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The Five Fishermen

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1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada (Carmichael Street)
+1 902-422-4421
16:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Florence, Italy
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The atmosphere here is amazing, nice place to go for dinner! We ordered seafood chowder and it tasted very good, we just wished there were more pieces of seafood in it, a little bit over priced for what we got. Overall great spot though, service was impressive too.

Thank jinglejong3
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic , had brilliant meal, great service, large portions but amazing food, (as a chef I hardly ever review food establishments as I am so picky!) but this place really was excellent, a good choice of local produce, and not too expensive, certainly value for money, great seating and staff, can not wait to go back again

Thank charlier83_12
Kentville, Canada
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

appealing décor, comfortable, diverse and delicious menu, very knowledgeable staff, wine list included Nova Scotia wines, reasonable Price for excellent fare.

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Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined at the grill, as the upstairs is being renovated. Had the fish tacos as an appetizer and they were amazing! I had the lobster linguine as my main and it was good, but I found the bacon a bit soggy. Atmosphere was great and overall a lovely evening!

Thank Sgran0430
St Margaret's Bay, Nova Scotia
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have been going to the Five Fisherman as long as I can remember. Very conveniently located, excellent atmosphere in a renovated century building. Great for dinner especially if a) you plan to go dancing afterwards - popular club next door or b) you will be attending Neptune theater - short walking distance.

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nb, canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

We recently travelled to Halifax, on what is apparently a slow weekend in the city. A lot of restaurants/hotels have services on a decreased capacity on the weekend after New Years. The Five Fisherman was among them. The main restaurant is closed for renovations until apparently February. We did, however, have supper in the lower portion. It has a relaxed,... More 

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

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 29 December 2016 via mobile

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

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?