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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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed 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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Haddock Tacos and Lobster Salad were AMAZING. Perfectly sized and so much better than the touristy places by the harbour front.

Thank DarcyBndn
Forfar, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food here is overpriced for what you get. Nothing with a "wow" factor. Our last meal before returning to Scotland so a bit disappointed overall. Service was good but a bit of a trail to the toilets for someone with mobility issues.

Thank mouseybrown
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service prompt and cordial! Food excellent! The decor is awesome, great old building. We had cocktails on the terrasse across a public square. Server very attentive.

Thank Lazydi
Halifax Region, Canada
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here was okay, but nothing to get too excited about. I did find the staff to be very friendly and helpful.

Thank JenCanadian
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very clean restaurant staff was super friendly, there are 2 different lounge areas to eat. Only thing that was a problem was the fact the washrooms are so far from dining area, and aren't handicap accessible and it was very dark lighting hard to read menus. Other then that the food was very excellent. Our waitress was very kind &... More 

Thank Ashley M
Whitby, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was referred to us by a friend who travelled on business . Meals were great ..prices of wine great !!!

Thank Lynn P
Halifax, Canada
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134 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I went to this spot in late May and everything from the service to the food and drinks were spot on. We dined at the restaurant downstairs as the other location upstairs was still closed. Our server was great, she was knowledgeable on the menu and came back at appropriate times to see how everything was. We had the mussels... More 

Thank JustTravelling4
Waterdown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose this restaurant from Internet reviews and recommendations by friends to celebrate our anniversary. We were greeted at the door with congratulations and shown to a table upstairs. We started our evening with complimentary champagne. Beautiful room and view. Service was excellent. Server was personable and attentive without hovering. Apps and main courses were delicious. Dessert and port topped... More 

Thank macraee2016
Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted oyster and that's what we got! Current deal of 6 oysters and a glass of wine for $15 - you just can't beat that for high quality oysters. We also tried the lobster tempura which was phenomenal (although not really tempura in the strictest sense). We also ordered a beet salad to balance it out and a creme... More 

Thank Blackbeachcat
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in on our visit in Halifax because we enjoyed previous experiences. Had to wait a few minutes even on a Monday night and ate off the Grill menu (downstairs). Started with a (great) dirty gin martini and black russian beverages. Only had entrees (blackened halibut and filet lobster oskar). Was convinced to have dessert (cheesecake and creme brulee). Everything... More 

Thank PeterCarolynn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $24
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?