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Governors Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$, 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
“lobster roll” (45 reviews)
“fish and chips” (79 reviews)
“chowder” (29 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 6 days ago

This place was recommended to me by a friend who is from the area. I trust her judgement so i happily went for dinner with another friend. This place was great! We ate upstairs and i had the club sandwhich with a side cheeseburger soup....More

Thank Kelly A
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a lovely restaurant along the waterfront. The tables are rather close. My wife and I ordered lobster rolls for lunch. We were expecting small chunks of lobster in a roll, perhaps with some butter ( like you would get in Maine ). What...More

Thank charles h
Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this place by way of a great shoe store downtown...ate upstairs, live music, GREAT fish & chips, super cold beer and possibly the best carrot cake EVER (including 50 years of NY delis)

Thank travelingdoc2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this place!! It’s our go to! You can always count on great food and great service! Excellent seafood!

Thank wandaspencer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an excellent meal I had the fish chowder my mother had a lobster roll our server was absolutely lovely! She was so attentive never made us feel rushed and when I told her it was my mothers birthday 90th by the way she...More

Thank Gracie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had read about Governor's Pub in Sydney and since our cruise ship stopped in Sydney for a day, this was a "must do" for me. I contacted the pub in advance and made reservations for our party of four for lunch. When ships are...More

Thank cattailcruiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only restaurant that’s near the cruise port has a captive clientele. The music sounded pretty good but to get a seat when the cruise ship is in is overwhelming for this restaurant. The hostess who sits in the bar behind the entrance desk was...More

Thank 1billh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit this place a few times a year. Last few times the food was on a steady decline. It was nice to return and see if much improved from our previous visits, Good Food, Good service. Larger local beer selection is needed.

Thank Darryl C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best lobster fries I had, great service, relaxing. We always return for a birtday or anniversary dinner.

Thank Anchyoung
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent restaurant in Sydney, located across the street from where the cruise ships dock and a walk of ten minutes or less from many hotels. The restaurant has a pub on the second floor where live music is often performed. The footstomping upstairs can...More

Thank Ken F
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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
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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