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Governors Pub & Eatery

) #2 of 104 Restaurants in Sydney €€ - €€€ Bar, Seafood, Pub
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
+1 902-562-7646
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had a great meal with good beers with friends. All 4 meals were good and gluten free was not an issue. Service was good and only small minus was that the WiFi was hard to get onto. Maybe have it on a black board...More

Thank Graeme M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped after our walk on the boardwalk and the food was excellent. Great atmosphere lots of music. The staff were very friendly and helpful. This was my second visit to this restaurant and again o was very pleased with the service. It has a...More

Thank deborahwX3286CF
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gone there for breakfast many times, Food is good but services can be slow, Very clean place but no totally consistent with the food quality every week,

Thank hjamessmith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like beer and seafood then this is your spot. Was here 2 nights and ate here both. The patio is great or one of the smaller dining rooms downstairs. The upstairs is more pub like. Great service. Very friendly. Nice on pocket book...More

Thank Joe P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Louisburg and taking in the fort. We wanted to experience one more night of Cape Breton music before leaving the island. We looked up some recommendations online and came across the Governor. It lived up to its reviews. That night a...More

Thank Deb N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a pub to have a couple of pints and a light lunch. This place meet the requirement. Also had great music upstairs. Enjoyed the entire experience.

Thank jdloretta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meal was Fine Dining quality. They have Butter poached Halibut on the menu. My dinning companion wanted Halibut but doesn't like poached fish. So he asked if it could be pan-fried without any garlic. The server said no problem and the chef did special...More

Thank Jimmy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great change of venue from other restaurants. Quaint area upstairs to eat! Looking forward to going back and spending time on the patio

Thank Courtney M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed lunch so much, we returned for dinner. I had wings and potato skins for lunch. Wings were lightly breaded and crisp. Thai sauce was standard fare. Potato skins were terrific. Others had coconut shrimp and a burger which were declared great. I had...More

Thank SteveKinNS
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stopped by Governors last October and had a nice calamari dish with a chili salsa from the specials board and a bowl of seafood chowder. I loved the meal (though I'm not too good with anything spicy). I also had a pint of local...More

Thank Terry F
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karen m
Will the Pub have live entertainment on Saturday night, July 9?
28 June 2016|
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Response from Sylvia_10 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, just realized that there were notifications I hadn't answered. I guess it's too late but for future questions on entertaining at this restaurant you can check their website. Thanks
i have eaten there twice now.. why is it that i have to wait 2 hours from sitting down to receiving my meal? wonderful food but...when i go to a restaurant , it is because i am hungry. Waiting 2 hours not once but twice is excusable.
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
do you have oysters
14 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
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
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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
  • E-mail