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The Sea Dog Saloon

1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 875-1131
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Ranked #9 of 18 restaurants in Shelburne
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Guelph, Canada
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

If you're looking for a casual dinner, on a deck overlooking the water, with sailboats and a sunset, the Sea Dog is the place to be. The seafood is fresh, with a wide range of choices and the welcome option of fish being beer-battered or breaded. They also provide a number of signature dishes and authentic Nova Scotian fare I... More

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Pickering, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

2013, after a day of walking the family sat down for a late afternoon bite. It was during Pirate week and some local Pirates were an entertaining distraction at times. The place was busy and staff moving about giving good slices of time to all (most specifically, us) so, no complaints on that. From what I recall the meals ordered... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 via mobile

Though it always has potential to be good or bad per local reviews, on this occasion and most that I have experienced, the food was reliably good Nova Scotia pub food. On this particular visit, the service was too notch. The server definitely made the effort to ensure the kids were attended to specifically. And you can't beat the location.

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Kilrea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Absolutely great night, on a Wednesday !! Do not miss this place, supporting local talent, had great night

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

For me, the mark of a truly great battered fish meal is taking that first bite and realizing that you will not be needing the tartar sauce, as it would only distract you from the light batter and moist fish on your plate. This was my experience at The Sea Dog Saloon today, and it will be a highlight of... More

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Concord, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Its their license. Food - so so. Beer - Yum. Turned out to be a pretty expensive beer. We got the poutine.

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Dock_St, Owner at The Sea Dog Saloon, responded to this review

Sorry we were unwilling to break the law and put our business at risk to make this Trip Advisor happy. In the future we recommend checking with local customs and laws before traveling. Our staff is open and honest and are obligated to follow the rules laid out by the Provincial Government. In the future if you just want beer... More

Modesto
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Our lobster rolls were made with fake lobster meat -- that "crab stick" stuff -- instead of real lobster. Yeah, in the lobster capitol of Canada.

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Dock_St, Owner at The Sea Dog Saloon, responded to this review

This individual is claiming that their lobster meat was not real lobster but crab meat. I would caution anyone taking this review seriously when the reviewer can not identify real lobster meat. We specialize in seafood and only use real seafood. Our lobster are locally caught and anyone that knows Nova Scotia Lobster knows how tasty they are. This individual... More

Mississauga, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great view, but that's where it ends. The food is sadly AWFUL. With all the fresh fish options you'd think that they could at least make a good FISH burger, but that's not the case. We find most of their food to be overly greasy, processed, and truly NOT worth eating. IT's a shame, with a good menu, a chef... More

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Dock_St, Owner at The Sea Dog Saloon, responded to this review

This reviewer indicated they only ate a Fish Burger (which was made with fresh haddock) however their review implies they tried the entire menu which could not possibly be true since we do not have ANYTHING on our menu that is processed, not even our cheese slices. We also offer many items that are not deep fried like salads and... More

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

my mate jim has been having chowder at every restaurant we've been to and this was the best. really chunky. there is a ghost in the restaurant but we didn't see it or hear it breaking off at pool but this didn't really spoil our stay at the sea dog (don't expect to see dogs either). the waitress is lots... More

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Ontario Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

We popped into Seadog on our Nova Scotia tour. Amazing fish bites and very cold beer! Beautiful setting, friendly staff, and fun decor. We especially thought the metal colander light shades were a cute accent. If you are in the area stop by. We wish we were able to be there for one of their events or to spend an... More

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