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American, Canadian, Diner
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3644 Kempt Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4X8, Canada
08:00 - 19:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Halifax, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are from out of town or a local , this is friendly family dining at it's best. Clean and great friendly service with lots of parking. Alway has featured specials and a great place for breakfast. We just had homemade fish caked and poached eggs with chow chow and baked beans ----how much comfort food do you want??... More 

Thank Bob S
Cape Breton
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273 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We have been to Kempsters many times over the years! Most times we are both pleased with our meals but not this time. The hostess and the waitress, Carolyn, were friendly and prompt with their service. My husband enjoyed his fishcakes and eggs. I was disappointed with my pulled pork burger which I have tried in many places over the... More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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445 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Meeting with friends visiting from BC, we decided on lunch here. The restaurant was conveniently located between us and they knew where it was. Parking is convenient and they did not mind if we parked early and walked while waiting for friends. They have an extensive menu of Breakfast, Lunch and dinner items. I had the Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss burger... More 

Thank Art H
Halifax Region, Canada
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We like this place, good food whatever we choose, great service, waitresses are always pleasant, will go back many times

Thank EnglishDave99
Halifax Region, Canada
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This is a nice, home style restaurant. I had fishcakes and eggs with oven roasted potatoes and gluten free toast. Lovely

Thank RevJenny
New Glasgow, Canada
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41 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Visited this site for lunch, staff were friendly but forgot our seniors discount which wasn't that big a deal. The issue was with the quality of the food. Had fish and chips, fish had a heavy batter and was a bit to greasy. The hand cut fries had a good flavor however were very limp and not crisp as home... More 

Thank Anne - Dave D
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I've never had a bad meal here. It's clean, simple and comfortable, with lots of available seating and quick service. you can have everything from a simple and delicious club sandwich to a mouth-watering steak or some pretty fine fish and chips. for dessert, I recommend the bread pudding. Their standard prices are very good and their specials are quite... More 

Thank DonBrown
Sydney, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I just had dinner at this restaurant. The service was very good and the food tasty. Portions were large and were enjoyed by both my wife and I. The only disappointment was a customer at a nearby table who took a phone call while we were dining. Not only did this very loud gentleman take his call... More 

Thank Reg D
Halifax Region, Canada
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Kempsters have a varied menu with breakfast, lunch and dinner. The food is very good, the atmosphere is nice with wonder smells wafting from the kitchen of bacon and other breakfast treats. The serving staff are young, energetic and cheerful. A great place to start your day.

Thank Gordon I
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Today I went to Kempster's for an anniversary breakfast. It was also my daughter's birthday as well. I had the Kempster's Breakfast, my daughter had French toast and my wife had an omelette. Everything was delicious! Our server was very friendly and always made sure that my coffee was full. She was very pleasant and had a welcoming smile.

Thank Erik L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3644 Kempt Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: 902-453-0236

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