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We are a full service restaurant located in Ingonish on the beautiful Cabot Trail. We open in May, the Friday of Mother's Day weekend and run until the end of October. We love great food and good times and that is what we strive to offer here at Coastal to all our guests. Featured on Food Networks "you gotta eat here" we specialize in gourmet burgers including our famous Ringer Burger which was also voted best burger in N.S. We also are known for great seafood, fresh battered fish n chips and homemade seafood chowder. And our homemade Cinnamon Roll Skillet other desserts are sure to satisfy that after dinner craving. Featuring live local music Tuesday - Sunday from the end of June until Labour
PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$29
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in without knowing it that is was featured on " you gotta eat here" and felt more confident after noting that. Didn't disappoint! Staff and owners were awesome in a busy time of day. Burgers got rave reviews ( especially with the Ringer sauce)...from our table and the Waffle fries hit the spot! Would be a fun spot to hang over a few pints after Good food.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 24, 2022 via mobile

We stopped here during our travels of the Cabot Trail by a recommendation from a friend on the island. We were so happy that we did the chowder was the best that we had in our travels around Atlantic Canada and the portions were generous....The icing on the cake was the staff they were so friendly and helpful -wish we could’ve stayed longer. They were showcased on the show you’ve got to eat here and I would suggest that’s probably a pretty good recommendation.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2022

Wow thanks so much Bob for the great review. We truly try to make sure our customers enjoy their whole experience with us. very happy you had a great time with us and enjoyed your meal and service. Hope to see you again. Jason &...More

Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

The restaurant doesn’t look like much from the outside, but I s ear it’s worth a stop. The restaurant was featured in the tv show “you gotta eat there”… which I’ve never watched, but we figured we’d try it. I did not order their signature...ringer burger, but the chicken Alfredo which was delicious. I also ordered a chocolate milkshake which was also awesome. The service was friendly and quick.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2022

Thank you for the awesome review. Very happy you stopped in and enjoyed everything. That is exactly what we like to hear from our customers. The Alfredo is so good and all made from scratch. Thanks again for coming by and hope you enjoyed the...More

Reviewed September 8, 2022

Kudos to the staff of this Resturant. On a busy night they were the only Resturant serving in the area. Even though we had to wait staff ensured anyone who waited were well fed and served by smiling ,friendly staff. Food was good, hot, and...lots of it. Dessert was delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Our team are amazing and have been working lots of hours in a short labor market. We really appreciate your comments and we are very happy you enjoyed your time with us. Jason & Keith

Reviewed September 2, 2022 via mobile

Our Inn recommended this restaurant. Great service and fast. We landed here after a long drive from Port Hawkesbury over the CABOT Trail. We had all four dishes that were recommended by the show “Gotta Eat Here”. The chowder and the Crab Dip were the...best we have ever had.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2022

Thank you so much for the amazing 5 star review. We are so happy you enjoyed and that is what we want for our guests. We hope you are enjoying your time in the area and have a great time on the rest of your...More

Reviewed August 27, 2022

Surprisingly, this restaurant's pub food is top notch. Service was quick and amazing. Such friendly staff. They are great with allergies. My entire family enjoyed their meal. The BBQ nachos are amazing.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2022

Thank you so much for the 5 star review. Where it has been so busy it is nice to hear these comments and that everything was great. thank you for leaving such a great review and enjoy the rest of your trip. Jason & Keith

Reviewed August 26, 2022

Very casual basic restaurant but the service and food were excellent! My husband had the seafood Alfredo and substituted a marinara sauce due to a dairy intolerance. I had the scallops and upgraded to waffle fries. The scallops were very tender with a light breading....Both meals were delicious! The service was prompt and our server was engaging - true East coast hospitality. Highly recommend this restaurantMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2022

Hello. Thank you for the excellent review. We love hearing that you enjoyed your meal with us and that you also enjoyed our hospitality. We love to hear that. thank you for stopping in and we hope you enjoyed your time in the area. Jason...More

