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“Scrub Menu Before Season 2” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Savvy Sailor

The Savvy Sailor
100 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-640-7245
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Ranked #5 of 36 Restaurants in Lunenburg
Price range: $3 - $19
Cuisines: Seafood, Café
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Savvy Sailor Cafe is licensed and has great selection of breakfast,lunch, and seasonal dinner fair.Views overlooking the UNESCO town harbour.
Jacksonville, Florida and Lunenburg
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Scrub Menu Before Season 2”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

This restaurant is in a great location where locals once enjoyed the best coffee house Lunenburg has ever boasted...Historic Grounds. Since then, one promising restaurant has failed and now the Savvy Sailor is giving this well loved location a try. The view of the harbour is AWESOME! The restaurant is casual, comfy and cozy.

There were some problems with the menu this first year, but the owners are of a well known local family and I have every confidence they will open next season to a host of improvements. I and my guests always found the service friendly, gracious, and timely...no complaints there at all until toward the end of the season, when it seemed to be just a little slow. The chef is trying too hard to make the breakfast selections trendy. My suggestion is that the Savvy Sailor simply try to replicate the breakfast menu of Historic Grounds with some upscale modifications. The prices are too high for the local pocketbook, but that's true almost everywhere in Nova Scotia. The venue is the kind of place that tourists will enjoy the most as a breakfast, lunch and coffee place and that is what everyone who lives in the area really wants it to continue to be. The lunch menu was very hit and miss this year. The "signature" soup here does not hold a candle to the Peanut Soup at Magnolia's down the street and something completely different such as a hardy bean and sausage or cold potato soup would be better.

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Vancouver, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“good lunch stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Stopped for lunch and had the haddock, excellent. Good service and friendly staff. Outdoor seating available with great views over the water.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice and Fresh”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

The restaurant is on the Main Street of Lunenburg. It has pretty view of the water and there is outdoor settings.
It is a great place to stop when your stomach is grumbling and your legs are tired of walking.
I ordered the scallops and my husband the fish. It was absolutely delicious, freshly prepared and nicely presented.
We then shared the delicious carrot cake. Coffee was good.
All together a very pleasant experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Excellent coffee and cakes”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We stopped here mid morning and sat outside on the deck overlooking the harbour. Great service - very attentive and friendly staff, Excellent coffee and great cakes too.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Had the Maritime Benny which is a lobster benny. Loved it. A little salty but then I normally don't salt my food. Service was excellent.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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