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Lions Head Tavern & Beverage

5833 Sullivan St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 1X8, Canada
(902) 455-0181
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Ranked #388 of 599 Restaurants in Halifax
Dining options: Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 5, 2014
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Nova Scotia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have always enjoyed the atmosphere and food, great place to gather but the wings need to be scraped and replaced with something real. Factory battered and with the same meat one might find on a pigeon, stay away until they find a new supplier. Think they run on the wing nite promo but forget we want the real thing... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here before a concert at the Forum and it was quite an experience. There were patrons who had clearly over indulged and were being loud and vulgar on the deck so we moved inside to eat. The menu consisted of pretty basic bar food in our opinion. The nachos were terrible but our companions had smoked meat sandwiches... More

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Nova Scotia
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212 reviews 212 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We went to the Lions Head prior to a concert at the Forum. For me it was first time and felt it was a good experience. We sat outside and received very good service. The food we ate was average (smoked meat sandwich, wings, fried pepperoni, and fish & chips). Like other comments - it was not exceptional or poor.... More

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Halifax, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

Many visits over the years. It's a convenient place for lunch. Good pub food, no better or worse than any other pub, and nothing to make it stand apart (good or bad) from the crowd.

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Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I ate here with colleagues for a late lunch, after the rush. Atmosphere is typical for your neighbourhood pub; well used seating, mix of booths and tables, TVs in corners of the venue. My drink arrived with someone else's lip stick marked caked on, so we politely asked for a new glass. The fish and chips were good and the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Good place to drop in or to meet some friends for a drink...this place has been here for years. I've read good reviews and bad, but I've always found the service and food pretty good. We stopped in yesterday for a couple of beers and munchies (and a shot of Winter Olympics action). Place was fairly quiet. We had the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I read the reviews before coming here and was expecting the worst and that was not the case. The food was actually good. I had the People's Poutine w/ bacon bits and chives added! The server was nice and friendly and was attentive. Free refills on pop + free WIFI! Check this place out for sure!

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15 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This "tavern" is dirty, the service is super poor and the food is horrendous. Unfortunately, I've been to the Lion's Head about 5 times in 15 years and every single time I regret going. I want to like it, but the horrible atmosphere and service always trumps any visit I've had.

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Halifax
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

While the beer selection is good and they've improved the menu, the service is not the best and I once had an offensive incident there with the wait staff that was startling in its ignorance and insentivity.

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Windsor, Canada
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215 reviews 215 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I used to love going to the Lion's Head. At one time, it was, at least, a weekly visit, but times have changed but not the Lion's Head. It uses the history angle with old pictures covering the walls and such things, but it too, is stuck in history. It's dark and dingy and does not appear clean. It does... More

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