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“Love great food? Eat here!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rum Runner Restaurant

Rum Runner Restaurant
66 Montague, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
902-634-8778
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Ranked #12 of 37 Restaurants in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $35
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Rum Runner Restaurant overlooks the Lunenburg Harbour and specializes in fresh local seafood.
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Love great food? Eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My family and I recently ate wonderful food at the Rum Runner in Lunenburg. I work in the food industry in Vancouver, B.C. and I know great food when I see/taste it ! The presentation was lovely, the flavours were clean and bright, and the prices were very reasonable.

We all agreed that the lobster roll served on a brioche bun was the best we had ever eaten. Keep your eye on Chef Bastian Ziegler, a rising star on the local food scene.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bel Air
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Friendly Staff and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Staff was so friendly and the view of the harbor was stellar, even drank a beer at the Local's pub one night after running into a server who mentioned it as the place to go for a drink. Food was good enough

Visited July 2013
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Halifax, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“wow”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

After visiting this resturant with my wife let me just say we will never return. On July 20th we had all intentions of having a relaxing dinner for our anniversy which was none of the sort. We waited for what seemed like ages for our drinks and then our food which when it was served to our table was not what we had ordered. Our server Scott was anything but polite. When we finally recieved what we had ordered i was cold and tastless, and did not once recieve an appology for the chaos we witnessed during our dining experience. Save yourself the time of experiencing the worst dining exprience ever

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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RumRunnerRestaurant, Manager at Rum Runner Restaurant, responded to this review, July 30, 2013
We are very sorry you did not enjoy your dinner experience with us. The saturday night you joined us we were very short staffed due to illness. We apologize if your service and food did not meet expectations. We work very hard to present our customers with the best service and quality food available. We have reviewed your comments with our staff and will use it to make our establishment even better. If you wish to further discuss this feel free to contact me at 1-902-634-8778.
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Antigonish, Canada
1 review
“Best.Lobster.Roll.Ever.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

There is not a lobster roll in Atlantic Canada that would come close to the tasty lobster roll that Chef Bastian Ziegler prepares for you FRESH at the Rum Runner! The bun is super unique, and it is a must try on the menu. A true Nova Scotia experience awaits you on the deck of the Rum Runner, where the smell of the salt air fills your lungs and you cannot possibly be any closer to the sea, unless you are swimming in it. Sitting on the Rum Runner deck eating a lobster roll needs to go on your bucket list! And, if you're lucky, the famous Bluenose is arm lengths away docked on the wharf, to make it a picture perfect, deliciously fantastic Nova Scotia experience!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Courtenay, Canada
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“Campbell' Summer Vacation 2013”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We really enjoy our visits to Nova Scotia and we were treated to a special meal at The Rum Runner. Scott, our server made sure that my allergies were addressed and Bastion the chef created a meal to remember. My husband and I were celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary with our trip and it was made extra special with a fabulous meal and such attention to detail from our server Scott. The only thing that made it better was the wonderful view from their deck...magnificent...a real must-see and eat!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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