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C$10 - C$39
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Seafood, Canadian, Grill
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Verry Nice place to go Food is excellent Price are very good Excellent service Very clean Love this place I will came back 👌❤️😎

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Generous servings of terrific food. Falafel tacos with Baja sauce were extraordinarily delicious. Highly recommend the rhubarb pie for dessert! Anna and Angela were friendly and made our experience delightful.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in to the Main Street Restaurant as we were finishing up our day on the Cabot Trail. What a perfect spot. The Chai tea lattes were delicious.. but I highly recommend picking up a sweet treat. We grabbed some oat cakes.. and had to...run back in and grab some more once we tried them. So good..! We were too early for dinner but all the plates coming out of the kitchen looked delicious.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

thank you so much for your review. What a great start to the year.😁😁😁😁

Reviewed November 3, 2023

I found myself, as someone who doesn't care for seafood, on a trip with my family to Maritime Canada. On Cape Breton Island, we discovered the Main Street Restaurant. While my wife and son delighted in their enticing-even-for-me seafood chowder, I surveyed the plate in...front of me. I usually don't even like BBQ sauce on my hamburger but nevertheless ordered the Smokey Burger. I took one bite of that beauty and, **, went straight to heaven. Carmelized onion, cheese, maple bacon, and smokey BBQ sauce all harmonized with the Angus beef pattie like a choir of angels. After 5+ decades of eating burgers, this might have been the best I've ever had.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded November 11, 2023

Oh my, what a review. Our family are very proud of our restaurant and the dishes that we offer. We only have a very small kitchen staff but they are truly wizards in their field. They will be stoked to hear your review, as are...More

Reviewed October 26, 2023 via mobile

Had the lobster tacos, my husband had the bacon burger with fries and gravy and my daughter the Kraft Mac n cheese. Lobster tacos were super fresh very delicious. I highly recommend biting the bullet on the price and get them. Very friendly service, great...beers and great spiked pumpkin spice coffee! The burger and fries were delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2023

Thank you for your five star review😁 sounds like the whole family enjoyed themselves👍

Reviewed October 22, 2023

Best breakfast sausage I have EVER had. Owner was cagey, wouldn’t give up where he gets them but said he’s been looking for this breakfast sausage for 5 years. I don’t doubt that. And I can’t blame him for keeping this source close to the...vest I would drive to Ingonish for this breakfast. And these sausages. And the 5 lb sack of spuds they cooked as home fries and dumped on my plate Service is so efficient. Servers have tablets on a shoulder-sling, and as they take your order, it’s transmitted to the kitchen and it’s started to fire almost immediately. Brilliant. There are QR codes at every table where you can pay by visa or visa debit simply by using your phones camera to scan the QR code. Amazing payment option to have. A full breakfast, piping hot, cooked fresh, to order, and to perfection and at your table in less than 5 minutes…in a packed dining room. The speed and efficiency with how they turned over a large dining room through a tourist breakfast rush was impressive. If you go, sit in Angela’s section because that girl is an absolute rockstar and force of nature. We wanted for nothing, she had already anticipated what we might want and need, and had already delivered it. She is personable, professional and proficient Awesome awesome awesome 10 out of 5 stars ⭐️More

Date of visit: October 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2023

thank you for your five star review😁 and for highlighting one of our excellent outstanding servers Angela😍😍😍 sorry for not thinking quickly on my feet but the next time you pass by please introduce yourself and I will make sure you go home with a...More

Reviewed October 10, 2023 via mobile

We loved Main Street Restaurant. Ate there for breakfast and dinner 2 days in a row. Excellent location. Great prices. Best staff around. We were welcomed and fed well

Date of visit: October 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2023

thank you so much for your five star review play list. We are delighted that you enjoyed all your meals with us.😁😁😁 very much appreciate the comment regarding my staff,👍 we have an outstanding team❤️

