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Lane's Privateer Inn

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, American, Gastropub
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27 Bristol Ave, Liverpool, Nova Scotia B0T 1K0, Canada
+1 902-354-3456
08:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 22:00
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Bridgewater, Canada
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did stay at inn, just ate at their restaurant.We sat at a back table with candlight on each table. There was lots of space between the tables. The over all restraunt was Nicely lit . With a nice amphere . I had a biscuit it was warm. The coffee was nice mild taste. The caption platter. The fries was... More 

Thank Wallace C
Caledon, Canada
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Their Menu is a seafood lovers affair. Located in the centre of Liverpool next to the River front. We were staying at the Best Western close to the highway and it only took 5-10 mins to get there however they do have rooms upstairs & it is an inn. The ambiance is great, romantic if you are a couple and... More 

Thank Patti K
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review, Patti. We appreciate that you dined with us and yes, we have 23 individually appointed rooms and suites. We are sorry about the lack of greeting when you arrived. We have several dining areas and in the winter, we have less staff. Sometimes they are in another section when guests arrive. We will be... More 

Rhodes Corner, NS
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lane's has always been top notch in all respects, and we had not been for about a year as it is out of town for us. So, we were looking forward to it, and had booked ahead - and early before a popular show in town as advised on the phone. We were told it would be busy, but the... More 

Thank GenuineBluenosers
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Oh my. This is the kind of reveiw that restaurateurs dread, however, we appreciate that you have taken the time to express your concerns. We were, indeed, busy on this particular evening and we were properly staffed. Your server made a grave error by not submitting your order to the kitchen and then made things worse by not informing you... More 

Kentville, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

This is an older place that is slowly being modernized. The food is good but not special but the staff are very good, helpful and friendly. We have stayed here in the past and will definitely look at it again after the reno is finished.

Thank grmisner
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Lane's and for taking the time to write a review. We are a work in progress as this is a circa 1798 building, however, none of the renovations interfer with our day to day operations or with the comfort of our guests. As anyone who has renovated a historic building will say...are we ever really finished?... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Had a very nice breakfast. The Eggs Benedict was on a homemade English muffin with homemade hollandaise sauce. The server was very pleasant as well. We gave it a 4 out 5 because the coffee was lacking umph. It was hot but not delicious.

Thank Shannon F
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Hello Shannon~ Thank you for coming in for breakfast and taking the time to write a review. The eggs benny is a favourite and normally our coffee is a rave, as well. It's organic french roast roasted by Nova Coffee. This review prompted us to delve into the issue. We dismantled the coffee machine and discovered that the water wasn't... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The waitress was wonderful ,the atmshere was good ,the food was terrible and the prices were a bit high.

Thank Rose E
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

A message was sent to Rose E as we believe her to be the guest who called us about her experience. We had a long chat and resolved the issue that she wasn't happy about at a kitchen meeting. She found the chunks of lobster in the lobster roll were too large and didn't enjoy dessert. We invited she and... More 

Eastern Canada
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

A quaint place. Very cosy. Our server was so informative. If you want fresh seafood, this is the place to go! Would return in a heartbeat. It was established as an inn in 1962. We just visited the restaurant but it might be neat to stay overnight another time. I recommend this as an excellent place to dine.

Thank peisummer
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Mains are good but sides could use some improving. Not really expensive if coming from somewhere else but a bit high for the local traffic. Right across from Mersey seafood but they don't seem to take advantage of the scallops and shrimp available there. I will go back again but not too often.

Thank David K
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Hello David Thank you for dining at Lane's and taking the time to write a review. In response to your comments, we base our prices on the cost of food and since we only use the freshest local ingredients available, prices do reflect this. We are very faithful to Mersey Seafoods and use their seafood on our menus year round.... More 

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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I went to lanes for dinner with family and friends. The atmosphere was very pleasant and staff friendly. Food very good and service likewise. The decor is eclectic/rustic we found the menu varied and has something for everyone. Portions good on mains but deserts a little on the smaller side. Steak good $26 for a mains I would say about... More 

Thank mrchips321
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114 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Sometimes when you're dining in Nova Scotia restaurants you can be forgiven thinking you're eating fish in Ontario! Surely they know good fresh fish, why not serve it? Good solid old fashioned food. Not sure I'd go again.

Thank 6491
LanesPrivateerInn, Owner at Lane's Privateer Inn, responded to this review

Good Evening 6491~ We have been serving the freshest, locally sourced seafood for the past 54 years. We have a fish monger who delivers locally caught haddock a least twice a week. Clams are delivered from Digby twice a week. The scallops are from Mersey Seafoods which is located across the street. The mussels from PEI are a very popular... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Soups, American, Gastropub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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