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Full service pub/Cafe located in a historic property, relaxed ambience, 8 beers on tap, local craft beers, specialty coffees. Specializing in local product: haddock, scallops, lobster, trout and more as well as locally produced meat (pork souvlaki, brisket sammie, burgers, wings). Gluten free options available, vegan options available.
PRICE RANGE
C$15 - C$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Live Music, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed December 22, 2023 via mobile

Good food, interesting combinations that work very well. Hot and well plated. Interesting building. Friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed November 21, 2023

Sat outside on the deck, served by Tammy. Claude the co-owner came to chat to us too. We both had the fat local scallops and shared delicate tempura shrimp to start. Another bottle of Jost Pinot Grigio, which we were starting to adore. A very...buzzy place with live music inside, stayed open late too.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 10, 2023

We have been traveling in the maritime for a month and this was hands down the best dining experience. So good that we drove 3hr round trip to eat a second time. Scallops are amazing, the layers of flavor in the Trout was just perfect....Even the salads were perfection. All the diners around us were commenting on the amazing food. Don’t miss this gem!More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 30, 2023

It's said that Digby scallops are the best, and this is a very good place to sample them! Especially the bacon-wrapped ones - tasty! Good selection of craft beer and cider. Okay selection of wine.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 26, 2023 via mobile

Sitting on the covered balcony gave us a wonderful view of the harbour while we enjoyed our drinks and food. The staff was amazing, and in spite of the place being packed the service was in good time and the food was incredible!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023

We enjoyed dining on the upper deck in the sunshine with water views. The service is friendly and welcoming. The food was very enjoyable, I had the fish tacos which were delicious and my husband ordered the scallops, followed by fish & chips. All the...dishes were lovely and the mains were on the larger side. Following our meal we enjoyed the live music on offer downstairsMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 12, 2023

If you're in digby, I'd look at stopping here. When you first walk in, there is a sign that says to expect longer wait times during busy service because food is cooked to order, which is great! , and, when I was there, they had...from what I could see, probably a full house. Servers were running fast as they could. I felt bad for one server. The gentleman serving the table had a difficult one. They continually complained about wait times, how their child should've been in bed an hour ago, etc, etc. As they were waiting, two servers were walking by the room and the woman got up and began asking them quite aggressively about how long it would take. Not long after, in came their food, they were probably plating it while she was talking to the two servers who didn't know where she was even sitting. Same woman made rude comments (loudly) about another table when the girl sitting beside the window closed it just half way because she was chilly, but still left it open because the room was hot. The waiter, handled this woman very professionally in my opinion. The staff never stopped. They were friendly and the food was so beautifully plated to match the amazing flavor. I'm assuming people can't understand that one person is tending 25. if it was full house and one has 25 people, Ill assume the others had close numbers to match. All in all, definitely coming back. The worst part of my experience here was seeing the impatience of customers who also treated staff poorly. This place is dining and experience, it's not fast food. The staff rocked it that night!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 11, 2023

2 Hour Wait and we had a 4 year old with us! Was told 30 minute wait. Horrible service and my burger was maybe a 2 out of 5. NEVER going back there!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Saskia Geerts, Owner at Sydney Street Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2023

I am not in the habit of responding to reviews, but when a review is posted that is so blatantly incorrect, after my staff having suffered your verbal abuse and bad attitude from the moment you walked in… I am going to defend myself for...More

Reviewed August 2, 2023

A unreasonable long wait for the food. The service staff was friendly enough, but didn’t seem too concerned when I brought up the subject of my meal not tasting good. Very greasy food. I know we’re hard, pressed for good food in Digby, but I’d...hoped for better. If you get a chance to sit on the deck, it’s a nice view. If you’re looking to just sit and have a drink, go for it. But if you’re looking for a tasty meal, that’s got flavour and a wow factor… this is not your place. The male owner was very rude and belligerent with some of the staff. I overheard him yelling as I went to the bathroom. He seems like he has anger issues! Not a good look when customers can see that and hear it. I came here two years ago and rather enjoyed it. The food presented back then was flavourful, nicely presented and definitely far healthier than it is now. Now it is comparable to a Denny’s or a roadside Café. I just don’t enjoy my food swimming in grease and find it extremely overpriced for the quality that you get.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed August 2, 2023 via mobile

The fish tacos were the best I’ve ever had (I live close to Halifax) the fish and chips were perfection. The staff was ultra friendly and professional. Lots of seating outside were you could still enjoy the live music. If you’re in Digby, don’t waste...your time at any other restaurant, try this one first!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 22, 2023

We enjoyed a wonderful evening on the outdoor deck relishing a perfect summer evening. Had a local beer while perusing the menu, then chose the fish tacos with a side salad, and the brisket sandwich with a side Waldorf salad. All delicious. We had to...laugh at some of the reviews that had been recently posted - a number of complaints about waiting for food. Well, guess what? You want fast food, go to Tim Horton's. You want a nice casual evening with good food prepared when you order it, then welcome to a nice evening out. Dinner should be savored. Really enjoyed this place.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed May 30, 2023

Just up the hill from the harbor, this is a creative and comfortable place for lunch, with seating both inside and out. I had ribs, that were good, but a little tough. My wife had the black bean burger and she reported it to be...exceptionally good. The staff are very attentive and they understand the needs of gluten free diners completely. If you need GF food this is one place in Digby you can rely on.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed March 26, 2023

We can’t recommend this darling pub enough! They let us in 15 minutes before opening because we had walked over 15 kms throughout the town and were tired. The waiter was just a doll - fun and knowledgeable. The menu was varied and interesting. We...ordered deep fried cauliflower bites (ok) and the potato skins (delicious) as appetizers and our main dishes included: fish tacos (beautiful) with chickpea salad (above and beyond delicious), burger with fries (delicious with a maple bbq sauce), veggie lasagna (lots of spinach and cheese with tomato based sauce vs. creamy) with Cesar salad (they had soy bacon bits for me which was lovely) and garlic bread, and the beef and broccoli bowl with glass noodles (flavourful and filling but ask for a spoon to make eating the noodles easier). Drinks: a bay breeze (fantastic) and beer which was ice cold with the perfect amount of foam. Upon leaving, we were greeted with a basket of fresh tomatoes on the deck with a “Help Yourself” sign Would love to visit again.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2022 via mobile

The general vibe of this place is nice, but our experience was let down by the disorganised kitchen. We had ordered a starter to share, followed by two mains. About 50 minutes after placing our food order, our server said the kitchen had burned our...starter, and they were cooking another portion. It did arrive about 15 minutes later, but with everything served at once - including our main dishes of scallops and chicken souvlaki. This was irritating, and no apology was offered. The food was ok - the scallops cooked well, but served a bit cold. The sharing beef nachos , again quite nice, but I would have preferred not to have had to choose between eating one of those and the increasingly cold scallops! My partner’s chicken souvlaki was poor - lowest common denominator type of food, served with a pile of plain rice. Our server was pleasant and attentive, but it’s a shame this place’s kitchen didn’t get its act together on our visit!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 5, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by this pub and we had seafood chowder on our minds. The lovely server said it was delicious so we each ordered a cup. It was amazing. In fact, it was perfect! Perfect seafood. Perfect flavour. Perfect size. And oh...… did I mention the cheese bread? It too was delicious. Would love to return for another cup (maybe a bowl!) but unfortunately, we are only in Digby for the night.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4