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23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
19022241313
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: "Cape Bretons best kept secret"!!! A family friendly restaurant on the...
"Cape Bretons best kept secret"!!! A family friendly restaurant on the World Famous Cabot Trail. Enjoy a wonderful Home cooked meal overlooking the whale filled waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence.
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  • 178
    Excellent
  • 157
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 11
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Must do restaurant in cape breton

Comfortable, friendly and fast. Lobster mac and cheese is completely decadent. After an exhilarating counter clockwise drive up the Cabot Trail, the Rusty Anchor was a perfect stop off for dinner

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
anita m
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Keswick, Canada
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Fort McCoy, Florida
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Great lobster roll and tried mussels, which my daughter nor myself liked, but people that like them say theirs are the best. Great view sat outside with a view of Pleasant Bay.

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Keswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Comfortable, friendly and fast. Lobster mac and cheese is completely decadent. After an exhilarating counter clockwise drive up the Cabot Trail, the Rusty Anchor was a perfect stop off for dinner

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Never ate lobster or crab before and this was a great place to have my first. Fish and chips is amazing!!! They get busy for dinner so get there early , it will take a while to have your meal served. Very nice staff, demonstrate how to eat lobster.

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Sydney, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had high expectations of this restaurant, but was disappointed by my cold chicken Alfredo dish. I asked the waitress to reheat it for me, which she did and it improved it a little. My friends enjoyed their meals, but they were finished eating by the time my meal got back to the table. The wait was very long as... More 

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Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Food was great, friendly staff, clean restaurant,nice view of the ocean! Would definitely recommend it!

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Sherborne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Delicious Seafood served to us by cheerful waitresses in a great location above the little port of Pleasant Bay. Nothing was too much trouble even though the staff were really busy. We liked it so much we went back for a second evening ,a 50 mile round trip,and it was worth it.

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Georgetown, Canada
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stooped there because we were too early for Neil's harbour. So what I found is that my Lobster roll had nothing in it, just a bun with iceberg salad and lobster, no sauce no mayo no nothing, don't waste your money for that. Though this place is a nice spot with a beautiful view the food was not impressive... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

From the crowded parking lot, we expected better. Friendly staff, clean, quick service. We thought the food was overpriced and the experience adequate at best. One of the few places along the route to stop, however.

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Minneapolis, MN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We ate delicious fish & chips overlooking the wateR & visited with a few fellow tourists from Toronto. Service was very friendly & good & the feeling of eating outside was very special there.

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Cape North, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had great meals here, for a reasonable price. The crab cakes were outstanding, especially with chutney. Good accompaniments (potato salad and cole slaw) and a fantastic mixed-fruit pie for dessert. The chicken ciabatta sandwich and fries were good too. Great service, friendly waitstaff.

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Additional Information about The Rusty Anchor

Address: 23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
Phone Number: 19022241313
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Pleasant Bay
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Pleasant Bay
  • Phone Number: 19022241313

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

"Cape Bretons best kept secret"!!! A family friendly restaurant on the World Famous Cabot Trail. Enjoy a wonderful Home cooked meal overlooking the whale filled waters of the Gulf of St Lawrence.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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