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Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar

Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1663 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J-2B5, Canada
Phone Number: 902-423-7463
Activities: Drinking, Dining
Description: The name of this popular bar and patio restaurant has nothing to do with...
The name of this popular bar and patio restaurant has nothing to do with how the food tastes; try the delicious meals and funky drinks when you visit this friendly establishment.
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Great Music, Horrible Wine, Good Food, Indifferent Service

You can't fault the sprawling shoe shop for lack of variety. We were lured in to the front room by a quartet covering Django Reinhardt tunes. The band played all night and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2007
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Halifax
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2008

Wow- I feel bad if you only have one chance to eat out in halifax and you pick the Shoe Shop. Used to be a great spot but has certainly developed an indifferent attitude towards its patrons. Guess when you become so popular you really don't care about the things that made you popular in the first place. The service-... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2007

You can't fault the sprawling shoe shop for lack of variety. We were lured in to the front room by a quartet covering Django Reinhardt tunes. The band played all night and couldn't have been more pleasant/talented. Our first try at a carafe of wine was watered down and awful, and the second bottle had turned to vinegar. Our waiter... More 

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Minnesota, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2007

This place is kind of interesting--a bit of a labyrinthal hang-out spot that continues forever with multiple bars and spots to dine. NOT a fine dining venue. Good for a burger or some mussels and beer; maybe a glass of wine. Good location; so-so waitress.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2005

We loved the Shoe Shop. The atmosphere was excellent and the artwork in the building was as well. We listened to jazz on a monday night. The music was great and the feel of the place was that you might find in a Europe. A good concept, we look forward to visiting the Shoe Shop again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2005

All I can say is this place is way cool. The indors are covered with palnts and trees, you have the feeling you are outdoors sitting in a really cool bar located in the middle of a rainforest. If you go, the the Nacos are an absolute must, but bring your appetite...they stack them sky high!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2004

A great place with great atmosphere and value is awesome too. however, the service is sometimes not the best when it's really busy... and often hard to get seats

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2002

a must to go to when visiting halifax,the atmosphere is superb and the service is with a smile,trees growing inside,split levels for privacy and the food was good value for money and tasted lovely.

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