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1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada (Carmichael Street)
One block from major public transit stop.
+1 902-422-4421
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Description: Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 40 years, offering Nova Scotia...
Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 40 years, offering Nova Scotia Seafood, AAA Reserve Angus beef and an array of chef inspired menu items prepared with uncompromising quality. Please be aware we have two restaurants, our casual Grill on the main floor open daily 4:30pm-9:00pm and our Dining Room on the second floor open Tuesday to Saturday 5:30pm through 9pm.
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  • 345
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  • 250
    Very good
  • 98
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  • 52
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  • 30
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
BEST RESTAURAUNT IN HALIFAX NS

Great place to eat great atmosphere and great food and also they have quite a extensive wine list will be back again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Nancy K
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Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Woods Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to eat great atmosphere and great food and also they have quite a extensive wine list will be back again.

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Kitchener, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been a few times. This place never disappoints. Great seafood. Lovely old building, but could use a few renos. The do some classic dishes and some more innovative things as well. I would definitely recommend it.

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Thank awineguy11
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They always treat me as family when I go. The seafood is great and always cooked perfectly. Great atmosphere!

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Thank Stephen W
Cornwall, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is top notch on all counts. The food we ordered was amazing - blackened haddock and scallops served over this yummy cream corn mixture they make. The service was excellent and waiter was very knowledgeable on the food and wine menu. Well done, can't wait to go back...

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good range of seafood at fair prices. Mussels were lovely and well sized. Lobster was a great meal as well. Attentive staff and nice relaxed dining experience

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Thank Indivisor
Ottawa, Canada
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dined here in January with a colleague following a business meeting. We did not have a reservation on a Thursday evening, but we were warmly greeted and provided with a choice of either The Grill or the main dinning area. We started with happy hour oysters downstairs at the bar - which were excellent. We likely could have stayed... More 

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Thank OttawaMarc26
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there last night and the ambience is really nice. We were a table of four and all loved our meals. David was our waiter and truly just the best waiter ever!!! Thanks for making a perfect night!

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In July this past year while in Halifax, I returned to this restaurant for the third time. Have been there on business trips; this time I was with my wife on a vacation. The service, food quality and preparation is superb. As I recall I had a five fish special and it was simply wonderful. My wife opted for a... More 

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Thank William H
Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This review is for the Grill portion of the restaurant. Came from out of town and after reading the positive reviews online from various sources, I thought it was going to be super busy so I made reservations. Well they lost the reservation. But it's a good thing it wasn't too busy so they were able to accommodate me. We... More 

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Cape Breton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in Halifax on a Saturday and had a craving for oysters. That's really all I wanted, but I contacted my son, who lives in the city if he wanted to join me for a molluscan treat. He agreed and we made our way to the Grill at Five Fishermen (downstairs) After a nice spicy Caesar each, Sam decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada
    (Carmichael Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block from major public transit stop.
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-422-4421

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 23
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings

Description

Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 40 years, offering Nova Scotia Seafood, AAA Reserve Angus beef and an array of chef inspired menu items prepared with uncompromising quality. Please be aware we have two restaurants, our casual Grill on the main floor open daily 4:30pm-9:00pm and our Dining Room on the second floor open Tuesday to Saturday 5:30pm through 9pm.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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