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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
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Shamong, New Jersey
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Eat upstairs! Beautiful atmosphere with delicious seafood dishes. Fresh out if the oven focaccia bread brought to tables. Loved the mussels in coconut curry sauce. All of the dishes were so fresh and yummy. Service excellent. Highly recommend!!

Thank Mimi K
Halifax, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fabulous as always. I love this place. In my opinion this si the top restaurant in the city. Will be back soon.

Thank Ben H
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to get a reservation on a week night as soon as we arrived Halifax. It was an unfashionably early seating at 6pm before any other guests were in the upstairs dining room, we were treated royally. The staff was polite and patient, the atmosphere was gracious, and the food was absolutely marvelous. The breads were house made... More 

Thank 77Helen37
Santa Rosa, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was very good and well presented. The atmosphere was cozy and romantic. However we found our server very unfriendly. Never welcomed us, told us name or even smiled. Never returned to pour our wine or inquire about our needs.

Thank GuyRF
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101 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely dinner here with very good seafood in a quiet atmosphere. We highly recommend this restaurant. It was also just a couple blocks from our hotel, the Hampton Inn-Halifax.

Thank 13bato
Airdrie, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff is very friendly and will take good care of you. It's definitely not the cheapest place to eat but you will get excellent seafood, so for that I would definitely recommend the place. However, if you are a vegetarian you may not get the same experience. The food was still great but there are better places nearby where you... More 

Thank Koen A
Mexico City, Mexico
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large table (20+) is never easy, but the friendly staff here took very good care of us. We had a set menu with a couple of choices, I went for a very nice seafood chowder, and a fantastic halibut, fresh, juicy, soft, just like it should be prepared. I hope I can get a chance to go on my... More 

Thank GabrielGuerraC
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After the send-off of the NS Christmas Tree to Boston, we found ourselves in front of The Five Fishermen in the rain. As we heard about this restaurant a lot, it seemed like a perfect opportunity for lunch, or NOT. The fish and chips were among the worst we have eaten yet. Hand cut fries turned out to be a... More 

Thank Tom W
British Columbia
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Over $200 w tip for two people... and I came home to have a bagel! Still hungry! Our meal included a smoked salmon appetizer (delicious but probably about 1 T of salmon), then two mains (one salmon & scallops, one five fish meal both at $40) were skimpy at best and the risotto on the salmon/lobster was inedible (too much... More 

Thank FineTuned
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Five Fisherman with a mix of adults & teenagers. The restauarant, lie many of the other well-recognized restaurants in Halifax, serves a mix of seafood and other dishes. The service is good (like virtualy all spots in town).

Thank Robert D

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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
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 Monday to Friday from 11:30am to 10:00pm, Saturday and Sunday 4:00pm to 10:00pm. The Restaurant on the second floor open Tuesday to Saturday 5:00pm 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?