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US$6 - US$30
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Reviewed June 25, 2021 via mobile

Where to start? Well the young waitress sat us out on the deck where she bellowed loudly at each table. Then she served me an inedible halibut dinner. The fish was dry and the coleslaw had a harsh taste of vinegar. My husband shared me...some of his dinner and she comes by with the debit machine. I'm actually putting a bite up to my mouth and she wants me to pay now. I say I'm not ready and she says why do you want to order more? I said no I'm just not ready! Later she says how was your fish and I said it was dry. She just said I will let them know. No apology. Pity! That pub use to be so good and had great staff.More

Tim L, Owner at Rum Runner Restaurant & Lounge, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello, You have reviewed the WRONG Rum Runner. We are located in LUNENBURG Nova Scotia, not British Columbia. Once the Pandemic hit in 2020 we kept closed, we decided not to open until 2022. Hence you could NOT have eaten here! Please take the honest...More

Reviewed December 18, 2020

We had a beautiful room with a balcony overlooking the bay. Wonderful view to enjoy with a nice bottle of wine before heading out to dinner. Everything was very clean, comfortable and in good order. With the Covid restrictions we felt very safe and comfortable...with the arrangements for check-in. We'll be back. Only suggestion is to leave instructions for the TV remote.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for two nights. The owner and staff had great suggestions on places to eat and go. If you cannot find nearby street parking, they will help you and cover the costs. I suspect that all the rooms along the...back have great harbor views but we had a second floor corner unit that had side windows with views also. It was great. They don’t include breakfast but their recommendation for breakfast (The Savvy Sailor) is really, really good and there’s a coffee maker in the room. As far as I know, there lounge is not operating anymore.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed March 6, 2019

We had lunch at this restaurant while visiting Lunenburg last summer. Friendly service, nice harbour view and decent food. The seafood was sourced from the local fishermen so it's pretty fresh. One of the best fish and chips in town.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed October 11, 2018

Try to get one of the tables on the balcony with a great view of the fishing boats in the harbor and have one of the lobster dinner specials.

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Fluffy white towels, fabulous beds, very welcoming, calm, friendly. What more can you ask?! In the center of town, near shops and restaurants.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed July 1, 2018

What's not to love about this place? It's in a beautiful setting - anywhere in Lunenburg is surrounded by charm and character. Food was great, drinks were even greater. Hubby and I couldn't have asked for more. Beyond satisfied just like we were with every...place in Lunenburg.More

Date of visit: August 2017
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We were able to walk here for breakfast from our hotel. Food was very good; sat on the balcony and had a nice view of the water.

Date of visit: July 2017
Reviewed January 20, 2018

We ate here our last night in Lunenburg on Thanksgiving Sunday. Food and service was good as well as the drinks.

Date of visit: October 2017
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

Voted one of the best restaurants in Nova Scotia! Great food, amazing view of historic Lunenburg Harbour, and friendly staff.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Response from kelley54 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the Rum Runner will be open April, 2017 but don't miss out on patio season ( July-Sept.)!
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Rum Runner Restaurant & Lounge is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5