We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Smitty's Family Restaurants

€€ - €€€
South End
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1490 Cathedral Lane, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4L4, Canada
+1 902-429-1148
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 36: English reviews
Prince George, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Deep fried hash browns. Might as well just order a plate of French fries for breakfast. Enough said.................

Thank valk20
Fredericton, Canada
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

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
Level Contributor
603 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 353 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
Level Contributor
69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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
Level Contributor
67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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
Level Contributor
150 reviews
46 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
Level Contributor
97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Travellers who viewed Smitty's Family Restaurants also viewed

Halifax, Halifax Region
Halifax, Halifax Region
Halifax, Halifax Region
Halifax, Halifax Region

Been to Smitty's Family Restaurants? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 4L4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 902-429-1148

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Smitty's Family Restaurants staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?