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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Soups
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%
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“lobster roll” (149 reviews)
“seafood” (147 reviews)
“mussels” (84 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very quaint restaurant with an incredible view. Restaurant very clean. Very friendly staff. Our food was delivered quickly and it was very flavourful. Price was great for the quality.

Thank Michelle R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this place as we were driving along the Cabot Trail in the rain and mist. I thought it looked a bit cheap from the outside, but my husband was set upon trying it out and that turned out to be a splendid...More

Thank LiseBB2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very busy spot over the Thanksgiving long weekend. We liked the atmosphere and the staff were all very friendly. Service was quick even though it was busy. Overall food was good. The portions were large. One comment on the pan fried haddock, the fish itself...More

Thank Justtravelling4
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on our way around the Cabot Trail. Boyfriend had the lobster roll which was actually made with whole pieces of lobster claw, and I had the fishcakes. Overall an enjoyable meal. The fishcakes were tasty and well seasoned. Cute maritime themed restaurant, right...More

Thank northernstar30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to try the Rusty Anchor for supper tonight on our stop in Pleasant Bay. It's the last night they are open for the season and unfortunately, it was not good. First, we had to ask the waitress multiple times just to light the candle...More

Thank HalifaxPat_03
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch after hiking the Skyline Trail and had a great lunch. Having had much seafood for the week, we decided on a chicken sandwich and BLT with soup (the special that day). Both were great, the sodas were refilled, great service. Would...More

Thank Bee778
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My parents recommended stopping here when i took my partner and daughter around the trail. Glad we took their recommendation. Great seafood lunch with a terrific view of the highlands and the coast. Will be back for sure.

Thank stevesakk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped there during a miserable rainy day. The staff was empathic, commiserating with us. I had delicious fiscakes, and the lady at the cash spontaneously gave us plenty of suggestions for indoor activities in the area. Very nice and friendly experience.

Thank ghislainepoitras
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super lobster roll, best ever! Generous chunky meat. Sweet atmosphere, great view. East coast food at its best.

Thank Wanderer510788
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a meal on a warm sunny evening in early August and had a wonderful view from the outdoor patio. The food was tasty. The service a bit slow and our server was a bit odd. We would definitely come back again. I had...More

Thank KatherineD4444
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Katherine A
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Response from 60CarolH60 | Reviewed this property |
I would imagine that they are open.
27 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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