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Coastal Restaurant & Pub

36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
+1 902-285-2526
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab dip” (55 reviews)
“zinger burger” (92 reviews)
“fries” (64 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36404 Cabot Trail, Ingonish, Nova Scotia B0C 1K0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had such a great lunch there and great service also, the price was good, the place was very clean, just love it

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank hjamessmith
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Ate there on two occasions during lunch time. It’s a very crowded and popular place along the Cabot trail. The chowder and mussels are succulent. The artisanal crafted beer is worth trying.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank LiLi897
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Probably the best burger and old fashion milk shake on the island, the food is made with a chefs quality and care. The surrounding ambiance is a rustic tavern with a dartboard and a corner for live entertainment. this simple structure adds to the experience...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank NSUnderdog
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

We arrived in the area just after the end of the Fall colors Festival. The restaurant had posted hours but was not open. Oddly, it opened later in the day with little or no notice and was immediately full as there were few other options...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Anne P
Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Hello and sorry about your wait, This is something we wish people would mention to local tourism agencies. There are not many options this time of the year and we get nailed with people looking to eat. We try to keep up to that demand...More

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here the long weekend for supper on our trip around the trail ...it was very busy but we didn't wait long to be seated , service was excellent , food was delicious !! Can't wait till next year's visit

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Angel S
Reviewed October 21, 2018

this place is in Ingonish and had my favourite seafood chowder of all the ones I tried. Make sure you try the local wine called Josk tidal wave

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tripper045
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Like many others we chose to visit Coastal Restaurant after seeing it on TV. I was very much looking forward to it and was no disappointed by the experience. Food was great, atmosphere was great, music was great. Only thing we found was our drinks...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Adam F
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We had a delightful meal at the Coastal. I had some wonderful crab, but my husband, who was tired of seafood, was sucked in by their 'famous' hamburger! Not a problem if you like shoe leather. There's some kind of law stating that ground beef...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Kathy S
Keith M, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2018

Hello and thank you for stopping in. I do find it hard to believe you didn't like our burgers since we are known for them and sell over 8000 a season. that's in 25 weeks. I wished you had enjoyed but anyone reading this will...More

Reviewed October 11, 2018

Ate here during our stay in Ingonish as it was convenient to the motel. Figured if it had been featured on the TV show "You Gotta Eat Here" it had to be okay. Turned out it was just fine with portions almost too large to...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Gary W
Reviewed October 10, 2018

We ate at the Coastal Pub while travelling through the Cabot Trail. The place is very popular (it was featured on the TV show You Gotta Eat Here). We stopped in for a late meal at 3 in the afternoon and the place was packed....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank NBTraveller73
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Questions & Answers
October 14, 2017|
Response from Keith M | Property representative |
Hello. It is a root beer float with pop, vanilla ice ream and whip cream. Very good.
Louise P
August 17, 2015|
Response from Keith M | Property representative |
hello and thank you for your inquiry. we are a pub style restaurant and serve a variety of items. we are most known for our gourmet burgers, which our ringer burger was featured on the food network. we sell great seafood... More
Louise P
August 17, 2015|
Response from MikeD055 | Reviewed this property |
There are many varieties available. Something for everyone. Adult & child options available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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