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Governors Pub & Eatery

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$$ - $$$, Seafood,
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
+1 902-562-7646
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (75 reviews)
“lobster roll” (36 reviews)
“chowder” (28 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very conveniently located to our hotel and looked nice. On arriving, we were told we could choose a table so we sat outside on the balcony - nice spot if you can get it. Drinks took a little while to arrive, but that was ok....More

Thank andyfarnsworth7
Reviewed 2 days ago

So a little pricey but great food with an amazing view. Steak was great. Staff was on the ball and quick.

Thank Dad1317
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second trip to Sydney and 3rd time to the Governors Pub. Great food and they let us have our small dog with us in the outdoor seating.

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 4 days ago

After a long day of driving from Halifax we enjoyed a delicious meal in this quaint restaurant overlooking the water. The lobster dinner was delicious as well as the fish specialty. All dishes were fresh and nicely prepared. And sharing a hot rum cake topped...More

Thank DJ M
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really wanted to give this place a better rating but for a few reasons, I can’t. We went for dinner in August and we arrived a bit early but we were seated immediately which was nice. There were a lot of lobster items on...More

Thank MilkboneOntario
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I recommend Governor's for their food as it is delicious, however the service leaves a bit to be desired. My Mom, sister and I sat up on the top deck for dinner, everything was fine in the beginning, until the orders came and one was...More

Thank Tanya S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We ate outside on a beautiful evening. I was very surprised by the quality of the food. My lobster Risotto was excellent. My wife had the lobster salad and enjoyed it. Our server was very pleasant and made some great recommendations.

Thank WGG1962
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant for dinner. It is in a nice little area across from a small marina. We ordered the fish n chips, along with a caesar salad. It was well prepared and very tasty. We sat on the front patio and the...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The title says it all. The service was awful. We had been travelling all day and were met with ( just grab a table where you can and someone will spot you hopefully.)

Thank VWBusguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was okay. Nothing really to report. I had a very dry burger on a crumbly pretzel roll. Others has cordon blue sandwich, and lobster roll.

Thank Lori W
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karen m
June 28, 2016|
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Response from BoulevardBiker | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....I just got the question emailed to me from Trip Advisor tonight.....July 11th!!
September 20, 2015|
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Response from FJDriver | Reviewed this property |
When we went to the Governor's Pub and Eatery, it was our second attempt. The first night we went, it was obvious that they were REALLY busy, and we would have had to wait way too long. On our second attempt, we were able... More
Darlene M
September 14, 2015|
Response from BoulevardBiker | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I called Governors for you. Oysters are a regular menu item. They are served raw with sea salt, pepper and lemon and cost $2.00 each. I have never had them (and never will, lol) so I can't review them for you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-562-7646
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