourites, sourced locally, and classically prepared, the dishes are designed to let the fresh seafood shine, while you enjoy stunning harbour views from their patio.

Northumberland Shore: The Townhouse

Two groups of people sit on the patio outside at the Townhouse

Nestled in the heart of Antigonish you’ll find the Townhouse and their menu full of locally sourced fresh ingredients. Stop by and enjoy their upscale, pub-style cuisine on their beautiful patio.

Eastern Shore: Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre

Women cheersing at Liscomb Lodge

Located on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore, Liscombe Lodge Resort & Conference Centre may not have a patio at their restaurant, but we encourage you to create your own intimate patio experience from the deck of one of their cabins. The resort overlooks the river and the beautiful, lush, woodland scenery of the Eastern Shore.

Halifax Metro: Waterfront Warehouse Restaurant & Oyster Bar

A group of people giving cheers on a patio.

Right on the waterfront in Halifax, Waterfront Warehouse Restaurant & Oyster Bar has a gorgeous view of the harbour. With a menu full of fresh, local seafood, this is a stop that must be added to your patio season bucket list.

Cape Breton: Governor’s Pub & Eatery

two people cheers on the patio at Governors. There are lots of plants and hanging baskets in the background

Located in Downtown Sydney, people know Governor’s Pub & Eatery for their delicious fresh seafood. This local staple is located in a historical building converted to now be a restaurant and pub. The patio overlooks the water with a beautiful view, making this a must stop for patio season.

Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley: Luckett Vineyards

the luckett phone booth sits in the vineyard against a sunset

Last but definitely not least, Luckett Vineyards has one of the most beautiful views in Nova Scotia. Enjoy a local beverage and food on their patio all while overlooking the breathtaking Gaspereau Valley.

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