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Diners' Choice: Best Value restaurants in Nova Scotia

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best value restaurants in Nova Scotia? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Tilly’s Kitchen restaurant
4.9
4.9 (511)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
New Glasgow
About the restaurant
At Tilly's Kitchen, our daily goal is to create, serve and enjoy fine food. The woman behind Chef Brad's inspiration was his Nana Tilly and her passion for cooking. We love fresh food, flavorful food, food that’s in season, and food that’s distinct. We design our menus with local market fresh ingredients, so that the food we serve you is as fresh and flavorful as can be. We welcome you to our restaurant, and wish you a hearty appetite.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
We were celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary and the staff had a card waiting on our table that was signed by the staff members. It was an amazing memory! The food was fabulous!
A photo of The Canteen on Portland restaurant
4.9
4.9 (3112)
CAN$30 and under
Farm-to-table
Dartmouth
About the restaurant
The Canteen is a full-service neighbourhood restaurant in Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch and dinner. At the helm in the kitchen is award-winning chef and co-owner Renee Lavallee. Her seasonal menus are influenced by classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine – with a little bit of Renée’s magic thrown in. Signature items include The Canteen Burger, The Crobster Roll, Seafood Chowder and more.




Top review
RShorevip
Dined 2 days ago
This was our first time in Dartmouth NS. The Canteen is a must when visiting. The food and service are exceptional, all in a lovely, energetic setting. We will be back!
A photo of Lou pécou pizzeria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (140)
CAN$30 and under
Pizzeria
Halifax
About the restaurant
In Provence, a region in southeastern France, “Lou Pécou” is the term for the peduncle, or stalk, that holds a cluster of fruit. Our grandparents taught us that when in the kitchen, you must start with the freshest and finest of ingredients. They had a unique way of feeling and picking lou pécou, to know if the fruit and vegetable is local, ripe, and fresh. We look forward to passing you these traditions and learnings through our pizzas.

At Lou Pécou, you will find exclusive finely curated dishes with a Provençal touch, a wide range of organic and biodynamic wines, signature cocktails, house-made desserts, and much more!

Top review
alancvip
Dined 3 days ago
We enjoyed a Late afternoon lunch and it was Great as always
A photo of EDNA Restaurant restaurant
4.9
4.9 (721)
CAN$30 and under
Bistro
Halifax
About the restaurant
An upmarket neighbourhood bistro serving locally focused dishes. We are a bustling one-room restaurant with a comfy bar. Seasonal menus include P.E.I. Blue Dot rib eye steaks, local seafood, and seasonal veg.

Open for lunch service Tuesday-Friday 1130-230
Open for Supper service Tuesday-Sunday 5-10pm
Open for Brunch service Sunday 10-2 pm (beginning Jan 21)

We keep bar seating open for walk-ins each night so feel free to pop in.

Reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome but not guaranteed.

***Please note when picking a reservation time that our licence requires minors (even sweet tiny little babies) to be out of the restaurant by 10pm, sorry for the inconvenience.

Top review
ElizabethBvip
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
What a gem! From the creative cocktails which were well-balanced and seasonal to the beautiful food, a visit to Edna is worth the trip. We enjoyed the amuse bouche of the day - Atlantic Char “everything” crostinii, the tuna small plate (a touch of coconut milk and mango) and the steak entree. All were 9on point. Save room for dessert. We had the sticky pudding with black sesame ice cream and had no regrets. Our waitstaff was kind and just the right amount of attentive. The staff steps in for each other when things get busy, so there’s no sitting and wondering.
A photo of Seaside Shanty restaurant
4.5
4.5 (17)
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Mahone Bay
About the restaurant
The Seaside Shanty has been a pillar in the community of Chester Basin for over forty years, providing guests with friendly and attentive service and the best that the coastal waters have to offer. Not only is it a completely scratch kitchen, The Seaside Shanty is committed to using local suppliers/farmers as much as possible and is touted for having the best chowder and lobster roll on the south shore!!

Come enjoy the food and stay for the breathtaking view!


