I'm spending a week travelling from Lunenburg N.S., to Louisbourg and along the Cabot Trail. I couldn't find a lot of info on good eats in places outside of Sydney & Halifax when I was looking through the previous posts so I thought I'd report on my findings to help the next person along!
Lunenburg: Had lunch at Sweet Indulgence at 242 Lincoln St. The lobster roll was very good - full of lobster and light on the filler. The mushroom & orzo soup was chock-full of mushrooms and very good! I don't know how we resisted the baked goods because they all looked spectacular.
Louisbourg: The Grubsteak was highly recommended to us but we found it well, ok, I guess. I wouldn't go back. I think they were short-staffed as the waitresses were fairly harried. My dining companion (D.C.) had the meat loaf and I had a burger. There were more elaborate items (shrimp & scallop flambe) on the menu but we thought that we'd stick with the basics. The menu said that the burger came with veggies and fries but what I got were 3 pieces of greens and a half plate of fried potatoes. D.C. said the meat loaf was serviceable.
The next night we went to the Lobster Kettle. Even though it was a bit chilly we ate outside on the deck with a nice view of the Louisbourg Harbour and the Fortress. D.C. had the lobster and said that it was the best he's ever had, very fresh, juicy and tender. He also had the hamburger soup which he found disappointing. I had chowder and scallops. The chowder was one of the best I've ever had - full of tasty seafood and light on the potato. The scallops were ok, in a mushroom sauce. Both of our meals came with the all-you-can-eat salad bar which included the usual items.