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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 615 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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Cleveland, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

I had wine and the goat cheese/pear salad plus the fish tacos at the bar last night The food was excellent in every aspect, as was the service. It's a fairly pricey place but a great value for the fine preparations I personally don't understand fine dining matched with a salad bar, but maybe it's a local thing! Highly recommended

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

Dear Alanglazen: Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience with us! Please come visit us again the next time you are in the area. Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Halifax, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

First of all, you must love seafood to eat here. I always recommend this restaurant to tourists looking for good fish. And, along with really good fish and seafood, the service is white shirts and black pants, very professional. Although it seems pricey, bear in mind there is a mussel and salad bar included in your meal and it becomes... More 

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

Dear Fatima1958: Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant and thank you for referring us to others. We appreciate your feedback and hope that you dine with us very soon! Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Spruce Head, Maine
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123 reviews 123 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Food was delicious! We both had fish for dinner. Our only problem was that our dinners were first served to another couple before they were served to us. After we refused these meals, the staff made it right and recooked our dinners.

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

Dear JanSpruceHeadMaine Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant. We apologize for the mix up in your meals though we are pleased to hear this was resolved to your satisfaction. We hope that you will come visit us again soon the next time you are in Halifax. Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Toronto
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88 reviews 88 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Service was friendly and fast. I had the lobster roll which was put together by a super fresh brioche bun that was delicious. They accommodate my indecisiveness by giving me half salad half fries. Also had the tuna as a starter which was amazing. A great place for seafood in a great location!

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

Dear Lucythepug: Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you will dine with us the next time you are in the area! Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Fripp Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Expensive, but worth it. Food & Service were great and entree comes with free salad and mussels bar. By far, the BEST mussels I'ver ever tasted! Building itself is full of history. Be sure to ask wait staff for a printed copy of the history. And watch out for the "ghosts" :-)

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

Dear Renate D: Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your mussels! Please come see us again the next time you are in the area. Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We attended the Tall Ships Festival today, then enjoyed a most relaxing dinner at The Five Fishermen restaurant. The salad bar included some unusual items including an artichoke salad, salmon pate, green salad with unique dressings such as maple vinegrette and a mustard one. We tried the all you can eat mussles which were tender and sweet. The Five Fishermen... More 

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

Dear Gijim: Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We hope that you enjoyed the Tall Ships Festival and your time in Halifax. Visit us again soon the next time you are in Halifax! Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Wesley Chapel, Florida
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

My teenage son and I wanted to enjoy dinner in a special place our last night in Nova Scotia and several locals suggested Five Fishermen. We dined late (after 8:30) but food and service was still great. The mussels on the salad bar were a little over done but that is a risk when then need to sit on a... More 

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

Dear Janna64: Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed your overall dining experience with us. We hope that you will visit us again the next time you are in Halifax. Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

We ate here about 8 years ago and wanted to go back. Loved the salad bar and the mussels but my husband said the Five Fishes entree was outstanding. The best meal he had this trip!! I had the Titanic special and loved it except for the dessert. I could not figure out what it was and it was way... More 

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

Dear Rainin: Thank you for the positive review of our restaurant. We are pleased that you enjoyed the salad and mussel bar, as well as your Five Fishes entrée . Please visit us again when you are next in Halifax! Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Amherst NS
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

A poor salad bar and forgetable food. This WAS one of the great restaurants in the city. Sad to see it fall so far.

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

Dear Brian M: Thank you for your feedback. Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team More 

Moncton, NB
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81 reviews 81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

Great restaurant with amazing seafood. Loved the all you can eat mussels.

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Dear Nic7895: Thank you for your positive review and please visit us again soon! Sincerely, The Five Fishermen Leadership Team 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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