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“Great Fish!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Phil's Seafood

Phil's Seafood
6285 Quinpool Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4, Canada
902-431-3474
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Ranked #107 of 628 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Fish & Chips, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Great Fish!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2012

We stopped at Phils for Fish and Chips. The fish was fantastic., fresh and juicy. The fries would have been great had they been hot. The coleslaw was alright I dont like mine grated but it did have a nice hint of garlic in it. The tartar sauce, always the sign of a great fish place was awful tasted like it was made with relish not capers. I cant give this place an average rating because of the fish. Good service as well.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Toronto, Ontario
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Agree that the "chips" leave something to...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2010

Agree that the "chips" leave something to be desired, but the fish is delicious and fresh, the mussels are around $5 for 1 pound and are superb. The seafood chowder is also really tasty.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kenora,Ontario
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Nice but not spectacular”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2010

We recently had supper at Phil's because we were told by my brother that is the best seafood he has ever had. We had a nice dinner and the seafood was good but nothing extraordinary.
I'd definitly go back though.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Ystradgynlais, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Sorry it is very overrated indeed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2010

After reading the reviews I was really looking forward to having some fish and chips here. We ordered the haddock and chips & a spinach salad. It took a while for the order to come and when it did, the chips were in fact french fries. They were overcooked and some of mine were so overcooked they were inedible. The fish was breaded and it was dry as well. I was very very disappointed by it to be honest. I have had far nicer fish and chips elsewhere I am afraid. I prefer a very light and crisp batter to my fish and french fries are a poor excuse for a chip. You cannot beat proper chunky cut ones, which are crispy on the outside but lovely and soft inside. Cheap it may be but quality it ain't. Sorry Phil's, you didn't do it for us.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“The fish and Chips are over-rated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2010

There's nothing wrong with this restaurant but if you're wanting fish and chips, this isn't the place to go. The french fries are frozen - which is inexcusable. The fish is fresh which is to be expected in a sea port. Whether breading is better than batter is a moot point but the result is bland and disappointing. There are better choices around town.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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