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The Five Fishermen

1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada
(902) 422-4421
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Ranked #50 of 611 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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
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86 reviews 86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Anyone who asks a Haligonian where to go for a fabulous meal is pointed towards this restaurant and it absolutely lived up to the rep. Servers were knowledgeable and pleasant, the wait time for dishes was appropriate (we were a party of five) and the food was spectacular. Not the cheapest joint in town, but if you're looking for fresh,... More 

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Kamloops, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I came across this place when I was in Halifax this summer and then came back in December. Both times I had the lobster tacos... As a visitor to the East Coast I was looking for Lobster. It was much easier to find lobster in the summer than in the winter, but Five Fishermen was a great find both times.... More 

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Souris, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

Had a wonderful meal with Jill a fantastic server. Need better sign out front we walked right by and had to ask for directions. Every bite was special and we were treated to champagne in celebration of our 40th anniversary. A very memorable meal and I highly recommend!

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

The food was excellent. We had 3 course special of the day which included, mussels, salad and halibut.

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Ontario
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

This is a great eating environment. I like that there is one restaurant downstairs and one upstairs - both with different menus. We had a very tasty seafood meal: sharing the Crab Cake starter (yummy!), followed by the lobster-stuffed seared scallops. Terrific meal.

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Halifax
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food was wonderful and the service above average. The server was very knowledgeable of the wine and food menu and shared her knowledge freely. This is very much a place to revisit.

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Pretty expensive but good food with wonderful service. Not for regular visits. The attendant accommodated all our requests for the food as we didn't want any alcoholic / meat elements in our food.

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I'm not seafood lover so always have something else. This is my husband's favorite restaurant - he enjoys the fresh seafood and, whenever guests come from out-of-town who like fish, this is his first choice. They used to have a salad and mussel bar which we liked. I find their prices high but the food is excellent and lovely ambiance.... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Set in the heart of downtown you will find the Five Fishermen restaurant. Some people may find it pricy but the food is savoury with lots of delicious seafood choices, yummy desserts and a wonderful selection of wines. For lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed. Make a reservation though - it's a popular place.

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Dartmouth, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I haven't been here in ten years and was very disappointed ! I ordered the scallop entre and it was not only over cooked but it was not nearly enough food ! U don't necessarily go to a decent restaurant for quantity bu!t quality as well! We got neither and the service was not up to the standard I remember... More 

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Additional Information about The Five Fishermen

Address: 1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 422-4421
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Regional Municipality  >  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 31 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood

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