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Economy Shoe Shop Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub
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1663 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2B5, Canada
+1 902-423-8845
11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Halifax, Canada
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 downtown Halifax

Thank Debbie A
Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 which has been a foundation on Argyle Street for so may years. Thank you for... More 

Thank vccbdc
Riverview, Canada
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 was very unengaging, the food was fast, but medocre. All in all, it was OK,... More 

Thank Luvsalaugh
Halifax, Canada
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86 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 lively and yet relaxed at the same time.

Thank Krista R
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Amazing service! And great happy hour specials. The nachos are the best around. I would highly recommend this place.

Thank Jon N
Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 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 ok.

Thank Marie-Ève D
Ottawa, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went to this spot on Thursday November 24th before the Moosehead hockey game. Food was good, but while eating we were entertained by mice dancing across the floor. We notified the server, who replied, "I know, they're here all the time, they come from next door"....Well thank you very much, if they are in the restaurant where we sit to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Bar, Canadian, American, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?