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Red Stag Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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1496 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-422-0275
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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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2015

Place was pretty busy when I got there, but servers were attentive. Tried the seafood chowder. Probably one of the best I've had and being from Newfoundland that's a high standard.

Thank munseahawk
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2015

Went to this pub about 7 years ago and always recalled how good the food was. Was back in Halifax and decided to go again. Was just as I remembered and the food was fantastic. We started off with sharing the calamari and it came with a fantastic tomato dipping sauce. I had the fish and chips - pretty good;... More 

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

Thank you for your response brontesassy. I am very happy that things were just as you remembered. Heading into tourist season it is great to hear your kind words. Please don't be a stranger, we love keeping in contact with our friends, even those from outside the province. Cheers @TheRedStagHFX More 

Bergen, Norway
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2015

I came here with some colleagues for dinner, hoping to find something not to far from the hotel we stayed at. And we wanted to try some of the Keith's beers. I can highly recommend this place both for a meal and to sit down and enjoy a good brew of your own choosing. It was a very quiet place... More 

1 Thank Br4v0
RedStagManagement, General Manager at Red Stag Tavern, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review Br4v0. Things can get pretty mellow during the winter months as you saw. However, if you are ever back during the Summer months you will see an entirely different atmosphere, and even can have a pint of Keith's on our rooftop patio. Hope you are back in Nova Scotia again sometime, would love to see... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2015

We had purchased a groupon which led us there and then found out we couldn't use it until Feb 1st:( anyhow, we ended up staying and my boyfriend had the sirloin burger which he said was very tasty and he'd have it again and I had the "famous" fish n chips! Not really sure why people rave about it because... More 

2 Thank Kuziwa
Newton, Massachusetts
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139 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2015

the Red Stag is a standard pub featuring Alexander Keith beers (it's attached to the brewery). We were there for lunch. The food is just average pub grub - burgers, sandwiches, fries. Service was on the slow side, even though they weren't terribly busy. The deck is the place to eat on a nice day, but there's not much of... More 

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Prince Albert, Sask.
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117 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2014

Visited this unique old brewery. There is a tour available as well as a pub that serves great beer and good food. We tried the local fish and chips as they are known to be good there and it sure was. The beer was really good as well! We were on a cruise so if Halifax is a stop check... More 

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Lower Sackville
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2014

Attended an event in Halifax with a group and ate here twice. Once was inside and our party of 7 enjoyed everything that they had. The atmosphere was great and we very much enjoyed ourselves. The Saturday night of our visit found us upstairs on their outside patio which was a highlight for sure. The staff, the food and of... More 

Thank MamaMacNS
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014

Nice environment, good service and good food. Pub fare done very well. Will eat hear again on future visits.

Thank trvldawn
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2014

I really didn't like much about this place. The food is really not great, it seems like everything is pre-made or frozen and is just food for the masses. The service is juvenile and it took 30 minutes to get a salad to the table. It also felt cave-like, which did not help. I come for business monthly and generally... More 

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Long Neck, Delaware
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I were on a cruise with Halifax being one of our ports of call. When we inquired about places to enjoy lunch ashore, people recommended walking north on the boardwalk to the casino. Don't waste your time. While wandering around, we found the neatest spot ever, just a couple blocks north of the pier. Located a block... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $13
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
Your neighbourhood pub in the downtown core of Halifax Nova Scotia.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?