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The Five Fishermen

1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
(902) 422-4421
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Ranked #46 of 598 restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Cross street: Carmichael Street
Transit: One block from major public transit stop.
Description: Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 35 years. World famous for our mussel bar which is complementary with all main courses.
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were told about the Five Fishermen by a friend who lives in Halifax. We tried to book a table through Open Table but they said they were booked. We were walking by so we stopped in. The reason they were not taking reservations is because they were renovating the dining room. We made a reservation in the lower level... More

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Great room very nice staff but this was not a knock your sox off meal I had a BBQ oyster dish that was nothing to look at or taste Main dish was Five Fishes which was well presented but just nice Nothing special about the meal at all but we did enjoy the wine staff & decor

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Burnaby, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Went there to treat some family members, and had great food and service. The oysters (both raw and barbequed) were fantastic, and I really enjoyed the Manhattan Clam Chowder and mussels in a creamy garlic sauce. The other dishes I did sample were the salmon, halibut, and the lamb and they were all excellent. Unfortunately, we had a medical emergency... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We ate there twice and had excellent meals both times, the first a lunch at which a caesar salad took the form of warm hearts of romaine with fine flavoring, the second the best sirloin steak I've had in more than a year with perfect skinny french fries. The service was excellent. The deserts looked good but we were too... More

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Ottawa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Impressive, would be the first word to describe my initial impression. It was my first time at that restaurant, my husband was at a Criminal Lawyers convention and that Restaurant was suggested to them. We were taking a long walk by the end of the week, when we decided to try them (at least go in and see if the... More

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Shanghai, China
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I picked up a City Guide in a coffee shop and as my friend and I were looking for a place for a good dinner, we decided to go to one recommended by the Guide. We picked this restaurant because it was rated one of the best for 2014. My friend had some oysters as it was oyster happy hour,... More

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Bendigo
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

First time in Halifax and this restaurant was recommended to us. Very busy, so advisable to make a booking if wanting to dine after 7pm. Meal was excellent. Great wait staff. Warm rolls served at the table. Recommend the 1 1/2lb lobster. It was amazing as I asked for it to be grilled which the chef did not hesitate to... More

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Redding, Connecticut, USA
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182 reviews 182 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The menu was not very enticing, and the atmosphere was quite average. I went here twenty years ago and remember it as one of the nicer restaurants in Halifax! now it is only average.

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Melville, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

OK- the food was great, the service was great, the place is pretty-- but the fun comes from the history and how it can change a vacation-- when you learn that bodies from the Titanic were brought here when the building was a morgue - you get intrigued. You then start thinking about other places to learn about the Titanic... More

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Surprise, Arizona
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80 reviews 80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Our tour guide had recommended this restaurant for dinner and also made reservations for us. We were a little uncertain after reading the TA reviews, but went anyway given the close proximity to the hotel and the fact that we were tired after a full day of touring. We liked the interior decor and ambience finding the entire setting very... More

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