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Governors Pub & Eatery

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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
902-562-7646
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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charleston, south carolina
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busy, rainy night. This place was recommended by the hotel concierge but the reviews showed only 3*; therefore, we were skeptical. We were seated within five minute of arriving - the wait staff is also the host/hostess staff. Our waitress was energetic, positive, cheerful and helpful. What else can you ask from the service in a restaurant. The food was... More 

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Thank mrszink
Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best in Sydney with delicious seafood and reasonable prices. Friendly staff and very nice atmosphere downstairs. Up stairs pub features local entertainers many nights but is small and can get crowded.Try the fresh halibut or fish and chips Located across from Sydney waterfront.

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Thank 214johnling
Sydney, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoy Governors but as of late it is not as good as it was in the past. Attention to detail and meals in general seems to be missing.

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Thank Shirlee C
Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly atmosphere , great view of harbour and excellent food to boot..consistent with our other many visits to this restaurant

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Two of us for lunch, had wraps one us us loved it the other not so much. The veggie wrap was fantastic and as for the blackened salmon wrap one should request no avacado because once warmed up it goes brown and mushy. It was terrible. Sent back the lobster bisque is was a salty broth and fishy. Server was... More 

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Thank Aggies7
Estero, Florida
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and the presentation is awesome. The wait staff is well trained, pleasant and helpful. We sat on the front porch but the inside looked nice too. The one downside is that the restrooms are in the basement accessed by some very steep stairs. We will eat there again on our trip.

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Thank carol o
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good food for an evening with friends. very busy so had to go upstairs - not for anyone with mobility issues but lovely unique setting

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Thank Susan S
Punta Gorda, Florida
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436 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had dinner here while visiting Sydney. They have live entertainment on many evenings in the Summer. Our food was tasty and reasonably price. We would visit again.

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Thank Radmrjg
Ile-perrot
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first night in Sydney was memorable because we ate here. Not only was the food really good but the service was admirable. We were served by someone who clearly loves her job and takes pride in her work.

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Thank mariefrancoisep691
Sydney, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Food and atmosphere was great!!!! Waitress was very friendly and couldn't do enough for you. I go here quite often and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 902-562-7646

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