Saltscapes Restaurant – Millbrook, NS

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Saltscapes Restaurant

On our way back from a work event in Truro, we had the pleasure of stopping in to Saltscapes (@saltscapes) for lunch.  We had heard of the magazine and remembered when the spot in the Truro Power Centre off Hwy 102 used to be Mugsy McKeol’s but had never had the chance to visit the Saltscapes location.

It became quickly apparent that we had wandered into the brainchild of kindred spirits.   In the general store you will find Propeller sodas from Halifax, Covered Bridge chips from St. John, knick knacks and crafts from throughout the Maritimes and the finest collection of Maritime music we ever have seen.  The local products are displayed in what feels like a General Store circa 1800.

The restaurant shares the 1800s frontier feel. The space is filled with wood tables and chairs, stone fireplace and antiques that were discovered in basements and attics from around the Maritime provinces.  The only thing decor-wise that pulls you back into the 21st century is a wall covered in artwork by various local artists.

The entire wine list is comprised of Nova Scotian wines and the beer column lists Garrison and Propeller above all others.  In fact, Garrison even brews a specialty beer for the restaurant called Saltscapes Suds.

We had the burger and the fish and chips.  Most mains include a drink and two sides, with some pretty generous portions.  It was well worth the cost ($12 – $23 for most mains).  If you’re planning a trip here Monday to Wednesday, you can take advantage of their dinner and a movie deal.  We recommend a post-lunch or dinner visit to the Glooscap Heritage Centre.

Thanks to @JohSco for recommending Saltscapes to us on Twitter.

25 Treaty Trail
Millbrook, NS

Monday – Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM


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