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Governors Pub & Eatery

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
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233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
+1 902-562-7646
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Toronto
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181 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited as part of a group on our way to an embarkation in Louisburg. Solid food and beer. Multiple levels music on some. Worthy of a visit

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Thank marekw
Seahouses, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited on a Monday evening for dinner with colleagues. Great setting and a good atmosphere. Good choice of local ales and a decent wine list too. The service was good. Nice variety on the menu and the specials board. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area.

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Thank skywrap
Nova Scotia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Traditional warm Maritime Pub, friendly, fun and efficient staff. Food is good, Regular Pub fare (wings, burgers, fish &chips), plus daily specials that are slightly up-scaled and locally sourced when available. Decent value for your money and a fairly good selection of local craft beers. Live local music makes for a warm genuine Pub setting.

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Thank BarGuyNovaScotia
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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502 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Neat looking place with some history. We were seated right away for lunch. The service was good. The food wasn't that great. We had a chicken sandwich and the chicken was kind of rubbery, like it was made earlier and warmed up. I had poutine, I guess it was okay it was the first time I had it. Based on... More 

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Thank KingHuskey
Sylvan Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Governors is a hogh end restaurant down stairs and a fun pub with live music up stairs. The downstairs restaurant has amazing local seafood and perfect steak and prime rib. The atmosphere is close, warm and private. Washrooms located down stairs can be a challenge. The pub upstairs is fun, snug, and lively place with local musicians frequenting the establishment.... More 

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Thank Roderick M
Vista, California
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99 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much happening in town after the cruise ships leave, but very nice historical setting and good food on a dark and rainy night. Service was attentive.

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Thank Nancy J
Sydney, Nova Scotia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I personally did not like the food there. A eat out a lot but will pass if friends are going again to this place . Food was not great , sorry

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Thank monadarlenef
Lakeshore, Canada
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a most delightful lunch, great recommendations from awesome server. Lobster roll was the special of the day and it certainly did not disappoint! Cool, friendly staff - would go back in a heartbeat!

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Thank Divine4Wine
Halifax, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered a burger and sweet potato fries, probably THE BEST burger I have ever had !! The pub's decor is full of Celtic charm.

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Thank PoohGirl67
Sydney, Canada
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is great but the tables are very crowded together. They have a pub area upstairs and it's great but again it's very small and crowded to sit and listen to music. Other than that it's a great place to visit in Sydney, it faces the harbour and it has a beautiful outdoor veranda in the summer....as long as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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: +1 902-562-7646

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