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Coastal Restaurant & Pub

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Hamburgers, Seafood, Canadian, Family Fare
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36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
902.285.2526
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Slow slow Service

The moment we walked into this resto we knew we were going to spend lots of time here. Food was average. It seemed that they prepare everything from scratch. If you dont' have lots of time do not eat here.

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
fishlover23
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Toronto
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
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167 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The moment we walked into this resto we knew we were going to spend lots of time here. Food was average. It seemed that they prepare everything from scratch. If you dont' have lots of time do not eat here.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We had the burgers that this place is famous for - The Ringer, and it lived up to the hype. With a huge side of fries, the only complaint is that the plate was entirely brown (fries, burger with delicious sauce and onion rings, but no veggies to be found). I wouldn't have had room for extras anyways. We ate... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Stopped in for lunch during a motor cycle tour of the Cape. Menu was fine, service fast, place was clean and staff were friendly. Would have ordered the lobster however it was out of season.

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

After a hard day of hiking we needed some food. The Coastal was a great choice. Appetizer was quick and good. Food came out hot and delicious. Nice homemade fries. Great lobster club. Everyone was happy.

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HALIFAX
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nothing special at an average price. That is not necessarily a bad thing as it was what one may expect from any pub. Yes it is noisy, it's a Pub and the Restaurant is not seperate. With that said, prehaps the difference being the menu offered many items less common at a Pub. However, still served Pub style in a... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped in to grab a bite to eat while passing through Ingonish. We ordered something called the big Lebowski. It was a magnificent burger stuffed with swiss cheese and mushrooms and other delicious things. It was by far the best tasting burger we ever had. ANd try their onion rings (ringers) because they're delicious too!

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Placitas, New Mexico
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Stopped for lunch during a trip around the Cabot Trail. The wait staff was very nice and helped us with our selections. Our sandwiches were great and there was plenty of food to satisfy us. The prices were also reasonable. My one caution is that the restaurant consists of one large room, this might get quite noisy when the restaurant... More 

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Pickering, Ontario
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Visited last weekend and the food was really disappointing - we ordered the crab starter dish and in it was a whole bulb of a green onion complete with the roots! yuk. My fries must have been cooked many times over and my daughter and son in law had the seafood platter that was very unappetizing - they also ordered... More 

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Hampden, Maine
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78 reviews 78 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This restaurant was on Food Network so I understand. Maybe I should have ordered what they focused on, seemed like a lot of people did. My wife had a burger that was just a burger, I had a panini pulled pork sandwich on Ciabata bread. The amount of pork on that compressed sandwich left a little to be desired. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic experience at this restaurant ...the food was awesome ...the owner Keith served us ...he made it a joy to eat there ...loved everything about it ...can't wait to experience it again :)

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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: Hamburgers, Seafood, Canadian, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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