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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
11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Calgary, Canada
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here after noticing it driving by. Had a great dinner that we enjoyed so much we returned on our way back from Newfoundland. Great again and thoroughly enjoyed the live music we experienced that evening as well!

Thank kmacinthee
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I went to this eatery for lunch with co-workers, I had pan fried haddock it was very good cooked just right, with mixed vegetables prepared in what tasted like butter. I was very good, I would go to this eatery again.

Thank First_TimerHalifax
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102 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The pub had live music upstairs which sounded good. We were only having food downstairs which pretty good. Great service but like most other eateries

Thank Stuart T
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181 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 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

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 27 November 2016 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.

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 27 November 2016

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.

Thank BarGuyNovaScotia
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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512 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 

Thank KingHuskey
Sylvan Lake, Canada
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 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 

Thank Roderick M
Vista, California
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

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.

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 22 November 2016 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

Thank monadarlenef

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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?