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“Awesome ”

Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub
Ranked #16 of 712 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Awesome ”
Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

Great atmosphere
Great food and great beer

Waitress was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu.

Prices are very fair

I will return!

Thank Matt T
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wyckoff, New Jersey
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262 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our pit stop”
Reviewed August 27, 2014

We noticed Durty Nelly's on the way to Discovery Center and decided to pop in afterwards. For a Tuesday afternoon it took way too long to get our beers. We ordered the fish bites and the chicken fingers with a tai chili sauces both which were delicious!!! The menu looked really good and I'm sure it would be delicious. We were seated outside which was nice and had a bit of a water view.
We would definitely go back to try the rest of the menu for a full meal.

  • Visited August 2014
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1 Thank GregLynn M
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New Jersey
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Irish Pub Food and Downtown”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great fish and chips and shepard's pie. Halfway between the Citadel and the Boardwalk so a great stop for lunch.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank Fechhelm
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best Fish & Chips in Halifax? Who am I to Argue.....”
Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Friday night in Halifax and a hankering for fish and chips, so off to Dirty Nelly's for Halifax's finest, or so I'been told. They didn't disappoint. My daughter and I each ordered the 2 piece fish and chips. The pieces are only middling size but done right. The haddock was moist with a thin, crisp batter, served with home cut fries that were crisp and golden but not dried out. They bring the, vinegar, malt vinegar and Ketchup to your table. And house made tartar sauce is the perfect accompaniment for the fish. What really sets this meal apart is the home made coleslaw! Now I never would have thought but the flavor was unbelievable. More milky then creamy, but definitely not a vinaigrette, this was superb; I can't place what imparted the flavor but I've never had coleslaw that tasted like this, or as good as this, before.

The service was fast and friendly, and lots of seating inside and out, gets very busy by early evening. A little pricy for a pub but not unreasonable. My only disappointment was the Durty Nelly draught on tap was a Molson product and not from a local microbrewery. It might have been good but surprised that with the number of brews being produced locally in Halifax and Nova Scotia it was from one of the big producers.

Thank MyFathersSon
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Family dinner 2 out of 2 nights!”
Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

Really great wait staff and food to please a family of five made us go back for a second night!! And they didn't even have a kid's menu. A little pricey but not too bad for a city and quite good when compared with neighboring restaurants (which we did).

Visited August 2014
Thank Tara M
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