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Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar

Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1663 Argyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J-2B5, Canada
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+1 902-423-7463
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The name of this popular bar and patio restaurant has nothing to do with...

The name of this popular bar and patio restaurant has nothing to do with how the food tastes; try the delicious meals and funky drinks when you visit this friendly establishment.

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Relax and enjoy

Food was average when i last went compared to when I originally went in 1999. Funky place, warm and makes you relax. Nice place to chill out and have a conversation.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 February 2017
Christy Z
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Food was average when i last went compared to when I originally went in 1999. Funky place, warm and makes you relax. Nice place to chill out and have a conversation.

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Thank Christy Z
Halifax, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Awesome food and great atmosphere! Great selection of food! Patio is a great place to take in all the sights!

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Thank Philip1921
Fredericton, Canada
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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere is amazing. This is a great place to stop for a drink or two. They have a nice list of local micro brews. They also do a really good job on nachos.

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Thank Molly M
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

the restaurant is unique in it's decor. the staff friendly and extremely efficient. the food is always excellent and the portions are large. my wife and i have taken friends and customers on many occasions and have never been disappointed.

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1 Thank terrycarrier
Nova Scotia, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

Good little bar with nice staff. Good variety of liquors plus beer. Bar snacks were good. I have been here a few times over the last few years .Its always a stopping point when downtown.

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1 Thank JohanNovaScotia
Halifax
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Always enjoyable always good food, and neat atmosphere in the centre of the city. Not to be missed if your visiting.

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Thank Donna S
Shelburne, Canada
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102 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We love this place as it is so quirky and interesting - nooks and crannies and room off rooms, all a bit different. Live music sometimes and always good food - a great stop any time of year

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1 Thank philandrita
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

a little expensive though, we hada the nachos with chicken. It was the chicken that made it expensive haha

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Thank Bethany B
Halifax, NS
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45 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

While the food is good here, it is such a local ghost spot that not the calmest of dining pleasures. But a place to see and be seen

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Thank KreaHalifax
clermont
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

We pleasantly surprised at the quality of food. OMG on the The homemade gnocchi with ricotta was the best. The service was good and the food arrived HOT quickly. We sat outside which is always nice except for the construction across the way! And don't miss the decor in the ladies room and the ceiling decor in the main restaurant.

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Thank whimisical

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