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Flavor On The Water

74 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A1, Canada
+1 902-567-1043
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.All hours
Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
74 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to have lunch or dinner. The staff is great and the view of the water is also great , The food is good and the prices are also Ok Do not miss out on this place if you are in...More

Thank hjamessmith
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Nice setting on the water. Friendly staff. Service was slow and food was not hot. Fish was over cooked. Disappointing seafood meal despite being on the waterfront. Will Likely not return.

Thank annamc835
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We went to this establishment for a birthday celebration. Only one of us had a hot meal ... the rest of the meals were cold -good but cold. We ordered dessert which we never did get. The coffee was ice cold! Very disappointed overall. I...More

Thank corenad
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Had a great dining experience with fabulous music and view of the harbour. it was busy for a weeknight , so might be a good idea to make reservations

Thank OneNovaScotiabetty
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch because we were hungry. My wife had a lobster chowder and I had the fish and chips. Obviously being at the port makes it a bit touristy but it’s actually decent food. If the weather is nice, you can...More

Thank croth14
Reviewed 11 November 2017

We had great fun watching cruise ships from up close while we had lunch on local fare. While the menu is limited, it is very creative, maximizing the use of local ingredients, we were treated to an exceptional meal.

Thank YLupien
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

More food than we could eat! The chowder is second to none. Try the full lobster dinner! Lots of parking. Easy to access, spectacular view and reasonable prices.

Thank 1955Debbie1955
Reviewed 27 October 2017

As some in our cruise group had ambulatory issues, we did not venture far from the ship in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Flavor on the Water was on the upper level of the terminal/gift shops. Looking for lobster roll, it was loaded with mayo and spices....More

Thank dianel103
Reviewed 23 October 2017

While we were on a cruise, we happened upon this terrific restaurant for lunch! We had probably the best seafood chowder I've ever had (and I grew up in New England) and the best sweet potato fries! The service was also excellent. After being quite...More

Thank Debby H
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

If staying at the Holiday Inn the restaurant is conveniently located. If the weather is warm and not rainy take a stroll on the river walk to the restaurant. There are a couple other hotels nearby as well. You will have a great view of...More

Thank Bhoff4273
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-567-1043
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