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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, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is a converted firehall; the high ceilings and red brick walls give the restaurant a very special ambiance. All staff were welcoming, friendly and very attentive. The wine list was very good and the drinks list solid. The menu had a wide selection...More

1  Thank Weerobbie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a Meal on a Sunday night with colleagues whilst visiting Halifax with work. Had the chowder and trout special. Very nice food and reasonable price. Will go again on next visit.

1  Thank aardvark1001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are here on an evening that wasn’t so busy. Service was decent, food was tasty. Prices were what we expected to pay. I wouldn’t consider this a high-end restaurant, but it’s clean, our service was okay (but nothing more than that) and the food...More

Thank Karina R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of eight visited this establishment on a Sunday evening. We were greeted and seated promptly. The restaurant appeared half to three-quarters full. My wife and I each had the seafood chowder. It was excellent, one of the best I have had. We then...More

1  Thank kesho50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is an institution in downtown Halifax. I has managed to avoid all the food fads, directions and "authenticity" of the last two decades and just goes along - doing what it does best. Simple food. Done well. Take their fish and chips. One...More

1  Thank stan k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wait staff are attentive, seafood is superbly prepared and wine menu is lovely. This is one of my favourite restaurants in Halifax. Love it!

1  Thank Alice L
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

The food wasn't anything to write home about, honestly they could go a little easier on the cheese, all you could taste in the crab filled mushrooms and crab bisque. Will say seafood was perfectly cooked. Wouldn't say the prices were cheap, but not bad...More

Thank Amanda P
Reviewed 15 January 2018

I made a beeline for McKelvie’s, having enjoyed a lunch there on my previous visit to Halifax two years ago. It enjoys a wonderful location, opposite the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Upper Water Street, with another entrance in Bedford Row. The welcome was...More

Thank Christopher W
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Three couples dined out at McKelvie's this New Year's Eve! It was an outstanding evening. Surprisingly unhurried and not overbooked. We were seated promptly at our table and the festivities began from there. Our server was 'newer' to the restaurant but was extremely pleasant and...More

Thank Jim d
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Booked a table for five over phone 3 days earlier, was ok. Restaurant received us nicely. Our coats taken to be hung up. Choice of table, not too busy at the time. Waiter came immediately with water and I introduced himself. Left then came back...More

1  Thank EnglishDave99
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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