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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
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“boxty” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
635 Portland Hills Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2W 0J7, Canada
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21 - 30 of 123 reviews

Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Service and food were fantastic! The place is small but service is fast so if their is a wait it not to long and they will sit you at the bar while waiting for a table.

Thank stephanie b
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Stephanie - thank you for the nice words! We are a little spot with limited seating, but we are grateful you took advantage of our beautiful bar while you waited!

Reviewed April 24, 2017

As I have been on Weight Watchers, I was a little bit leary of what to order so that I could enjoy myself but also not break the bank on my healthy eating plan. I ordered the grilled maple salmon salad and split a spinach...More

1  Thank blastofred
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Wow blastofred - what a wonderful, in-depth review! Thank you for taking the time to write it. We are delighted that we didn't break your Weight Watchers plan and we hope you'll be in again soon!

Reviewed April 22, 2017

A great place to go, the service is awesome and the food is very delicious they try there best to make you a happy custumom

Thank KAREN C
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Hi Karen, thank you for the warm words! Our staff are our best asset ;)

Reviewed April 22, 2017

The 6 of us, family members, went to celebrate with dinner out. Meals and drinks. The menu is good. The service is friendly and quick. The atmosphere was warm and active. A good pub with Irish flare in a good location. Could have better parking...More

Thank michaelmaloney
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded May 24, 2017

Hi Michael - thank you for choosing Finbar's as your dinner spot! Friendly, quick, warm and active are words that make my heart go pitter patter! We hear you on the larger entrance for those waiting for a table. It's something that we have been...More

Reviewed April 3, 2017

Visited with a group of friends who meet once a month at various restaurants in the Dartmouth area. Nice feeling in the Pub, great server, sorry don't know name but she was from NFLD. Good place for another visit.

Thank lynnsurette
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi lynnsurette, thank you for the nice words! We have a couple of Newfies on staff - we think they're just the sweetest! We look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed March 26, 2017

We go to Finbar's on a regular basis (weekly). Their food is consistently good, the atmosphere is great, the service is excellent and the staff are very friendly, thet make you feel at home! We hihly recommend Finbar's for great food and great ambience.

Thank Dave M
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Dave - thank you so much for the top-notch review! We cannot wait until your next visit ;)

Reviewed March 23, 2017 via mobile

We booked the room for a friends birthday dinner of 14 and while it was nice to have our own space, it was very narrow and slightly chilly. The service was great! The food, mediocre. I tried their new Mac and cheese and it was...More

Thank Megan B
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi Megan, we are so happy you were delighted with your service. We are disheartened that the Mac & Cheese didn't wow you, but we hope you'll give us another shot in the future to match the food to the service ;)

Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

The staff and food here are great! The club was delicious and fries were homemade and fresh. Great restaurant! We will be back

Thank Geralyn M
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Thank you for the kind review, Geralyn! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed March 15, 2017

I have eaten at this location a few times before and had good luck. This visit was very poor. I was with a large group. Our room was freezing cold. They staff were very helpful trying to get us heaters etc to warm up the...More

Thank sheldon a
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Hi Sheldon, thank you for reaching out. We try to make every effort to fine-tune the operation and feedback like yours allow for us to do just that. We have been working on the climate of the Private Dining Room, and I think you'll find...More

Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

We took friends out to thank them for the hospitality during our stay in Halifax prior and post Brier trip to Newfoundland. The atmosphere was great and alll meals were excellent. Recommend this restaurant for an evening out or special occasion for family and friends.

Thank Ernie0731
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Portland Hills, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

Wow Ernie - this is just the kind of review we hope to see! We hope to see you again the next time you visit Halifax.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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