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Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar

) #155 of 574 Restaurants in Halifax €€ - €€€ , ,
1663 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
+1 902-423-8845
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“nachos” (68 reviews)
“hit the spot” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Canadian, Pub
€€ - €€€
1663 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was in after the Reno. The food was excellent. Place is now clean. We enjoyed all new items we tried on the menu including the famous nachos. We will return for sure.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with friends and we had a great time...Service was a bit slow however they were packed and the food was worth the wait. Isn't that why you go to a Restaurant is the food. We supplied our own entertainment. A fun-filled environment.

Thank Brewster8861
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The food is always great, they have a large selection to choose from! People are friendly ,the decor is nice. Lighted trees inside , just a fun place to eat and drink. Summer time on patio is fun and great for people watching!! Central in...More

Thank Debbie A
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Shoeshop has fallen victim to construction across the street at the new convention centre and then city plans to renovate Argyle Street this summer which would have meant no patio access which was one of the best features. I will miss this eclectic cafe...More

Thank vccbdc
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank Luvsalaugh
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...More

Thank Krista R
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
Reviewed 13 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
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...More

Thank Marie-Ève D
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
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Ross M
How many seats does the bar and resteraut have
2 December 2015|
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Response from Johnboy535 | Reviewed this property |
Many but difficult to tell the number. Phone them is what I would do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Bar, Canadian, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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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