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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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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 26
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  • 23
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful views, average food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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English first
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My family and I had supper here and it was great we will be going back before our trip is over the view is beautiful best clams I've ever had the service was great very friendly staff great atmosphere

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Waterloo, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped in for lunch as the they have a nice patio overlooking the water and it was a nice day. The waitress warned us it was the busiest day of the year and we would be waiting a long time for our food. I looked around and yes there were people there but we had no wait for a... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I recently visited the Sea Dog Saloon, however I am now wishing I read the Trip Advisor reviews prior, as the owner responses to customer criticism validates my experience. My wife and I entered on a Friday night where music was playing, we paid our $5 cover charge and were seated. After waiting for about 20 minutes we were able... More 

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

Sorry to hear "Tom J" that you had a bad experience. It wanted to mention that restaurant was packed with two large reservations while you were here which was why the service was not quick. And yes I get defensive when people are misleading the readers. This is our lively hood and we try very hard to make sure everyone... More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Must have good view but when we arrived no table available. The rice soup came with the wrap was too salty. Teased like cooked with ocean water. The wrap was good though.

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Richmond, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Got a lesson on Maritime meals at the Seadog, and glad I did. The food was excellent, and the staff was top notch, and very friendly, like everyone else in Nova Scotia. Chow I've come to find out, is a garnish that goes on fish dish's like, Fish cakes, and Salt Cod dinner. Salt Cod dinner, I'm just going to... More 

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Leyland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went in here during a visit to beautiful Shelnurne as I wanted to try 'Boxing Rock" beer, which is a local brew. As we didn't want to eat, the barmaid, who was very friendly started telling us the few tables where we were allowed to sit. It was a lovely day so I asked if it was ok to sit... More 

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

Hi Folks, If you are coming to Nova Scotia and you want to drink then don't got to a family restaurant and complain when you are denied an alcoholic beverage without food. These are the laws of Nova Scotia. If you feel really good about yourself you can write a nasty review like Leylan here and have it endorsed by... More 

Kentville, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Friendly staff, quaint restaurant with a spectacular view, decent food (average fish and chips), moderate/typical prices. Delicious locally brewed Boxing Rock beer on tap!

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100 Mile House, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Just visited this spot yesterday while staying in the area to visit family. Everything was fresh and so yummy. We had a hard time deciding on what to eat as everything looked so good. And to end the meal we had a apple crisp...I wish we didn't decide to share because it was so good, so we'll flavored! Kathy was... More 

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Additional Information about The Sea Dog Saloon

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

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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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