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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 26
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
pleasant surprise

What a great little place for a fanrastic meal...has both dining room and upstairs a pub... great sekections abd foid was absolutely excelkent i will go back for the Naple Curry Oasta..yum...yum.. so different and so delightful..

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
nancy
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northwest cove, nova scotia
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  • Local cuisine
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northwest cove, nova scotia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

What a great little place for a fanrastic meal...has both dining room and upstairs a pub... great sekections abd foid was absolutely excelkent i will go back for the Naple Curry Oasta..yum...yum.. so different and so delightful..

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Atlanta
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138 reviews 138 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The best ribs, potato skins and spinach dip we have every had. My husband and ate upstairs and listened to the live celtic music. The service, food and atmosphere were exceptional!

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Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I always for the steak, (does a yum yum dance) the food and service is awesome, the atmosphere is nice and cozy, and their prices are decent. A great dining experience over all :)

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Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have been there several times and have never had a bad meal. Good menu with great pub food and atmosphere.

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Northwest Territories, Canada
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the historic setting and the excellent food. Staff was warm, welcoming and knowledgable about their menu. Made some great reccomendations!

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Longview, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I arrived in Sydney after a day of driving the Cabot trail and sightseeing, our first time in Sydney, we asked at the hotel where to eat dinner, and the Governors Pub was the recommendation. We were not disappointed, with a quiet restaurant seating area, we were seated by the window where we could see the water,... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Good spot on Esplande water front, nice pub but avarage food and beer or is it me getting average serice!

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St. John's, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Dined here this evening and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great atmosphere. Lovely decor and view of the waterfront. Must be even lovelier in hotter weather as they have a rooftop deck and outside seating. The menu is varied with lots of great choices. Our server was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely eat here again. Our tasty meal (2 mains... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A cozy atmosphere in a well kept bar. The venue is varied an the crowd participates when an opening allows.the bar keep was knowlagable of their spirits an the service is friendly. I would recommend bringing friends for the music and chat as the volume complements the experience not dominating it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Housed in a 150 year old building on the Esplanade, this pub oozes atmosphere and charcter. Dining room both downstairs and upstairs were hopping, even on a Monday night. Packed with locals enjoying good plain fare at reasonable prices. The haddock was superb. Live music on some nights, but not when we were there.

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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
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?