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The Sea Dog Saloon

Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 875-1131
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant on the waterfront serving seafood and other fare. Full bar. Seafood here was better prepared than what I ate in Dingby the night before. Had the scallops in wine sauce - awesome!

Thank notnowwhen
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Poor service, bordering on rude. I guess I shouldn't have expected warm food given the length of time we waited.

Thank Mark E
Dock_St, Owner at The Sea Dog Saloon, responded to this review

I am sorry but I can't help people that don't want to help themselves. No idea what this customers issues were. We serve hundreds of people a day and explain to them all that we are not fast food. How long did he wait, what did he have, did the waitress address his concerns, what did they do that was... More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you like pub food, this is a nice place to go. My wife has allergy problems, and the staff were very helpful, she had panned fried haddock that she said was the best she had in a long time.

Thank Gordon M
Riverview, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by late this evening with a coworker. Staff was friendly, so friendly I got an extra porcelain of fish (which was excellent) with my clam and fish and chips. The Boxing Rock Temptation Red went perfectly with the meal.

Thank Nick F
Jersey City, New Jersey
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful spot, good service and lots of choices on the menu. Lobster! Fish and Chips! Chowder! Beer!

Thank Blythe C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I rented a kayak from Allan for the weekend...it was very nice and for a fair price, also he was lovely to deal with. Then I came for dinner with a group... my meal was the shrimp/scallop combo and I almost licked the plate, next time will have the salt cod which looked really good. The service was perfect and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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98 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The view is typical of a beautiful harbor view restaurant.---everything about this place is completely typical of every harbor-view restaurant in every small town in Oregon, Washington state, Maine and MASS...Except for one thing---Each day they serve 2 dishes that you will only find in the Maritime provinces of Canada--and rarely in any tourist restaurant even in these isolated areas--so,... More 

Thank Maxwell P
Halifax, Canada
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138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time to Shelburne and my first time to this restaurant was over the weekend and the view and outdoor patio is very nice however everything else that makes a restaurant enjoyable was lacking considerably. The food in my opinion was terrible, it didn't taste good, it had no flavor, it was boring and just was not worth the... More 

3 Thank JustTravelling4
Dock_St, Manager at The Sea Dog Saloon, responded to this review

I don't know what food the customer had since it was not mentioned, our dishes are homemade and we have wonderful seafood. Our policy is if you don't like your food, send it back and we will make it right. This person was not interested in providing helpful feedback to the public. It is really hard to understand what this... More 

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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 2 evenings enjoying the sunset over Shelburne Harbour, wait staff was friendly but the food was just ok. My wife has a gluten allergy and the waitress on the first night seemed to not have a clue about it, even after our conversation her meal came with 2 slices of bread?! Fries are just frozen ones, had to send... More 

2 Thank FJRider21
Nova Scotia
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on a family vacation. The food was good, mostly seafood on the menu. The staff was friendly and talkative.The wait for the food was not long and it was reasonably priced.

Thank DWhalen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: (902) 875-1131

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?