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Governors Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
+1 902-562-7646
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was good and service was top notch. It is a pub and you can eat upstairs with a live music and in summer who can eat outside. There is also the dinning room on first floor. It also looks over the Sydney hatbour.

Thank Shirley W
Sydney, Canada
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

21 students and staff went for dinner. Great food. Always good food everything I have been there. Service was good and prompt for the number of people.

Thank rossmx56
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

From Ontario out in Sydney visiting a friend. He said we had to eat here and we were NOT disappointed! It was thanksgiving weekend and we were able to order the BEST lobster of our lives! It was the entire plate and cooked perfectly! Everything about this place was great. The food, the environment and the staff. When we go... More 

Thank Sara C
Charlottetown, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the waitress came over to take our drink orders I asked if they served gluten free beer as I am allergic to gluten. The waitress laughed out loud and was like "NO! haha how bout I get you some ice water?" I was a little offended. But when she came over to take our food order I asked if... More 

Thank C M
Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

We stopped here after noticing it driving by. Had a great dinner that we enjoyed so much we returned on our way back from Newfoundland. Great again and thoroughly enjoyed the live music we experienced that evening as well!

Thank kmacinthee
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I went to this eatery for lunch with co-workers, I had pan fried haddock it was very good cooked just right, with mixed vegetables prepared in what tasted like butter. I was very good, I would go to this eatery again.

Thank First_TimerHalifax
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The pub had live music upstairs which sounded good. We were only having food downstairs which pretty good. Great service but like most other eateries

Thank Stuart T
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188 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited as part of a group on our way to an embarkation in Louisburg. Solid food and beer. Multiple levels music on some. Worthy of a visit

Thank marekw
Seahouses, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening for dinner with colleagues. Great setting and a good atmosphere. Good choice of local ales and a decent wine list too. The service was good. Nice variety on the menu and the specials board. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area.

Thank skywrap
Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Traditional warm Maritime Pub, friendly, fun and efficient staff. Food is good, Regular Pub fare (wings, burgers, fish &chips), plus daily specials that are slightly up-scaled and locally sourced when available. Decent value for your money and a fairly good selection of local craft beers. Live local music makes for a warm genuine Pub setting.

Thank BarGuyNovaScotia

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, 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 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?