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Governors Pub & Eatery

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Seafood, Pub, Gastropub
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233 Esplanade Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
902-562-7646
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 165
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 37
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food, good value

I visit Sydney a few times a year on business, usually with a large group of guests. This place rarely disappoints- good quality food, generous portions, good service and cheerful atmosphere. They can cater for large or small groups and generally do well serving large groups efficiently. There are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
genkiaussie
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Sydney, Canada
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Excellent lunch, seafood chowder , homemade biscuits and the best club sandwich on porridge bread make on site , hand cut fries and ahoy pot of tea. Excellent service and served in a timely fashion at a very busy time and a full house.

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Thank Michaeleen692
Sydney
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

numerious time have been there with family,business friends. always good food & accommadating. local Craft beer a plus.

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Thank macraeer
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a place that serves good food with a smile, this is the place you need to try. I was in Sydney for business and was happy to be told by locals to try this restaurant. The clam chowder was very yummy and after I enjoyed a very tender 1/2 rack of ribs. It will be... More 

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Thank CO10102
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visit Sydney a few times a year on business, usually with a large group of guests. This place rarely disappoints- good quality food, generous portions, good service and cheerful atmosphere. They can cater for large or small groups and generally do well serving large groups efficiently. There are often fiddlers playing live music which always goes down well with... More 

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Thank genkiaussie
Sydney, Ns
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to Governors for quite some time and was very pleased. The service and food was wonderful and I'll definitely be back!

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Thank irenecE8123XL
Point Edward
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent .. The food was hot and delicious... The servers are always friendly and helpful ... Great atmosphere especially eating on the deck overlooking Sydney harbour...

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Thank loafster12
Killarney, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though I grew up in Sydney, I had never been to Governors before... I have no idea why! I went last night with two friends we had local beer Big Spruce (which is also organic) and excellent food! I had a vegetarian dish of wild mushroom risotto, stir fry veggies, sweet potato puree and lime...something...tofu hahha (I'm bad at... More 

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Thank Krystle M
Paris, France
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Climb the stairs or stay on the first floor either place the food is as wonderful as the atmosphere.

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Thank Jackie K
Saint John, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

First time there and I will come back. Great food, good service. The fish trio was fantastic and the twice baked potato is a must!

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Thank Richard M
Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Best potato skins we've ever had! Try the club sandwich! Out of this world! Great setting, staff is great! 😊

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Thank Victoria D

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Esplanade Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 902-562-7646

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?