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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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Had our first dinner in Halifax here, was recommended by a local. Hubby had an entire lobster and I had scallops....both were delish. Staff very friendly, great atmosphere.

Thank Jodi P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I tried salmon there and like that. the do not have a variety of seafood. If I want to compare five fisherman with McKelvie's, the latter was very crowded and the taste of salmon was not good.

Thank Maryam A
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is been over 25 years and the service is still as I remembered. Staff is more than accommodating, at the reception I had the chance to make my reservation in French and English. Camille is very professional in her work, simply outstanding. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Richard S
Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fabulous food and choices - appetizers, main courses and desserts. Service outstanding and special. This was among very best meals we had in our 19 days in Nova Scotia. Be sure to make a reservation for upstairs.The first floor is more pub style and there is an oyster happy hour early but upstairs is the best. The building is historical... More 

Thank 6sandy6
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a nice booth and an outstanding server. The appetizers were tasty. We had the tuna tartare which was a bit heavy on the sesame oil and oysters which were almost too small to enjoy. When I said something, they did bring us two extras. For our mains, we had the five fish, which was a nice combo of... More 

Thank FoodFinders2011
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a chance to go here for a late dinner with my wife and friends. Got there at 9:30pm and the kitchen was closing in 30 minutes. I think our meals and service reflected that late night on a Sunday. Seafood pasta was so so...Not impressed with the Oyster Rockefeller appetizer. I'm sure any other time would be great.

Thank JSPToronto
Cambridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A friend suggested this restaurant, so i gave it a go, the waitress, was very good, the food was just as good, then i found out there are 2 restaurants in one, the main floor is more casual , then the upper floor. I was on the main floor, am i going to try the upper floor, oh ya. It... More 

Thank GehlKing
Bradenton, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This building was a mortuary that handled some of the Titanic victims and today a very good restaurant. Supostivitly it is haunted but the atmosphere, history, and food are all good.

Thank Charles G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got very good impression in Halifax sea food. It was happy here with delicious full sea food plate. I recommend here that you come and enjoy.

Thank Soon Jin K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended and for good reason. The cup of Seafood chowder was terrific and almost enough for lunch but we shared a lobster salad as well. All really tasty. The chowder was a little salty but the fish and seafood in it was done to perfection. The salad was full of yummy bits to enjoy. Service was... More 

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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 - $25
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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
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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