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The Five Fishermen

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1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada (Carmichael Street)
+1 902-422-4421
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Charlotte NC
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We happened to choose Five Fisherman because it was close to our hotel. What a great choice. The service was excellent. The ambiance was splendid and the food to die for. It is reasonable and a no life choice on Halifax

Thank Monty R
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On vacation in Halifax we asked for suggestions for a good seafood dinner, and referred to various magazines and websites. Made reservation and arrived on time. This restaurant was a disappointment after all the buildup. We went upstairs to the fine dining section. The decor is a mix of old (too old) and some new. Don't go if you need... More 

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Nipawin, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to the grill part of the Fisherman. Found the service to be perfect and the food was great. The food came on time and was great.

Thank PPF2
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a lovely meal at the Five Fishermen when visiting Halifax. Qualify of food is excellent, very fresh. Service is a tad slow being the only downside.

Thank Ray B
Alberta, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Five Fishermen was the perfect spot for our 40th anniversary dinner... an elegant setting, fantastic food and excellent service. When asked, our waiter took the time to tell us about the history of the historic building.

Thank elained435
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

WOW! This place has an incredible history! The food is fantastic and the staff very engaging. Highly recommend the Five Fishermen

Thank genealogytours
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7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking forward to the duck comfit. Unfortunately it was was very salty and the salt made the bed of rice it was served on inedible. We were a large group so that might have influenced the food. The service was good and the dessert mentioned in other reviews was good. Restaurant is expensive.

Thank Robb F
Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was there with a large group of people. We had a special group menu which was fine. Service was very good but that was all, the food was not good at all and everybody was disappointed because the locals speak so highly of this restaurant. Would not go there again.

Thank siggaj2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just landed in Halifax and decided to try this place based on the great reviews. I had the lobster mac & cheese and my husband had the lobster supper. We had mushrooms for an appetizer ( they were great). We did not have any alcoholic beverages just 2 cups of tea. Our bill was about $100 with tax and... More 

Thank Sabrina T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Finally anothe visit after five years and very little have changed. Always this great menu offering seafood and fish and, a service second to none. My only regret is the mussel bar; it has disapeared😂

Thank Laurent N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $24
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada
    (Carmichael Street)
  • Public Transportation: One block from major public transit stop.
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-422-4421
Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for 40 years, offering Nova Scotia Seafood, AAA Reserve Angus beef and an array of chef inspired menu items prepared with uncompromising quality. Please be aware we have two restaurants, our casual Grill on the main floor open daily 4:30pm-9:00pm and our Dining Room on the second floor open Tuesday to Saturday 5:30pm through 9pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?