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McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes

) #10 of 582 Restaurants in Halifax €€ - €€€ Seafood, , Soups
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
+1 902-421-6161
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (185 reviews)
“scallops” (96 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had dinner recently with friends and I have to say that I wasn't overly impressed. The lighting in the restaurant is too bright leaving you feeling that there is little ambiance or atmosphere here. Meals were okay and service was okay. I wouldn't rush back...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I came to this restaurant a few years ago with a host. Thus, I did not remember what exactly I ate, only that it would be worthwhile to go again next time. Yesterday night I finally had the opportunity. Because I ate something beforehand, I...More

1  Thank Ray820
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with my two teen daughters. The mussels were amazing and had to restrain from drinking the broth straight from the pot! My teens ordered fish and chips and chowder and licked the bowl/plates clean! The crunchy haddock dinner had just the...More

2  Thank MamaCMamaC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Loved this place! We both had crab bisque, which was cheesy and very good. She the lobster, scallops and shrimp, I the scallops. Both superb. Great waitress. Highly recommend this restaurant

Thank jay3mega
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went to McKelvie's on a Friday when they have oysters at half price. The service was excellent and the oysters fresh. We returned a few nights later for dinner and had made reservations as suggested. The food was hot and delicious. The waitress was...More

Thank wincikabi
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to McKelvies on a recent trip to Halifax. If you have young kids (mine are 6 and 8) this is NOT the place for you. Service is slow and our server was uninterested in general, and the food pretty mediocre (e.g. the shrimp and...More

Thank smittyp2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

It may not be on the water, but every bit worth the short walk off the main drag. Great atmosphere, phenomenal food, fabulous service and priced right!

Thank notthemaid
Reviewed 1 week ago

I hate writing bad reviews, but I have to put this one out there. We went to McKelvie's for dinner on 11 Aug during our only full day in Halifax and went hoping for a great dinner. Instead my wife's Digby scallops and my Market...More

3  Thank Ross A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Read the menu and was interested. We split fish and chips and lobster roll and the fish chowder. Delicious and filling. Beer was local, Garrison red, cold and tasty.

Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went there last night for supper. The service was great. The atmosphere was superb. The food was cooked to perfection and presentation was great. Our server was great, there when needed but not hovering over us. If in the area I...More

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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
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
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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