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The Savvy Sailor

COVID-19 Update: This restaurant is only available for takeaway or delivery at this time.

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US$3 - US$17
Cafe, Seafood, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wonderful views, great food attentive service. I had the bennies atlantic style and my husband had the smoked haddock fishcakes with bacon and beans. We both loved our food and the views are the best if you seat outside Good COVID protocols

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super cute and friendly restaurant. Great view from the patio. Well priced. Had the bruschetta and it was really good. Very much recommended

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 1hr wait is worth it (they don't take reservations)...when in Lunenberg, must have their lobster roll, fresh Nova Scotia scallops and seafood chowder.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the restaurants on our list to go to when visiting Lunenburg, and we liked it so much we ate there every day! Wonderful staff and nice selection of menu items - food was great!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

It was a busy Sunday in Lunenburg, and most places had a wait. The Bahn mi burger on the streetside menu looked good to DH, and they said 20-25 minutes for a table, so we gave them our cell number. It was probably more like...10-15 when we got the call, and were quickly seated on the deck, overlooking the street below and the water. Very nice, with the clever use of old window frames between tables for social distancing. We were in a bit of a hurry so quickly ordered. The server did a great job of handling our order despite a busy restaurant. I ordered the house made iced tea, which was really good. Very good brewed tea flavour, nicely presented For lunch I had the chicken club, which had a lot of tender juicy white meat and bacon, with good hit of arugula. DH had the bahn Mi burger, which came with nice potato wedges. Really nice fresh flavors in the burger--could taste the cilantro and fish sauce. The bill was also pleasing, about $37 after taxes. It would be very easy to gouge tourists in this pretty, busy town, but the Savvy Sailor also provided good value. Overall, a very pleasant lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 5, 2021

The breakfast was excellent and the staff welcoming. Best breakfast experience in town so far. Thumbs up.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 2, 2021

Great little cafe serving freshly cooked breakfast. Generous portion sizes and lovely staff. A great start to the day.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed August 1, 2021 via mobile

We sat at a table with a lovely view of the Harbour. Lots of lobster options. I had the lobster taco. A luscious mango salsa topped a generous portion of lobster claw and knuckle meat.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 21, 2021 via mobile

Delicious traditional breakfast at a cute spot on the waterfront. The bread and jam were so good. I would highly recommend this spot to all!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 13, 2021

Amazing view-especially on the deck-and great food! Had breakfast and loved every bite! The service was perfect.

Date of visit: July 2021
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April 9, 2017|
Response from SavvySailor_2012 | Property representative |
Thank you for your interest. The Savvy Sailor's current hours are Monday-Friday 830am-3pm Saturday-Sunday 8am-3pm
July 3, 2016|
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Response from Lynchan | Reviewed this property |
07:30 - 4:00pm
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Savvy Sailor

Yes, The Savvy Sailor offers takeaway services.

The Savvy Sailor is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5