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“We would like to return earlier in the season!” 4 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: Local cuisine, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Rum Runner Restaurant overlooks the Lunenburg Harbour and specializes in fresh local seafood.
Guelph, ON
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“We would like to return earlier in the season!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Our waitress was very friendly and helpful, and the food was great. It was a nice day for October, so we were able to eat outside with a nice view of the harbour. Unfortunately it was the second-last day of their season, so not everything on the menu was available.

Visited October 2013
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Southern California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Gorgeous View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Food is not so great but good enough to pass a meal. However the ambiance of the place was fantastic overlooking the bay, museum and the boats docked on the yard. The waitress was nice and pretty as well, very courteous but time in preparing fish and chips was a little bit lengthy.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Highliht of our visit to Canada”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The dinner we had in the RumRunner in Lunenburg was the best during our trip to Canada this year!
My wife took the Haddock stuffed with shellfish, clams and leek, topped with something crisp. I had a half lobster with shrimp and scalops with vegetables and rice.
As a dessert we hat a blueberrygrunt with blueberrysauce

It was marvellous!
The food was absolutely worth some stars from Michelin and the waiter was well able to give information about the food and its preparation. The corresponding wines were an excellent recommondation too.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Jerome, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Good + View”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

With a location right on the water and the dock the service and the food was good. More than that, the view is very nice and romantic from the terrace. You have to know that this building was where the Bleunose's sails were manufactured, an important historical part of Lunenburg, you feel the history.

Visited August 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Pleasant re-acquaintance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We hadn't been back to the Rum Runner for years, but recently dropped in for an early dinner and were not disappointed. The fish and chips were fresh and not soggy as often is the case. The view over the harbor was great, and the sun made an appearance allowing us to dine on the outdoor balcony - always a treat! The server was friendly and attentive and it was a pleasant re-acquaintance with a nice place to eat.

Visited September 2013
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