The Rusty Anchor Restaurant

Cape Breton's best-kept secret!

Pleasant Bay Cape Breton Nova Scotia. Half way point on the Cabot Trail

"The best lobster rolls on the Cabot Trail, pure lump lobster meat with just a little butter"

From 2005 National Geographic Traveller Magazine

Welcome to The Rusty Anchor Restaurant

Celebrating 20 years in Business

Come on down for a dining experience that will be the highlight of your trip to Cape Breton! From the time you set foot in this family-run restaurant and are greeted by its friendly staff, you will love its down-home atmosphere and rustic charm.

Come into our dining room or choose our patio and take in the spectacular view of the ocean and marvel at our glorious sunsets. Let the soft sea breeze whisk your troubles away, as you feast your senses on our wonderful and varied menu.

As Seen in:

National Geographic Traveler Dec 2012/ January 2013 BEST OF THE WORLD our 20 must see places for 2013. Cape Breton made the list and the only place mentioned to eat in Cape Breton was The Rusty Anchor

The Rusty Anchor was selected for the Culture Trip Cape Breton Island Local Favorites 2016 Award. "Cape Breton Island's 10 Best Restaurants To Try"

Anchor by Sergey Patutin from the Noun Project

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Our Staff

Cabot Trail

Pleasant Bay

Our Staff

June 1st to October 20th

11am to 11pm 7 days a week.

Rusty's Punch

Rusty's Punch

1 oz Black rum and triple sec, mixed with a combination of fruit juices for a wonderful and refreshing taste

Hours of Operation

July and Aug

DAILY
11am - 10pm

May-June & Sept -Oct

DAILY
11am - 8pm

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"Featuredin " 2005 National Geographic Traveller Magazine

Reviews

From Trip advisor October 2012

  • "Thought I had died and gone to The Rusty Anchor"
  • "The best chowder, freshest clams and tastiest lobster roll on our trip to the Maritimes."
  • Paul North Vancouver British Columbia
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Amazing Sunsets

from the oceanside deck

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Contact Info

Phone:

902 224-1313

Email:

Address:

23197 Cabot Trail Rd.; Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia B0E 2P0