Reviewed August 26, 2022 via mobile

As a frequent traveller to Ingonish I had eaten at the Coastal over a dozen times and the food has always been excellent. When we decided to get married in Ingonish they were the first place I thought of for catering. We had The Coastal...come and cater our Ingonish wedding in August 2022. What an awesome experience! They were so accommodating to our guests with allergies and restrictions and created unique and tasty alternatives that were vegan and gluten-free. In dealing with the owners before the wedding they were very timely and responsive with email replies, super professional, and overall just amazing to deal with. Their meal suggestions were excellent and you can tell they take great pride in providing quality gourmet food. For the event they served a full buffet dinner, appetizers, and even deserts with a ton of variety. The food was absolutely fantastic. Everything was so fresh and homemade, our guest’s were commenting all evening on the quality. The menu, which they designed for us, was excellent, there was something for everyone. From the homemade vegan hummus to the fresh steamed mussels and sundried tomato pesto grilled chicken breasts, the food was absolutely stellar. During dinner they kept everything stocked fresh and cleared dishes as they were done, all with a very friendly and upbeat demeanour. We had about 100 guests and everyone was able to eat in a smooth and timely manner and it really made the evening. Truly I can’t thank them enough. I would 100% recommended them to anyone. Thanks so much guys you made our day so memorable and special we are so so grateful.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2022

Hi Natasha, thank you so much for the incredible review. We take great pride in our food and service and you guys were both fun and easy to deal with. Thank you again for the opportunity to be a part of your special day. We...More

Reviewed August 23, 2022 via mobile

The staff are very attentive and accommodating. Our food was good and if you have any concerns let them know! If you don’t, it is on you. The seafood chowder is thick, but I prefer this. They also have a homemade tartar that is not...pictured, but we requested. We went at 17:30 and waited 15 min with an assigned beeper in the comfort of our car out of the pouring rain. This is a highly sought venue and It is worth the wait. Tip: The dining room is very cold! Come prepared! We are very happy for our decision to chose this restaurant for our dinner.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2022

Thank you very much for the great review. Also love hearing if you do not saying anything we can not fix it. That is all we want for our guests. To enjoy and if we can make it better we will. thank you very much....More

Reviewed August 13, 2022

Came across this place on the Cabot trail. Was very busy, and didn’t realize it was featured in food network show you gotta eat here. The service was excellent and staff friendly. Food was just okay, nothing to brag about.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2022

thank you for your review. I am sorry you did not love your food and we will look at that. Appreciate you stopping by. Jason & Keith

Reviewed August 8, 2022 via mobile

Fast and friendly service with good grub! Pan fried fish and fries for me and a great clubhouse sandwich for the husband. Just what we needed!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2022

Thank you Michelle for the great review. Thank you for coming in and enjoying your time with us. Jason & Keith

Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

Very nice place, good food and great service. We called prior to go so we learned that they were closing earlier than published so we were there at 17:30. We were lucky because at 18:15 they were refusing people. You need to go pretty early...if you want to have a chance to eat. It was very hot outside so the terrace was closed and they decided to close earlier for the staff. The choices of restaurant is pretty limited in Ingonish. Very good place and very good food.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2022

Thank you very much for the 5 star review. We have been so busy that usually by 7 at the latest we are completely full with tables waiting and serve them past our closing time. Wish we were bigger. Thank you for waiting and enjoying...More

Reviewed August 1, 2022 via mobile

Amazing Ringer burger! Definitely with it!! The staff and atmosphere were all lovely. Poutine was also good as was the Breton beer!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Love your heading and thank you for coming in. Very happy you enjoyed everything and that our team was enjoyable. thanks for taking the time to write a great review. Enjoy our beautiful island. Jason & Keith

Reviewed July 26, 2022

we stop here for supper after a long hike . It is a nice pub and restaurant the team that own this restaurant have there family working there to . The tap beer was good the food is all right , I had mussel and...my granddaughters had fish and chips and chicken nuggets .More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you for the nice review. We all work with our family and friends. Sorry to hear the food was only alright and if we can improve on something please let us know. Have a great time in the area. Jason & Keith

Reviewed July 23, 2022

Enjoyed their famous Ringer burger and fish burger. The food was fresh, flavourful, hot and more than enough. We saw the episode of “You Gotta Eat Here” the restaurant was featured in and they did not disappoint. We even bought their barbecue sauce. So good!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Keith & Jason, Owner at Coastal Restaurant & Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2022

Thank you very much for the 5 star review. We love that you enjoyed everything as that is what we want for our guests. that bbq sauce is very popular and delicious. Hope you had a great time while you were here. Jason & Keith

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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
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There are many varieties available. Something for everyone. Adult & child options available.
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4