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The Five Fishermen

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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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Today
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 239
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  • 165
    Very good
  • 69
    Average
  • 36
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A special place with great food

I have always loved thsi place and have been coming here for many years. I love the atmosphere , especially in winter, it's a neat old building that has quite a history . It has a reputation as being haunted which adds to its mystery. Oh and the seafood is wonderful .Wonderful oyster bar too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
easterntreker
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Halifax
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Halifax
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have always loved thsi place and have been coming here for many years. I love the atmosphere , especially in winter, it's a neat old building that has quite a history . It has a reputation as being haunted which adds to its mystery. Oh and the seafood is wonderful .Wonderful oyster bar too.

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Halifax, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I went to the Five Fishermen restaurant for the first time after living for years in Halifax for my birthday with my wife. It was Sunday night dinner for which I made a reservation online. That day I received a call saying that the main restaurant was closed due to winter hours and that only the grill section was open,... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Went there for Valentines and my wife had dinner with her coat on. We thought it was because we were near a window but later found out the furnace had been broken all day. We don't feel this was right ! They did not tell us when we arrived and made the evening a frigid experience. No sorry, have a... More 

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

Dear Luvdabeach, First, let me apologize for disappointing you on your valentine's dinner. Yes, we experienced some problems with our furnace, but it was later in the day that it happened, and we had service technicians on site as quickly as we could. Unfortunately it appears they weren't quick enough so that didn't translate to a warm experience for you... More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Immersed in History the Five Fisherman is a must while visiting Halifax. There were three of us and of course we all ordered Sea Food in one form or another. Everyone in our party enjoys a serving of Mussels and the Five Fisherman does them up just right. The Broth is nothing short of addictive and one bowl leads to... More 

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

Dear AWKerr, Thank you for taking the time to provide this wonderful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that you managed to fit a visit to The Five Fishermen into your agenda. Halifax has so much genuinely welcoming hospitality to offer - I hope you had a chance to experience it all. If not, we... More 

Ajax, Canada
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I always have dinner here when we are in town. It has an amazing history going back to the Titanic. Great oyster bar to!

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GraftonConnor, Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review

Dear 44Sailor, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on your visit to the Five Fishermen, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience. We do have a storied history, and it sounds like our staff shared some of that with you. Halifax is so rich with tales that we sometimes have trouble separating fact from fiction,... More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This restaurant specializes in seafood. Very good service and wonderful seafood. It also had an oyster bar.

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GraftonConnor, Manager at The Five Fishermen, responded to this review

Dear Joy, Thank you for providing this positive feedback on your recent visit to The Five Fishermen Grill. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience, and I hope that you managed to visit during Oyster Happy Hour so you could take advantage of the oyster bar. We've made some changes to the Grill and Restaurant over the past year, so... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I were given a gift certificate for Christmas and it was the nicest gift. The meal was fantastic and service was exceptional...so much in fact that we are taking our son there next weekend. This will become a regular on our list!

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

Dear Moonstone-1481, Thank you for your review, and for your confidence in us to the point of putting The Five Fishermen on your list. Our Chef takes great pride in producing top quality food of all kinds, whether it's seafood, chicken, steak - it's all prepared with the utmost attention. I've passed your comments on to him and know that... More 

Amherst, Nova Scotia
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food was amazing. One of the best meals of Halibut I have had at a restaurant. The mussels were great as well. It is a bit on the pricy side but still a good value. I will definitely go back for another meal. There was a large group there that were noisy but that was no reflection on the... More 

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

Dear Albert R, Thank you for your review, and for choosing to visit The Five Fishermen during your Halifax excursion. I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and that the group wasn't too disruptive to you and your guests. Generally we try to seat larger parties away from the main area of the Restaurant and I'm sorry if we put... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Fish tacos were to die for, partner had grilled char, also beautifully done. And what can we say about the Nutella crepe other than it was the perfect ending to an amazing meal. Server was also very knowledgeable about wine offerings.

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

Dear Natalie C, Thank you for your wonderful review of your visit to The Five Fishermen Grill. Our chef takes great pride in producing top quality meals of all kinds, from tacos to filets so I'm happy you enjoyed our offerings. Patio season is still a bit away, but we do hope to see you when it arrives. Best wishes,... More 

Halifax, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

we've been there a couple of times. It's definitely not the best place to eat seafood, but a lot of tourists go there because it's recommended by hotels etc. It's pretty expensive too. Service is OK.

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

Dear Alfie2015, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your visit to The Five Fishermen, and I'm so sorry that you didn't enjoy your experience. We strive to provide top quality food and service, so I'm very disappointed when a guest leaves unsatisfied with their visit. I would appreciate it very much if you would contact us... 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 Regional Municipality  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-422-4421

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?