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The Stubborn Goat Gastropub, Halifax, NS

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub

4.3
4.3
475 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Gastro Pub
The Stubborn Goat Gastropub is the place in downtown Halifax to go for craft beer and upscale comfort food. Our focus since day one has been to source as many ingredients as possible locally to give every guest the freshest and most flavourful dining experience. We believe that sharing food makes dining together better, so we offer a large selection of social plates geared toward sharing. Let our talented professionals take you on a fun journey of the best Nova Scotia has to offer!

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am Please remember when booking a reservation any guests under the age of 19 years of age are not allowed in the pub after 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 405-4554
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Meagan Andrews
  • Private party facilities
    There is a semi-private space located on the second floor. The space has exclusive access to one side of the bar and a curtain that can be pulled across for privacy. For details on pricing and availability please email: jennifer@legendaryhospitality.ca.
  • Private party contact
    jen@legendaryhospitality.ca: (902) 580-3204
  • Neighborhood
    Halifax
  • Cross street
    Blowers St
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available at meters.
  • Public transit
    Plenty of public transit options nearby as we are located in the heart of Downtown Halifax.
  • Entertainment
    Offering a wide variety of local musicians from solo acts, duets, acoustic and more.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 475 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

475 Reviews
  1. Buzz

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Changed menu Our choices were big disappointment including the bru sprouts , Canadian eh pizza and sausages Drinks were good Prefer their brunch food

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came 15mins before they opened by mistake and they welcomed us in for coffees so we wouldn’t have to wait in cold. Awesome staff!

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  3. DonS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food, great ambiance. This was our first visit. Your web site said wheelchair accessible but my wife, who has mobility issues, found the first step very steep. Kudos to our server.

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  4. Linda

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Way too loud - high ceilings and open concept makes it hard to hear people at your table

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  5. Rosemarie

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great burger (appreciated the use of local beef from Gateway Farms) and great service!

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  6. ABAinNS

    Toronto

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Flavourful menu, great value, very attentive service.

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  7. tomw

    Atlantic Canada

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t realize. Memorial cup weekend. Resto was good tho and they coped w the hockey folks well. Great service.

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  8. SusanM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at the Stubborn Goat. Loved it! Food, service and atmosphere great! It is a bit loud in there but it is part of the over experience. Definitely will be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food!

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  10. Cecilie

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was GREAT. Friendly, helpful, understanding. A bit loud with the live Music, but that was just me who did not know about it. It created a good atmosphere. My food was a bit cold (meatballs) and my fries were all the ‘small ends’ Of the fries. But i loved the idea of ‘social food’. Overall we had a good night!

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  11. Reeree

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    While the stubborn goat offers a great atmosphere, location and social plates. It’s food is very subpar. They have a few stellar dishes while most others are mediocre at best. The servers are nice but it is difficult to get refills, etc. As well, neighbouring tables are very close.

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  12. Lauren

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Stubborn Goat has amazing food, great service, and I love the atmosphere

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  13. TheOneWithTheVisa

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had the most fantastic breakfast/brunch at the Stubborn Goat.... smoked salmon, banoffi waffles, buffalo chicken waffle tacos..... all delicious! Now I want to go there for dinner too!

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  14. JaneM

    Atlantic Canada

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great brunch and fantastic value

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was awesome, food was good, love the atmosphere.

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  16. Peter

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere. Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable . Great new menu additions. Made the reservation on line, so easy! Had best seat in the house by the window. Not our first visit and definitely not our last.

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  17. EddieC

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes Ive recommended many many people over the yrs Espec on the boardwalk location

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  18. BrandonM

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place with a good vibe - but go for the vibe and drinks - not the food. Sorry to say, but the food lacked taste. No pizzazz. But it was an enjoyable evening due to great service and fun surroundings.

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  19. Diner1234

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for wing night. Service was extremely slow. We were there for over an hour and a half just to each order 1lb of wings which are on the appetizer menu. It took half an hour to even be asked our food order and another half hour for the food to be served. Thankfully the wings were delicious, but they were the only good thing about our visit. I typically love the stubborn goat and have good experiences so was very disappointed by this last visit

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  20. ToddS

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had brunch on a Sunday Morning.The service was fine for coffee and water refills but the food was not the greatest.We could see the kitchen and watched as our food sat there and sat there and got colder and colder.Which was strange given that The Goat says that the food comes to your table as it is ready.This definitely did not happen.All of our food came to the table at the same time. This is the second time in a row that the food has been less than average.I don't think that we will go back for a very long time.

