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The Five Fishermen
The Five Fishermen

The Five Fishermen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fivefishermen.com
  • Email: fivefishermen@graftonconnor.com
  • Phone: (902) 422-4421
  • Hours of Operation: The Restaurant (Upstairs):
    Daily from 5:00pm - 9:00pm Tuesday - Saturday

    The Grill (Downstairs; no reservation required):
    11:30 am to 9:00 pm Monday through Friday
    4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

    Oyster Happy Hour: 4:00-6:00 pm daily (The Grill)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Jeff McInnis
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining with capacity for 45. Restaurant buy-out available.
  • Private Party Contact: Heather Brown (902) 422-4421
  • Entertainment: The Five Fishermen - has earned the reputation of Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for over 35 years. Internationally known for delicious seafood, gracious hosts and historical setting, The Five Fishermen offers the best of Nova Scotia hospitality and cuisine. The famous mussel bar, the freshest Maritime bounty and an award winning wine list makes dining at the Five Fishermen extraordinary.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carmichael Street
  • Public Transit: One block from major public transit stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking as well as large covered parking lot one block from restaurant and hotel parking nearby.
A word from The Five Fishermen
The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill is known for its Nova Scotian Seafood, Alberta Angus beef and an array of Chef-inspired menu items, prepared with uncompromising quality.

Recognized annually as one of the best dining experiences in Halifax; it is located in one of downtown's most historical buildings with connections to the Titanic and Halifax Explosion.

The Five Fishermen Restaurant & Grill hosts monthly a Chef & Sommelier Dining Series. Call 422-4421 for information on the next event.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Reasonably priced seafood with variety of options. Suggest have multiple apps + small main so you can try out more of their offerings"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had dined at The Five Fisherman previously and was delighted with how great the food was. This visit, however, did not leave me as pleased. I ordered the steak from the fixed price menu and it was so full of fat, I could not eat the whole thing. I felt like half of the portion was inedible. The spare rib appetizer was small yet delicious. The bread pudding for dessert was far too rich for my taste and left me craving my grandmother's Cape Breton version (but those without CB roots might have loved it!). I will likely eat there again and hope this less than fantastic meal was just a blip, seeing at it was NYE and a fixed price menu."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Always a special treat to dine at the Five Fishermen. The food and service was great. Crab crusted haddock was delicious."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Overall - great setting, service, atmosphere. We had a lovely experience. The couple joining us did not enjoy their food selections. One ordered the lobster bisque and it was not to her liking. She was too shy to let staff know and returned it haven eaten only a spoonful or two."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "I like to stop here every Halifax visit for a lobster dish. I've never dined here with anyone who was disappointed in their meal."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Always have a warm welcome, the personnel extremely professional & sharp. I always take the ( Fives fishs) excellent ! Its the place to be at any occasion."
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "The first clue that there might be a problem was that the place was empty at 6 pm on a Friday night. The service was still quite good (it should be with so few diners) and the mussel bar is a redeeming feature. Unfortunately, the main courses were just average. I would go again, but only for a bisque and the mussel/salad bar. A bit sad for such a storied restaurant."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "While in Halifax, you shod not miss tis restaurant..top notch, amazing food, and service as well as ambiance."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "This was our first trip to Halifax and really wanted to try something unique and local. We weren't disappointed with The Five Fisherman. Great food in a great atmosphere. We'll be back and will recommend to others who will visit the area."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "My wife and I have made this place a regular stop in Halifax. Great service and an atmosphere where you can chat, drink wine and enjoy seafood prepared with an eye for delightful presentation. The mussel bar is a hit and the mains are never a disappointment, great quality ingredients, carefully prepared."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Great service, friendly staff and absolutely fantastic food."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "As I am from out of town I do not visit the restaurant often however I can say that the quality of the menu and the food has dropped in the last 2-3 years while prices are out of line. Only 1 of 3 couples in our party were local. They like us were very disappointed in the food . The lobster bisque did not taste like lobster, the lobster thermador was more filler than one would expect and the lobster stuffed scallops were luke warm and the portion very small to a point where those eating it had to fill up on salad and bread. The servers did an excellent job in spite of the food issues, although from some of the expressions seen they were embarrassed by the food Last night we went to Mckelvies. excellent meal at a reasonable cost"
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "Excellent dining experience, we were there to celebrate two birthdays and a better place to do so would be hard to find. There is no rush and made to feel the most important customer they have. Food excellent."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "The Five Fishermen never fails to go to great lengths to when you tell them it is a special night. The atmosphere and history of the restaurant could carry them but they have added European style service, a seasonal prix fixe menu, and knowledgeable sommeliers to round out your experience. The food is always made with fresh ingredients that care and creativity transform classic dishes into feasts for your eyes as well as your palate. This is one of the few restaurants where I have given the manager a kiss on the check and always left sated, invigorated and smiling."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "I would never return to this restaurant. The salad bar was nothing special. The mussels in the mussel bar were dry and the sauces ho hum. The server at the mussel bar did not know where the mussels originated either. The entrees were ok, but not extraordinary. The bill however was exorbitant. Would not recommend, especially given the other wonderful dining choices in Halifax."
    Dined on 9/7/2013
  • "Couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate my engagement. Food was great - and every level has a great unique appearance."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Great seafood and excellent service. Perfect to celebrate a special occasion"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Great service, great food, great "classic maritime lobster". The mussel bar and pumpkin cheesecake were also crowd pleasers! We were a large group of 12, and everyone left happy. Thanks Five Fisherman"
    Dined on 10/13/2013
  • "Our party of four all enjoyed the salad bar to start. The main courses got a very good by all as well. The service was indeed outstanding. Everything arrive on time and hot. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly. My wife and I will most certainly be going back. We both would highly recommend the Five Fisherman for a special night out."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "Overall, the quality of food and service was above what my wife and I expected. We have heard of five fisherman restaurant from colleagues who travel extensively in the maritimes, and we appreciated not only our friends reviews but our hotel, cab driver and tourist operators insight to this great quality restaurant."
    Dined on 8/22/2013
  • "The building has so much history. We were hoping to see a ghost but no luck. The servers were all wonderful. Our waiter was Patrick. He was friendly and helpful. All you can eat salad and mussel bar was delicious. I had butter poached lobster. It was amazing. For dessert we had pumpkin cheesecake with cinnamon ice cream. It was amazing."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "A trip to Halifax wouldn't be complete without a visit to The Five Fisherman Restaurant. The fish selections are outstanding and the Mussel Bar is a great feature. The ambiance is great as well."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "this restaurant was highly recommended to me, I fact I made reservations a month in advance as we were beginning a tour in Halifax that day. attention was not paid to the perparTion of the food. The seafood was seriously over cooked with very little thought to the seasoning or the temperature it was presented at table. I have eaten better purchased frozen food."
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "This is the second time I've been to this restaurant and I was very impressed both times. The staff was very friendly, knowledgeable and efficient. Our server was excellent. Our group had several dishes, so we were able to evaluate both fish and meat. The "all-you-can-eat" mussel/salad bar was very good, with a choice of four sauces for the mussels. The fish dishes were very good. The lamb was delicious. We had a particularly rowdy group sitting next to us who were really loud, which was somewhat distracting. All in all, the food was great and the service excellent."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "We were told this was the Best Seafood Halifax has to offer... NOT TRUE. It was as edible as you would expect crom a place that serves food... But that's about it. Really disappointing. I would recommend you AVOID this place."
    Dined on 8/16/2013