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

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    Very good
  • 35
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  • 5
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Tasty!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
David O
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Whitby, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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 

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Halifax, NS
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 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 

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Ontario, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

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

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We have lived in Halifax for 28 years and our meal here was within the top three worst meals dining out in that time. They call themselves a seafood pub but the mussels and lobster chowder did not taste fresh. A salad was fine and the pecan chicken was average. Three people each had a beer and didn't eat much... More 

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RedStagManagement, General Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hi marniebeau, I must say that I am extremely disappointed in hearing about your experience. We pride ourselves on our food, and especially service. It seems as though your server didn't ask how your meal was, otherwise your bill should have been much less. We have a 100% guarantee here. However, I am not going to beat around the bush... More 

Kitchener, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Place was pretty busy when I got there, but servers were attentive. Tried the seafood chowder. Probably one of the best I've had and being from Newfoundland that's a high standard.

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Ontario
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to this pub about 7 years ago and always recalled how good the food was. Was back in Halifax and decided to go again. Was just as I remembered and the food was fantastic. We started off with sharing the calamari and it came with a fantastic tomato dipping sauce. I had the fish and chips - pretty good;... More 

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RedStagManagement, General Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for your response brontesassy. I am very happy that things were just as you remembered. Heading into tourist season it is great to hear your kind words. Please don't be a stranger, we love keeping in contact with our friends, even those from outside the province. Cheers @TheRedStagHFX More 

Bergen, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I came here with some colleagues for dinner, hoping to find something not to far from the hotel we stayed at. And we wanted to try some of the Keith's beers. I can highly recommend this place both for a meal and to sit down and enjoy a good brew of your own choosing. It was a very quiet place... More 

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RedStagManagement, General Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review Br4v0. Things can get pretty mellow during the winter months as you saw. However, if you are ever back during the Summer months you will see an entirely different atmosphere, and even can have a pint of Keith's on our rooftop patio. Hope you are back in Nova Scotia again sometime, would love to see... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had purchased a groupon which led us there and then found out we couldn't use it until Feb 1st:( anyhow, we ended up staying and my boyfriend had the sirloin burger which he said was very tasty and he'd have it again and I had the "famous" fish n chips! Not really sure why people rave about it because... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

the Red Stag is a standard pub featuring Alexander Keith beers (it's attached to the brewery). We were there for lunch. The food is just average pub grub - burgers, sandwiches, fries. Service was on the slow side, even though they weren't terribly busy. The deck is the place to eat on a nice day, but there's not much of... 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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