Economy Shoe Shop - Halifax

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The Economy Shoe Shop, inspired by a local art designer, opened its doors in 1995. For over the past 20 years "The Shoe" has become internationally acclaimed and one of the most iconic bars and restaurants that Nova Scotia has to offer. Located on Argyle Street, the heart of the Halifax's entertainment industry.
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of six was seated at the time of the reservation. The server was very attentive and the food was the best. We love the atmosphere at the ESS, very eclectic and interesting.

BM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I can see why this is a fun place, with the quirky decor and interesting design concept. Food is basically okay. Nothing you make a destination for. But one thing: the place is a bit dirty. Everything look sticky and needs a cleaning.

B
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

One thing that can ruin a meal is seeing mice. What’s even worse is when the staff acknowledges they know they have a mice problem and don’t seem to think it’s a big deal in a food establishment.

JY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Although we had a reservation, some how it was missed so we had to wait until a table was ready. Our son ordered the crab cakes. He did not enjoy them and they came back on him later in the evening.

The rest of the food was good but the Nova chips were nothing special. Service was slow.

a
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

a bit slow and had a show to go to and the order was not correct (eg. got side of fries instead of salad as requested0, both otherwise good food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

New Year’s Eve!!!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Staff Function

SB
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Dissapointing at best. This was the first place I ate in Halifax 10 years ago, and it is safe to say the food did not even come close to living up to my expectations. Way too many other excellent places to eat in the area.

PP
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We liked it so much we went back the next day and brought friends.