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Coastal Restaurant & Pub

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

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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Restored my Faith

We had a really bad experience at the Thistledown in Baddeck yesterday and called in here for a late lunch after whale watching. We both had a really nice chicken breast sandwich which came with some of the best fries that I have ever tasted. I didn't even use ketchup and that is unheard... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Hubby had dill jack burger that had deep fried pickles and Monterey jack cheese with an amazing spicy bbq sauce and i had the lobster club. The bread (cibiatta) was toasted but soft and amazing. The wait is a bit long but the food was delicious!

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State College, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My wife had the Coastal Ringer Burger and I had the Seafood Chowder. Both meals were wonderful. The Burger was topped with a great BBQ sauce and Onion Rings and everything was well seasoned. The Seafood Chowder was one of the best bowls that I have had in a long, long time. We will definitely be going back there before... More 

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Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I ordered the seafood chowder and couldn't have imagined the tastes. Tastes as in everything was individually tasty! The creamy smooth base was filled with lots of fish and vegetables with a mellow feel of everything perfectly blended. The biscuit that came with it was perfect. The spinach salad with dressing is unique in taste and the dressing is to... More 

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the great review. Our chowder is popular and we try to make sure it is always full of fresh seafood. Everything is from scratch and fresh and does take time but as you said worth the wait. That is awesome to hear and we appreciate that very much. And I have to say that I... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Stopped for lunch with the family. Friendly service. Everything ordered was really good. The ringer burger was topped with a great BBQ sauce and was deliciously messy. The kids burger was a good size for older kids (eg 10-11) and delicious as well. Desserts were tempting but we were too full from our mains to try them ... next time!

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hi and thank you for dropping in. It's great to hear your comments. We love hearing the "deliciously messy" That is the best description we have ever heard. So thank you so much. Hope to see you again for some homemade desserts. Jason More 

Leyland
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We had a really bad experience at the Thistledown in Baddeck yesterday and called in here for a late lunch after whale watching. We both had a really nice chicken breast sandwich which came with some of the best fries that I have ever tasted. I didn't even use ketchup and that is unheard of! Friendly attentive service and good... More 

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for coming by our place for a meal. We love to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us as we take great pride in food and service and you mentioned that you enjoyed both. Again, thank you for stopping in and hope to see you again if you are ever this way. Jason More 

Dayton, Ohio
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We had a delicious meal at Coastal. We are vegetarians, so slightly worried about the menu but I was able to sub the boca burger into "The Ringer" burger and it was amazing! The brownie skillet was also a fun way to end the meal. Would definitely come back.

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your response. We try to make sure there is something for everyone and making our ringer burger into a veggie burger has been great for our customers. So glad you enjoyed your meal and we were able to make you something a bit different. Have a great summer and hope to see you again. Jason More 

Hamilton, Canada
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My husband and I were so excited to stop at the Coastal Restaurant & Pub on our way through Cape Breton after seeing it on Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here." John Catucci's interactions with patrons and staff on the show made it seem like a great place to be. Unfortunately neither the atmosphere nor the food quite lived up... More 

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for your review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your experience here with us. We have many that enjoy our food and our dessert is widely popular. It's all homemade here at our place where a lot of places are pre packaged food. So we are disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy and are struggling to see... More 

Hanover, New Hampshire
7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The food was very good, good size portions. Dessert was fantastic. Had the skillet cinnamon roll, drizzled with butterscotch sauce topped with ice cream. Yum!

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello, I wanted to thank you dropping by to see us and give us a try. Thank for the great compliments and we are appreciate you posting your experience. Our skillet is very popular selling over a thousand a season and I can't get enough as well. Bonus of the job. Thanks again for giving us a try and hope... More 

South Windsor, Connecticut
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187 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

My wife and I stopped for lunch because of the amount of cars in the parking lot (I forgot to check TA first, but ended up not needing too). Mind you that this is not a five star restaurant, but a five star restaurant for what it is and that's great food. From the time you walk in the door... More 

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello Wayne, Thank you for sharing your experience here. It was an extreme pleasure to wait on you and to have a chat. We hope you enjoy the rest of your trip and are very happy you made us a place to stop at. And thank you for the compliment on how we care because we really do. I never... More 

Gilsum, New Hampshire
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a late lunch as finishing the Cabot trail. All the reviews of this place speak highly of it. We both had fishcakes and beans. Or as we called it -potato pancakes and a whole lot of sugar. The fish cakes barely had any fish in it. Could not discern any inkling of fish. The beans were so sweet... More 

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Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello, my name is Jason LeBlanc and I am part owner here at Coastal. I have read your review and am disappointed to hear of your experience here at our establishment. I have looked into our fishcakes and have reminded our cooking staff to make sure they are using the correct amount of fish and following recipes for the homemade... More 

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Additional Information about Coastal Restaurant & Pub

Address: 36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
Phone Number: 902.285.2526
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
Cuisine: Seafood, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare, Canadian

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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, Hamburgers, Pub, Family Fare, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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