Brier Island Restaurants & Dining

Digby scallops and lemon

On Brier Island, restaurants are quality over quantity. You have three choices for eating out (four if you count the general convenience store).

Don’t let such limited options bother you – Nova Scotia is a seafood lover’s dream, and dining on Brier Island means getting the freshest fish and lobster. There never has been, and never will be McFish on this island.

It was a tough job, but we sampled a meal from all 3 restaurants on Brier Island. These photo dining reviews will have you salivating long before you reach the Digby Neck.

Brier Island Restaurants

Lavena’s Catch Café

Lavenas ThumbnailTechnically Lavena’s Catch Café is located on Long Island, by the ferry wharf. But did you know: the ferry between Brier Island and Long Island is FREE for pedestrians and bicyclists? Taking the ferry and eating at Lavena’s Catch Café is the perfect adventure for seafood lovers.

Lavena’s Catch Café is the right combination of home cooking & fine dining. Plus it’s the only reliable source of the elusive (and delicious) Brier Island egg tart.

Click Here to see the full photo review of Lavena’s Catch Café


New for 2016, Lavena’s Catch Café has an apartment for rent called the Grand Passage Apartment. The apartment is located above the restaurant, and looks out over the Grand Passage and Brier Island. See the Lavena’s Catch Café Facebook page in our Links, to learn more about this exciting new development.

Brier Island Lodge & Restaurant

Brier Island Lodge ThumbnailAn evening meal at the Brier Island Lodge restaurant is a must for the view alone. The large windows of the dining area look out over Grand Passage, where you’ll have a great view of Peters Island, Freeport, and the passing ferry as you dine.

The Brier Island Lodge restaurant is not open for lunch, so plan an evening meal and show up early for the best seats. There is a selection of traditional Nova Scotian meals; lucky diners will see the sheep & goat ‘mowing’ the lawn outside.

Click Here to see the full photo review of the Brier Island Lodge Restaurant

The Lighthouse Café

Lighthouse Cafe ThumbnailThe Lighthouse Café is the center of Westport village. It is part of the several grey buildings that include the General Store, a souvenir shop, whale watching company, and laundromat.

Serving food all day, the Lighthouse Café is your best bet for quality cafeteria-style food. If you’re up to the challenge try the mammoth ½ pound Grand Passage burger.

Click Here to see the full photo review of the Lighthouse Café

Hungry yet? Even if you’re not a fan of scallops and lobster rolls, you’ll find something to enjoy at each Brier Island restaurant. Leave McDonalds and Burger King on the mainland where they belong – on Brier Island you’ll only find real food prepared by real people.


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