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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Pleasant Bay $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Soups
23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
+1 902-224-1313
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lobster roll” (127 reviews)
“seafood” (119 reviews)
“mussels” (71 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had lunch here on our way around Cape Breton. The seafood is excellent and the service is good. They offer indoor and outdoor seating. If you like seafood, eat here.

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Leaving Cape Breton we were looking forward to a nice dinner Rusty Anchor was a great stop. Food was excellent with variety to satisfy a family of 5. Staff was very friendly and helpful. If I am ever in the area again I will defiantly...More

Thank Troy S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Ate here as we drove around Cape Breton, there really wasn't a lot of choice up this way of where to eat. The food was average but it did take awhile to get it, service was slow and the place busy.Unfortunately one of us felt...More

Thank travellover077
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch just before the lunch crowd around 11:45, got a table on the deck and were served promptly. When I saw the prices I was a little put off and figured well it's a popular tourist spot so they can charge these...More

Thank SuT_1
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on our cabot trail tour!! My wife had the crab cake and i got the lobster roll. Both plates were delicious!! I really recommend this restaurant! The only downside, would be their french fries, that are just average!

Thank Michel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's at the middle of the Cabot Trail. Next food choices a long way away. Nice pleasant staff, but took over 2.5 hours to get fed. Yes, they warned it would be long. But, it was beyond ........ Then, I got the worst plate of...More

Thank followthecoffee
Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually ended up eating hear twice, 3 days apart and they remembered us and welcomed us back, both times we arrived the place was packed, but with aqueduct staff we never had to wait. My girlfriend remarked on the caliber of the food, especially...More

Thank Ashley E
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our server was fantastic and the food was great. She had our drink orders right away and our water glasses were never empty. Our food arrived very quickly too even though they were quite busy.

Thank Jody O
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the only places to eat in Pleasant Bay so it's usually pretty busy. The food is just average with above average prices but that's the norm on the Cabot Trail. Frozen seafood in the chowder was disappointing but then again everything is frozen....More

Thank Cooliepops
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love the location. Appetizers are tasty and homemade. I ordered the crab cakes and my spouse order the chowder, which was awesome. The main course needed a little help. I had lobster and mussels with Alfredo sauce pasta. The pasta was over cooked and the...More

Thank Nora P
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27 June 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, After-hours
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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
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11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
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"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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