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McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes

) #11 of 579 Restaurants in Halifax $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Soups
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
+1 902-421-6161
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 881 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A wonderful meal. My wife and two children ages 14 and 12 arrived late within 20 minutes of closing. The restaurant staff were more than happy to find us a table even though it seemed full. Within a few minutes we were seated and enjoyed...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant was a favorite during my working years. Had many business lunches here and often took my management team there - it was a favorite. Excellent food, bright and pleasant atmosphere. Try the Crunchy Haddock - it's the best and very popular. Also known...More

Thank 765glennab
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was wonderful. I had a seared yellow fin tuna special, my husband had a fried seafood platter--both good choices! Server was a tad on the ditzy side, but still okay. Love the decor and location.

Thank Leslyns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here today. Was recommended by a local we saw walking near by. Was as great as he said. The haddock fish and chips were 10/10 with amazing homemade tartar and slaw and fries. Tempura fish tacos also beautiful and crunchy haddock was fab....More

Thank travelsoothesthesoul
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to this restaurant after I found it in trip adv and my arnbn host recommended. We made reservation. I ordered the seafood special platter. $39.99. The stuffed lobster was ok it mostly tasted like veggies. The shrimp were over cooked and hard. The...More

Thank Paisagringa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for somewhere nice close to the boardwalk and luckily tried McKelvie's. We were there early before a flight and there was a happy hour going for food and drinks. Both were great deals and delicious. We would definitely go back again next...More

Thank AlanaMike
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came across this restaurant because it was located very close to our hotel and directly across from the triangle Irish pub, which we had already tried. The service and atmosphere was excellent. The lobster stew was too salty, but was replaced with another stew...More

Thank Angela K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the down-market impression given by the clumsily fabricated alliteration of the restaurant's name, this is a fine dining establishment. The preparation and quality of the dishes cannot be faulted, and the service is attentive and thorough. I would recommend making a reservation at busy...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in search of good lobster rolls and McKelvie's definitely delivered! The roll itself had a nice grill to it and the chunks of lobster meat was plentiful and had a great texture! We also order the lobster poutine with our lobster roll and...More

Thank Olivia T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a fish eater but have to admit I ordered fish 3 times and loved it. The crunchy hadock is sooo good as well as the fish and chips. The appetizers were great, actually everything we ordered was great. Try the bread!!!

Thank Charlie1953
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15 February 2016|
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Response from Grumpyogre | Reviewed this property |
No. It is two blocks away, and the view is blocked by a couple of other buildings.
5 July 2015|
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Response from Will M | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
    (Bedford Row and Prince)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-421-6161
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