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Red Stag Tavern

1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-422-0275
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Ranked #44 of 597 restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Richmond Hill
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132 reviews 132 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have always wanted to visit the brewery and the pub, so, months prior to my trip, I read tens of reviews on the place, but due to time constraints, we could not do the brewery tour, but still decided to have a meal here. What an expensive mistake it was. Arriving just before 8pm on a Sunday (yes, the... More

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stopped in for lunch after taking the brewery tour. I had the fish fry and it was one of the best I've had, and I've had a lot of fish fries. My wife loved the lamb burger with goat cheese. Very helpful server who also explained where the nearest liquor store was so we could buy some of their... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We recently stopped at The Red Stag Tavern after visiting the Alexander Keiths Brewery in Halifax and i ate the best fish and chips I ever had. Their tartar sauce is unbelievable. Really good service, nice ambiance and great food. I would recommend it to anyone. Plus I like the outfit for the waitresses, it makes it truly scottish.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stopped here for lunch just before we went on the Alexander Keith's brewery tour. We sat ourselves down - so that was quick, but initial greetings by a server was slow. The entire time we were there, service was quite slow. The brunch menu was quite limited in options but makes perfect sense. We ordered the Lobster Chowder to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

WOW. I really wish I had read the recent reviews, and not relied on the total number of positives going back months and years. This place is atrocious. Seriously some of the most disgusting food I have ever eaten. There is no other way to put it. I came here for a late dinner and should've been tipped off that... More

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Aiken, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Two years ago, my wife and I ended our 2+ week maritime vacation at the Red Stag. The people were really friendly, my wife had an iceberg (Keith’s topped with a slush margarita, Yea baby), and we ended up buying two of the great pilsner glasses. It really put the cherry on top of a great vacation. Great People -... More

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

Hi MacPEI, I must apologize for your unsatisfactory experience. The blender issues, we have been dealing with since the fall, but we are now just waiting on the replacement part. I do apologize, it wasn't as big of a deal until the beautiful weather came flying in a week ago or so. So I can assure you that it will... More

Halifax, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I visited the Red Stag for lunch with a friend today. We arrived at noon, and noticed everyone was inside, not on the 4th story patio. After we found a table with a view of the Halifax waterfront and Harbour we realized why we were the only ones there. It was very windy, but we suffered through it because we... More

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

Thank you for your feedback CubaJunkee, I have to apologize for your experience at The Red Stag, it seemed like at every step we did not follow through. Again, so sorry for this. Running out of Perrier, would be my fault as the manager who does the ordering, which I take full responsibility for. The rest I can assure you... More

Moncton, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was very happy with my food. The burger was tasty and large fries like I love! That Friday, there was a concert and that is the reason why the service was slow. I could see our waitress watching to it instead of serving us. Otherwise the atmosphere was awesome and it was a great night out! Would go back... More

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

Thank you for your response takayukibru. First of all I must apologize, I am assuming that this was the Friday that just past. This would have been when Alan Doyle of the band Great Big Sea showed up unannounced and jump up to play some songs. I can assure you that our service is usually top notch, however I think... More

nova scotia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Food just so so.Do not order the mango shrimp bake.very oily from thick cheese layer and the choice of ingredients just don't seem to fit together.The redeeming factor is the wait staff.Very friendly and efficient.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Friendly staff, great atmosphere, and wonderful comfort food. Priced well and huge servings. Lobster Mac n' Cheese, nachos and Lobster Red Pepper dip were to say the least delicious! One of our new favourites!

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