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Coastal Restaurant & Pub

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Seafood, Pub, Canadian
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36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
902.285.2526
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 93
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Yummy Dessert

Went here for dinner .Food was pretty good. Had the lobster club.Lots of lobster. Only complaint would be too many fries. You have to get the cinnamon bun skillet...one of the best desserts I have ever had!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
keasterp
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Halifax, Canada
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Restaurant was busy and we went after whale watching. Home of the Ringer which was a good choice. We had great service and place seemed clean. Highly recommend

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had breakfast and were greatly surprised. Pancakes were tasty and light and the Eggs Benedict was the best I've had. The owner served us and took the time to chat about the community and life on the Cabot Trail during the winter months. The restaurant was very clean. The delicious breakfast gave us a great start on the day.

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Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We ate here when passing through Ingonish. It seems very popular and we had to wait a while for a table. My burger was fine but my wife was not so keen on her panini. It's a nice enough place to experience a real Canadian diner.

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Siesta Key, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Driving through and finding this gem of a restaurant right on the road was such an unexpected treat! We stopped in just as the lunch crowd was starting to thin out and were seated immediately. Everything we had was delicious! The crab dip was the best we've ever had. The chowder was equally tasty. If you're in the area, don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to eat! Fast and friendly service, really good drinks, I suggest the ringer! Best burger I've ever had!

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

There definitely were a ton of people waiting at the door to get in, and they were busy. The fact that they have been on the show You Gotta Eat Here had been very clearly advertised where ever possible on this side of the island. It was aired 3 years ago, and they have been riding on that fame since.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went here for dinner .Food was pretty good. Had the lobster club.Lots of lobster. Only complaint would be too many fries. You have to get the cinnamon bun skillet...one of the best desserts I have ever had!

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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We found this restaurant on trip adviser and were so happy we had a chance to visit! The staff were incredibly friendly from the first greetings and provided top notch service! We arrived at 7 pm and it was their busiest time so we had about a 20 minute wait but we reviewed the long menu while we waited:) We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We stopped in because of the roadside sign said this restaurant was featured on the television "You gotta eat here". When we entered we sat ourselves and a waitress came over with some menus. It was busy enough with some open tables. It took a while for our server to come back. I ordered the stacker, a menu item that... More 

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Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great dining experience. The crab dip is AMAZING and the Ringer burger lives up to it's fame. The fish cakes, however, were bland and too potatoe-y. Very busy place. Good kids menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
  • Phone Number: 902.285.2526

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?