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Red Stag Tavern

1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-422-0275
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Ranked #50 of 598 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Sussex, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the food here. Some of the best seafood in town, and the steaks are grilled to perfection every time. I'm a big fan of the tavern atmosphere inside, and the place is so full of history. I also appreciate the fact that they have a roof-top patio for those nice summer days when you really want to eat outside.... More

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Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

we used to go here all the time, then the last time we went the prices had changed, the food wasn't as good and they changed their tarter sauce to some weird pink concoction :( asked for real tarter sauce, and they apparently don't carry it anymore... used to be our go to restaurant :(

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Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went for the patio and proximity. It was close, but the patio was unavailable. The beer is limited, as could be anticipated in a Keith's establishment. The food was regular pub fare, soaks up the beer nicely but nothing to write home about.

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Kitchener, Canada
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225 reviews 225 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The seafood linguine was excellent! The lobster chowder was not bad - it was a bit too salty. There are better ones elsewhere. The service was good and my husband enjoyed trying a local beer. Patio is nice with good weather.

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Perth, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were revisiting the Red Stag, having discovered it on a previous visit a couple of years ago. We managed to fit in a few visits during this stay in Halifax. The staff are so friendly and engaging, the beer is great, and the food is lovely. My husband swears theirs is the best chowder, and the pulled pork sandwich... More

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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137 reviews 137 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Keith's makes some excellent beer, and it's all available, plus some interesting infusions that they play with. Service is ok to good. Food is good to very good. Fun atmosphere, great patio that is often full.

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Richmond Hill
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170 reviews 170 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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