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“Always great food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kempsters

Kempsters
3644 Kempt Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Ranked #285 of 583 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Canadian
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Always great food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I really love to eat here. They don't put MSG in the food, I like the meatloaf w/gravy & the real veggies. They have excellent food and the service is very good.

Visited May 2013
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Debbie K:

Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant.

We’re pleased that you enjoy our food and service. We look forward to your next visit!
Sincerely,

Kempster’s Management
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  • English first
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English first
Halifax, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
“Average is the most accurate term”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

i attended with a large group. Virtually the entire menu was ordered between the 15 people. A survey of the food came back as a resounding "it's okay". I had some spud appetizer, a burger, and tried the fish n chips.... oh and a milkshake. The burger was good with a generous portion. The fish was average as well as the spuds. Service was very slow and fairly inept. The server made numerous order errors, forgot to bring some beverages, forgot to bring requested water and was slow on billing. The place is showing a little wear and age. Their was insufficient parking. I would not return as this is nothing special.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Dear Shrekman1969:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts on your experience with us.

We appreciate your feedback.

Sincerely,

Kempster’s Cookhouse Management
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“okay I guess”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

1st time at this restaurant and it was okay.
Nothing fancy,service was friendly but our server seemed stressed out.
The milk shake was good and the onion rings were good but my fish and chips were not.
There are much better places for fish and the fries seemed like they were sitting under a heat lamp for awhile...ewww soft fries.
May not be back unless others want to go.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Chrissy27:

Thank you for taking the time to post your thoughts.

While we were pleased that you enjoyed your milkshake and onion rings, we are sorry that not all of your dining experience met your expectations – nor ours. We have reviewed your comments with the team for training purposes.

We value your feedback and hope that you will give us another chance.

Sincerely,

Kempster’s Cookhouse Management
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Halifax, Canada
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Good Food at Reasonable Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

I have been dinning at Kempsters for almost 15 years and it is one of my favourite value restaurants in Halifax. Lots and Lots of options on the menu. I really enjoy their wraps and "roasties" and their homemade soups are usually very good.
You cannot beat their 1¢ Daily Specials( Buy one at regular price get the second for one cent) . Sunday is Turkey Dinner, but my favourite is the Strip Loin Steak Special on Saturday. I have had about 6 of them and I am yet to have a bad steak. Tender, good trim but enough fat to ensure flavour and excellent portion size. You get an 8 oz strip for $14.99 and the second for 1¢. So $7.50 per steak! You could not cook at home for that. It would cost you at least $6 for the steak in the grocery store and you don't potatoes and vegetables and a roll. And you get a much better steak than the place up the road that is a family steak place or the famous tavern located in the mid part of town whose speciality is cheap steaks ( and you get it for half the price you would pay at either of those places!)
It is very popular with seniors and families so get there early on a Saturday if looking for the steak special.

Visited February 2013
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, March 15, 2013
Dear NSTraveller493:

Thank you for your positive review of Kempster’s Cookhouse & Eatery.

We’re delighted to hear that you have been dining with us for over 15 years! We look forward to seeing you on your next visit.

Sincerely,

Kempster’s Cookhouse & Eatery Management
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Nova Scotia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Kempsters Great Dinner Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Food and atmostpher both great. Food has much improved since new managment.
A little loud but hey its a dinner.
Only issue is menu is hard to read due to bad slection of colours and size of print
However that will not stop me from going back.....

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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GraftonConnor, General Manager at Kempsters, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Dear SunandsandNovaScotia:

Thank you for your positive review of our restaurant. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

Kempsters Cookhouse & Eatery Management
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