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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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4:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Always Delicious, Expect a Rather Large Bill

We stopped in for lunch after sightseeing; husband from the area and remembers reputation/food of this place. We opted to sit outside. The waitress was very, very nice and it was not very busy. I splurged on the Filet Lobster Oskar ($29). When it arrived, I thought it was a pretty small plate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
PeterCarolynn
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mille-isles
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Wolfville, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We went there and had to leave because of the overwhelming fishy smell.. I guess if you love seafood it is ok.. but some in our party are not seafood fans and some were so we went there to check and it was decided it was too fishy smelling. And not much there if you are not a seafood fan..... More 

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mille-isles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for lunch after sightseeing; husband from the area and remembers reputation/food of this place. We opted to sit outside. The waitress was very, very nice and it was not very busy. I splurged on the Filet Lobster Oskar ($29). When it arrived, I thought it was a pretty small plate, however the flavors were delicious and although... More 

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Bedford, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I have dined here a few times and have always had a great meal. Our server was Jenn and she was awesome. I had the Crab Crusted Haddock and it was cooked to perfection. My appetizer was Seafood Chowder and I have no complaints there. All round it was a pleasant evening with good food.

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Sudbury, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful restaurant and great food! I did find it a little over priced though. Some of the best seafood right in Halifax!!

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Willemstad, Curacao
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had dinner(6 persons) in the upstairs dining area. The interior is beautiful and the food and service was excellent. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed eating there and had a long dinner session in the comfortable chairs with a nice bottle of wine. It is an expensive restaurant, but price/value it is well balanced.

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Saint John, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Coming to the Five Fishermen has become a highlight of our trips to Halifax for the past three years. My husband and I consider it to be the best culinary experience in the Maritimes. We were extremely please with our last visit, which happened to be on our honeymoon. We were offered complimentary champagne and were given excellent service, including... More 

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

Hello Gen, Were so happy you chose to visit us on your honeymoon! Thank you so much for your great review and we look forward to seeing you again on your next visit down from Saint John NB. Best Regards, chris chris black General Manager More 

Mississauga, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere and decor were very pleasant, service was good but the food was average. For the price, you expected more. But they did offer free dessert!

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

Hello Kathy, Thank you for letting us know about your experience at the Five Fishermen. We are happy you chose to spend your anniversary with us and that enjoyed our service and atmosphere. I would be interested to hear what you ordered that you felt was over-priced. We take our guest's comments very seriously and don't want anyone to feel... More 

Toronto, Ontario
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The servers were very friendly and attentive. It had a very nice and friendly ambience. The food was very mediocre. With a name like, "The Five Fisherman" you would expect that they would be able to cook fish well. The fish was over cooked and dry. A real disappointment. It obviously is more of a tourist spot then anything else.... More 

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

Hello Raichme, Sorry to hear you were not satisfied with the food component of your dining experience at the Five Fishermen. We strive for great food, great service and great atmosphere and not meeting expectations on even one of three is not acceptable for us. If you would like to elaborate on what you ordered I would be grateful to... More 

Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Service and food excelllent. When in Halifax, I would highly recommend and we look forward to going back. Upstairs diming room a must. Desserts also awesome. Lobster and scallops at the top of the list for flavor and texture with aduequette presentation. Wine choices also sufficient. Enjoy!

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

Hello Pat, Thank you for your witty review! It's too bad you didn't see any of our other "spirits". best regards, chris chris black General Manager More 

South Dennis, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

My husband and I ate at the Grill part of the Five Fisherman during our two evenings in Halifax! Both dinners were out of this world ! The ambiance, service, and food were superb. Our servers both nights were engaging, helpful, and extremely personable. I had the haddock with lobster sauce both nights and the fish was cooked and presented... More 

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

Hello Nancy, Thank you for your kind words! Cape Cod is famous for its great seafood so we truly appreciate your expert opinion. We're glad you enjoyed dining in our casual Grill restaurant - two times! best regards, chris chris black General Manager More 

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Additional Information about The Five Fishermen

Address: 1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-422-4421
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
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
Average Prices: USD 18 - 31
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, Soups

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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 - 31
  • 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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