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McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes

) #10 of 572 Restaurants in Halifax $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Soups
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
+1 902-421-6161
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • 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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11 - 20 of 859 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I recently went on a date here. Our server Alan was great, very knowledgeable about the menu and Halifax. Our meals were delicious. We couldn't resist having desert after learning they were handmade by their own pastry chef. Looking forward to next...More

Thank Shawna R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make no mistake here. I tried many other places higher ranked on TripAdvisor and this is the real deal. The fish chowder is amazing, full of fish. The oysters are fresh and the lobster / fish platter is great. Mussels are amazing too. Go there...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I want to say that the food we had was very good. The problem came when a large group who had a set menu was allowed by management to order off their set menu. This backed up the kitchen which in turn caused a...More

Thank dhq77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice for dinner. Decent lobster salad. Great bannock bread. Tried the cab cakes which were good too.

Thank Karen A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last night in Halifax. Bicycle thief was full but Mckelvies staff and menu was well above expectations. Great open area restaurant with great seafood and staff. Thanks for looking after the lady's going to the casino!

Thank GrandpaB2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I joined my friends for a meal at McKelvie's. I had a bowl of chowder and a lobster roll that had more meat to it than most places in Halifax. McKelvies is a bit more expensive than the pub/restaurants along Lower Water Street but it...More

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hard to decide on what to order. Loved the seafood chowder. Seafood salad was quite ordinary Comfortable for solo traveller. Very friendly staff. Always seating available

Thank tobysworld
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted some good seafood while down east and Mckelvies came highly rated...mostly true but not outstanding. Seafood chowder got top marks but rest of meal was just ordinary....good but outstanding. Waitress highly recommended mile high coconut pie...Whipped cream was mile high but filling and pastry...More

1  Thank Kuhnuk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the chowder wasn't quite as rich and creamy as I'd had in Boston, the jambalaya and pad thai made up for it. We've got one more night in Halifax and just might go back for more.

Thank MikeyVancouverCanada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is located a block up from the waterfront and part of the main tourist area in Halifax. The room is nicely decorated. Its large size is broken up with raised seating areas scattered around the room. We both had the lobster roll with...More

Thank Ian M
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a view of the water?
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.
Is there a dress code? We will be touring around in casual clothes during the day.
5 July 2015|
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Response from Will M | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code.
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, 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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