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Coastal Restaurant & Pub

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American, Bar, Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Pub
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36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
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Cornwall, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I usually reserve trip advisor reviews for places I've enjoyed being as I don't normally like to write negative reviews; however, for the sake of other travellers, I feel I should share our not-so-ideal experience here. First of all, it was very understaffed on the day that we were here for lunch. Two of the staff members were very young... More 

Thank laurameghan12
Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for giving us a try. I am very sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience with us. The two young boys you are referring to are my young fellaws. They are hard little workers but it has been extremely busy. When you were in there were other restaurants closed in the area and that hurts us... More 

Whitby, Canada
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16 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here one day after finishing a trail. Had to wait until 1:30 for a private party to finish. My husband had one of their burgers and he enjoyed it. Prices were moderate. Restaurant had WiFi, you just have to ask for the password.

Thank Sarah M
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for the ringer and it was delicious! My wife had the chicken burger that was also featured on the tv show. The food was great. We waited a long time for our food, but a lovely conversation with our server Carissa made our evening memorable. We would recommend this restaurant because it was priced well and worth the... More 

Thank Brenden G
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After days of seafood, this restaurants packs a mean punch in their burgers. Definitely try the "Ringer" and the "Big Lebowski".

Thank Andrea P
Nova Scotia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I could not believe how popular this spot was. We had a 20 minute wait to get in but the staff were working their hearts out and so friendly! Great food with large portions. Can't wait to go back!

Thank NSTraveller1212
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here during a visit to Ingonish, and weren't disappointed! The food was fresh and well prepared, and the service outstanding! Worth the trip, and if you're a vodka drinker, don't forget to try some Blue Lobster - locally crafted vodka, it rivals Grey Goose!

Thank stephaniekessler
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to get our Cabot Trail tee shirts. Had drinks and appetizers. Staff was very friendly and quick. Prices a little high.

Thank bdewitt2016
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99 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best service in Nova Scotia so far! Wonderful place to stop after riding on the Cabot Trail. Great for families and couples. We had the crab dip, the chowder and fish and chips...all to die for!!! Amazing place!

Thank acoutlee
Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like a typical Canadian rural restaurant but the most delicious fish and chips I have had in a long while!

Thank Sarah G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We loved our meals when we stopped in for lunch today! I had the grilled Lobster Club which was fantastic and my husband had the Ringer which he loved! The atmosphere was nice, service was great and the washroom was clean. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

Thank Katherine M

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Restaurant Details

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