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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed April 10, 2022

Yesterday was the first time back since our previous takeout experience. We ate on the enclosed patio. I enjoyed the Islander's Breakfast with a Guinness off the brunch menu, my wife had the chicken sandwich with fries and our son had the grilled cheese with...fries of the kids meal. The meals were up to Finbars usually excellent standards. We all enjoyed the heated patio and music.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2022

Nice! Thank you so much for the kind words!

Reviewed March 18, 2022

Had a nice evening in Finbars with my lady friend and we tried some appetizers to share.. The Buffalo bites were really good. Our server Lyndsey was attentive and very helpful in choosing sauces and dips. We were both impressed by the young lady's professional...way she did her job. 5 Stars all the way.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2022

Thank you so much! I will make sure your server Lindsay gets the credit she deserves. ;)

Reviewed October 22, 2021

My colleagues went to lunch at this establishment today. We arrived at 12:05 ordered at 12:20 and as it was fast approaching 1pm we told our server we needed to go back to work. We then asked for our food to go as it was...12:55. Our food came out at 1:10 pm. Worst customer service on the planet and to make it sting even more they didn't offer a discount, just a sorry apology. Ok we know people are short staffed but due to COVID but on a Friday if your know you are busy as they stated then don't have 100% capacity. They brought out some nachos which were stale I might add but I can tell you it won't be enough to ever have us go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2021

I don't usually dispute this stuff but this is a total mischaracterization. You will not be missed at Finbar's. Cheers.

Reviewed October 7, 2021

My dinning experience at Finbarr’s was second to none. Not only was the food an absolute masterpiece but it was all topped off with, in my opinion, the absolute best waiter I’ve ever had. He was everything imaginable. He was fast, efficient, and even made...my companion tammy a custom mojito, that, in all honesty, should be part of the regular menu. Brad elevated this dinning experience too a completely different level, taking what could have been no more than a normal evening out at a pub and turning it into a five-star extravaganza. 10/10 phenomenal services and undoubtably delicious food too. ~Geoffrey Thompsons’ officeMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

Whoa. Five-star extravaganza?! Thank you!

Reviewed October 7, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely love this gem of a pub. Boxty of the day is always a win. The sticky toffy pudding is A1. All the servers are always great however Brad is exceptional. He was personable , efficient and funny. I wanted to try something different. Asked...him to make me a mojito with a girly twist. Let me tell you it was good. Should be on the drink menu in my opinion. The only complaint I have is a couple years ago they took the pocket burger off the menu. Still lots if amazing options but it was one of my favorites. Thanks for always giving me a great experience Finbars. Tammy BrinsonMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2021

Thanks Tammy! I will make sure Brad gets the compliment. ;)

Reviewed October 1, 2021

I was very excited to have a meal at Finbars. When I lived in Bedford 8 years ago, this was the place to get great food and even better atmosphere. I was greatly disappointed with the food. We ordered nachos with fish and chips. The...nachos had chips, a little cheese, a mushroom and something small round and brown sprinkled around. Not sure what that was, hamburger? It appeared that one mushroom was sliced very thin and sprinkled on top. I basically bought chips with very little anything else. The only good thing about the nachos were the condiments. The fish was over cooked, with very little fish. So much batter. We are on the East Coast!! One should be able to get a good piece of fish, if you can’t get it in NS, where can you get it?? We didn’t finish the meal because we had to catch a flight, no loss on our part. I booked my plans around enjoying a amazing meal at Finbars. I was greatly disappointed. Let’s leave this on a positive note, their patio is fantastic. One disappointed Easterner living in Alberta.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2021

Thank you for the honest feedback!

Reviewed September 27, 2021 via mobile

My wife ordered the steak sandwich which was over cooked. The fries were soggy and the guniness gravy tasted like from a can As for my ribs they were also over cooked and covered in wing sauce. Not a rum sauce. Probably worst ribs I...have ever had at a restaurant in my life time Costco frozen ribs from cardinal are at least ten times better Overall just very disappointingMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2021

Very sorry your experience was not great... why two reviews from different accounts though?

