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The Five Fishermen

Certificate of Excellence
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada (Carmichael Street)
+1 902-422-4421
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a set menu for New Year's Eve and it was fabulous! There were 10 of us and no one had a problem with the menu. Service as always was impeccable, and the food was delicious! Try the lobster bisque

Thank Minstral60
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first time dining at the Five Fishermen; we booked in for their New Years Eve dinner. The menu was a set menu, which was fine as many of the items they were offering we thought sounded great. I was excited to try this restaurant out as I have been living in the Halifax area for over 10... More 

Thank JustTravelling4
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my wife and I have our son and daughter for Christmas we always like to find a new restaurant and try new things. This year we decided on The Five Fisherman. It is housed in a beautiful old building across from the centre park in downtown Halifax. You walk upstairs to this stately room adorned with dark wood and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here every time I'm in town and have yet to be disappointed. Great atmosphere and food! Wait staff excellent.

Thank Anthony J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

In my opinion one of Halifax' best places to enjoy seafood. We have been there a number of times. Service is very good. The seafood dishes are always fresh and well presented. Recommend it highly

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We really wanted to eat in this historic building that played a part in Halifax's history. We opted for the grill since it was a bit cheaper but the standard of service and food quality was so high that I thought we were in the fine dining part of the restaurant. Our waiter took fantastic care of us and the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I have been there before but it is long ago. The hostess greeted us nicely and walked us to the cozy upstairs dining room and announced our waiter's name. This young man in return was not very friendly. He came only back once to pour the wine. Also, my food, while good tasting, was luke warm and I returned it... More 

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Shamong, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 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 5 December 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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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
US$10 - US$24
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?