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Phil's Seafood

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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6285 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4, Canada
+1 902-431-3474
Sun 11:30 - 19:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 20:00
Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 11:30 - 20:00
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Regina, Canada
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at Phil's dozens of times, and it is safe to say that my worst meal here was still better than my best meal of fish and chips anywhere else. Where else can you get a plate of deep fried haddock where the fish portion is 90% of the meal?!? Their lightly breaded haddock filets may not be... More 

Thank LostHaligonian
Halifax, Canada
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338 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited based on reviews here and overall it was good, but not great. Generally the servers were good, although we did have to wait a long time to get the check. The booths looked nice however the area at the back had a very strange (musty?) smell. The food itself was fine. Personally I prefer fish battered, and there... More 

Thank 4states
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is one of our "go to" restaurants where we have eaten on many occasions...and never been disappointed. It is causal, moderately priced restaurant with friendly staff and quick service. The seafood is invariably very fresh and the preparation is consistently skilled. The fish for the first and chips is breaded rather than battered, which makes for a lighter meal;... More 

Thank drgpb
Shingletown, California
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Two quick points: the prices are low! I ordered one of the most expensive plates , $16, and hers was $11. And save some room for dessert! The warm Strawberry pie with ice cream, excellent! $4. And the Gingebread is Perfect! Nice comfortable booths. Fantastic server took care of our every need. Our order was served just minutes after ordering.... More 

Thank The_NorCal_Michael
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

We've been coming here for years. Always fresh fish cooked to perfection and never greasy. Fries are hand cut and coleslaw is delicious. Parking can be tricky but it's worth the effort. Phil's is wheelchair accessible.

1 Thank MikeGen C
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Phil's is a favourite and we go there on a regular basis. This is as far from fine dining as you can get. But if you are looking for good food at a good price then this should be on your list.The fish portions are smaller than before but still offer good value.

Thank jkn252
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This is a lovely restaurant that we've been to twice. I've only had the fish n chips but the fish is so beautifully done and they give you a good portion, and I only order one fillet (regular size). They also give you a choice of a side and I had the spinach salad which was fresh and tasty, a... More 

Thank voban1
Halifax Region, Canada
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

If you are not a fan of really breaded fish and chips then this is a good place for you. We like to take out from here and add McDonald's fries (Phill's fries are good, but McD's are better). Not the easiest place to find parking as it is on a busy street, but if lucky you can get a... More 

Thank Jahs595
Edmonton, Canada
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Many of the locals go to Phil's, we have been going there since he opened his original location. Personally I like my fish with thin batter so Phil's is perfect for me. Enjoy!

Thank Stan W
North Carolina
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant, with a small menu. Food was average, but nothing spectacular. The prices were fair for the type and amount of food.

Thank Laignappe

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6285 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3L 1A4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-431-3474

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?