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Governors Pub & Eatery is known as one of the best Cape Breton restaurants, offering a menu filled with incredible seafood and steaks, delicious contemporary versions of hearty Irish classics and a vast international selection of imported and local drafts and beer.
Every item is made from scratch, right down to the hand-cut fries, freshly made bread and scrumptious desserts baked daily. Because when you’re cooking for family and friends – both old and new – Chef Ardon and his culinary team wouldn’t have it any other way.
Potato Skins / Smoked Bacon / Green Onions / Mix Cheese Blend served with cajun sour cream.
Tortilla / Tomato / Peppers / Onions / Hot Peppers / Mixed Cheese Blend / Salsa & Sour Cream
Crispy Wonton Chips / Tomato / Peppers / Onions /Hot Peppers / Mix Cheese Blend / Boom Sauce / Salsa & Sour Cream
Chips & Dips
Tortilla Chips / Pita / Chili Lime Hummus & Pico De Gallo
Hand Cut Fries / Cheese Curds & Gravy
1 Pound Non-Breaded Chicken Wings with your choice of Mild / Medium / Hot or Spicy
Hand Cut Fries Or Sweet Potato Fries
$5.99 / $6.99
We had reservations for Valentine’s Day for four(4) under “Lee” for 5:45PM. We have dined at fine restaurants in several countries but our supper this evening was equal to, or better than any we have ever enjoyed! I had the Sizzling Seafood Trio in a cast iron pan with Beef Tenderloin and my Wife had the same appetizer with Halibut. Both meals were outstanding and the service provided by our server Keelie, (hope I spelled her name correctly),was superb! She is a true professional! Thank-you Governors and your staff for a wonderful and truly memorable Valentine’s Day! Our table companions were similarly positively impressed, and of course we will all be returning. We are customers of long standing, and will remain so.Zane and Sharon Lee
Hi there .. so so sorry that I am just getting a note off to you now to sat that last evenings dinner was nothing shy of outstanding!! I swear I would have eaten tow of everything ! Your team was outstanding and in my opinion the event was executed perfectly.. I passed along similar comments to the Board at the Port.. See you soon..Mary Tulle, CEO
As one of the co-host, I would like to extend a sincere thank you for the service you provided during the Port Summit. CBCEDA is very fortunate to have been part of this process. We do understand that it takes many partners to accomplish an event of this magnitude and the importance of having individuals committed to its success. Your dedication to always ensuring the delivery of a top quality service is greatly appreciated. We are confident this event will help assist our region with moving forward with the development of this very important asset. Once again, thank you so much for your support.Eileen Lannon,
Hi Ardon, My name is Kaelyn Greenland, I was with the Ontario girls soccer team who had ordered 30 lobsters for dinner with you during the National tournament at the beginning of the month. This email is slightly delayed, but I wanted to thank you for the experience there. Everyone loved the dinner, and I as well was definitely enjoyed my lobster dinner!! (and I adore the table bread you provide, delicious!). It was great to chat with you over a beer, and would love some information on the Taste of Nova Scotia that you had told me about. Thanks again for a great dinner,Kaelyn Greenland
Hello! I meant to send this a while back. Dan and I had our 1 year anniversary dinner at Governors because well, you did such a great job on the reception. I just want to say, hands down best meal I have ever had. The mussels were perfect, best piece of fish I’ve ever had, the sauce was Devine, and I could keep going. Just amazing… We are throwing a larger-scale graduation party next spring and we will definitely be contacting you to cater again. You impress us again and again. Thank you. Cheers,Katie Marsh
Good afternoon, I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that I had a wonderful experience at Governor’s today. My sister and I brought her two toddler aged sons in for a late lunch around 2:00, and your staff was fantastically accommodating. The kids had a wonderful time dancing to the music, and they loved the food. I didn’t catch the name of our server, but she was so good to the boys. It can be difficult to find nice restaurants that are also child friendly, so I will certainly be recommending yours to others! Thanks again,Lee Kelly
Our evening at Governors was a highlight of our trip to Sydney. We loved the stew and fish and chips. Well done. We had had an emotional day saying good bye to our family home and burying our parents ashes so an evening with you all was just the RX. Thanks again, WONDERFUL evening. We had a blast.Paulette Matson
Just returned to my home base in Halifax after escorting a very successful group media fam in CB. One element of our five days was a lunch with Chef Moffat at Govenor’s Pub and it just so happened to be a cruise ship day. What a glorious way for cruise passengers to get a true feel for Cape Breton hospitality, in song,food & a wee beverage. The great thing too is it is located directly across from the cruise terminal. We did try Ardon’s rum cake, awesome ! He told us this was his father’s recipe he got when he once lived on one of the islands. We Merrytimers love our rum, so it’s a natural marriage. Also had a ‘cold water shrimp’ dish, beautiful Mabou oysters, plus his ‘pulled pork’ sliders that were outstanding. Actually can’t say anything wasn’t beyond good. Like many chefs in this province Chef Moffat is sourcing local and the quality of food is outstanding. Oh, yes they had Big Spruce Brewery’s ‘ Regatta Red’ on tap, so do try a wee pint for sure. Cape Breton looks forward to welcoming you both to our island. Cheers,Randy Brooks, Media Relations Manager
HI Ardon: I just wanted to say thank you to you and your staff for the great service for our group. I know it can’t be easy trying to accommodate a large group such as ours (especially with 17 young boys!!). Everyone enjoyed the food and the staff were very friendly, organized and accommodating. I will be sure to recommend your restaurant to others.Beth Roberts
Hello Ardie I can’t even express how amazing the lunch was! You provided so many delicious choices. Everyone was raving about the food. I will be telling everyone I know how wonderful it was! The event was a huge success and we are thrilled that you were able to help us with that. I will definitely be contacting you again if we need an event catered. Thank you so much!Angela Stairs
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House Made Donair Meat / Onion / Tomato / Herb Donair Sauce / On Pita Bread
6oz Fire River Chuck Patty / Lettuce / Tomato / Pickle / Onion / Banana Peppers & Spicy Mayo