The Rusty Anchor Restaurant

Fisherman Statue at the Rusty Anchor

Cape Breton’s best-kept secret!

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 chose 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.

Customer Review

From 2005 National Geographic traveller magazine

“Wheel over for lunch at the Rusty Anchor restaurant in Pleasant Bay for some of the best lobster rolls on the Cabot Trail—pure lump lobster meat with just a little butter (no celery or salad dressing, thank you) served on a toasted roll. If you ask where the fresh oysters come from, restaurant co-owner Donna Timmons will tell you, “Twenty minutes down the road.” On a warm day, enjoy your food out on the patio, with its killer ocean views.”

Contact & Hours of Operation

Donna Timmons
23197 Cabot Trail Rd.
Pleasant Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 224-1313
Open June 1st to October 20th
11am to 11pm, 7 days a week.