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SaltSpray Restaurant

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300 Esplanade St | Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A7, Canada (Formerly Highland Mermaid Restaurant)
+1 902-567-7015
Today
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Moncton, NB
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360 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed breakfast here twice on my recent stay. The omelette is excellent as well as the coffee. Service was also excellent. Restaurant is facing the water and has great views.

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Thank Nic7895
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

This hotel is in the lobby of the hotel, it is only open for breakfast. I ate breakfast there 5 days, the breakfast was average, the cook doesn't know how to prepare Eggs Benedict properly, all in all the food was average. The wait staff were very pleasant each morning.

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Thank First_TimerHalifax
Sydney, Canada
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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

This restaurant has it all, it's got great views over the harbour, the food is great and good portions and if you don't want anything from the restaurant at the time, you still are able to get food from their pub restaurant. The service is great. It's an all around nice place to entertain your friends.

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Thank Ruth M
Nova Scotia, Canada
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Had the vegetable penne for dinner one night and could not eat it because it was so unpalatable. Had breakfast here one morning; the egg omelete was good but the "fresh" fruit that came with my order was slimy. There was a mess on the table and floor. It's unfortunate for the wait staff who always reflected friendliness and warmth.

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Thank AMLatYHZ
Eastern Passage, Canada
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87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

I had brekky here while staying at the hotel. I was offered the buffet but ordered off the menu. My food was great and my server was very good as well. It is a lovely restaurant and had nice views.

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Thank Kyla R
Cheticamp, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Our party of 8 which included 4 kids under the age of 7 waited 1 1/2 hours for our food. Only to receive it cold.

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1 Thank warreck
Saskatchewan
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130 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016

This place is in the Holiday Inn and because we received some free breakfast vouchers for staying we stopped here both days we stayed. There is a breakfast bar that is very expensive with very average food. They were a fairly good variety of hot and cold items but they was $18 per person for it. I found the menu... More 

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Thank JPTENIUK
Amherst, Canada
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Excellent variety of breakfast/brunch foods. Pretty view of the harbour and various water craft docked there. We would eat here again.

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Thank margomac2014
Edmonton, Canada
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Food is good and the service was quick. The staff are friendly and since I was staying at the hotel they gave me milk for my room coffee machine.

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Thank Greg H
Toronto
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91 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Food and service were great. Lobster and mussels were on special - we were delighted! The restaurant over looks the bay - it is clean and modern - well worth a visit. The also do a good buffet breakfast with lots of fresh fruit.

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Thank Siggy66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Esplanade St | Holiday Inn Sydney-Waterfront, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A7, Canada (Formerly Highland Mermaid Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-567-7015
  • This restaurant is at Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront

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