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“Great food and music”
Review of The Red Shoe Pub

The Red Shoe Pub
Ranked #1 of 5 Restaurants in Mabou
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 17 August 2014

This is the place to go for good food and music. I had there special of the day Pan seared Cod, and ginger bread dessert it was very good. The music throughout the dinner was so nice. We sat outside and enjoyed the evening very much.

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1  Thank John B
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Reviewed 17 August 2014

The Kiwi in our contingent had waited for over 20 years to see where the Rankin family originated from and to eventually get to spend over five hours at the Red Shoe Pub was a dream come true. In fact, she was probably the only Kiwi 20 years ago to know who the Rankin family was. We arrived at 1.30pm on a Sunday and learned that by 3pm the pub may be full so while Scott went and booked into our B&B, Leigh secured a seat for the duration. It was fantastic - the most fabulous staff member, Melissa, looked after Leigh while she waited - then by 5pm it was all go. The fiddler and piano player had everyone bouncing in their seats in time to the music, toes were tapping, hands were clapping - it was just sheer fun. But it got better, the most superb meal arrived and then the locals got up and danced. We never wanted to leave! And thank you Melissa for looking after us and just adding to our fun. Leigh and Scott, Nelson, New Zealand.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

BBQ Pork Fries and Warm Cheesy Crab Dip to die for. Stopped in for a coffee and decided to split two appetizers. Wow! Great service, great food, great place.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

First time we went it was crowded, and we had to wait to get in, but it was worth it for the music...and then the food turned out to be great as well. Fresh salad, fabulous chowder, excellent pulled pork sandwich and fabulous, highly recommended home made desserts. We went back a second time just for the food.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

Great food, great beer, live music all summer in a fun little joint that mixes locals and tourists with great success. It's a must.

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