Dickie-Baxter Taproom & Bistro

9809 Main St, Canning NS B0P1H0
$$ Contemporary

Welcome to Canning and we look forward to seeing you! We strive to provide a dining experience you will remember. Expect a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. We use the freshest ingredients and take pride in our food. We provide a great time by offering excellent service and delicious cuisine. Come to the Dickie-Baxter Taproom & Bistro and see what Nova Scotian hospitality is all about!

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 9809 Main St, Canning NS B0P1H0
  • Cross Street: N/A
  • Cuisine: Desserts | Fusion | Seafood | Steak | Sunday Brunch | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 20.00 | Let your server know!
  • Staff: Clare Rivard | Owner
  • Phone: 902-800-2889
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Famous Chef, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Tasting Menu, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Personal Wines Allowed, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Chef’s Table, Free Wi-Fi, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Open 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thursday
Open 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Open 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Open 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Brunch 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, on weekends, we serve from both our Brunch and Lunch menu until 4PM. After that, from our Dinner menu.
Yes, most our menu items can be altered to suit your dietary needs.
A copy of our menu is available at www.dickiebaxter.com
Yes we do! Please email us a [email protected] with your name and number and we will call you to arrange, or purchase a card at your required amount directly at the bistro.
Yes, we do offer catering services for private/corporate events, weddings, etc. Please email us at [email protected] with your requirements and we will get back to you for planning purposes. We also have a private function room which can accommodate up to 20 people that can be used for your event.
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Menus

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.71 out of 5 stars based on 1318 votes

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Nov 26, 2022
Brenda J.
Everything was perfect as always

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Nov 25, 2022
Cindy G.
Service was very good. Food was hot and very tasty!

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Nov 20, 2022
Margaret M.
A wonderful experience. The service was second to none and the food was exceptional.

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Nov 18, 2022
Helen H.
This dinner was a first visit to Dickie-Baxter by 2 members of our group of 3; the 3rd had been there for breakfast. We were all very impressed with our meals. The servers worked well together, and we even had a chat with the owner/chef as we left. We all agreed that we will be back.

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Nov 17, 2022
Kandy S.
All 3 of us completely enjoyed our meals. Our server was terrific - professional, efficient, and personable. I took a bowl of your Tomato Beef Vegetable Soup home with me. It was so great - so flavourful and substantial - a meal in itself. A meal at Dickie-Baxter is always a treat! Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 16, 2022
Karen E.
Everything about our meal was excellent! Only improvement I would recommend is to allow online ordering for take out meals as it is often difficult to order by phone.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 15, 2022
Nancy R.
My halibut was cooked to perfection! Service was great! Music was so nice! We just sat and took in the whole experience after a busy week! Wonderful! I just wished there had been cheesecake! But not sure if I had room after the wonderful entree!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 11, 2022
Debbie M.
Everything Was Lovely. One Of Our Favourite Dining Spots.

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Nov 07, 2022
Stephanie H.
Fantastic! Will absolutely be back.

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Nov 05, 2022
Kathie S.
Delicious food and very pleasant waitress. We will be back…

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Oct 30, 2022
Alison L.
Wonderful meal, presentation gorgeous. Terrific ambience.

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Oct 29, 2022
Marilyn D.
Wonderful food and ambience . Great to see Claire, the owner !

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Oct 26, 2022
Cynthia F.
Have eaten there several times and every time both the food and service was excellent. Staff very personable and professional. Always eager to see the specials, the moussaka was an extraordinary taste experience. Keep doing what you are doing, I wouldn’t change a thing.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2022
Barb C.
I’ll certainly be back again…things on the menu I have to try!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2022
Scott C.
One small mistake with one order at our table and the room was a like noisy. Still a very enjoyable evening out. Timely, attentive service and incredibly delicious food. Great experience. We’ll definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 20, 2022
Barbara B.
Tried the Bigger Baxter Burger - it was aMAZING; informed the server as well. Great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2022
Kelly H.
Never disappoints. Amazing food and atmosphere!

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Oct 07, 2022
Jim L.
Thoroughly enjoyed lunch and the atmosphere with friends! We will be back.

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Sep 09, 2022
Joan L.
The freshness of the food was excellent. There were ample choices and each of our party enjoyed their meal. The service was friendly and competent. We can’t wait to go back.

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Sep 07, 2022
Karen P.
It was awesome!

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Sep 02, 2022
Jeff H.
Excellent food. Great service considering only two servers on a pretty busy night. Will definitely go back!

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Sep 02, 2022
Helen D.
Our group of 14 was seated on the patio which was lovely although very sunny. I would suggest an awing, pergola or more umbrellas. The service was pleasant and the food enjoyed by all. The chocolate cake was delicious but I found the meringue to be exceptionally sweet. It needs less sugar or much more fresh fruit and cream.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2022
Yvonne V.
We just loved our birthday supper out to Dickie Baxters!

