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The Savvy Sailor

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100 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-640-7245
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 15:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the very few places with plenty of gluten free options for people with celiacs! Our granddaughter's have celiacs and are picky eaters! They loved the French toast and grilled cheese, especially the bread. The chowder I had was delicious as was the haddock burger. Fresh and tasty! My husband had the breakfast with perfectly poached eggs and the... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great lunch of seafood. Also enjoyable was the dessert. Raisin and rum cake with carmel sauce. Great way to finish off the meal. Nice view of the wharf.

Thank Marilyn W
Fredericton, Canada
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed in Lunenburg for 3 days/2 nights. Had breakfast here both mornings because it was great. Had the Smokehouse Eggs Bennie (smoked bacon instead of ham). best Eggs Bennie I've ever had hands down. Good selection of coffees and teas. My fiancé ordered the French Toast and it came on artisan bread with sliced banana's and local Nova Scotia Maple... More 

Thank Dan C
Thunder Bay, Canada
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231 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The esthetics of this place are great with its elevated location over-looking the harbor and the Blue Nose 2. Our party of 6 were seated inside, it was cramped and hot. The service was very slow. The food, when it arrived from the kitchen downstairs (I think) left a lot to be desired.. the chicken cranberry Brie Panini could have... More 

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Picton, Canada
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95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a wonderful spot that fronts onto the main street but looks out onto the harbour in the rear. The decor is casual seaport. There were decks to eat outside but it was too cold during our visit. The scallop po-boy was absolutely beautiful! The scallops were done perfectly. Anyone would be forgiven if they picked the scallops out... More 

Thank Ian M
Westerly, Rhode Island
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Savvy Sailr is a great little resturant in the heart of old Lunenburg, The food and service is great. Loved the morning coffee!

Thank polubiatko
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch and we we're seated really quickly despite of the busy hours. The staff are very friendly and the ambiance of the place is really nice! An overlooking view of Lunenburg Waterfront and you have a choice to eat inside the restaurant or outside their deck. I suggest to look at their menu that's posted outside... More 

Thank Trisha N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were greeted and seated quickly in spite of very busy time. The atmosphere is very relaxed and comfortable. Service was very good even though it was busy. The menu had good variety and all entrees at our table were most enjoyable. traditional seafood dishes were very good and selection was interesting. I enjoyed how well staff did with a... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We went here for breakfast one day and I wanted to drive the extra 40 miles the next day to eat breakfast there again! The view was incredible, the food was equally incredible, if not more so. I had their eggs benny which were fabulous! We bought a nanaimo bar for a snack later in the day! It was excellent!

Thank emcquiv
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast and had a fantastic meal Quality ingredients,great service and a fantastic view. It shouldn't be a problem but so many places can't seem to pouch an egg properly. The ones here were done perfectly and the coffee was fantastic. If you are looking for a quality breakfast in Lunenburg this is the spot.

Thank Paul T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$17
American, Cafe, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Montague Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg
  • Phone Number: +1 902-640-7245
The Savvy Sailor Cafe is licensed and has great selection of breakfast,lunch, and seasonal dinner fair.Views overlooking the UNESCO town harbour.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?