Member Profile – Sharla Cameron, Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant
Owner: Sharla Cameron
Restaurant: Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound & Restaurant
What is your favourite way to eat lobster?
The way we prepare it here, boiled in Bay of Fundy seawater by one of my ever-so-charming lobster cooks. Fresh out of the shell with a little dip in butter and yum…..!
Why is it important to support local?
Buying from other local businesses, service providers and farms strengthens the economic base of the whole community. It reduces environmental impact, creates more jobs and local businesses showcase what is unique to our area. They provide strong personal business relationships that can last for years.
What inspires you about Nova Scotia?
The flavour of the people and the beauty of the landscape.
If you weren’t a restauranteur, what would you be?
I am a trained French immersion teacher from Saskatchewan. My journey to owner of a seafood restaurant in Nova Scotia was not a path I ever envisioned. I always say the lobster pound chose me I didn’t choose it! I cannot imagine doing anything else. I was made for this and I am passionate about it.
What is the biggest lobster a customer has ever ordered at Hall’s Harbour?
We have a customer who comes every year and orders the largest lobster we have in our tank. Last year it was a 15 pounder that took three platters to serve it on!
After lobster, what is the most popular item on your menu?
After lobster, our fish and chips is our most popular item. Our Nova Scotia haddock prepared in a light and tasty breading is a showstopper! Lobster rolls, seafood chowder and fisherman’s baskets with an assortment of seafood are also hugely popular.
What is the best thing about owning your own restaurant?
Interacting daily with visitors from all around the globe. There is nothing that pleases us more than to know we have created a delightful and memorable experience for our guests. It is also very gratifying to direct my energetic and enthusiastic team who take ownership in the business and aim to see it thrive.
Do you have any additional comments to share?
Hall’s Harbour is not just a seafood restaurant. We are uniquely woven together with our location on the Bay of Fundy, with our fishermen, with our community members and with our local staff. All together it creates a beautiful tapestry.
About Hall’s Harbour Lobster Pound and Restaurant
Located in a tiny authentic fishing village on the Bay of Fundy, we are 20 minutes north of Kentville in the beautiful Annapolis Valley. We are a lobster buying and holding facility shipping 1.5 million pounds of lobster worldwide per year. Our restaurant specializes in lobster of course and many other seafood favorites. Our food is simple and homey with something for everyone – even the land-lover. People enjoy coming to Hall’s Harbour to witness the highest tides in the world and watch as the fishing boats rise and fall on the 40 foot tides. There are miles of cobblestone beach to explore, boardwalks and hiking trails, artisan shops and interesting catches being offloaded from the fishing fleet.