Thistledown Restaurant, Pub & Patio

Fun, causal, and serious about good food. Our culinary team here at Thistledown give you choices inspired by our local cuisine, splendid seafood offerings and home-style favorites. Dine in our restaurant for a lovely view of our property and the Bras d’Or Lakes and enjoy great local music after dinner with a cold drink in our lively pub. We do our best to offer selections for all diet types and our team is ready and willing to customize an order at your request!
For reservations, dial 902-295-3500 ext. 3337

Featured Dishes


Hand Made Burgers

Our own secret recipe provides our guests with the most mouth-watering bite! Topped with bacon, cheese, house pickled onions and field greens. Accompanied by crispy shoestring fries or house salad.”

To Share


Three varieties to share or enjoy on your own! Caramelized onion and goat cheese, pico de gallo and pesto or lobster and parmesan!


Lobster Sliders

We showcase a proud selection of local dishes from the sea and no Nova Scotia menu would be complete without fresh Atlantic Lobster! Prepared simply to enhance the natural flavours placed atop mini brioche buns.


Chocolate Torte

There’s always room for dessert, for everyone! Indulge in a Gluten Free chocolate torte, a homemade lemon curd or sweet and savoury carrot cake!

Live Music – Every Night!

Tap your toes or stomp your feet to the sounds of the Thistledown Pub! Mingle with guests and locals alike at this village favorite and listen to a mix of folksy Cape Breton tunes, pop covers and original songs. They say you don’t have to travel far to hear great music in Cape Breton, and it certainly applies to Inverary!
Offerings and hours vary with season, 9pm – 12am nightly from June – October.

Meet Chef Norman Earle

Born and raised in Margaree, Cape Breton, Norm has had a passion for food all his life. With close ties to Cape Breton farming, Norm brings a delicious twist to local ingredients and traditional Island dishes.