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The Wooden Monkey

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$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
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1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
+1 902-444-3844
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Montreal, Canada
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199 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

At the Wooden Monkey, the focus is on ensuring that everyone can find choices regardless of their allergies or food limitations. They have a nice selection of appetizers including wonderful dips. I had the sesame crusted haddock and it was delicious. Relaxing and clear atmosphere.

Thank Mishka01
Stoney Creek
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I ate dinner at the Wooden Monkey on October 15. He had the salmon and I had the special of the day which was chicken, apples, veg on top of mash with maple sauce. OMG we both had to restrain ourselves from licking the plates. It was THAT good! The server was excellent as well. I would... More 

Thank Caroline122
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The place is warming and got a great vibe even if you go with childrens. I love eating local and I think this the beat palce to eat good, healthy and local. The waitress was super kind and patient with my french-speaking young girl. AND it's affordable!!!

Thank Catherine P
Montreal, Canada
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41 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I liked the atmosphere and settings. The service was great but in a hurry... The food is okay, nothing fabulous(had seafood chowder). I found it was overpriced for what it is.

Sandpoint, Idaho
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We wandered in here for dinner and enjoyed the meal. The lamburger was good and my halibut was nicely prepared. The view was amazing, and we watched it go from daynight to night with the change in lighting, it was great!

Thank Kam M
Montreal, Canada
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Meat eaters and vegetarians can eat side by side - fabulous menu No worries here if some needs a gluten free diet - delicious meals in a quaint place over looking the water - great ambiance ! Good portion size , reasonable prices- and organic !!!! Excellent , friendly service - I have nothing but great things to say about... More 

Thank kiwina
Calgary, Canada
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311 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place for lunch and it was good. It features locally grown and organic food. It also accommodates gluten free, real celiacs, vegetarian and I think even vegan needs. The room is bright and airy. Prices reasonable. Washrooms clean. Friendly staff. I had the soup and salad. Soup was carrot/maple and was excellent. Salad was sweet apple with walnuts... More 

Thank readytoretirecalgary
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place needs a good cleaning and a complete revamp of the menu. Dirty sticky tables/ floors. Bad food; greasy, lukewarm. I actually felt bad for the server. She was so nice and trying so hard. The owner should be ashamed of herself. Running this type of establishment.

HalifaxSidney, Manager at The Wooden Monkey, responded to this review

Hello KMACYHZ, My name is Adam, the General Manager here at the Halifax Wooden Monkey. We're sorry to hear about your less than great experience with us recently. We strive to offer the best local and organic food in the city but sometimes we fall short of the mark. I'd like to hear more about you're visit with us if... More 

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225 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So I am not a huge fan of the food here, I think it's ok, however my wife really likes it. They oven cook their food, which is good, and offer options for people with eating requirements, which is even better. The service was good, they make sure you are taken care of. I have a strange relationship with their... More 

Thank RVcornell
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our server was so friendly! Very quaint spot and relaxed environment. We had the bacon wrapped scallops and fish cakes which were lovely.

Thank mah943

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $19
Canadian, Soups, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1707 Grafton St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-444-3844

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