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Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby Jo on Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:43 pm

If you are planning on visiting for Explore Oak Island Days this year (next week), I thought this would be a good place to start collecting our recommended places to stay, favorite restaurants, tourist attractions and insider knowledge.

In my view, if you have a spare day and can manage to tear yourself away from the OITS events and tours, it's well worth popping to Mahone Bay and Lunenburg for an afternoon. These gorgeous waterfront towns are picture postcard perfect - everything you would expect from the architypal Nova Scotian scene. There's plenty of maritime cuisine to enjoy and a great museum in Lunenburg worth a mooch around.

Mahone Bay - http://www.mahonebay.com/

Lunenburg - http://www.town.lunenburg.ns.ca/
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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby badinfluence63 on Tue Jun 10, 2008 11:54 pm

The seafood is big proportions and reasonable priced. Locally there is Mo's, the Island View and the resort breakfast brunch has been a pretty good and reasonable way to start the day. Hubbards lobster house up the road wasn't to shabby either. Unfortunately because of my misguided affliction for Oak Island I have never deviated for one mile from the Oak Island area, well maybe the once ill fated trip to Halifax but once I saw it was a city I got off the first exit and did a U-turn. And Hubbards Lobster house.
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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby Jo on Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:41 pm

From what I remember, this place was about a 20 minute drive from Western Shore and was in the most perfect location with excellent food: http://www.ropeloft.com/

Perfect for planning your treasure smuggling plans :)
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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby badinfluence63 on Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:48 pm

That menu looks so good my mouth is watering as we speak.
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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby Rick on Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:06 am

Some locals inform me to avoid the rope loft. Something about not getting as much as you use too. But it is not from personal experience. I'm going to Chester tonight for a concert, I might stop there for supper and I'll let you know.
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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby divemedic on Thu Jun 12, 2008 11:52 am

I don't know what it's like but my friend is a chef there (whose sister runs the black pearl) it's called The Seafire it used to be called The Galley. It is probably I don't know 10 mins from the shore.
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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby Rick on Thu Jun 12, 2008 4:40 pm

dm,

Don't get me wrong, I heard the food was excellent, just not much of it. :( then again if the beer is cold does anything else matter? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby anchors away on Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:38 pm

Jo wrote:From what I remember, this place was about a 20 minute drive from Western Shore and was in the most perfect location with excellent food: http://www.ropeloft.com/

Perfect for planning your treasure smuggling plans :)


There is also Glydia's roadside Fruit 'n Veg for fresh local whatever you want located on the map Western Shore .

Next door if they are still there , there were horses if you like horses .

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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby badinfluence63 on Sat Jan 31, 2009 4:58 pm

I'm a big "Island view" and "Mo's" restaurant guy. Lots of deliscious and reasonable priced food and beverage of your choice. As you head towards Mahonne Bay the prices go higher and the portions smaller. Che' Ricks was a good price(free) and large portions(all you can eat,lol)

"The Blankenships Trattoria" opened one Sunday a year is a as well a cullinarary delite offering an array, a virtual cornecopia of delectable surprises! The price is right too.

I also recommend Hubbards, its a dance hall too. Have a few beers, seafood and top off by a resounding 2 step of your choice (or do they do Nova Scotian folk dances?)

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Re: Planning to visit for EOIDs?

Postby Jo on Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:54 am

My personal favourite in The Cheesecake Gallery in Mahone Bay. The food is absolutely delicious, and pretty reasonable too I thought. Their chowder is awesome. So good in fact, that I never made it to the cheesecake! There's a small outside courtyard right by the water - I remember sitting there last year writing my postcards and filling my face - does it get any better than that?
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