Reviewed September 18, 2023

The menu is quite extensive and the food is great. The seafood chowder is rich and tasty, with substantial amount of seafood. The seafood linguine is unbelievable, with so much seafood you can't see the noodles under it and it was delicious. The seafood chowder...was also very tasty. Service is good with a relaxed pace. Great desserts, the blueberry pie was awesome.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2023

thank you so much for your five star review we can review😁

Reviewed September 17, 2023 via mobile

I was at Mainstreet Restaurant twice last week while staying in Ingonish for the Hike the Highlands Festival. Both evenings I ordered the fresh halibut dinner. It was perfectly cooked and served with garlic mashed potatoes and lovely crisp vegetables. Everyone at our table was...very pleased with their dinners, which included salads, burgers, and chowder.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2023

thank you so much for your review, delighted that all your party enjoyed the meal with us😁 hopefully will see you again next year for hike, the highlands festival👍

Reviewed September 17, 2023

After our reservation at another local restaurant (Arduaine at Keltic Lodge) was not honoured due to a wedding that had delayed the restaurant opening, I remembered a review about Lobster Tacos. Upon finding the Main Street Restaurant, we enjoyed great food, very friendly and fabulous...service (Anna). We had the Seafood Chowder, may be the best chowder I have ever had, lots of seafood and I was amazed how many lobster pieces were in the cup, Lobster Tacos stuffed with claw meat and homemade desserts. I had a piece of Blueberry pie and my wife had the Turtles Cheesecake, both incredible. One of the staff told me that they had not had the chowder for a couple of weeks because they couldn't get halibut bones for the broth and then told us about the process to make the chowder. Quality first!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2023

thank you so much for your review, it was a pleasure meeting you yes, unfortunately there was a long period of rough seas, and the local fisherman couldn’t get out to go out deep-sea offshore for the Halibut we will not compromise😁😁😁😁😁 these reviews are...More

Reviewed September 16, 2023

My spouse and I each had a cup of Seafood Chowder which was full of seafood and very creamy. Our travel companions shared a Fish & Chips with a large piece of fish and loads of French fries. Very good choice for lunch.

Date of visit: August 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2023

thank you very much. Appreciate your review.😁

Reviewed September 8, 2023

I had the lobster taco. It was the best I have ever had. So delicious and so well presented. Amazing. The servers were so warm and inviting. I’m so glad we came across this place. Definitely would go again if travelling near there.

Date of visit: September 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2023

thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your meals with us, people are finding the lobster taco as a unique light alternative packed full flavor, again thank you for your positive feedback, and on our amazing staff 😁😁😁

Reviewed September 5, 2023

I mentioned to Angela (a fantastic server) that after being at mediocre Mom & Pop shops around the Cabot Trail, that culminated at the brutally rundown (and run brutally) Keltic Lodge, it was nice to enter an establishment that understands and delivers the basics well...(quality, service & cleanliness). This operator has the knowledge and quite simply cares. It shows from top to bottom and start to finish. Best spinach omelet and western sandwich ever. Service was spot on... not too much, not too little. Angela has clearly been trained, not just given a pad of paper and a pencil. Great work team! You should take over the Keltic Lodge!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2023

wow, thank you so much for your wonderful review, it’s been a long, very very busy summer, and your review has picked up everybody’s spirits😁 Angela is very professional and does a wonderful job, but we are also very lucky in also having a wonderful...More

Reviewed September 4, 2023 via mobile

As road-side diners go, this place is really good. Surprisingly broad menu and super friendly, the food was five star and rapidly served. Prices were reasonable, too…. What’s not to like!?

Date of visit: September 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2023

thank you very much for taking the time to add your review. We greatly appreciate it.😁

Reviewed August 22, 2023 via mobile

Wonderful Supper! Highly recommend as service and food were excellent! Very clean and great variety. Salads were crisp and fresh. Seafood chowder was hot and tasty. Crab legs and vegetables were perfect!

Date of visit: August 2023
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tina schultz, Owner at Main Street Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2023

thank you so much for your review, sounds like you had a bit of everything😁 and that you enjoyed your experience with us.👍

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hi there, we are open until the 17th best always to call head just in case and then it depends in terms of how much activity is still around after that, thank you very much for your inquiry. tel 902 285 2225.👍
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Main Street Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5