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Red Stag Tavern

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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
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1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-422-0275
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent site to visit for lunch or supper. Fantastic early Halifax interior, beautiful architecture. Regular tavern fare with many beers on tap. Across the street from the boardwalk on the Harbour. Alexander Keiths brewery location since 1820 a historic site

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Thank Bill D
Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Bill, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at the Stag. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Gord Fraser Assistant General Manager The Red Stag Tavern More 

Cerritos, California
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484 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stopped here for a beer - we had hoped to tour the brewery next door, but they were not offering tours that day. Service was good. Believe the lace is part of a Budweiser chain - looks like a pub. It was cool inside on a hot day. Beer - well, that is always subjective. We didn't have food,... More 

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Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Barbara, Thank you for taking time to review your experiences at the Stag. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed our cold beer, especially on a hot day! We are owned and operate independently of any beer company, so while we are not part of a Budweiser chain, we do sell Labatt products. Hopefully next time you are... More 

Atlanta, Ga
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We visited the Alexander Keith brewery only to learn it was closed for tours that day, but we discovered the Red Stag Tavern which provided a delicious lunch. The tavern provided a sense of eating in the bygone era!

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Mike C, General Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at the Stag. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your lunch at our Tavern! Hopefully next time you visit us the tour will be running next door! Cheers, Gord Fraser Assistant General Manager The Red Stag Tavern More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only visited the Red Stag Tavern for a drink, as part of a brewery there is a reasonable selection of beers on draught. I'm glad we didn't decide to eat here as unfortunately both myself and my boyfriend saw mice running near our table, this has put me off going here again as it made me feel on edge... More 

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Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Becca, Thank you for taking your time to review your experiences at the Red Stag Tavern. I am sorry to hear that your visit wasn't a pleasant one. I would love to talk to you more about your experiences if you would email me at gfraser@redstag.ca. Yours in Hospitality Gord Fraser Assistant General Manager The Red Stag Tavern More 

Halifax, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to eat. Food is delicious and portion sizes are generous. Lots of variety for everyone in your group. SO SAD that they no longer have their awesome potato wedges as fries. They were the best in town!!

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Thank mercewan
Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello there, First of all I want to thank you for taking time to review your experiences at the Stag. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your food, although yes, we did recently change our menu. Hopefully if you give it time our fries will grow on you too, just like the wedges. I will pass your remarks onto... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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74 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here for lunch on a Thursday around 12:30. You seat yourself and our server was quick in coming over and taking our drink orders. We had enough time to review the menu before our drinks arrived and we placed our orders. Our food arrived quickly, hot and exactly as we ordered. I had the mac & cheese with... More 

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Thank Chris R
Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello there, First of all I want to thank you for taking time to review your experiences at the Stag. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your food and your overall experience. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Gord Fraser Assistant General Manager The Red Stag Tavern More 

Vancouver, Canada
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Halifax on holiday, so there is little chance that I will ever have reason to dine at this pub again. That's good because we could not have been more disappointed with our lunch. The pub has a gloomy and drab feel to it, so it's not even a particularly nice place to sit for lunch. The service... More 

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Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello there, First of all I want to thank you for taking time to review your experiences at the Stag. I'm sorry to hear that our food wasn't up to our usual standards. I would love to talk more about your visit, if you could email me at gfraser@redstag.ca. I hope you will give us another chance to wow you... More 

London, Canada
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131 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went at 630pm. It was recommended that we try the fish and chips as it was the best in Halifax. It was. 2 piece order plenty big enough as the portions are huge. Served piping hot. But there were mice running around. Our server insisted they didn't go in the kitchen. (If you were a mouse wouldn't you go... More 

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Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello there, First of all I want to thank you for taking time to review your experiences at the Stag. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your food. I would like to talk about your visit some more could you please email me at gfraser@redstag.ca. Cheers and have a great day! Gord Fraser Assistant General Manager The Red Stag... More 

Truro, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Great menu. Burgers are great. They also have excellent grilled cheese sandwiches. However, they can be quite overwhelmed by even a moderate crowd. Can take up to an hour from walking in to actually eating. Too long for people on a lunch break.

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Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking time to review your recent experiences at the Stag. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your food, but I want to apologize for your less than stellar service. We usually pride ourselves in our quick, and friendly service, so to hear that we weren't up to our best is unfortunate. I hope you... More 

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Good pub food, affordable price, BOGO on Tuesday Night for certain items made a great meal very inexpensive. Nice spot in the old brewery market in downtown Halifax.

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Mike C, Owner at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Scott, First of all, I want to thank you for taking the time to review your experiences at the Red Stag Tavern. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything! I will pass that on to the owner, he loves feedback like that. Cheers, Gord Fraser Assistant General Manager The Red Stag Tavern More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$8 - $14
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
Description
Your neighbourhood pub in the downtown core of Halifax Nova Scotia.

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