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Coastal Restaurant & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit here every time we are in Ingonish. The food is unbelievable and you will not be disappointed. Always go for the burger, the crab dip, and cinnamon dessert skillet !!!

Thank Kathleen M
Edmonton, Canada
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time around I had their famous "Ringer" burger and my wife had a hot hamburger. We were both getting a little tired from all the seafood and being from the prairies wanted a little beef. We were not disappointed as the "Ringer" was one of the best burgers I have had and my wife loved the gravy and fries... More 

Thank 154914Jack
Elmsdale, Canada
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First off not a picky diner and do not often complain, however.....The food took forever, table was dirty, burger tasted bad and fries were over cooked but still soggy....figure that one out! Ketchup even tasted like it had fermented on the table. Ordered a pizza for my daughter and they just threw a pile of pepperoni in the middle of... More 

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

WOW. You had a bad experience obviously but to call us a hole is surprising. I apologize for the bad experience and wish you would have simply told us while you were here. A simple conversation while here may have rectified the situation. We never want to see anyone leave unhappy and would have gladly refunded your meal at the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very delicious meal at a reasonable cost. The servers were very friendly and the service was efficient. We were there near closing time and they were out of draught beer and a few menu items, but it didn't take away from the experience. I've eaten here before and will do so again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Wilmington, Ohio
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here as a treat from camp fare. What a great Idea! I agonized between several entrees and we just ended up ordering several and sharing. Seafood chowder was awesome, Spinach salad with awesome creamy maple dressing. Seafood sandwich was delightful. We left overstuffed and happy. Pleasant, unhurried meal despite lines of people waiting.

Thank FranOHIO
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228 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect for lunch - friendly service - split a salad and sandwich - adequate quantity - wifi available - helped set the tone for an extended drive for the rest of the day to reach Halifax after driving the Cabot trail. Particularly liked the small knick knacks around including "Ashes of annoying customers"

Thank NJCricketer
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here looking for a casual dining experience after a long day of travelling. We'd heard about 'The Ringer' burger showcased on the Food Network's You Gotta Eat Here and thought we'd give it a try. Our server was very friendly, and restaurant had a casual vibe. We ended up sharing a bunch of things and were very full!... More 

Thank briiidge
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great lobster club. Friendly service. A bit cool near the entrance. Busy place even at 2pm. Good Nova Scotia wine. Reasonable prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Sherwood Park, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food and friendly energetic staff. A unique huge hamburger with their own sauce. They are happy to share the sauce to buy some to take home. Family run business. Wonderful desserts. A beautiful scenic drive along the Cabot Trail but an afternoon drive from Sydney,NS

Thank Leslie D
New Delhi
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167 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Homely place outside the village. Plenty parking. Free wifi. Signature Ringer sauce. Spinach salad and chicken wings were delicious.

Thank Akhil B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $29
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
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

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