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  21. Kathleenk123

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    This is a tough one to write because it's a really popular resto. The four things that turned me and my table mates off were: 1. The excellent server (who was great all evening) advised us after ordering that the style of service is "social" meaning the food comes out when it's ready to ensure it's hot and perfect. Meaning we may receive our meals up to 10 min apart. What? That's abdicating the hardest part of cooking for more than one person! 2. The mushroom risotto was a deep fried hockey puck of dryness. No smooth creamy wonderfulness 3. While the risotto was unexpectedly fried he coconut shrimp was not. It was overcooked and bland. 4. It was expensive. Three mains and one app (just water) was over $100 after tax before tip. The next night we went to 2 doors down and was blown away.

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  22. TimothyB

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure to visit the Goat. Excellent service, a huge selection of beer and cider, decent wine list and generally very good food. The thin crust pizzas are particularly fine. For me this and the Old Triangle are Halifax’s premier pubs.

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  23. FoodinHFX

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food-wise our table was hit and miss, 4 meals, 2 were great and 2 not so much. However the service and atmosphere will bring us back for another try.

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  24. BruceJ

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great. Portions were too small. As as appetizers, the food was about right, but the prices were too high, imo.

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  25. Elizabeth

    Atlantic Canada

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was happy with the service. The server was quick and would check up on us but she was very quiet. The food is what I was disappointed in the most. It came way too quickly (probably 5 mins after being ordered) which indicates it wasn’t made on the spot. We ordered the lobster Mac and cheese, which only tasted like lobster (no cheese flavouring) and the consistency was off. The roasted Brussels spouts came out either boiled or steamed and was definitely not roasted. The pea croquettes were our least favourite. Not sure why that’s on the menu. Our favourite appie was the fries. I guess it’s hard to screw up fried potatoes. I’m not this aggressive ever about food but it was extremely disappointing and I don’t think I’ll be back for food. Probably just drinks and maybe the fries again.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was excellent. Very knowledgeable on menu items as well as beer. Great smiles from staff, made for a comfortable and pleasant dining experience!

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  27. JenniferP

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the Stubborn Goat. This is the second time we have been here and it was just as amazing as the first. The food is delicious, service is very friendly, and price is right! Making a reservation is very easy on line. We will be back, my son picked the Stubborn Goat as the restaurant for his birthday lunch (he just turned 12!). Thanks for making his day special.

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  28. AshleyS

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will be back. Portions were perfect, food was delish, and prices were very reasonable. Try everything, it's all great.

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  29. AngeleneM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the food was not as good this visit. We've been to your restaurant three other times. We had the chicken pizza this visit and the chicken seemed like "yesterday's" old dark meat. The rest of the pizza was good, but chicken on pizza should be fresh and tender. And this was not. The ambiance is great, the server was friendly, the drink options were wide and varied. Overall, we'll be back... but we'll try something else next time.

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  30. MMMMM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    super good, food was fast and delicious. even thoguh its loud, the tables are far enough away that it doesnt really affect your party

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  31. GaryM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Only one negative. They need to fix their bathroom.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    They have a new brunch menu which we all thought was terrible. None of us will be back

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  33. MeganL

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for Brunch... great vibe. Meal hit the spot!

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  34. Court

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group had a wonderful experience at The Stubborn Goat Gastropub. Our server was very tentative and gave great food and drink recommendations!

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  35. ErinP

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were clean, nice atmosphere, food was great, food came out fast, waitress was very nice. Have been there before and found the nois level high but we were seated at a different table and the nois was not nearly as bad

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  36. CindyR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there. My husband and I shared a pizza. It was great!

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  37. DanielleR

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fantastic dinner I have been their before it’s great food as well as fantastic atmosphere. Little noisy with the music but the food is the best part.

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  38. ToddS

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    had the fundue.whoever made had gone overboard with the cheese.there was next to no cheese flavour to it,just an off putting wine taste.the rest of the food was fine

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  39. AllysonM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was incredible! The food was amazing and the drink as well! We had a wonderful night with friends!

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  40. Diner67

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent. Two of us had the lobster Mac and cheese and it was one of the best we’ve ever had. Truffle fries were great. Waitress was very good and made sure we have everything we needed and was very friendly.

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FAQs

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. The Stubborn Goat Gastropub also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 405-4554.

The Stubborn Goat Gastropub is rated 4.3 stars by 475 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Stubborn Goat Gastropub

1579 Grafton Street, Halifax, NS B3J2C3

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Blowers St
  • Neighborhood
    Halifax
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 12:00am Please remember when booking a reservation any guests under the age of 19 years of age are not allowed in the pub after 10:00pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking is available at meters.
  • Public transit
    Plenty of public transit options nearby as we are located in the heart of Downtown Halifax.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Meagan Andrews
  • Entertainment
    Offering a wide variety of local musicians from solo acts, duets, acoustic and more.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (902) 405-4554
  • Private party facilities
    There is a semi-private space located on the second floor. The space has exclusive access to one side of the bar and a curtain that can be pulled across for privacy. For details on pricing and availability please email: jennifer@legendaryhospitality.ca.
  • Private party contact
    jen@legendaryhospitality.ca: (902) 580-3204
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