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The Wooden Monkey

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305 - 40 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-466-3100
11:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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226 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had been to the Halifax location years ago and hated it so I was apprehensive when a friend's birthday dinner was planned here. I really enjoyed it. The location is amazing - gorgeous views of the Harbour. It can be a little tricky to find but there are lots of signs when you enter the ferry terminal. You have... More 

Thank Jenn N
Reykjavik, Iceland
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273 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had lunch with business colleagues at the Wooden Monkey and enjoyed a quite good dish and friendly service. The restaurant offers a simple but varied menu that features quite a bit of seafood but also vegetarian, meat and poultry options. The dishes are fairly straightforward but still interesting. I opted for the cajun crusted haddock which was very good -... More 

Thank EagleFlyer
Dartmouth, Canada
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great dining area, view of Halifax Harbour and surrounding area. A great meeting place for drinks, snacks and dining.

Thank CarolynV52
Winnipeg, Canada
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133 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very satisfied with our meal and waitress. We had friends visiting and we hoped they would enjoy their first taste of seafood. They weren't disappointed. There was good atmosphere and energy in the restaurant - and this was the middle of the week. We would return here.

Thank Goodtimehadbyall50
Saint John, Canada
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62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was brought to this restaurant by the company I was meeting with. Location is great and provides excellent views of the Halifax harbour. The service is too notch and the meal was incredible. Not being from the area it was great to go to this place and eat. Next time I am in town I will be sure try to... More 

Thank ABDZThomson
Dartmouth, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, came for burger week. Glad we decided to stay in Dartmouth. Great service and super good food. They say it is healthy, who knew healthy tasted so good! We will be back. Thanks, J

Thank HelloOutThereEarth
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A person wont regret spending money at this restaurant. I like it personally they give food in abundance according to what they ask as a price so i am happy. Place is a bit off so a grade low too!

Thank Akash P
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Got the vegetarian curry topped with scallops. The curry which was amazing but the scallops were raw on the inside. I will be returning because I love what the restaurant is about, the setting, and the staff where oh-so-friendly, but I won't be asking for scallops again...

Thank Koral B
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

This is for the Halifax restaurant. High quality food at reasonable prices. Chefs are talented and the wait staff get a 5/5 for courtesy and knowledge (can't recall the name but his is a shorter curly hair gentlemen with glasses). If your a foodie or looking for great cuisine, here is a downtown must

Thank Nick L
New York City, New York
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99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Had the pleasure of enjoying my birthday dinner there a week ago. Really enjoyed the food (pizza) and the view of Halifax from the Dartmouth side! Our waitress was also excellent and made some helpful suggestions.

Thank amdrella

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 19
Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 - 40 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-466-3100
We are located on the Dartmouth waterfront. Don't underestimate the power and potential of Nova Scotia on a world stage. We are a casual spot that cares about what they feed their customers. Please don't troll, if you have a beef (vegan/gluten free or not) please contact us via our website Large/private parties we can handle, please contact us in advance, however at our core, we are a 1st come 1st serve kinda place. We will take good care of you and the people you care about.

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