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“Open mic on Thursdays” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Red Stag Tavern

Red Stag Tavern
1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-422-0275
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Ranked #44 of 590 restaurants in Halifax
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
Toronto, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Open mic on Thursdays”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Went there while I was walking through the Alexander Keiths's historical distric. I went on a Thursday night, so they had live music -open mic. Food average

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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RedStagManagement, General Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review, December 10, 2012
Thank you Usierj for your feedback. At The Red Stag we try our best to provide not only pub food, but great food. We are sorry that your food was just average, and would love to hear more of an explanation so that we can adress this issue. Average is definitely not what we strive for, and hope that you will forward any more information regarding your visit to the email below.

Thanks again

info@lowerdeck.ca
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Halifax, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Red Stag Rocks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Great pub on Lower Water St in downtown Halifax that has a great choice of appetizers and mains. Big portions, properly cooked and served by great friendly staff. In the summer, the top deck is great for sunshine and hanging with friends. Well priced for the portion size and service. Higly recommended and I highly recomment the Alexander Keiths historic brewing tour. Again well worth the prices. Transfer lunches and birthdays are great to celebrate here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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McLean, VA
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“Not bad, not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

The Red Stag fit the bill for a late lunch in Halifax. It's nothing to write home about. The food was average and the pub was filled with children so the atmosphere wasn't great. Service was prompt and friendly.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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RedStagManagement, General Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Hi Moahhikers,

Thank you so much for your feedback regarding your visit to The Red Stag. I apologize that your meal wasn't great, as that is always what we strive for. We actually live by the phrase, once you think that you are "good" you'll never be "great". On that note, feedback such as yours will allow us to remain at the top of our game. Unfortunately, I notice that you don't live in Halifax so a chance at redemption is probably not going to happen. However, if you do make another trip to Halifax, please give us another chance, and ask to talk to me personally, because I would want to ensure that you get the true Red Stag experience!
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Marietta, Georgia
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“Authentic British Pub!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

If you like a pub atmosphere with plenty of beer choices, this is your place in Halifax. Had lunch here after our tour from the cruise ship. Just a block off the water and a short walk from the cruise ship dock. The burgers, fish and chips, and nachos were all excellent. The service was prompt and friendly, the prices fair and the atmosphere very nice. We'd come back here again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nova Scotia, Canada
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“THE Best Food in Halifax - Our Second Home!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

I can't say enough about The Red Stag, located on Lower Water Street in downtown Halifax. We first ate there about 6-7 years ago, and thought so much about the food, the staff, the atmosphere, that we quickly contacted them to host our wedding reception! We were the first wedding reception ever held there and they did not disappoint! That was 5 years ago, and to this day, our friends and family are still talking about how wonderful it was. The food was fantastic! And ever since then, my wife and I go at least once a month. Everything on the menu is perfect....the best fish and chips in town, and their NACHOS.....to die for...THE best we ever had. We think so much about The Red Stag, we recommend it to anyone and everyone when they ask, "where to eat?"....we have sent more people there...haha!

The staff and management are great, friendly. The atmosphere is just perfect, with the decor and uniforms, a real taste of old Nova Scotia. If you live in Halifax or are visiting our great city, do yourself a favor and go to The Red Stag.

Visited October 2012
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