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Lane's Privateer Inn

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American, Bar, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood, Gastropub
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27 Bristol Ave, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
+1 902-354-3456
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Halifax, Canada
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was hesitant to come here because I thought it was a typical "upscale pub with bad food". Boy, was I wrong! Both times we have been here, we had exceptional food!!!! The haddock is extremely fresh and they have some great local cheese and meats. The haddock burger is SO GOOD!! Seriously. So, my thoughts on Lane's has changed... More 

1 Thank McLeod9
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were travelling around N.S. and my husband said next on his bucket list was a good bowl of seafood chowder. We noticed Lane's Privateer Inn was on the "Chowder Trail" so we figured it must be good. It was. He loved it. charming little place to eat Staff was friendly The place seemed to have tourists eating here Stopped... More 

1 Thank dreamer_in_kw
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place has a lot of charm and is located on the river. The Inn is very old circa 1800s, and you will find lots of history and uneven floors that add that charm. You will have squicky stairs and narrow hallways. There is part that looks like modern addition, but we have stayed in original inn. It was surprisingly... More 

Thank Waldi12
Lethbridge, AB
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23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming decor, pretty views and a tasty meal. I had the Captains Choice (haddock and clams) and it was wonderful. Warm biscuits to start were a great touch!

Thank mountaingirl71
Victoria, Canada
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76 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the cream of mushroom soup and seafood chowder. Both were very tasty. The fish burger I had was also very good. For the money we spent, I would give it a 4.5 star, however, the wait time was a little long, this reduced to 4 star.

Thank PablosDad
Liverpool, Canada
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are wanting a traditional breakfast, fish cakes or a"benny" dish, Lanes serves up a great breakfast that won't disappoint. The toast is made from their house baked bread.

Thank Oscar H
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely dinner in this quaint dining room. There was a wedding reception happening at the hotel at the same time and the staff made every effort to make sure we received our food in a timely manner and answered any questions we had, The food was moderately priced and very tasty.

Thank Margaret d
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the chowder which was ok. We had friendly and fast service. Really love their homemade bread to take home. Enjoy sitting outside on the patio overlooking the water.

Thank Jill H
Nalcrest, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed here for the night & after reading TA reviews, decided to eat here as well. so glad that we did. we had a late lunch. we shared the meal. we had the bowl of seafood chowder, pear ~ blue chesse ~ walnut salad & the fish & chips. the whole meal was wonderful. wish we had room for... More 

Thank kathryn h
LiverpoolNS, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Dear Kathryn~ Thank you for your lovely review. We are so pleased to read that you had a good experience and we thank you whole heartedly for recommeding Lane's to others. All the very best Susan Lane More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well I gotta say I am very disappointed with the service and the food. First a hateful waitress sat us and then said it would be 45 minutes for service. We weren't in a hurry but when the table behind us got menus and drinks we grumbled. Git drinks had our order taken. Chowder sucked mostly potatoes, the biscuits had... More 

Thank Shelley B
LiverpoolNS, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Hello Shelley We are sorry to hear that you did not have a good dining expereince with us. Canada Day was an extraordinarily busy day and we feel that it is important to tell diners that there may be a wait before they are seated. We take your comments about the chowder seriously as we are known for our seafood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $28
American, Bar, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free, Seafood, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Private Dining, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Bristol Ave, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Liverpool
  • Phone Number: +1 902-354-3456
Lane's Privateer Inn serves the freshest locally-sourced foods to visitors and Liverpudlians alike. The extensive menu has something to please every palate. We serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on weekends. Experience the newly renovated Restaurant & Pub or step outside onto the two-level Stone Patio. Both offer spectacular views of the Mersey River and beautiful sunsets as you sip local beer or Nova Scotian wines. Enjoy the freshest, local haddock & chips, or a succulent striploin steak. It's a beautiful place for your romantic evenings, or get-togethers with family or friends. Wine Tastings, Atlantic Canada Concerts.

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