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The Sea Dog Saloon

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1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 875-1131
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11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 29
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 12
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Sun, waves, nature, and good food

We try to stop in at the sea dog every time we're in the area. It has a fantastic quaint deck located right above the water with wonderful views. You can watch the boats in the harbour and hear the waves lapping at your feet. Nature is at your fingertips and on a sunny day this setting is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Scott J
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Bedford
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Bedford
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We try to stop in at the sea dog every time we're in the area. It has a fantastic quaint deck located right above the water with wonderful views. You can watch the boats in the harbour and hear the waves lapping at your feet. Nature is at your fingertips and on a sunny day this setting is perfect. Our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Although this is situated in a lovely setting, it is a little crubby and the service is less than friendly. Albeit it we arrived late in the evening, during the week l, about an hour from closing. After having to wait for 10 minutes to be served when there was only two other customers in the resurant, the waitress spoke... More 

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Dieppe, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

we ate here three times during our stay at the Islands Provincial Park. lazagna is excellent and the fish and chips too. very friendly and efficient waitress.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Friendly service, food was fine, but not exceptional, lobster roll was short on lobster, setting on the water and eating outside on the deck was most pleasant.

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Lunenburg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We come down to Shelburne a couple of times a year and always go to the Sea Dog because it is right on the water, even though the food is not very good for the price. The problem yesterday was that, having each enjoyed a really good Boxing Rock beer and just starting in on our second Boxing Rock beer... More 

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

We do provide an outdoor venue for people to enjoy their meals but we are unable to control nature and I am sure the health board will agree that is beyond reasonable expectation. Not allowing you to eat on the deck would have been the only way to provide protection and I understand it was your choice to eat outside.... More 

Amherst, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Food was excellent and wait staff very friendly and helpful. We were there on a gorgeous evening with many sailboats in the harbour. Sit outside if weather permits!

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Halifax, NS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is exactly what they say a saloon or pub, but the food was great and the waitress just fill the bill. They made our evening perfect, out on the patio watching sail boats. No one was rushed and they did a great job promoting Shelburne and the area. Great food, and service.

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were there twice. On Friday nights, they have an open mike and anyone can sing. The talent was really good and we enjoyed the evening thoroughly. We only had drinks that night as we had just had dinner at Charlotte's Lane. We came back the next night for dinner. The food was delicious. The wait staff was very friendly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

When my husband and I are in the area,we always stop by the Sea Dog to enjoy beautiful views of Shelburne Harbor from their deck. A lot of the food is heavily breaded and/or greasy, but it is a great place to enjoy a drink and share an appetizer in the afternoon or at sunset. The staff is always friendly... More 

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Shag Harbour, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My friend and I visited the Sea Dog Saloon last week for a meal. We took a table on the deck so we could enjoy the awesome view :) it started pouring and everyone moved inside but us. The waitress was very kind and we apologized for her coming out in the rainstorm to bring us our food :) I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: (902) 875-1131

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Canadian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?