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Embers Southern Barbeque

$$ - $$$
Barbecue, Canadian
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54 Prince St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5J7, Canada
+1 902-562-4227
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon 11:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four adults. We all ordered different items. Food was done to perfection. Entrees 5.00 on Sunday night, bottle beer and mixed drinks were 2.75. Wings 5.00 always. My steak was done exactly as I asked for which doesn't happen too often. The entertainment for the evening was awesome. This is now my favorite place to eat and relax. I would... More 

Thank 603frankh
Coldbrook, Canada
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83 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were in town for business and met friends at Embers for supper o a Wednesday night. We started with wings which were done to perfection and nice spicy side sauce. I had the brisket which was done great. My lady had the pulled pork and she said it was the best only next to pulled pork we had in... More 

Thank Mike W
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I was a little apprehensive having read done of the reviews but needn't have been. The welcome was warm and friendly, also efficient throughout. The food was delicious, especially the burnt end poutine,and was served quickly. They could make the large room feel cosier with some booths. I would say cove and try it, I found it it excellent

Thank jane b
St. Catharines
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

Stopped for quick lunch. Advised by our walking tour guide. Average pub type restaurant. Decent bowl of soup. Delicious grilled cheese sandwich but skimped on the cheese. VERY reasonably priced.

Thank timbit_9
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Really excited about the idea of embers. Smoked meat and something different but food is not the best. Compared to any of the smokehouses in halifax or other cities the quality is just not comparable.

Thank Reena G
Glace Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

We had our first ever family night - we were gonna go to ribfest but couldn't find a parking spot - so we went to embers instead. The waitress was outstanding - very sweet to my kids - everything we ordered was top notch - we will definitely go back - it was a great family evening

Thank April M
Calgary, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

$6 sandwiches, how can you go wrong? Good variety on the menu, and delicious pickle chips. We were there mid afternoon and were the only patrons, so can't comment on service during busy hours.

Thank Deanna H
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived at 6:10pm party of 5, 3 of us ordered the special and two split the beef brisket. It took over an hour and a half to get our meal. It wasn't hot and it wasn't good. The meat was dry. My sister is diabetic and took her insulin when we got there. Some of us were so hungry... More 

Thank Jenn M
Sydney, Canada
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

I thought many of the issues had been resolved, but on a trip there tonight I was horribly disappointed. Started with the wings -- they were clearly reheated -- I could taste it in the meat and they were dry and shriveled. The ribs I had were cold -- some of them cold enough to be right out of the... More 

Thank arkie_traveller
Sydney, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Initially this restaurant was really good, but try after try the food became consistently worse. Our last trip there, resulted in overcooked pulled chicken and baked potatoes that were not edible. The food is way too over priced, spent about $60 for two meals. The idea of a BBQ place in Cape Breton is exciting but the food is just... More 

Thank K L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 Prince St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 5J7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-562-4227

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?