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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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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
233 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a lot of fun. Just a short walk from the cruise ship terminal, this is a great place to hang out if the weather is nice. It has a large outdoor patio plus a rooftop deck. There are bars upstairs and downstairs....More

Thank croth14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped by Governors with my colleagues and had a nice time. Apparently, it used to be the mayor's home for many years, before eventually being purchased and turned into a pub. So, the atmosphere is kinda homey, in a stately kind of a way. The...More

Thank JB81ontheroad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The three of us were looking for something special for diner and we found it. My wife had a superb shrimps salad, my daughter love the gluten-free bun veggie burger and I munched on the house burger. Everything fresh and delicious

Thank YLupien
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm up from a cool breeze by popping into the Governors Pub and Eatery! The Fiddle music was hopping and a table on the main floor under the musicians tapping feet melted and warmed the chill off with a hot coffee and Turkey sandwich. Staff...More

Thank Fernshadows2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was very helpful with the menu choices and also with interest questions that we had about the facility and the location in general. Asked about the crew ship that docks at the pier across the road, if that has brought in a lot...More

Thank E382SRjoanc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu is varied to suit almost any taste and the service was fast and friendly. We sat on the outdoor balcony to enjoy the harbour views!

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an hour between meetings recently and decided to treat myself to a relaxed lunch on a sunny fall day with a newspaper, a glass of wine and a great meal. It was a busy day in Sydney with a cruise ship in the...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere is amazing it's definitely a place to try if you are in Sydney. Meal sizes are huge, left full and with a take-out container. They had entertainment there over the lunch which was very enjoyable and definitely made you feel the...More

Thank Danielle B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It was a particularly cold, windy day when we visited Cape Breton, via Sydney Harbour on our cruise ship. After visiting the Fortress at Louisbourg we popped into this pub for a pint and lunch to warm us up. The staff was great and there...More

Thank Twickes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at governors pub in October whole on a 5 day tour of cape Breton. The food and service was great.

Thank lynnd153
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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, Vegan Options, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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