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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
Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Having had two bad experiences in the not too distant past - I would never eat at this establishment again and of course would not recommend it to anyone. The service was slow and after an hour and fifteen minutes they finally served my prime rib without an apology for the slow service. I have never tasted such a tough... More

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Gainesville, Georgia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

It was a beautiful afternoon and we were able to sit outside on the upper deck, with a nice view of the water. The service was good; a great selection of food and beers. We had Lobster Bisque and Lobster rolls - our first time for lobster rolls and we fell in love. We found the place by a local... More

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Miramichi, Nb. Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We ate here twice.I had a wrap each time..I must say the Blackened Salmon Wrap..was amazing...so good.... On the next visit, I had the curry chicken wrap..should have stayed with the Salmon one.. My husband had...Fish n' Chips...on our first visit..it appeared it had been cooked in old oil & not at a hot enough temperature ...Disappointing.. Next visit..he had... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It seemed like a busy Saturday night upstairs in the pub but we got a cozy table by the fireplace in the dining room downstairs. The host and our server were very friendly and courteous. The food was alright. We had: Nova Scotia Jost Cabernet Foch Crab cakes: we thought there were too much fillers. Seafood linguine with maple syrup... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

This is a great pub. We ordered a Thai chicken pasta salad and tomato bisque soup and a ruben sandwich and each one was delicious. Great beers. Great atmosphere. A wait to get in but worth it. Waitress was fun and helpful. Really enjoyed this pub.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Sydney was a stopover on our cruise. We went to Governor's Pub for lunch and music. The lobster roll was great. Good size, reasonable price and great taste. My husbands buffalo wings were excellent. The pub had a great selection of beer also. The best surprise was a duo playing Celtic music and boy was it fantastic and very lively.... More

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Somerset, England
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362 reviews 362 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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