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Murphy's On The Water

1751 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3E4, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
+1 902-420-1015
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Ranked #186 of 590 restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Our family had a great time at Murphy's on the water. We sat on the patio over looking the harbor and we all truly enjoyed every bite of our meals. The cold beer on warm day wasnt bad either

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Toronto
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The view and service were great, but the food (fish, scallops and shrimp with fries) were oily and lacking taste. The batter was not good. Could have had better fish and chips almost anywhere else.

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Murphy's On The Water, responded to this review

Hello from Murphy's the Cable Wharf! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at our restaurant. We're so glad you enjoyed our stunning views of the Halifax Harbour, and our courteous and professional wait staff. I am so sorry to hear you were disappointed with the fish and chips. We will bring your concerns about... More

Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Our group of five had dinner here and enjoyed the food. We all had seafood, naturally, but there are alternatives as one would expect. The service, as always, is friendly. A view of the harbour is available on both sides of the long, narrow restaurant.

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Sarah G, Public Relations Manager at Murphy's On The Water, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to let us know how we are doing. I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience - The views truly are unparalleled in this city! We also have a new chef this year who has put an immense amount of time and effort into our menu selections. We look forward to welcoming you back... More

Sunapee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A perfect place to eat on the harbor, but the food was fair. I would still recommend for a first visit just for the views.

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Bromont, Canada
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I wish I would have been more hungry. I had flown in from Montreal at noon and had a late lunch before starting my stroll in Halifax. I had to go back to the hotel early to prepare my speech for the day after, so I decided to have a rather early dinner while not that hungry. Minutes before landing... More

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Trinidad
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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food at Murphy's is quite average (nothing great, simply good). The service was also good, though I must add that I have had way better service at other restaurants in the Halifax area (namely Five Fishermen; Seasons by Atlantica and the Auction House). The view, however, is excellent, very beautiful and picturesque. Its located on the waterfront and there's... More

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California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Great waterfront location. Attractive nautical design on the wharf. Busy, busy on a misty, chill Sunday midday. Lobster rolls, chowder. Refreshing Murphy's Stout from Ireland at quaint mini-pub bar.

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Turners Falls, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Both the lobster roll and lobster avocado salad were fresh and tasty. The view of the harbor from the back deck was wonderful. When it turned very cool on the deck, the staff did not hesitate to relocate us inside.

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Halifax, Canada
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

You can get a table right on the water with a great view. The atmosphere is great. My husband ordered the lobster roll and it was extremely small. The waitress didn't bring our food out but when she noticed she gave us 15% off. My fish and chips were large and extremely tasty. Drinks and desserts and ridiculously expensive ($10.95... More

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Prescott, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We just got back from a other wonderful dinner at Murphys on Cable Wharf. We had the Captain Murphys Catch of haddock, shrimp and scallops and it was very good, not greasy. We had previously had the lobster roll and the Lobster avocado salad both of which were very good. Service was good but the server did seem to expect... More

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