Jack Astor's - Halifax (Bayers Lake)

4.2
49 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Our mission? Great people helping other great people totally have a blast while enjoying amazing food. Wow, that was a mouthful. But can you blame us? We’re a restaurant. One that specializes in delicious food and great times. Our goal is to make you laugh. And depending on your hot sauce tolerance, cry.

In all seriousness, we take real pride in our food. Try our Cluckin’ Fresh Chicken Fingers, made and seasoned with fresh, never frozen chicken tenders. This isn’t run-of-the-mill pub grub. Our Band of Chefs are influenced by a wide variety of tastes and have travelled across the globe to gain inspiration.

But outside of the kitchen, we find it hard to take ourselves seriously. We have an Elvis booth. For no particular reason. Folks, that really does say it all. We’re sports fanatics, music nuts and love a good joke. If you’re into at least one of those things, we should hang out.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 49 People Are Saying
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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GretaW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Good food and service. Can’t really say a whole lot about the ambiance as it’s usually very noisy. Have always found the staff to be very welcoming and friendly. Enjoyable!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely meal at Jack Astors. The food was delicious and the service was great.

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SheilaL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The meal was excellent (salmon, chia, turmeric cauliflower, arugula, rice). I appreciated the healthy preparation methods.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Server a little slow at end getting the bill

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seanm
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sucks I had to wear a face diaper in the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

Valentines / Family day

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Eeka
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere are fantastic as usual!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Wish the menu was a little deeper.

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OliviaC
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was great. Very energized atmosphere. The sangria was amazing!

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CindyM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food but the menu diminishes every visit. Many of my favourites are gone.

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ShaG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience1

We were disappointed to be asked to leave before the end of the raptors game. We recognize that the bar closes early on sundays, but the Jack Astor’s social media said the games would playing at all Jacks locations, so we anticipated being able to watch the whole game

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Super friendly staff.

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CrystalB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

So yummy! Oh my... best burger ever in the Holy Smoke BBQ burger! And the Buddha bowl.... oh my! Great food, great service... thanks so much!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great

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HeatherR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Had a great dinner but because we were seated near door and it was a cold outside it was a little uncomfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brad (a waitor in training) gave outstanding service! Great job!

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CydneyP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent restaurant great people great seating Overall excellent

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AllanL
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Waitress was excellent. Tv at table showing rodents (not appealing in a restaurant). But mainly the menu choices are too few.

SB
ShawnB
Atlantic Canada
16 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Consistently an great place for casual dining. The staff at this location are exceptional.

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PeteH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Amazing staff moved our group of 40 in and out with ease.

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Eeka
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a dinner with some family from out of town (group of 8). As usual, excellent service, food and atmosphere!

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GEORGEM
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

AOK, family of 6, two children 6 and 3. Kids did not like their pasta with tomatoe sauce. Crayons, etc. were fun for them. Table located in the aisle, busy with traffic back and forth. Salmon was fine, fish and chips OK, chicken bowl, good, nachos fine. Overall just AOK. Probably choose something else next time out. Waitress very busy; however, managed to get her job done, very friendly.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience2

The food was great but not a fan of the high tables and chairs

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LindaR
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

There were 7 people in our party and none of us liked the food. It was very overpriced. I couldn't believe they served frozen fries and charged so much money. I do not go to many fast-food restaurants but the fries were better at those than here. I had a shrimp dish which wasn't too bad, but the shrimp were overcooked. There should have been a roll or garlic bread served with it for the price. It was a birthday celebration and the server brought the cake out when the table was not even cleared of all the dirty dishes. Then we had to wait forever to get our bills. Overall none of us will be returning.

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JulieF
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a great night. With a family of 7 there was lots of noise at our table!! The apps were delicious

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HeatherD1
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a busy weekend with kids at a dance competition. There was something that everyone enjoyed. My little girl was beyond happy that there was steak on the kids menu!! We will be back anytime we are in Halifax.

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AthanasiaM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I would really like it if there was a menu for those who have different holidays because my cousins and I could not have dairy or meat and the menu consisted of many meats and very few options for us.

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LobsterLi
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. Food was great. Best nachos in the city.

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Wanda
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Our server was very condescending . We had a party of ten. Six arrived first and then the other four. My husband moved so that his parents could sit together and our waiter scolded him. Saying rude things in a 'nice' voice is very passive aggressive. Perhaps she was new, perhaps she was overwhelmed by a table of ten, it's difficult to say. She didn't always acknowledge when I spoke to her and then blamed us when she made mistakes (ex. my mother in law did not get her drink and the waiter's response was that she must have been late getting there - which she wasn't). We asked for three straws and had to listen to a rant about the environment and then she threw seven straws on the table. My sister had to wait more than five minutes for change - the waiter was obviously put out that someone would use cash. I could list numerous more examples but I think these are sufficient. It was my husband's and daughter's birthday lunch and our server was very rude. The only reason I left a tip (although small) at all was because I didn't know if your restaurant shares tips and I didn't want others penalized for her rudeness.

The food was good, but I would never return and never recommend your restaurant because of this server.

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Eeka
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The online booking system is super convenient. Jack Astors always great service and excellent food!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Service and food were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

We we're here for a birthday dinner and it was well below our expectations. The atmosphere was great and the food was prompt but otherwise the food itself and the service were both mediocre at best. We definitely won't be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time here and we went for my sons 13th birthday 🎉 the staff were very welcoming and extremely friendly to my son and his friends. Will definitely be going back, great food and service too 😊☺️😊

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a real great experience. Food presentation was great as thay matters to me a lot.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

There was some confusion at first because I’m awkward and quiet and they mistook my “yeah, for 5” to mean for 5 people. That’s my fault haha. After that was sorted the waitress was super nice and accommodating and I have nothing to say about the service because it was great.

As for the food I had a Holy Smoke BBQ Burger with fries and it was delicious. Reasonably priced, made very quickly (though it wasn’t particularly busy) and really really good. The burger was a bit spicy but not too much, just as advertised. And I’m not normally big on shoestring fries but these were very good. A nice crispy outside and potatoey inside.

My fiancée got a meatless pasta dish and there’s not much to say about that but she did enjoy it quite a lot. She’s vegetarian but still enjoys jack astors because their pasta dishes are great.

We also had the cheese bread as an appetizer and that was great.

All in all the experience was reasonably priced, great food, great service. Would go again.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We received great service and the staff was very friendly. They did get one side wrong but that was not a big problem and we resolved it ourselves without notifying the staff. They did leave us for a bit and not check in but overall very positive experience. The only other thing that we found difficult was regarding our seating. We were placed at the higher chairs and table by the bar. My husband found it challenging to get onto the chair. But we managed.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed the experience. The only negative was that I did not care for the Taco I ordered, and neither did my husband. However, this is a personal choice. Another person may have liked it.

Service very good; other things ordered very good. Beer was good.

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Neil
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2017
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience2

Were disappointed in the dessert included with the Valentines special and the 'chicken pad thai' was pretty limp!!

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LobsterLi
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant and the special $45.00 dining for two with the $20.00 bottle of wine is the best value in town

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

friendly bunch, great food, good selection, great location we love that it's close to the theatre.

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Jack Astor's - Halifax (Bayers Lake) is rated 4.2 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

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