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Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill

$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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1781 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R6, Canada
+1 902-492-1800
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Middle River, Canada
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant with a great atmosphere. Great music on Saturday afternoons and night. The blackened chicken chilata was incredible. The Selfish shell fish dish was great as well. They often have "Groupon" specials too.

Thank sackvegas881
Halifax Region, Canada
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very comfortable restaurant/pub that provides a stage to local musicians in Atlantic Canada. We have seen many wonderful performers here and have witnessed several impromptu performances by other well known artists who just happen to come by. The menu is original and very good quality with reasonable pricing.

Thank Rowcliw2000
st. John's
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting a museum in downtown Halifax and decided to have lunch first. We noticed this place as we walked past. It is hidden a little from the street because it is close to the dock. It was busy but we did not have to wait for a table. Once we settled in the service began. Not friendly but... More 

Thank QuidiVidiBeer
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was at Stayners Wharf yesterday with a friend. The food was very good. I had a donairito - donair meat, cheese, onions and tomato in a tortilla and grilled, served with home cut fries. Yummy! My friend had the spinach maple salad which was also delicious. Good sized servings. Very friendly and attentive staff and refills of fresh coffee.... More 

Thank 874elainey
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was a bit disappointed in Stayner's. I stopped in on a February evening. The place is clean, and the service was okay. The food was average. I has the seafood chowder, and it was very bland: a bit thin, and lacking flavor. I was in Halifax for a week, and tried chowder at 4 different places and this ranked... More 

Thank Mark M
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was happy with our meal at Stayners. My wife and I happened upon this place for dinner on a Monday. Wasn't very busy, there was no waiting. Friendly staff met us at the door the show us to our table. We shared the vegetarian nachos (skippable, just nachos with cheese made in the oven for $11). My dinner (chicken... More 

Thank Derek W
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Stayner's Warf Saturday Feb 18 to try out their new menu. It was a while since I have been there and I got impressed by the menu. My wife had a Cajun Haddock with pineapple salsa, I Had a crispy chicken burger with a lovely honey-hot pepper mayo. Fish and meat were as expected. All was perfect... More 

Thank Olivier_the_traveler
JAbbass, Manager at Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for sharing. We're very happy to hear you liked our selections! That honey is called Stingin' Hot Honey by the Halifax Honey Company by the way. Check them out on social media @halifaxhoneycompany if interested. Thanks! More 

Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go there a lot for special occasiona and romantic type meals. They have a good variety on the menu however they won't change menu items to suit eating requirements. (They used to...)

Thank BiggPatt
JAbbass, Manager at Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing. I'm not quite sure what you mean by we won't suit eating requirements. Please send me an email to Jesse@staynerswharf.com to explain further. we always try our best to accommodate our guests, if we let you down some how I'd very much like to know how or why. Thank you. More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

This restaurant gets a Poor instead of Terrible rating because the service was good. It has been many years since we've been to Stayners. We went last November and again last week. The experience in November was so-so. My pan fried haddock was quite dry, even as it was drowning in a bucket of sauce. Maybe they thought I would... More 

Thank Anne C
JAbbass, Manager at Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill, responded to this review

I am very sad to hear about your experience. Please send an email to Jesse@staynerswharf.com We take great pride in quality in all areas from service to food. I would like to get to the bottom of this, show you how much we care and how determined we are to make things right. More 

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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

My wife and I frequently search for a nice place to have supper and a nice dinning experience. Recently we decided to go to Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill. After enjoying a nice glass of wine, we decided on the Cajun Haddock. It was amazing, the service was friendly helpful and quick. But we both had the Cajun Haddock and... More 

Thank Keith Allan R
JAbbass, Manager at Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write! And thank you for the praise! The Cajun Haddock is definitley a winner. Thanks for spreading the word, it means a lot! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1781 Upper Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3R6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-492-1800

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