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Governors Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
+1 902-562-7646
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“lobster roll” (39 reviews)
“fish and chips” (76 reviews)
“chowder” (28 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We ate on the front patio for both our visits..the food did not disappoint and the servers were friendly. This is a great place to grab a meal and enjoy the view from the front patio or upstairs patio that features music.

Thank Nana5864
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed this stop after the Spirit of the Fiddle show. Likes the Irish Nachos, and beer along with the live fiddle music. Would return!

Thank Laboss121
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fish & chips were excellent as was the lobster risotto. Service very good. Lively fiddler upstairs doing Irish ditties entertaining an enthusiastic crowd. Popular place with the cruise ship crowd. Well done, highly recommend.

Thank Roland D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were staying at the Holiday Inn just down the street and walked down here for dinner one evening. They have restaurant and pub seating as well as outdoor areas both up and downstairs. This place is just across the street from the waterfront so...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while in Sydney. We had lobster balls, seafood chowder, mussels and the spinach salad. Very nice, all of it. The seafood chowder was delicious. It was more of a stew than a soup. Mostly fish, with some potatoe and a...More

Thank JMurr49
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Outstanding food and atmosphere! The patio seating overlooking the water was beautiful and we sat right next to the fire so, even though it was a little chilly, we stayed warm. And our waitress, Kelli, was adorable!! We followed all of her recommendations and she...More

Thank alkebd
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service was excellent and the location wonderful with a Terrace looking over Sydney Harbour. My scallops were good, but nothing special. The serving size of 8 scallops was very generous and filling. The fish and chips gave a generous serving of 2 pieces of...More

Thank vallen25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed with server when told her kindly replace uncooked 6-7 mussels not open. And she / chef did not replace them automatically.. just asked if we want to pay for another order of them. Poor service by doing that .. I was quietly polite in...More

1  Thank Ken F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside on a sunny day and enjoyed local craft beer and truly delicious food. The blackened salmon wrap was fresh and very tasty!

Thank KateJohn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has it all - extensive menu (lots of interesting choices like lobster benny and lobster poutine), quick service & very tasty meals. we had two meals there and both were excellent. The staff is very good (efficient, friendly, informative). Excellent choice on cruise...More

Thank bcYoYo
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karen m
June 28, 2016|
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Response from BoulevardBiker | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....I just got the question emailed to me from Trip Advisor tonight.....July 11th!!
September 20, 2015|
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Response from FJDriver | Reviewed this property |
When we went to the Governor's Pub and Eatery, it was our second attempt. The first night we went, it was obvious that they were REALLY busy, and we would have had to wait way too long. On our second attempt, we were able... More
Darlene M
September 14, 2015|
Response from BoulevardBiker | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I called Governors for you. Oysters are a regular menu item. They are served raw with sea salt, pepper and lemon and cost $2.00 each. I have never had them (and never will, lol) so I can't review them for you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $15
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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: +1 902-562-7646
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