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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

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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%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (134 reviews)
“seafood” (122 reviews)
“mussels” (74 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

I have been here before back in 2014. I remember it being better, but it was just average. I had the lobster roll, and fiance had the lobster mac and cheese. For what we paid it was fairly average. Servers were nice, and the views...More

Thank r0xysunny
Reviewed 15 January 2018

This is an amazing place to eat, the atmosphere, the servers, the food and the view were all wonderful. This meal at the end of a long day of riding was exactly what we needed. If you are on the Cabot Trail take the time...More

Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Visited here 3 nights during our stay. The meals were good as was the service. You can receive a 10% discount if you stay at the Poplar B&B.

Thank oldgang598
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Nice staff. Good food. Fast service and food came quickly. Big potions so reccomend sharing. Nice view to ocean

Thank shalon2711
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We came here the one night and then came back for a second night! Loved the atmosphere and food! Great place to go!

Thank HeatherBowmanville
Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had heard that when traveling the Cabot Trail you should stop for lunch at the Rusty Anchor. So we did. I had a lobster and it was delicious. Service was very good and the restaurant was very clean. Definitely a good lunch stop.

Thank Gary O
Reviewed 24 October 2017

If you are doing the Cabot Trail I would suggest that you take the time to eat at the Rusty Anchor. There is plenty of parking, the place is very cozy inside and the service is very good. But the best of all is the...More

Thank El-Pescador007
Reviewed 23 October 2017

There is a smallish parking lot though many people chose to park on the grass. Very busy location but then there are not really many choices in Pleasant Bay area. Service was pretty attentative given how busy it was. Food was excellent. I had lobster...More

Thank Clarina P
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A great stop for lunch as everywhere incredible views A busy place the food was nothing than basic fair , Considered to be expensive compared to other places we have Eaten on the trail.

Thank algonquinfan
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here on a family vacation; the menu was a lot more diverse than we thought it would be- even had some decent vegetarian options. There are not many more options for places to eat however we did not feel like we were at all...More

Thank Valerie R
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26 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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