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McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, , Soups
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
+1 902-421-6161
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
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11 - 20 of 1,005 reviews

Reviewed 25 October 2017

Food and service were excellent. Our server had a great personality and since we were her last customer she spent some time talking with us and sharing her experiences. Atmosphere was very unique in that it was in a converted fire station. The owners did...More

Thank Bobby B
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Our meal was $150 for two (we shared a bottle wine with our meals). The atmosphere is dated and uninspiring. Service was prompt and pleasant, but again uninspiring. Food was bland. Fish was fresh and cooked well but lacked flavour. Gluten free options particularly bland.

Thank cher100
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Our server suggested the Halibut. Great choice. It was excellent. We also had the striploin which was also fantastic! Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank A K
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful restaurant with a great history as it was once a fire hall. The atmosphere was wonderful for good conversation and fine dining. So many wonderful choices even for Glutenfree. The seafood chowder and salad, lobster roll with fries and salad, veal shank,...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We were a group of nine looking for a place for lunch. The sign outside the restaurant is what lured us in. The inside was beautiful. Our large group was quickly accommodated. We were served a delicious bread while waiting for our food. The nine...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Stopped here the 2nd week of October for lunch during our cruise stop in Halifax. My wife both ordered the Fish & Chips and they were fantastic ! Best I've ever had..... substantial portion of pure white fish and a very crispy batter. Fries were...More

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We lunched here....Nice atmosphere and nice service but the lunch menu lacked the kind of variety I crave. Apparently the lobster roll is good and my husband loved the seafood chowder but I was craving some chicken or beef and the choices were limited. The...More

Thank samsons4568
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I'll give them full credit for agreeing the crab bisque "was off" when I sent it back tasting of freezer burn, and for not charging me for the cup of decent seafood chowder I asked for as a replacement, but none of this ought to...More

Thank SkykomishBob
Reviewed 18 October 2017

My husband and I just wanted to get a drink as we were thirsty (we always order water with drinks) and we wanted to relax a bit after taking in the museum. We got there during happy hour. I ordered the waterfront strangler and my...More

Thank Wklstoywife
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Many visits to Halifax and many great restaurants but I would recommend not missing a visit to McKelvie’s while in town...very friendly staff, great selection of food for lunch & dinner. The very best Lobster Roll we’ve ever had ...and we’re very well travelled. Walk...More

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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
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
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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