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Seagull Restaurant

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35963 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
(902) 285-2851
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Lobster Dinner

This a great family run restaurant that serves a great fresh lobster dinner for $20. From the outside it looks like an ordinary place. But inside the people and the food are great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

food, ok, service, ok, nothing special but the view. why is it so hard to find a vegetable on this island?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This a great family run restaurant that serves a great fresh lobster dinner for $20. From the outside it looks like an ordinary place. But inside the people and the food are great.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

First off the restaurant has a killer location. It is right on the ocean with an unrestricted view of Ingonish Harbor, Middle Head and Cape Smokey. Many customers seemed willing to wait for seat on the glassed (plasticed?) porch, but honestly you can see the view right from the main dining room, so why wait? The food is the big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We booked a sea view table (worth doing) and had a very good meal. I had grilled haddock and she had grilled salmon. Excellent service and all freshly prepared. For dessert we had ginger cake and chocolate cheesecake, both very acceptable. A good choice for dinner, recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stumbled across this place while driving the trail. The location and view is hard to beat. Beautiful! The staff was very helpful and friendly. The food however was not the best. A lot seemed to be frozen food that was heated up. Try and stick to the homemade items and things will be great!

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New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The Seagull is a landmark in Ingonish. You must eat there at least once per visit to the Highlands. It is home cooking at its best and the prices aren't designed to take advantage of tourists like so many other places. Instead it is where the locals hang out. There is nothing surprising about the menu. It is standard diner... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fresh and terrific seafood platter, and fish and chips. Service is fast, friendly and fantastic - you feel like your home - great spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

We went here for a lobster dinner! Not only was the food amazing but the portions were huge as well! The staff was friendly and helpful! We will be going back here again before we go home! Highly recommend coming here for dinner! Darrell and Debbie Lindsay, Ontario

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We stopped here for lunch before driving the Cabot Trail. It is waterside with great views from the screened deck. My husband had the lobster roll - clearly the best thing on the menu, although the lobster club at the next table looked amazing. The roll is served on a croissant which at first made my New England sensibilities bristle,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A nice diner with very good food and very helpful , friendly & efficient staff . The food is diner type cuisine - fresh and very large portions . The view - more of the spectacular you see along the entirety of the Cabot Trail . Be sure to ask for a seat on the covered deck so you can... More 

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Address: 35963 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 285-2851
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish

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  • Address: 35963 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
  • Phone Number: (902) 285-2851

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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