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) #273 of 572 Restaurants in Halifax $$ - $$$ American, ,
3644 Kempt Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4X8, Canada
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good32%
  • Average28%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible4%
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“fries” (9 reviews)
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Closes in 19 min
All hours
American, Canadian, Diner
$$ - $$$
3644 Kempt Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4X8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A family-style restaurant with an excellent location and very friendly service. Unfortunately, they seem to be having some troubles in the kitchen. The food didn't meet my expectations based on prior experiences eating here and I was a little embarrassed I had recommended the restaurant...More

Thank TorontoJK
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We used to grab a quick eat here every now and then. No more. Their specialty is breakfast, tends to be busy and service relatively prompt. The rest of the daily and lunch and dinner menu,s are the standard fare. Better to have breakfast here...More

Thank David F
Reviewed May 1, 2017

I emailed ahead of time to be sure that they could cater to allergies, I was assured yes they could just tell the waiter. I explained the allergy and was still served home fries that I could not eat as they were salted. I told...More

Thank jjejermaster
Reviewed April 13, 2017

On this occasion we went for the boiled dinner - corned beef and cabbage. Still the best in Halifax. Only drawback - no mustard pickles.

Thank Edwin F
Reviewed April 11, 2017

The food here was a little disappointing on our last visit. There servings were smaller than I remembered. The mash potatoes appeared to be made from Instant mash potatoes, very mushy and no taste. My wife tried a new seafood dish witch was OK but...More

1  Thank Gordon I
Reviewed April 4, 2017

Wanted to visit as their offering for Halifax's Burger Week looked very tempting. First clue should have been the several people who walked right past us as we entered and waited for a seat who couldn't even be bothered to acknowledge our presence. Then a...More

2  Thank Caronrick
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Four of us recently went to Kempsters for dinner. Two of us ordered fish and chips. The batter was very thick and over cooked and the fish was very dry. The fries were good. I asked for a new piece of fish and it was...More

2  Thank 476raj
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Whether you are from out of town or a local , this is friendly family dining at it's best. Clean and great friendly service with lots of parking. Alway has featured specials and a great place for breakfast. We just had homemade fish caked and...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed January 25, 2017

We have been to Kempsters many times over the years! Most times we are both pleased with our meals but not this time. The hostess and the waitress, Carolyn, were friendly and prompt with their service. My husband enjoyed his fishcakes and eggs. I was...More

Reviewed January 20, 2017

Meeting with friends visiting from BC, we decided on lunch here. The restaurant was conveniently located between us and they knew where it was. Parking is convenient and they did not mind if we parked early and walked while waiting for friends. They have an...More

Thank Art H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Canadian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3644 Kempt Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: 902-453-0236
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