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Coastal Restaurant & Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
+1 902-285-2526
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San Antonio, Texas
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522 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poorly prepared to feed a bus load of expected diners. This was a lunch stop during a our Princess cruise ship bus excursion of the Cabot Trail even though we were told the restaurant was closed for the season. "Buffet" consisted of seafood chowder, chicken corn chowder, egg salad, turkey salad, various cold cuts, breads/rolls and apple crisp. Our tour... More 

Thank Napunani
Brockville, Canada
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was delicious and you get lots of it. The place was full and has been on You Gotta Eat Here. There was entertainment and the staff was super friendly.

Thank ASLast
Barrington, Illinois
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204 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Cold beer, casual and good food. Life is Good! Friendly service with great burgers, special homegrown Coastal sauce. We had to wait on the outside patio for the bus group to clear out--but if they are bringing in busloads it's gotta be good!

Thank Cam8880
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207 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has been on the food channel in Canada and is know for its burgers. However on our excursion with a large group, we had the lunch buffet which consisted of delicious seafood chowder which really tasted good on a cold day, cold cuts, cheeses, mussels which were great, and dessert. We all enjoyed the great food and the... More 

Thank Nancy H
Melbourne, Australia
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56 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

We were staying just down the road, so stopped in here for dinner. Gourmet it's not! but the food was tasty and satisfying, the beer cold and they were able to accommodate my wife's food allergies. Did I say the service was friendly and helpful? It was.

Thank Howard S
Decatur, Georgia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Food is delicious in this restaurant. It does get busy so be prepared to have a little bit of a wait. You can look at the lighthouse while there and enjoy the view.

Thank zinnia4
Bedford, Virginia
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This place is super casual and serves a great burger that sports an onion ring and special sauce on it that is delicious. (Note: This restaurant & their signature burger were also featured on Food TV.) We also ordered their cinnamon skillet, which was amazing. This is a cinnamon roll, which is light and airy, not doughy, topped with a... More 

Thank john s
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 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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70 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 

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Elmsdale, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Ingonish
  • Phone Number: +1 902-285-2526

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