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Finbar's Irish Pub

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Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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1595 Bedford Highway, Sunnyside Mall | Unit #121b, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
+1 902-444-7654
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Wolfville, Canada
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went to Finbar's with family and had a great time. We all got burgers and were very impressed. Loved the atmosphere in the restaurant with the old Irish pub theme. Will be going back.

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Thank Alwhit3
Bedford
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88 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a local pub. My husband and I frequent here often. As vegetarians they always have interesting things on the menu, and the daily boxty, has a vegetarian option always. I love their nachos I just order them without the bacon and cheese, the caramelized onions and portobello mushrooms are so delicious with the hot peppers. I highly recommended... More 

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Thank bobokitten
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi bobokitten & thank you so much for the sweet review. We applaud your ability to adjust the dishes to suit your being a vegetarian. We hope to see you and your husband again soon! More 

Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Long wait time to be served . Been here twice and both times you wait well over 40 to an hour for meal.

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Thank 774Natalie
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi 774Natalie - have you been visiting at peak times (Friday & Saturday nights)? 40 minutes, we agree, is too long. We hope you'll give us another shot in the future. More 

Beaver Bank
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven't visited this Pub in several years but thought we should give it a try again. By most standards I think it is a fairly medium sized pub, but always seems busy at meal times. We arrived about 5:30 pm and it was about 3/4 full. Our drink and meal orders were taken quite quickly and the server was friendly... More 

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Thank ametsound
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi ametsound - it sounds as if you visited Finbar's at a time when the kitchen was producing a mass amount of orders. Long wait times are not something we desire for our guests. We appreciate your comments on your servers, and we truly hope you'll give us another shot in the future. More 

Halifax, Canada
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84 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I've been to Finbar's several times, including two recent visits in February 2017. The food has always been good - above standard pub fare for the most part. The selection of beers isn't huge, but there are some great choices on the list. The staff have always been friendly and attentive. It's a good option in Bedford.

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Thank Adam H
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Above standard, friendly and attentive are words that light up my soul! Thank you, Adam H. More 

Amherst, Canada
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Finbars is very comfortable and well laid out. The booths, not usually my favourite, are roomy and very comfortable. Menu variety is great and the portions and quality are right on the money. Staff are excellent. Very friendly, welcoming, knowledgeable and obliging. One of my favourites.

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Thank Paul C
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Paul - thank you so much for the kind review. We think the booths are pretty cozy, too ;) More 

London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

I come here many times again and again. Their food and service is outstanding. I really come for the nachos and wine!! However I also enjoy their salmon salad, the menu has many choices for everyone including gluten free options. The GF nachos are the best in the city. Hands down. Brooklyn is a lovely waitress and really cares about... More 

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1 Thank meaghan k
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Meaghan, we do our very best to cater to those with food allergies and we appreciate your recognition. Brooklyn is wonderful and I will be sure to share your sweet words with her! More 

Bedford, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The food is great and the service is even better . Not a large restaurant , but its ok , you feel cozy

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Thank brock S
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Brock - thank you for the feedback. We hope you'll stop in for a pint of Guinness soon! More 

Bedford, Canada
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67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The newly renovated Finbar's pub never disappoints. From the wonderful, friendly staff to the interesting menu, the renovations add to the overall good experience. The pan fried haddock is delicious. A generous piece of fresh haddock served with kale and vegetables and rice pilaf is a lovely dish. Great burgers, particularly the lamb burger are wonderfully cooked. We have not... More 

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Thank wrightimage
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Wow, wrightimage, what a wonderfully worded, in-depth review! The Pan-Fried Haddock is a personal favourite of mine, and you can't go wrong with one of our house made burgers. Next time we hope you'll give some dessert a try, I think you'll enjoy ;) More 

Halifax, Canada
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226 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This is my go to place to meet friends. The casual atmosphere with a great menu is wonderful. They always have interesting specials but some of their standards: fish and chips, soup and salad is great. The drink menu is varied. I wish they had a better selection of desserts and that they took reservations. You have no hope of... More 

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Thank Jenn N
FinbarsIrishPub, Owner at Finbar's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jenn, thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback. Hearing that we are your 'go-to' is heartwarming! See you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1595 Bedford Highway, Sunnyside Mall | Unit #121b, Bedford, Nova Scotia B4A 3Y4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Bedford
  • Phone Number: +1 902-444-7654

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