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Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Downtown Halifax
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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Corner of Argyle and Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-406-7640
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun 10:30 - 01:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't visit Halifax without a visit to the Authentic Irish Pub – Durty Nelly's. They just finished their new renovations just in time for St. Patrick's Day! When you see the locals lined up over three blocks just to experience Durty Nelly's Food, Service and Design, you know it's the one place to be in Halifax. The owners commitment... More 

Thank Josh T
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The bar staff on a Monday desperately try to up-sell. Car salesmen. Just pathetic. There are far better other spots.

Thank Greg E
Mike C, General Manager at Durty Nelly's Authentic Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Greg, I'm very sorry to hear this as we don't drill that attitude into our employees. We believe in providing legendary service above all else, including selling a cup of guacamole. I wonder if we might be able to communicate so I can get a better handle on your experience? Sincerely, Michael Carey More 

Riverview, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a frequent stop for any business travel In Halifax. Its in a great central location and the food is always tasty, hot and served with a smile. Staff are engaging and always on top of their customers.

Thank Luvsalaugh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time and Rachel " our sever " was top notch Greeted with a smile from start to finish and had the best pour of my Erdingrer beer The best service in Halifax

Thank Brian I
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tonight we came in for dinner and a couple of beers. Rachel was incredible. Kept us entertained the entire night and was a real pleasure. Thanks for pouring my buddy all the Erdingers. Real pro. Thanks a million. Steve

Thank Steve I
San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a Guinness and some poutine with some friends. Friendly service. I will have to come back later in the day for the music though.

Thank KennO555
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous atmosphere of the Maritimes. Music, food and a fabulous selection of draught beer. Great bangers and mashed.

Thank Thefoodmonkey
Miramichi, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was passing through and decided to check it out. Love pubs and this one is great. Authentic decor and atmosphere. Had the curry wrap, it was delicious! Would definitely like to go back for dinner sometime!

Thank RiverFoodie
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came for afternoon drinks on the patio. The patio is raised over the street and offers and view of the city and the harbour, perfect for a few pints on a sunny day.

Thank Michael M
Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

Colleague and I decided to try something different for a work day lunch. Had not been to Durty Nelly's. Service was great, very friendly server. Disappointed in the menu selections. We ordered the Halifax standby- Fish and Chips (we told ourselves it was an Irish Fish) and it was good - not terrific (a little too much batter) but the... More 

Thank Jeannette S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$17
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner of Argyle and Sackville Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-406-7640

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