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Red Stag Tavern

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1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-422-0275
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Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Your neighbourhood pub in the downtown core of Halifax Nova Scotia.

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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 7
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Another great visit.

Since we live just around the corner from the Red Stag, this is one of our favourite spots to drop in for a cold beer. The waitresses are always friendly and very talkative to us. When we do stop for a bite to eat...the food has been excellent. Thanks again!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
CoopCarol2015
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Halifax, Canada
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1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I love to go out and order nachos and enjoy cooking them at home also ... this would rank as one of the lowest quality in Halifax ..... I feel bad for servers when they have to serve stuff like that .... in saying that, she was excellent, would not return

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Mike_Condy, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank your for taking the time to review your stay. I would like to personally look into this as we like to keep a high standard to our food and service for all patrons. Can you please email me the time and date you were at The Red Stag at mcondy@lowerdeck.ca. Thank you. More 

Halifax, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Since we live just around the corner from the Red Stag, this is one of our favourite spots to drop in for a cold beer. The waitresses are always friendly and very talkative to us. When we do stop for a bite to eat...the food has been excellent. Thanks again!

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Mike_Condy, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and being such a loyal customer. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Saint John, New Brunswick
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Went there with group of six. Wife had the what was listed as seafood chowder and got a thin cream soup with only bits of clams. "if you wanted lobster, you had to ask for the lobster chowder:" I had nachos which was advertised as their claim to fame and it was dripping with grease. Advertised as making their own... More 

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Mike_Condy, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you Leonard for taking the time to review your stay at The Red Stag. Please accept my sincere apology for your food experience. We take things like this very seriously and it will definitely be brought to the kitchens attention. If you are ever in town again please get in contact and enjoy lunch on us! Thank you again. More 

New Brunswick
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is an Irish Pub with nice servers. They kid about being a bar where servers do not wear pants. This is because they are all clad in beautiful kilts. Situated in the old Keiths brewery, they offer several beer choices on tap. I was less impressed with the food. I chose the stuffed chicken. I was hoping for a... More 

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Mike_Condy, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. The kilts are just an added touch to the already old Halifax atmosphere of the building. If you are ever in town again please get in contact and enjoy an appetizer on us! Have a great day and thank you again! More 

New York
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My wife and I stopped in for a beer on a hot, sight seeing day. The bar is attached to the Keith's Brewery, and was a nice respite!! It has a warm, welcoming atmosphere, very friendly bartender who gave us samples of the different beers to taste. The beers were good and reasonably priced. A nice hidden gem for couples... More 

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Mike_Condy, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, Joe! I'm glad you enjoyed your time at The Red Stag - it's a great spot Downtown but you can also enjoy some quite as well! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Calgary, Canada
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We loved the fried mac and cheese! So tasty. We had the wings as well and they were delish!! The beer is cold and the service is good.

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Mike_Condy, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! Glad you enjoyed your meal and your beer was nice and cold! Hope to see you again soon. More 

Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Terrific patio! Loved the nachos and the herb-infused oils covering the chips! The service was terrific and the food, and atmosphere -- and of course the beer! -- were perfect.

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RedStagManagement, Public Relations Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - Glad you enjoyed your food and your stay! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Surrey, Canada
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Located in the Old Keith's Brewery, this spot has a nice rooftop patio which we decided to avail ourselves of on a beautiful summer day. We had a Keith's & a Mike's Hard and an order of their Lobster dip. A good quantity & assortment of bread came with it. The dip was tasty and at $11 or so, decent... More 

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Mike_Condy, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant ! We're glad you enjoyed your drinks and food. Hope to see you again on the patio when the sun decides to come back out. Thank you again! More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Got the lobster chowder, I would highly recommend it. Thought the Alexander Keith IPA would be better on draft but it was'nt. I don't see how you can make an IPA without hopps. Server brought our meal and left, did not see her till she brought our check.

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RedStagManagement, Public Relations Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your last stay with us! I apologize that it was not the best - could you please email me at afougere@lowerdeck.ca so we can look into this further. Thank you again & hope to see you again soon. More 

Toronto, Ontario
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Popped in here for some drinks and lunch. Excellent rooftop patio, featuring many loca! brews.Diverse lunch menu. I had a garden salad with grilled shrimp, my wife had the quinoa rolls. Both were tasty and fresh. Our server, Emily, was friendly and efficient. Beer is eerved in either 14, 18, or 56 oz sizes with frosty mugs. A truly enjoyable... More 

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RedStagManagement, Public Relations Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon before patio comes to and end - with Halifax weather, who knows! More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 14
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Pub

Description

Your neighbourhood pub in the downtown core of Halifax Nova Scotia.

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