Reviewed September 26, 2021

Went to sit n patio and have a late afternoon bite and a drink We ordered the steak sandwich and 1/2 rack of ribs The steak sandwich was just sheds of beef with mostly peppers and onions The ribs were supposed to be basted with...their own rum sauce but these were over cooked tough and covered in wing sauce Worst ribs ever Costco sell frozen ribs from Cardinal and they are 1000 times better So I say save your moneyMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded September 27, 2021

Thanks for the feedback Lion T! I'm sorry we disappointed you. This is not our normal standard. I hope your server was able to resolve these issues for you!

Reviewed July 24, 2021

Excellent service tonight, We had Brad as our server, and the food was delicious and hot. Very pleased with the full service! will definitely be back!

Date of visit: July 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2021

Thank you so much! I'll make sure Brad gets the compliment. Cheers!

Reviewed July 17, 2021

Have been going to this place for many years and always had good experiences. We were here 10th of July for dinner. The place was pretty quiet for a Saturday night. We asked for a table in the section where we usually sit, near the...bar. Asked for our favorite server Alicia and found out that she was no longer working there. We checked the menu online and was really excited to try the 2 new additions on the menu. We ordered a bottle of wine and the bartender was our server. We decided to order Calamari and the ribs. We came to the place just for these as they sounds really good on the menu but we were told that both of them are not available due to a power outage. It was a strange explanation. All other items were available but the two new additions on the menu weren't available. We have tried most other items on the menu over the years so we had to opt for chicken sandwich and shrimp tacos. Chicken sandwich is not really a dinner item for us. No one explained what boxty of the day was. Service was average. We didn't have a nice evening. Decided to give 3 star because we had very pleasant experience here in the past. Felt like the place lost its ambience. Something need to be done to spruce things up.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2021

Sorry we didn't knock your socks off! I'm afraid the power outage following Tropical Storm Elsa really hampered our ability to prep our menu. We were not able to receive deliveries or use our equipment until well into the afternoon when we were supposed to...More

Reviewed July 6, 2021 via mobile

We eat here quite regularly and we are never disappointed. Great service, location, food and atmosphere. The lamb burgers and salads are to die for!

Date of visit: August 2020
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2021

Thank you! We appreciate it.

Reviewed March 12, 2021

I rarely give 5 stars. I need that 'above and beyond' feeling! We are regulars at Finbars, service is always great and the Irish Pub feel is top notch. Have I had great food, yes! Have I had just 'ok food', I'll answer yes to...that too. The last year has been nothing short of a rollercoaster. These owners have been over the top in their determination to keep their business going, keep their work family employed and supplying the rest of us with tasty pub food whether eating inside in the newly created snugs, outdoors on the new sweater weather patio, or with the brown paper bag takeaway! Thank you Pamela and Mike for going the extra mile even when the road is bumpy! On my last visit I enjoyed one of my favs, the buttermilk chicken burger with house salad, it was excellent!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2021

I can't tell you how much we appreciate your kind words! Thank you so much for taking the time out of your day to say these lovely things. I will definitely share this with our staff, they're really the ones who make it all possible....More

Reviewed October 23, 2020

I've eaten at Finbar's many times, it was always good. Recently I made an online order and arrived during the 15 min pickup window, gave my information. Waited a half hour past the pickup time. I finally received my order, went home, about 5 min...away, and the meal was ice cold. I think the meal was ready and sitting there for between 30-45 minutes, but they must have missed it. It was a terrible meal.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2020

Yikes! My apologies Peter. I'm not sure how that happened but I'd like to know more about this and make it right for you. Please consider sending me a quick email to mcasey@finbars.ca and I'll get back to you right away. Cheers, Mike

Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

Very Cozy Irish pub atmosphere with great selection of beer . Food was very disappointing. Apparently they are Famous for Nachos. Tasteless with some kind of mystery meat on them .. maybe leftover meatloaf I had Haddock Boxty. It was so so .. Great spot...for a social gathering if your not hungry .More

Date of visit: August 2020
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2020

Thanks for the honest review! I'm very sorry our food failed to impress on this visit but I promise the mystery meat is not leftover meatloaf. ;)

Reviewed April 20, 2020 via mobile

Easy peasy to place an order from thier take out menu that was right on time and restaurant hot. Food was excellent and the beer was cold.

Date of visit: April 2020
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FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2020

Thank you so much for saying so!

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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure they would accomodate you ... or fins you some tame rice. 😉
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We do! If you check out our menu online you'll see items that are labelled "GF" which are gluten free and "GFO" which are easily modifyable to be made gluten free. Cheers, Mike
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Finbar's Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4