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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
+1 902-224-1313
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (102 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
“mussels” (73 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

We stopped for dinner after spending the day watching whales with Capt. Mark. My husband ordered the Pork Poutine & I ordered a salad. One taste of his Pork Poutine & I said the heck with salad & ordered a Pork Poutine for me! I...More

Thank myjenyoung
Reviewed September 6, 2016

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we were looking forward to having lunch halfway along the Cabot Trail at the Rusty Anchor in Pleasant Bay. I have to say it was simply just okay. We had one lobster roll which came with fries and coleslaw and...More

Thank Lynda M
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Great place to dine! Very warm and pleasant atmosphere! Great staff friendly and cheerful. Food was excelent recommend the fish plater!! Great views was very busy when we arrived but never had to wait very long to be served.

Thank RScott H
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We tried panfried oysters, lobster dip and homemade vegetable soup it was all delicious and in a clean, fun atmosphere. the only part I didn't like was the dessert. I think it was just frozen cheesecake from a supplier and wasn't good, but the meal...More

Thank Claire-Suezy N
Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch en route from Cheticamp to Ingonish. Really good chowder, tasty scallops, excellent t lobster and crab rolls. Quick and friendly.

Thank Travellermuso
Reviewed September 2, 2016

We had a wonderful dinner at Rusty Anchor. It was a relief to us that it wasn't as noisy as the ones we visited in the area (more spacious and no live music). The food was great, and we especially enjoyed the steamed mussels. Service...More

Thank lexminute
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Oysters and mussels were delicious. But our waitress had a miserable attitude which took away from the experience. Would have visited more than once but didn't want to run the chance of sitting in her section again.

Thank Andrea V
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We stopped here after hiking the Skyline Trail and had a delicious lobster roll on the outdoor patio. A popular stop for everyone, especially bikers who seem to love Cape Breton

Thank Glenn R
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We had just completed the Cabot Trail and needed something to eat. This place is great! The snow crab crepe is one of the best things I have eaten. The lobster roll was also great.. The only knock was the rice, cooked with lemon zest...More

Thank NHDad86
Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Upon arrival for lunch my family and I stood unacknowledged for a few minutes and then were abruptly told that we would need to wait for a table. Waiting, not a problem. Attitude a problem! After being seated, a bus tour arrived quickly getting their...More

Thank compumarker
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June 26, 2016|
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Response from Edna Y | Reviewed this property |
Hi - they have a menu on their website that you could check out. My dad had a hamburger on a gluten free bun and found it quite tasty.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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: +1 902-224-1313
  • E-mail
"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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