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Battered Fish

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Seafood, Fast food, Canadian
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1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
+1 902-492-8898
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

this restaurants is one of the best restaurants ive ever been to in my entire life its got the best fish in town especially the dipping sauce now that is really good if only i could live off that food. keep up the good work and ill most likely wanna visit MORE OFTEN.

Thank Nicholas N
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Best sea food in the city. Always a line up on the Boardwalk waiting to be served. Try the fish bites and chips! awesome! Lots of tables and seating nearby on the Boardwalk.

Thank 179wesleys
New Brunswick
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147 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I've reaten here many times and it's a typical take-out outlet that is quite busy at peak traffic times but is consistently good and reasonably priced. I'll keep coming back - when the weather is good so one can enjoy their lunch on the outside picnic tables.

Thank Cubatan
Cathedral City, California
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56 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here on a cruise and wandered the waterfront for a while. When I saw this little fish shack I knew I had to stop for a bite. The fish tasted so fresh, the batter not heavy at all. With a little lemon and tartar sauce...yum! The fries could have been a little crispier but we're still good. Totally worth... More 

Thank Susie M
Halifax, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Ordered 2 pc chips & frys + 1 order clams from food truck, Bedford Hwy. Everything was way too greasy - maybe even over cooked. Shoestring frys don't take much but these came out dark, dark brown and smelled of the fryer. Clams likewise. Maybe old fat? I expected better.

Thank GreasyWheelHfx
Halifax, Canada
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60 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

For the longest time I didn't think anyone would ever have better fish and chips than John's lunch, but this place does! Being right on the waterfront makes it so nice to be able to take a stroll around, get fish and chips, eat outside on the water; it's perfect for a nice summer day. I've had a lot of... More 

Thank Krista R
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3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely tourist trap. Overpriced 41 dollars for two lobster rolls on a hot dog bun and two pops. Only thing positive is the boardwalk atmosphere.

Thank Tony C
Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

My favourite battered fish in Halifax! The batter is light and delicious and the fish is always wonderfully fresh! They are also fast, despite almost always having a line-up. Skip the fries though, they are average at best.

Thank AmySilver902
Southport, North Carolina
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69 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate lunch here recently while visiting Halifax. Had read a review in Fodors that touted the wonders of their Fish 'n Chips. So, we followed the advice and were sorely disappointed. The fish was saturated in oil and the fries were luke-warm at best...and, many small pieces, most likely the runts of the basket. There are... More 

Thank iamzeke
Ontario, Canada
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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

We came here for a quick dinner and tried the fish and chips, they were better than we thought for a quick bite and there are tables outside on the boardwalk with great views. We tried to go here on Sunday at noon but they were closed even though other spots around it were open. We waited for 30 minutes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Fast food, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-492-8898

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