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Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub
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1663 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
+1 902-423-8845
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Riverview, Canada
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I had high expectations for this restuarant based on a review of the area. I was travelling for business so was looking for a friendly environment and a good meal. I sat at the bar for longer than required to be offered a beverage, staff was very unengaging, the food was fast, but medocre. All in all, it was OK,... More 

Thank Luvsalaugh
Halifax, Canada
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The atmosphere is so good here that usually when I come here, that's what I come for. The nachos here are really good but beyond that I've never noticed anything exceptional about the food, drinks, or service. It's really just a very pleasant environment, very lively and yet relaxed at the same time.

Thank Krista R
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Amazing service! And great happy hour specials. The nachos are the best around. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Jon N
Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Kind of funky, relaxed and warm atmosphere. I originally went in 1999 and the food was superb. I went back in 2015 and the food was average. Nice place to relax, talk and unwind.

Thank Christy Z
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Cozy place with a lot of wood furniture and a rustic feeling. The decor is a bit too much but... so bad it's good? The place was almost empty on this monday night but there was a nice jazz band for ambiance. The food was ok.

Thank Marie-Ève D
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The have awesome nachos, it's the only thing I normally order! Friendly environment. Great for friends or family dinner out. Excellent location

Thank kldey123
Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went to this spot on Thursday November 24th before the Moosehead hockey game. Food was good, but while eating we were entertained by mice dancing across the floor. We notified the server, who replied, "I know, they're here all the time, they come from next door"....Well thank you very much, if they are in the restaurant where we sit to... More 

1 Thank FrenchyQueen
North Carolina
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394 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

There are vegan and vegetarian options. The servers are friendly. The setting at ine time may have been considered " cool kooky" But it seems idd and a bit tired. The coffee is good and there are some tea selections. Nothing special . Cute name that is what attracted us.

Thank rhamba k
Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Economy Shoe Shop became my local when I was living in Halifax. Lots of seating and great mix of beer and cocktails. Good place for a big group, especially if you want to chat.

Thank ellabooray
Galway, Ireland
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Staff nice; however, the food, drink & atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired, we won't be back!! The wine list & food needs to improve.

Thank James R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1663 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-423-8845

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