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Aug 27, 2022
Lisa L.
The wait staff was very professional, attentive, and friendly!!! It was a great experience. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 20, 2022
Cal M.
Overall a great experience. Wine is over priced.

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Aug 20, 2022
Sue V.
Everything about your restaurant is awesome! Good job!

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Aug 12, 2022
Marlene H.
It was my first visit, and both I and my guest enjoyed it immensely - great food and wonderful service. I will be back!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 02, 2022
Hillary R.
Thank you for being so kind and helpful!

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Jul 25, 2022
Elva H.
Excellent evening.

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Jul 18, 2022
Eoghan O.
Great food, relaxed atmosphere. A bit noisy mainly due to the acoustics of such a vaulted room.

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Jul 17, 2022
Mary R.
We always enjoy our time at Dickie Baxter. It can get noisy when the restaurant is full. My only complaint. Our waiter, a nice young man, was excellent. He was very attentive to our table, checking several times to make sure everything was ok. The food was excellent, as always. So great to have this spot in Canning. Keep up the great work.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2022
Ken B.
It was our second time being there. Both times everyone’s food was delicious and the portion sizes were great. We left feeling very full and very satisfied! We have recommended it to all our friends!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2022
Chris M.
The seafood chowder was superb as usual. We have mentioned to several of our friends.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 12, 2022
Sylvia J.
Loved it and would come again. Great service. The food came very quickly. I would like to suggest that the Korean beef dish also be offered in a smaller portion as an appetizer. My main was seafood so I didn't want a seafood appetizer but that's what most were. I ordered the beef but left lots of the chips uneaten only to leave room for my other courses.

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Jul 11, 2022
Kate P.
Fantastic as always!

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Jul 07, 2022
Kathie P.
Excellant service and food highly recommend your place

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Jul 04, 2022
Karen A.
Having heard many great things about them and having experienced a brunch there a few months back we thought we’d definitely like to try out a dinner service. The online booking was super easy and efficient as well. It was a brilliant decision. The atmosphere is pleasant. It’s extremely well maintained and clean. The staff were wonderfully helpful and friendly. Took time to answer questions and made great suggestions. The food? Exquisite. Everything came hot and cooked to the requested temp and was perfection. Flavours were delicious! We did not feel we were being rushed along and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner there. We will definitely be returning. We have already told our friends they need to go! If I had any complaint it would be to add more whipped cream to the Erin Mess! Lol but that’s just cause I love whipped cream.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 03, 2022
Graydon M.
Excellent restaurant in all areas! I’ve never been disappointed in any aspect of this place! Keep up the great service.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2022
Kristy G.
A gem- excellent food/ good value

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Jun 17, 2022
Elizabeth E.
Open, clean, welcoming and food is delicious and artistically presented.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 13, 2022
Theresa M.
I had the tenderloin with mashed potato and it was delicious. Also had a margarita that was ok but would have preferred it with crushed ice. Overall I really enjoyed the experience of eating at Dickie Baxter. Lovely atmosphere with lots of natural light and hanging plants.

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Jun 12, 2022
Dan H.
Great place. We will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2022
Shelley M.
I liked the online reservation system,although when we arrived there was not a small table for us but they did give us the large high stool table so it worked out. Food was delicious! Along with presentation. I loved how hot the food was and it was a good sized portion. I did find it loud - it echoes off the high ceilings but overall it was a very pleasant experience. Will try lunch/brunch next!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 09, 2022
Heather L.
Fantastic experience. Food was delightful as was the service. We will definitely be back!

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Jun 08, 2022
Jane H.
Love your new establishment. Great addition to the area! Food, staff, ambiance all A1. If you are looking for suggestions: quite noisy when a large crowd is present. High ceilings and hard surfaces make pleasing acoustics difficult. Not sure if there is a solution. Also, the chairs at the height top table are heavy and awkward. Neither will stop me from coming back … you asked. See you soon!

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Jun 04, 2022
Mary Lou P.
Lovely evening, beautiful spot, great food and amazing service!

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May 28, 2022
Mia L.
Quality food, friendly atmosphere, charming location.

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May 27, 2022
Dyan H.
Great food. Friendly staff. Awesome specials.

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May 27, 2022
Sandy M.
The only thing would be to have the daily specials printed out so the client can read what it is rather than someone quickly telling them, as it’s too much to take in.

Overall: 10/10
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May 27, 2022
Diane K.
We really enjoyed our lunch yesterday. Chicken panini and salad was delicious. Loved the atmosphere and our waitress was a sweetheart. We will be back.