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Finbar's Portland Hills

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
635 Portland Hills Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 0J7, Canada
+1 902-832-9170
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“boxty” (14 reviews)
“lamb burger” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
635 Portland Hills Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 0J7, Canada
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Finbars for a change of pace . Place was clean , spacious and well organized . Had two apps their version of deep fried pickles which were quite tasty , not store bought frozen soggy variety . And a cheesy bacon bread which was...More

Thank cutmemic
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We have enjoyed a few meals at this Pub located in our neighbourhood. The service is friendly, food is good for dinner & Brunch.

Thank Stephen A
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback! Brunch will be served today AND tomorrow if you'd like another taste!

Reviewed October 2, 2018

The food @ this restaurant is very good but it is always very noisy. Sadly this makes this restaurant not one we frequent .

Thank Curiosity600530
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2018

Thank you for the kind words on the food! The hustle and bustle of an Irish pub can sometimes be a bit noisy, but we hope you'll consider us another time when the mood strikes, the beer helps alleviate the noise ;)

Reviewed August 7, 2018

Too hot to cook, so went out to dinner. Seated quickly, and server took drink orders . I had the steak sandwich , daughter had the boxty special ( Salmon). Was a bit dark in restaurant, making it =difficult to read menu. Food arrived quickly,...More

Thank mewing2018
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2018

Hi mewing! Thank you so much for reaching out regarding your experience with us. We are delighted that you had quick, efficient service and were happy with the prices. We hope to be your go-to the next time it's too hot to cook!

Reviewed July 22, 2018

There were three in our party when we dined at Finbar's around 6 on a Saturday evening. My friends tried the boxty special while I had the lamb burger. My friends were not impressed with their choice, but I really enjoyed the lamb burger and...More

Thank deaglekl
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi deaglekl, thank you for providing your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed our Northumberland Burger, and hope your friends were given an option of trying something different after their server checked on their happiness with their dish. Thank you for the comments on...More

Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

Been here many times and always had a great experience except for this time. Ordered the pan fried haddock with mashed potatoes, received my meal and the potatoes were very cold. I rarely ever return food. The waitress took my plate and said they would...More

Thank sondrad349
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi Sondra. We are so sorry to have put a damper on your birthday! Our Pan-Fried Haddock is one of our very best dishes and we apologize that it was not prepared properly (twice!). We are happy to hear that your server took action in...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018

Guinness and good food with nice location and good staff what's not to like? great range of dishes and always good food

Thank Tony M
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Tony - what a well-rounded review! We look forward to your next visit. Cheers

Reviewed July 8, 2018

Three of us had the fish and chips....one-piece...certainly enough for lunch and the other had the Dublin club....very filling. All of our meals were tasty and prices are good. It was a little noisy making it somewhat difficult to carry on conversations easily.

Thank pattyf45
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

Hi Patty, thank you for the kind comments on your food. We are happy you left with full bellies. Sometimes the Irish pub music can be a little louder, we like to pretend we're in the heart of Ireland ;)

Reviewed March 26, 2018

I have had mussels before but never like the one at FINBAR's. That is a dish that I cannot get enough of. Best mussels in town.

Thank Ted G
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2018

Ted - thank you for the compliment on our one of a kind Bantry Bay Mussels. We're on the brink of patio season and I cannot imagine a better snack to enjoy under the sun. Cheers

Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed an evening with coworkers at the Bedford location. Same great service, atmosphere, and food quality that you come to expect. The service really makes the experience. Well done Finbars!

Thank missmae2013
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded March 6, 2018

Hi missmae, thank you for reaching out with such wonderful feedback. We agree, we think our staff absolutely rock! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Portland Hills Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 0J7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-832-9170
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