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McKelvies

4.2
578 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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About

McKELVIE’S DELISHES FISHES DISHES Enjoy one of Halifax’s most acclaimed kitchens in a renovated turn-of-the-century fire hall. Located across from the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the Halifax waterfront, McKelvie’s offers an historic setting to savour the finest seafood and traditional Nova Scotia fare. Famous for Nova Scotia Lobster, Digby Scallops, Blackened Salmon, Potato Crusted Haddock and choice cuts of Prime Steak, McKelvie’s offers a wide selection of local favourites including Crab Bisque, Seafood Chowder, Steamed Mussels, Crunchy Haddock, Fish ‘n Chips, Jump-Up Calamari and Snow Crab Cakes. Save room for our Mile High Coconut Cream Pie, one of our many house made devilish desserts. Our Taste of the Grape wine list features wine from around the world to compliment our menu. As well we also offer a selection of local microbrews. The locals say you can find the best of the sea and Nova Scotia - at McKelvie's.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: Summer Only: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(902) 421-6161
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Cross street: Bedford Row and Prince
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4.2
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4.2
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.0
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on September 29, 2017

Service was excellent and the food absolutely fantastic. A great location for those living/staying in the area of the Halifax waterfront. We had oyster that were clean and fresh. Our shrimp appetizer was fresh and tasty. We both had lobsters salads which were inventive and so good!

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Bernd1959 (Toronto)
5.0
Dined on September 22, 2017

Vielfältige Auswahl, vor allem an Meeresfrüchten
Schnelle und freundliche Bedienung
Preis- Leistungsverhältnis sehr gut
Reservieren unbedingt notwendig,
da vor allem am Wochenende schnell ausgebucht

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on September 17, 2017

Very grateful that we were accommodated 60 minutes prior to our reservation. Outstanding, healthy food. Excellent ambience. Excellent service. Highly recommend!!!

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TF22 
3.0
Dined on September 9, 2017

After reading reviews it was easy to decide to go to Mckelvies while in Halifax. We waited until the morning of to make a reservation and our only option was 430 or 5pm.

I was excited to have my first full lobster in Nova Scotia and unfortunately it was very overcooked. I couldn't even eat the tails they were so rubbery.

My boyfriend's meal of surf and turf with a 1/2 lobster on the other hand was great.

I would have informed the server of my issue but she came by only immediately after our food was delivered by another waiter before we could take a bite. After that she didn't come by our table even to get us another drink.

At that point what's done was done so I left very disappointed.

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tajones (Vancouver)
5.0
Dined on September 8, 2017

Great dinner, our waiter was excellant. Will do it again next time we visit Halifax.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on September 8, 2017

Wonderful food and service as usual. Only thing I have to say is that when I reserved I had requested a window seat. Did not get that. I did not make an issue of it at the time as I had two friends with me that had never been to Nova Scotia. They just loved the food! Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on September 5, 2017

My wife and I went here on our honeymoon. We asked for a window seat in our reservations and the got us a great spot by the window! The food was great, the best lobster I have ever had! I would definitely recommend this spot to anyone!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on September 5, 2017

Great food, great service, great view! The food and ambiance was very authentic!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on August 31, 2017

Food was bland. The calamari was very good. The waitress was very good. Pricey for what there was ($21 for two crab cakes).

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on August 30, 2017

Exceeded our expectations: great staff; wonderful food

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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: Summer Only: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Cross street
Bedford Row and Prince
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
CAN$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(902) 421-6161
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Parking details
Metered public parking lots are located at Queen's Landing across the street.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine