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Smitty's Family Restaurants

$$ - $$$
South End
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1490 Cathedral Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4K8, Canada
+1 902-429-1148
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Fredericton, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate there on Tuesday this week after a 7 hour bus trip. The salmon special was so delicious. There was a huge piece of salmon, lots of veggies - carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, sweet potatoes with hollandaise sauce (delicious). and French fries. Everything was done to perfection and I couldn't finish everything. Great value for money. Glad I chose the salmon... More 

Thank Gail D
Hamilton, Canada
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602 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Their specialty is pancakes and they are good, and lots of them! The turkey dinner is also good, real turkey, not some pressed turkey meat that has been sliced on a food cutter. The service is efficient. There was a problem in the kitchen both times I was there and the waiter explained that the meal would be delayed for... More 

Thank trainfan2000
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69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

The food was disgusting. The Salisbury steak was unrecognizable. Fish and chips were burnt. The tossed salad was limp. And brown. Don't even try to eat here.

Thank havetostay
Pontardawe, , United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Found it by chance it's what you would call a dinner staff were very helpful and had plenty of time for you the food was a freshly prepared and the haddock was very nice and not an expensive meal

Thank Wendy P
Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Just had a fabulous pancake dinner at Smittys. I had the maple special, three maple flavoured sausages 2 eggs in my case scrambled and three gorgeous pancakes with maple syrup and apple cinnamon syrup so tasty and good value. Mum was going to have the senior breakfast but was advised by the server that she could have the weekday special... More 

Thank Anthony G
Toronto, Canada
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015 via mobile

We went there on a Monday and orders fish and chips, chicken Parmesan and fish . All of them tasted amazing and we would definitely go again ! 🍗

Thank Donna V
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

very nice restaurant with extensive menu for all meals does close at 8pm and all at a reasonable price. The service was excellent with plenty of refills on coffee and tea.

Thank Steve W
Halifax, Canada
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

Smitty's is a weekend tradition for many. Very busy after church on Sunday. It is a chain,they have a varied menu, most go for the all day breakfast. Parking is an issue, as it is down town and close to the Public Gardens.

Thank Bluenoser55
Halifax, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We have been eating fish and chips in Halifax,Nova Scotia since 1981.A few weeks ago,we dined at Smitty's Family Restaurant on Lacewood Drive in Halifax and I ordered fish chips(the senior's meal).The fish was simply delicious and the best that I ever had in over 100 fish and chips' meals I've experienced over the years. I asked the waitress if... More 

1 Thank Loncolnmorris
Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2015

this meal for both my husband and myself was so not worth the money.my husband had undercooked sausage, overcooked and dry waffle and the smallest cheese omlette I have ever seen and oh yes overcooked hash browns as well as bland coffee... all served on a platter that would hold a 15 pound turkey, thus making the meal seem ridiculously... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1490 Cathedral Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 902-429-1148

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