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Governors Pub & Eatery

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
+1 902-562-7646
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (72 reviews)
“lobster roll” (28 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
All hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
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1 - 10 of 898 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I went with a group of friends to have supper at this restaurant. We ordered the potato skins as an appetizer and they were delicious! The best potato skins I've had in any restaurant! They include lots of bacon, veggies and cheese and are cooked...More

Thank Sylvia_10
Reviewed 2 days ago

Although we ate in main dining area (bar is upstairs), it was very noisy thanks to group of loud women. Food and service were good, convenient to our hotel. Would have enjoyed meal more if less noise.

Thank fisherman4043
Reviewed 5 days ago

Given the many good comments and ratings on TA this was somewhat a disappointment. Probably as usual, they were very busy. Service was average, at best. Once we got our beers, they were good local ones......one an IPA and one a wheat. The table top...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed a really nice lunch on our first visit. Nice clean establishment with the perfect location and from the patio (upper and lower) you get great views of the harbour. Our second visit was for dinner and again we were not disappointed. Great seafood...More

Thank Dalry1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch on a day when a cruise ship was in port. While it was very busy, we got a table after just a short wait and got our drinks and food quickly. We had the cordon bleu sandwich and the smoked meat sandwich,...More

Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was delicious and service was great! Prices were also in good range. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant.

Thank SAK17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food -- beautifully presented with a modern flair, yet in an historical and traditional setting. Fantastic waitress and excellent service all the way around. Great surroundings and happy people-both tourists and locals. Went back after a show to enjoy local musicians in the pub...More

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a very busy day in Sydney due to the car rally and after visiting a kids clothes and toy shop we asked the shop assistant where we would get a nice lunch. She never hesitated in saying Governors so there we went. It...More

Thank bluejames985
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good restaurant near our Holiday Inn hotel in Sydney. Wife had a hearty soup and a salad while I had the brisket. Each enjoyed their dinner. Pretty sure parking not a problem but we had walked the couple blocks. Pub upstairs while main restaurant...More

Thank Bhoff4273
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived for a late lunch and first visit. Had a very short wait for a table, A happy buzz filled the place and fiddle music wafted down from the upstairs lounge. daily specials looked good, but opted for fish and chips. also had a cup...More

Thank mmacinnes07
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karen m
28 June 2016|
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Response from BoulevardBiker | Reviewed this property |
Sorry....I just got the question emailed to me from Trip Advisor tonight.....July 11th!!
21 September 2015|
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Response from FJDriver | Reviewed this property |
When we went to the Governor's Pub and Eatery, it was our second attempt. The first night we went, it was obvious that they were REALLY busy, and we would have had to wait way too long. On our second attempt, we were able... More
Darlene M
15 September 2015|
Response from BoulevardBiker | Reviewed this property |
Hello. I called Governors for you. Oysters are a regular menu item. They are served raw with sea salt, pepper and lemon and cost $2.00 each. I have never had them (and never will, lol) so I can't review them for you... More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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