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The Five Fishermen

1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada
+1 902-422-4421
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good32%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“mussels” (172 reviews)
“seafood” (149 reviews)
“chowder” (55 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1740 Argyle St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2W1, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think the Five Fishermen have priced themselves right out of the market. Food is excellent, as is the service but the price just can't be justified.

Thank leeross2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

I stopped in at Five Fishermen and sat in the downstairs "Grill" as the upstairs was under renovation. I sat at the bar and the waiter in training took my order and prepared my Happy Hour special - 6 oysters served on the shell on...More

Thank ItalianRoadRunner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, good service, a bit pricey but very nice for a more formal business setting accompanied by some good wine!

Thank Druis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bartenders are great, unless you happen to on a night when their boss, a tall thin and burly middle-eastern dude, tells them they need to stop socializing and get back to work. Were it not for that, i would have rated them a five. Blackened...More

Thank Dvbath
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the mussels and then lobster, and it was very good. The cocktails and wine selection were also very nice. It took a while before we got served once we had been seated, but the waitress apologized and gave us a cocktail on the...More

Thank dpjr
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This would be a wonderful venue for a date or a bunch of friends. It has beautiful decor but there is no need to really dress up, it is comfortable and casual. Great selection of draft and bottled beer and ale (try the Hell's Bay...More

Thank jgmurphyj
Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm ambiance and attentionate service enhanced the chef's culinary skills. Lovely presentation.The beet and goat cheese salad was amazing.

Thank Jarmila K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

wonderful dining experience and cocktails with friends. Had fish, was cooked to perfection. Service was great

Thank OneNovaScotiabetty
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is known far and wide. I used to live here but never went. Here was my chance, in the city with business colleagues looking to show them a good time. We arrive early for our reservation but they have a table so no...More

Thank ExpatAgainandAgain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was a great meal, in a venue with a spooky past. If you love oysters sit at the oyster bar. Halibut was delicious. Great range of beers. Staff really helpful and prompt service.

Thank Neil C
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Patricia B
I too am curious about the mussel bar. It has bee a number of years since I was there, but I plan on visiting again this fall. The mussel bar was great! The only time and place I ever ate mussels. Very much afraid to, here in California. So, do you still offer the mussel bar?
24 April 2017|
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Response from Monique R | Reviewed this property |
I was there in December and the Mussel bar was still available yes.
Zhao M
Does the restaurant still provide lobsters in March? Thanks!
10 February 2017|
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Response from Giovanni P | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't know as I don’t live in Halifax so I'm not a regular diner there.
Is the Chef still Jamie from La Perla?
4 December 2016|
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Response from fatemah q | Reviewed this property |
His name is Chris not Jamie.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
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
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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.