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Governors Pub & Eatery

233 Esplanade Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
902-562-7646
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Ranked #6 of 130 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Continental, Eclectic, Canadian
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Somerset, England
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330 reviews 330 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This eatery was recommended to us by the hotel we were staying in and after a short walk along the pretty boardwalk we found it. We were in Sydney for two nights and ate there both times, enjoying the friendly service and delicious hot food. Very lucky to get tables both nights as it was extremely busy. Live music was... More

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st anns
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

after a twenty minute wait for a MENU......we then had to ask to order. the food was decent. the view was nice and but the service was horrendous.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Close by our hotel , this restaurant was recommended to us. We went upstairs to the pub. Authentic Pub atmosphere and very cozy. Our server Kristen did everything to make our dining experience enjoyable. Ceasar salad and fish chowder were excellent. We wanted lobster and it was perfectly cooked. Got a treat as the bartender Jonathan was setting up for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Nothing really special - food was decent and can't complain. Although a little disappointed as they had a big sign on the outside advertising mussels and there was none to be had. Had a small meal of chowder, fish and chips. Guess if you need a quiet meal the dining room works well.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I have been here many times some times for just drinks and other times for dinner! Every time it's wonderful:) both service and food!! Well done

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Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

A local restaurant owner who lived in the area recommended this place for seafood so we thought we would give it a shot. I ordered the scallops and my girlfriend ordered the fish and chips. The scallop dish was supposed to be in a garlic reduction sauce and it tasted nothing like this. The fish and chips were not fresh... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The service was OK. The waitress was friendly, but took a while to take my order. However, once the order was taken, I didn't wait too long for my order to be served. The soup of the day came in a huge bowl - for that price - many other restaurants would have served it in a cup. Besides the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The restaurant full so we ate in the bar upstairs. The food was typical pub food. Service was friendly and courteous. Food was good at a reasonable price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

F Great Music during Dinner and great food. I go to this fantastic restaurant frequently the staff are great and provide excellent service. Am in the accommodation industry and send my guests and all are impressed with the service and cuisine.

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Oak Park, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We had dinner here the first night we stayed in Sydney. The place was quite busy. They have a reasonable number of selections on the menu, but all pretty much standard fare. The food was good, but certainly not great. The service about the same. I'd recommend trying somewhere else.

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