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“very good”

McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes
Ranked #10 of 742 Restaurants in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Cross street: Bedford Row and Prince
Reviewed July 12, 2009

We really enjoyed our dinner here. Made a reservation first, but the restaurant wasn't full on a Friday night. All seafood was fresh and service nice.

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Reviewed May 31, 2009

This restaurant suffers from to much volume. The food seems mass-produced, and while reasonably good quality, it is over priced. If you just want ordinary food and don't mind paying premium prices, then you probably won't notice anything wrong with McKelvie's. If you want to be blown away by haute cuisine, then you will be disappointed. The night we were there, the service was a bit slow and the cocktails weren't particularly good for the money. We've had more satisfying meals at some of the pubs down the road. Overall, the experience is much the same as 5 Fishermen, which is similarly overrated.

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Thank bgg54
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Reviewed May 9, 2009

We went to McKelvie's for dinner based on reviews that we had read about the restaurant and we walked out a little disappointed. When we got there they said it was a 25 minute wait (call ahead recommended) and while we sat at the bar and waited a table sat there empty and cleaned off for 15 minutes before they would seat us. The food was ok, if you want to get an appetizer definitely get the calamari. As we would place our order we could see the disappointed look on the servers face that we didn't order something at the top of the price list (we got haddock and seafood au gratin roughly 18-25 dollars/plate. The food was average and the service was less than average.

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Thank beckylynn325
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Reviewed March 4, 2009

This is a fabulous cheerful, relaxed and friendly restaurant my husband and I went to for lunch. He had fresh lobster and I chose potato crusted haddock. Both dishes were freshly cooked, well-presented and absolutely delicious, brought by a smiling waitress. For pudding, we had a fabulously rich chocolate dessert. Good ingredients, excellent service. The perfect choice.

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Thank crispypina
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Reviewed December 11, 2008

Top drawer food quality and service. We brought our family of 5 to Halifax, and tried McKelvie's for lunch. It was so great we came back again the next day with 3 more in our party. Most had the fish and chips, and couldn't stop talking about it. Having grown up on the east coast, I've had a lot of fish, and these folks do it well, and treated us like gold both times we ate there. Our best meals in Halifax on our week stay.

Thank GaryMel
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