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McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes

1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
+1 902-421-6161
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (228 reviews)
“scallops” (116 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here for dinner based on a recommendation and were really happy with the service, environment, and food. All staff went out of their way to make the experience enjoyable (smiles, samples of wine, food recommendations) and even gave tips on places to go...More

Thank SMison11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are far too many good restaurants in Halifax to waste your time eating at a restaurant that is very mediocre. If you are looking for gluten free options they have a “gluten sensitive” menu. My husband has severe gluten allergy and he got sick...More

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was petty good, but you must know that it is very much geared towards family-style dining. Noisy, kids, bit chaotic. Not in a bad way, only my wife and I were out for a nice dinner together and ended up being shuffled through our...More

Thank Geoff H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Immediately walked in, asked about beer, was directed to poorly written chalk board and he then left. Bartender was sarcastic and short. We are from out of town and wanted to try something local and good. He was less than helpful. Beer prices for 14oz...More

Thank chyenneweatherall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have been going to McKelvies for years. Always was the best place for seafood. Since the owner passed away and i believe the son has taken over, the value for your money is not there. Had a $28 salmon dinner, 1 scoop of potato, small...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic seafood lunch with a friendly pub style atmosphere. You won’t be disappointed! One block off the waterfront. Prices were moderate for the height quality and tasty meal.

Thank monty_parker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for a good seafood restaurant while in the Halifax. Found McKelvie's and wasn't disappointed. Didn't have reservations but got a great table. My wife had the Jambalaya and I had scallaps. Was a great dinner. Staff were very friendly and took time...More

Thank Rob P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after work, with team, for a birthday. Really enjoyed the oysters, seafood platter and novascotian wines. Service was also nice.

Thank AlexandraLuminitza
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic dinner! Our server, Jennifer did a great job taking care of. She was knowledgeable in regards to the menu, along with their ingredients, attentive, and friendly. I had the 1.75 lb. lobster, potatoes, broccoli, chowder soup, and molten chocolate cake. My wife had a...More

1  Thank Randy F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After reading up and exploring different options I thought this was the place to go. First impression.. nice setting. However that quickly changed. I was the only one sitting at the bat. Guy serving bar didn't acknowledge me for a good 5 mins.. and when...More

1  Thank Mark L
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16 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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
Come taste a delicious dish at McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes. They are open after-hours all week and are readily reachable by car but also by public transit. The surrounding area is memorable for its merchants and restaurants.
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