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The Five Fishermen

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Chowder, Seafood, Soups
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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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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 35 years, offering Nova Scotia...
Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 35 years, offering Nova Scotia Seafood, AAA Reserve Angus beef and an array of chef inspired menu items prepared with uncompromising quality.
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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
Historic setting

This was the first restaurant we chose when my boyfriend and I had out first day in Halifax. The food was great, I had a lobster salad. The resultant was steps from the Citadel and right across the street from the Grand Parade park

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
CdnFarmGirl
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Kingston, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Millarville, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We had a great dining experience. The food was excellent; we both had salads and seafood platters. The waiter was really friendly and knowledgeable about wines and suggested local wines which complemented the meal very well

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere was really nice. Food was just okay. We had high hopes based on the other reviews we read and the menu descriptions but were disappointed with the food. We started with the crab cakes and they were fine, nothing special. My mom had the salmon and said that it was over cooked. I had the crusted halibut with lobster... More 

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Ancaster
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

When you ask the server if these are the only five wines you have (the ones listed on the menu) and you glance over at a wall of wine what do you think should happen? Not a nod and yes we have a more extensive wine list and then nothing. Then when you ask for a reco with what you... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

By far the best seafood restaurant in Halifax, NS. The presentation is fantastic. It's a bit pricey but well worth the extra money.

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Kingston, Canada
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This was the first restaurant we chose when my boyfriend and I had out first day in Halifax. The food was great, I had a lobster salad. The resultant was steps from the Citadel and right across the street from the Grand Parade park

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Siesta Key, Florida
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We went on the recommendation of our hotel concierge and he was absolutely right - it's definitely great seafood at reasonable prices. We enjoyed a lovely dinner on their patio and will return when next in Halifax.

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Connecticut
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218 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

What a place from the second you walk through the door. You are greeted with a smile from the 2 most handsome hostess/welcome station. Wonderful atmosphere. We ate inside due to inclement weather. We enjoyed the casual atmosphere and the food. We both tried the black and blue flatbread, beef tenderloin, blue cheese, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic reduction vinegar. The... More 

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Grafton_Connor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review

Hello BoneConneticut, Thank you for your great review of our Five Fishermen Grill, it is always a pleasure to hear from a satisfied guest! regards, chris chris black General Manager. More 

Buffalo, New York
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Not only was the food delicious, but presentation was superb. The entire evening was enjoyable. Seafood chowder loaded with various meat selections in a light bisque. Mussels, fish entrees and desserts left us more than satisfied. Would highly recommend this stop for a fine dining experience when you visit Halifax.

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Grafton_Connor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review

Hello Don, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at the Five Fishermen. We definitely appreciate your kind words! regards, chris General Manager More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

A great restaurant to try in Halifax a must if you haven't . A great selection of seafood and steak. They have a great salad seafood buffet. The atmosphere and staff and food were well done great alcohol and wine list to chose from. A but pricer but well worth it!

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Grafton_Connor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review

Hello Miles R, I think you may have confused us with another restaurant if you ate from a seafood buffet this past July. We are flattered by your comments but they may be intended for someone else. regards, chris chris black General Manager More 

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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Ate at this restaurant first night upon arriving in Halifax,. Turned out to be the best we encountered there.Had a table on the second floor with a view out the window of Church across the street and sidewalk.

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Grafton_Connor, General Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review

Hello johnjd53, Thank you for your comments - glad you had such a great experience with us. regards, chris chris black General Manager 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 18 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 35 years, offering Nova Scotia Seafood, AAA Reserve Angus beef and an array of chef inspired menu items prepared with uncompromising quality.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?