6. The Shore Club, Hubbards, N.S.
If lobster’s a must-eat on your visit to Nova Scotia, then go no further than the Shore Club at Hubbards Beach, which has welcomed no less than Prince Charles and Lady Diana among the more than one million guests served since the location’s first lobster supper in 1936. Come hungry – in addition to lobster, your dinner includes all-you-can-eat salad bar and mussels, plus potato salad and your choice of dessert.
(Photo courtesy of The Shore Club)
7. The Ranche, Calgary, Alta.
It might be a cliché to eat beef in Alberta – there’s a lot more to the province’s culinary scene than the cow – but sometimes, the clichés are worth following up on. At The Ranche, named the best place to take out-of-town visitors by Avenue Magazine, you can bring it even further by dining on not just beef, but dishes including bison, pheasant, rabbit or wild boar and even a regionally sourced, house-made charcuterie board, all served up in a beautifully restored historic ranch house built in 1896.
(Photo courtesy of The Ranche)
8. God’s Mountain, Penticton, B.C.
Drive along a lakeside country road, through big iron gates and up a steep, winding driveway to God’s Mountain Estate, a hillside bed and breakfast in B.C.’s Okanagan Valley with perfect views of Skaha Lake. It’s not technically a restaurant, but Sunday evenings in the summertime it plays the part, with seasonal meals by the talented Joy Road Catering and pairings from local winemakers, all served at a communal table where the conversation heats up as the sun goes down.
(Photo by Kat Tancock)