Top review
GailM
Dined on Jul 6, 2024
Great service and the special was creative and delicious.
A photo of Besharam Bar and Grill restaurant
4.8
4.8 (74)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Indian
Halifax
About the restaurant
New age Indian restaurant, quirky setup, owned and operated by Chef Mani, serving classics to modern Indian food, crafted cocktails, local beer, Indian beer, great selection of wines to pair perfectly with your food.
Indian music, Ideal space for young professionals, groups, get-togethers, team meetings.

Highlights:
Tandoori dishes, freshly baked naan made to order, cocktails crafted to go with Indian food.
Beautiful patio over looking public garden, Private room, Live music

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jul 9, 2024
great food, excellent service, nice music. i will definitely go back again
A photo of The Ostrich Club restaurant
4.9
4.9 (682)
CAN$30 and under
Tapas / Small Plates
Halifax
About the restaurant
The Ostrich Club is all about quality over quantity. Simple food with big flavours. Natural wines. Thoughtful cocktails. Warm and inviting service.

Please have a look at our menus though please note that the regular menus may not be entirely current as there may be a delay from open table in re-posting the most up-to-date ones. See our website for current menus.

We hope to welcome you soon!
#livefastdieyum

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
My wife and I had an incredible meal and experience. The food, service and atmosphere were all amazing. We’re already talking about when we will be back.
A photo of Beach Pea Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (778)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Lunenburg
About the restaurant
✼ If you would prefer to dine on our waterfront patio, please add a visit tag in seating preferences when reserving and we will do our best to accommodate you (weather permitting).

Let the Beach Pea’s team of talented chefs prepare a delicious meal for you. With diverse specialties, ranging from French cuisine to traditional Italian pasta, the combined experience of this kitchen produces delicious, elegant dishes with a focus on fresh Nova Scotia seafood.

We accept reservations for dinner service, but if our dining room and patio are full, you are welcome to have a refreshing drink at the breezy bar while you wait to be seated.

Please note that we hold reservations for a maximum of 15 minutes
We are happy to accommodate parties of 1-8 guests in our intimate space.

Top review
Pattivip
Dined 3 days ago
The raw oysters, cocktails, scallop risotto, seafood pasta sepia, and cheesecake with lemon curd and pistachio ice cream were fantastic! A real find it’s a wonderful server from Australia. We loved it!!
A photo of Eliot & Vine restaurant
4.8
4.8 (784)
CAN$30 and under
European
Halifax
About the restaurant
Eliot & Vine offers an array of dining experiences. Have a seat in the main room along the bright windows, or at our beautiful marble top bar. Our semi-private ‘Frolic Room’, boasting exquisite work by renowned artist Jean Bradbury, is perfect for group dinners or a quiet date night. Or, watch the chefs work their magic while you sit at the kitchen counter. Eliot & Vine was designed by Breakhouse. European favourites get a unique twist inspired by the seasons and ever-changing market offerings. Our extensive wine list features classics you love, and unique gems waiting to be discovered - from around the world or local vineyards. We have hand-crafted cocktails and a selection of European bottled beer, while the draught taps showcase our love of home. We are happy to accommodate special requests, such as a gluten-free or vegetarian meal. Don’t hesitate to ask anyone on our team, and be sure to let us know if you have any food allergies or sensitivities.
Top review
CristianeL
Dined on Jul 11, 2024
Our server always make us feel welcome and special, I never got a no to any requests. I love how cool, cozy and intimate it is, yet elegant and refined. Cocktails are wonderful and food is very very nice. One of my favourite spots in HRM.
A photo of CHOP Steakhouse & Bar - Halifax restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1418)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Steakhouse
Halifax
About the restaurant
Chop was created for people who love sharing, connecting and everything steak. We are proud to offer a menu that shares our commitment to sustainable beef sourcing, serving high-quality cuts of 100% Canadian beef. It isn’t just the meat that’s special – it’s also how we cook it. Our Montague broiler cooks at up to 1800 °F, giving a beautiful crust and flavour to every steak! We slow roast our prime rib in a humidity-controlled oven, keeping it mouth-watering and tender. And we put this level of care into each of our hand-crafted drinks, and from-scratch dishes, including plant-based and seafood options, with something for everyone to enjoy. All of this quality comes with friendly hospitality in warm and energetic rooms. Open for breakfast, happy hour, dinner and late-night!
Top review
JackieH
Dined 2 days ago
Meal was good and our server Mackenzie was excellent
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