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Rusty Anchor Restaurant

) #1 of 3 Restaurants in Pleasant Bay $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Soups
23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
+1 902-224-1313
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lobster roll” (116 reviews)
“seafood” (113 reviews)
“mussels” (70 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
23197 Cabot Trail Road, Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 757 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ordered a 10 Snow Crab claw dinner special and a Lobster Roll dinner with crab cake appetizer. All was excellent. The best words to describe our foods are fresh and tasty. The lobster roll had a lot of lobster compared to several I have...More

Thank Wapanucka
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Heading up the cost we found this great restaurant with delicious sea food. The fish chowder, seafood sampler and shrimp tacos were to die for. Service was bilingual English et francais which added to the down home feeling..

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are touring the Cabot Trail and had planned to go whale watching in Pleasant Bay. However, although it was a beautiful sunny day, it was too windy and our whale trip was cancelled. A little disappointed, we began searching for a lunch spot near...More

Thank Lynne I
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited here while on a recent trip to Nova Scotia and the Cabot Trail. We visited a number of different seafood restaurants while on a 9 day trip. We really enjoyed our dinner here. My daughter and I ordered the fisherman's platter and an...More

Thank mjswansona
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to get take out for later. Very pleasant and attentive. I ordered their special lobster roll for $24. I received two small rolls, each with about a 2 inch piece of lobster in it - thus mostly bread with very minimal amount of...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Overall food and service was standard. Place was clean however the deck was still closed in June. Nice ocean views from inside still. Food was a pricey for lunch. Meal for two was $60 plus which seemed high for sandwiches. Fresh homemade lemonade was the...More

Thank sam61554
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading the TripAdvisor reviews we went to The Rusty Anchor for dinner, it was one of the best meals we had in our month in Canada. We had the chowder, the fishcakes which were amazing and even squeezed in a dessert which was delicious....More

Thank supersal4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a late lunch here and were completely impressed with the food and the service! My husband's halibut sandwich was enormous and the fish was perfectly cooked. I had the "cakes", a fishcake, a salmoncake and a crab cake. This was one of our...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped to have seafood and the waitress went out of her way to accommodate my daughter's food needs. The food was yummy and there was no wait. The view is breathtaking.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the "Burger that Ate Cape Breton" and it was amazing. Fresh haddock, baby shrimp, maple bacon, avocado...and the best sweet potato fries ever!!! The view was stunning and the staff were as friendly as can be! Don't miss out on this place.

Thank Nancy B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you tell me what gluten free options you have, my husband doesn't like seafood.
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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
  • E-mail
"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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