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Governors Pub & Eatery

233 Esplanade Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
902-562-7646
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Ranked #7 of 129 Restaurants in Sydney
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Seafood, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Toronto
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

It is just across the Holiday Inn and went for dinner. Has a cool atmosphere. Good food. There was live music later in the evening.

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ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There is a good view of the harbor from the deck. We liked the upstairs room because the evening entertainment is down. Very good service and very good, well prepared food. We ate dinner there three out of our four nights in Sydney. Definitely will return.

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Was there in conjunction with HAT's Christmas Carol production and the meal was fabulous. Great choices available and my main, the beef, was exceptional. A great meal and great value.

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Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Presentation, flavour and atmosphere Devine ! I have eaten there on several different occasions and can honestly say it was great.

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Oshawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

more than a pub;;; high class food great decor and a first class menu with middle of the road prices , and a short ride from our hotel with a taxi driver that took us back when we called taking only a small amount for payment i did tip well

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

After hearing several people talking about this place, we decided to try it for lunch. We don't live in Sydney but visit often. The staff was friendly, but service was slow. The food was good, not outstanding. It should be said, however, that the diners upstairs (likely from a docked cruise ship) were having a really good time at the... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

A friendly restaurant with great food, overlooking the harbour. Higher-end, chef restaurant. Menu offers a variety of choices, with a few seafood dishes. Reasonable prices. We have always enjoyed our meals at Governors.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped here after a brief stay in Sydney. My wife had a very nice pulled pork dish, I had some steamed mussel appetizers both were excellent. I do not want to bash this place since everything else was good but I ordered a lobster roll and its was the worst excuse for a lobster roll i ever had. Some... More 

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Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Went by myself and enjoyed thoroughly. Food was good and beer too! Would have been nicer with family but enjoyed nonetheless...service was a little slow but all in all good! Lots of good local choices for food along with the usual pub fare!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place! Cape Breton maple salad is to die for. Can't wait to go back!! Service was excellent, atmosphere was perfect and the entertainment was epic!

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Additional Information about Governors Pub & Eatery

Address: 233 Esplanade Street, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
Phone Number: 902-562-7646
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Seafood, Gastropub

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