In the classic novel Moby Dick, Herman Melville tells the story of a captain so obsessed with catching a whale that he accidentally wore white after Labour Day. Hear more yarns of seafaring lore with today's Groupon to The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar in Lunenburg. Choose between the following options:
• For $10, you get $20 worth of fresh seafood, casual fare, and drinks during lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• For $20, you get $40 worth of fresh seafood, casual fare, and drinks during dinner from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar transforms fresh catches from the Atlantic into a menu of creatively spun seafood and casual dishes. Begin a flavour odyssey by sailing into a sea of seafood chowder ($8/cup, $10/bowl), or silence yammering me-first sirens by sharing seared Adams & Knickle scallops topped with slow-simmered bacon jam ($10). Main courses include baked halibut with strawberry salsa ($26) and traditional all-beef Lunenburg sausages served with sauerkraut, garlic mashed potatoes, and oktoberfest mustard ($12/lunch, $14/dinner). The 60-seat wharf-side patio invites musings about investing in an underwater summer home over shareables such as Shelley's valley apple cake, which drizzles fresh-baked Annapolis Valley apples and cinnamon in rum sauce ($6).
Proud not only of its maritime hospitality and private collection of Poseidon figurines, The Old Fish Factory also boasts a fitting location inside the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Ears and eyes may feast on live entertainment through August at the Ice House Bar, including the Ice House Jam on Tuesday nights and the Kitchen Ceilidh hosted by fiddler Anna Ludlow on Wednesday nights.
The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar
Within a former fish-processing plant now incorporated into the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar slings seafood culled from the fresh catches of top local suppliers. As guests peer out onto the harbour from the dining room or inhale salty ocean air on the wharf-side patio, they can feast upon homemade seafood chowders or ale-battered fish 'n' chips as well as Canadian rib-eye steaks and vegetarian pastas.
In addition to scenic views and succulent shellfish, a variety of events keeps regulars coming back for seconds. Thursday-night meetings of the Rum Club spark lively conversations about the beloved seafaring libation, and occasional live music enchants guests with toe-tapping rhythms and fiddlers that play with swordfish instead of bows.
68 Bluenose Dr.
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0