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Red Stag Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-422-0275
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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154 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

Based on what I had heard, I was expecting better. The menu said "best fish and chips". The fish was very good - and the portions are very large. The tarter sauce served was spiced up a tad too much for my liking. The chips (wedges) were so-so. Wouldn't go back. Would try other places along the waterfront first.

Thank DT-PEI
Halifax, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 4 June 2015

I go to The Red Stag Tavern every Wednesday for lunch. Every Wednesday I tell myself that I'll eat something different but I never do - Why mess with perfection?

Thank Kim L
Belleville, Canada
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44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2015

We had amazing fish and chips here ....staff friendly and fast and of course food was excellent! You can also do the Alexander Keith's tour at the same place

Thank Charlene E
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed Red Stag Tavern. It was amazing. The food was great I mean I can't even explain it. The staff were incredible; we asked lots of questions about the menu and they responded every single one of them with a smile. I definitely recommend this place. The place where the restaurant is also amazing. I loved it. It's... More 

Thank Ernest-Dushime
Calgary, Canada
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112 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2015

The only downside to this place is that they don't really seem to have a night crowd. This was explained to us by the staff. They close down early (10-11 ish on a weekend), but no matter. This ensures you get there early enough to enjoy the friendly service, cold beer and great food. I have no complaints about this... More 

Thank jgiro403
Halifax, Canada
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Always a good place to stop by for a quick bite and a pint. Servers are always super friendly and the beer is always cold! I work across the road and I visit this place often for lunch. Their patio in the summertime is fantastic, overlooking lower water street. Check it out!

Thank Foodguy2000
Whitby, Canada
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56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2015 via mobile

It's on a sign posted on the front door. Yeah, that intrigued my interest too. But when I walked in, it was just a dude in a kilt behind the bar. "Oh... That's what they meant..." I grabbed a table anyways and my waitress (also wearing a kilt - so now I didn't feel as duped) was incredibly attentive and... More 

Thank Mike V
Halifax, NS
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112 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

We have lived in Halifax for years and did not ever pay attention to this place until we purchased a Groupon. This was a super value with the Groupon and we feel a great value menu at its regular price. The food was delicious, the staff was excellent and the ice cream cake is a must try. Nice atmosphere, great... More 

Thank Dan-Hfx
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We've went there once before last year, and thought we're go again, and they didn't disappoint at all..We did have to wait about 15 mins only because the place was busy, but they let us in and wait at the bar which I preferred than standing at the door. Great place, can't wait to go back; Best Fish&Chips I've ever... More 

Thank David O
Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

Such a great atmosphere here we loved it, would come back again and again!! :) Just great vibes all around

Thank Meghan B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$13
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-422-0275
Your neighbourhood pub in the downtown core of Halifax Nova Scotia.

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