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The Sea Dog Saloon

Bar, Canadian, Pub
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1 Dock St, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
(902) 875-1131
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed a fabulous late evening meal on the water with kids. Fish cakes, seafood chowder were especially delicious and the setting can't be beat. Lovely, helpful service. Would definitely recommend.

Thank David F
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112 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ended up eating here while approaching Shelburne since the Trip Advisor highly rated pubs/restaurants were closed on Monday (very odd). The Sea Dog had some weak reviews so we took a chance. The Sea Dog has a charming atmosphere. Lots of memorabilia. While we ate inside there's a very nice outside deck overlooking the water. Our female server proved... More 

Thank JimTaggartOttawa
Ottawa, Canada
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were cycling through the area - and stumbled upon this restaurant next to our hotel. It has a great view, good local beers -and fine food - at a reasonable price. Try the Salt cod dish - a Nova Scotia staple and much better than it sounds. The staff was courteous and helpful - even offering to drive one... More 

Thank steve f
Annapolis Valley, NS
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143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have rarely rated a place so low and I waited over a week to think about my experience. Overall, it would seem that the Sea Dog was not prepared for a long weekend or had MUCH greater volume then expected! Granted our group did show up the Sunday of the Canada Day weekend but I had already heard stories... More 

Thank Valleyguy2008
Port Perry, Canada
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice restaurant in historical Shelburne. The environment is warm and comfortable in a gorgeous old heritage building. Servers were welcoming and friendly. Food was good bar fare with lots of seafood options. Patio is a great place to spend time with family or friends.

Thank hallake2
Lunenburg, Canada
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been touring around the area and got hungry so we stopped by knew from the menu outside sounded like pub type food so that's what we were in the mood for at the time. The food was pretty good and we are not fussy people by no means at all. My husband tried one of the beers he... More 

Thank SouthRockers
Kentville, Canada
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with a group of people in July while in town on business. I had the fish and chips, which is a regular selection of mine at restaurants. The fish was not bad but not good, and the fries were just frozen McCain type fries and they came cold. I would have liked to see more than two local... More 

Thank Penny C
Annapolis Royal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered ice water with lemon...one glass had a long hair floating in the water glass. There were two persons looking after the same tables and when I mentioned the HAIR in the water glass...his response was 'That's unfortunate'. The server that took our food order did bring a fresh glass of water minus a hair. My husband ordered the breaded... More 

Thank 74Debra
Dock_St, Owner at The Sea Dog Saloon, responded to this review

This is the first person that has ever asked me to destroy peoples livelihood because they didn't enjoy their experience, and it is upsetting to me. My staff did an amazing job on a weekend that was extremely busy, they worked very hard and I will stand by them and sing their praises. As humans they can make mistakes they... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and customer service. Lovely location on the waterfront. Would visit again for sure. Very accommodating to our tastes.

Thank christina1970
Souris, Canada
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64 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the two casual dinners we ate here on their outside deck in the evening. A burger and fries menu with a few seafood treats. It delivers what it promises.

Thank PEILynn

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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, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Scenic view, Large groups, Families with children
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?