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Rum Runner Restaurant & Lounge

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66 Montague, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-8778
12:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Don't bother trying to eat here if you are wheelchair bound or otherwise have any type of mobility issues. No matter which entrance you use, there's a full fight of stairs.

Thank Lindsay O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

An odd menu at this restaurant being a mix of sushi, seafood and Indian cuisine. I mainly went to try the Indian portion of the menu. The Marsala (the only Indian dish on offer) was superb. I had chicken and opted for spicy. Lovely. Unfortunately, the white wine was warm, the seafood chowder was watery and had a skin on... More 

Thank David S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Great panoramic views of the bay if you sit on the patio which is lovely in the evening as the sun goes down, can get a bit cold but they offer warm blankets for that! Good selection of drinks + cocktails, great fish chowder, sushi was okay, rolls were a little bit chewy but the fish was very fresh. Staff... More 

Thank JoshDeee
Lunenburg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Good Idea! Have Sushi as a starter as it's too good to miss. We all had the best fish and home made chips and fish (haddock) in Lunenburg in our opinion! A very beautiful day on the deck with an incredible view of the harbour..

Thank Linda C
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Waited for 45 minutes for a bowl of soup. Waiter said it was due to the lunch rush. People that arrived after us got their food before we got our soup. When our main meal came out it was cold. Would not recommend.

Thank Donna T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We had lunch and dinner here. Lunch mussels (very good but nothing exceptional) and sushi (good). Dinner was the lobster dinner (very good - not had many to compare but thoroughly enjoyed) and the scallops (excellent - highly recommend). Would definitely eat here again.

Thank Sam H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Lunenburg is one of those picture perfect towns, lovely little streets, etc. Rum Runner has porch seating with a good view of the wharf. We not only ate there, we also stayed at the attached hotel, and that too was very nice. Highly recommended.

Thank sabby54
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We made reservations so we managed to get a nice table on the patio. The food was very good but we did have to wait quite a while. Luckily we were in no hurry and were enjoying the drinks and conversation, so this didn't bother us. My husband wanted the carrot cake for dessert but they were out, so he... More 

Thank Nikki H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

The fish and chips are all gluten free and in all honesty one of the best I have ever had both gluten free and non gluten free. Chips and homemade coleslaw are also very good.

Thank Nadine S
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

the views are great and service was very friendly, at first I thought there are so many different food styles like sushi, Indian and east coast seafood, that they specialize in too many things and was confusing. Once you try the food you know that no matter what they have on the menu that it will be great! We had... More 

Thank Sophiemylene

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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
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Seafood, International, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Montague, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg
  • Phone Number: +1 902-634-8778
Overlooking the Lunenburg waterfront, the Rum Runner Restaurant & Lounge specializes in fresh Lunenburg seafood, purchased locally and prepared to order. Perfection is our motto. We have amazing sushi prepared in-house by an authentic sushi chef from that region. We have a traditional Indian chef, once again trained in India, who grinds his spices fresh in-house, resulting in mouth-watering masalas! Our menu also offers multiple signature dishes that are gluten-free - even our renowned Fish & Chips is gluten free!

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada

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