Chowder Trail – South Shore

Lanes Privateer Inn Liverpool Chowder Trail Taste Of Nova Scotia

We’re on the Taste of Nova Scotia Chowder Trail! Read on for our thoughts on three South Shore Chowder Trail locations:

Lane’s Privateer Inn – Liverpool  (7.7/10)Lanes Privateer Inn Places to Eat Liverpool Nova Scotia Hell Bay Brewery

We visited Lane’s Privateer Inn two years ago when we first started The Local Traveler NS.  At that time we fell in love with Liverpool’s waterfront, which Lane’s overlooks, enjoyed their chowder and discovered locally-brewed Hell Bay beer.

Since then, we’ve been on the Taste of Nova Scotia  Chowder Trail, and have switched our beer-drinking practices to almost exclusively locally-crafted beer.  We were looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with Lane’s offerings with our now experienced palettes.

Taste of NS Chowder Trail Lanes Privateer Inn Liverpool Nova Scotia

The chowder was $8.95/bowl.  The base was cream and herbs, with lobster, haddock, large scallops cut in chunks, and potatoes.  It came served with a homestyle biscuit, butter & crackers. We paired it with a Hell Bay English Ale which was amber with a nice finish and just a hint of bitterness.

Lanes Privateer Inn Liverpool Chowder Trail Taste Of Nova Scotia

The Quarter Deck – Summerville Beach

Quarter Deck Beach Resort Nova Scotia Best Beaches

We arrived at the Quarter Deck only to find out that it was already closed for the season.  While we didn’t get to enjoy any chowder, we took some time to check out the property.  Neither of us had ever heard of this beautiful beach resort before but it is on our list for next year.  We came back for a visit in 2014 and it was even better than it looked. Read about our experiences at The Quarterdeck Beachside Villas and The Quarterdeck Grill.

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Charlotte Lane – Shelbourne  6.5/10

Shelburn Nova Scotia Bucolic Town

The Taste of Nova Scotia chowder Trail brought us to Shelbourne for the very first time.  After pulling into town, I wished we had allowed a bit more time for sight seeing.  The town is bucolic with stunning water views.

Charlotte Lane is a little restaurant just off the main street.  The interior is sunny and bright with lots of orange and yellow hues.  They use wine bottles as décor, with many bottles of NS wines featured throughout the small space, including one whole wall of wines.

Fish Plate Nova Scotia Smoked Fish Charlotte Lane Shelburn Places to eat

We were only going to order the chowder until we saw the South Shore Fish Sampler on the menu, a platter of locally smoked and marinated fish with chipotle lime mayo.

Bread was served in advance, a mini-baguette per person.  The chowder included scallops, shrimp and haddock in a cream base for $9.50.  We weren’t in love with the chowder, it was just a bit too plain for our taste, but we loved the fish sampler.  A companion along for the ride was very pleased with his Chicken Caesar, which had curry croutons and just the right amount of dressing.

Chowder Trail Nova Scotia Taste of Nova Scotia Charlotte Lane Shelburn

We’re on a mission to taste the best chowders in Nova Scotia. Check out past chowder eating from: 
Grand Banker and Old Fish Factory (Lunenburg)
Saege Bistro (Halifax)
Train Station Inn (Tatamaguche)
Canvas Restaurant (Halifax)
Sou’wester Restaurant (Peggy’s Cove)
Bell Buoy and Lakeside Restaurant (Baddeck)
Masstown Market, Barebones Bistro & Wild Caraway (Minas Basin)
The Port Pub (Port Williams)
Boyd’s Seafood Galley (Cribbons Point Wharf)

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