About 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 offers valet parking service beginning at 5pm daily.
Hours of Operation:
The Restaurant (Upstairs):
Daily from 5:00pm - 10:00pm Sunday - Saturday
Valet Parking available beginning at 5pm
The Grill (Downstairs; no reservation required):
Monday to Thursday 11:30 to 10 pm
Friday 11:30 to 11pm
Saturday 4pm to 11pm
Sunday 4pm to 10pm
Oyster Happy Hour: 4:00-6:30 pm daily (The Grill)
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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The Five Fishermen - has earned the reputation of Halifax's premier seafood restaurant for over 35 years. Internationally known for delicious seafood and historical setting, The Five Fishermen offers the best of Nova Scotia hospitality and cuisine. The freshest Maritime bounty, an award winning wine list and genuine Maritime hospitality makes dining at the Five Fishermen extraordinary.
Street parking as well as large covered parking lot one block from restaurant and hotel parking nearby. Valet parking service available.
One block from major public transit stop.
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining with capacity for 45. Restaurant buy-out available.
Private Party Contact:
Alana Stobert: 9024224421x240
Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine
The Five Fishermen Ratings and Reviews
It was our last night in Halifax and we ...
It was our last night in Halifax and we had to give this place a try. It's such a fun little building with great ambiance and our service was terrific. No ghosts popped up for this visit, but I love that the place embraces the stories.
All food items were very good, though the seafood chowder had a very strong lemon flavour to it. It didn't make it bad, but it was a little unexpected. Smoked salmon is definitely worth it. Mussels were great, but you can't really go wrong with those anywhere in the Maritimes. We will definitely be back once we relocate!
This restaurant has a great location. It ...
This restaurant has a great location. It's spacious and cosy. It's service is very good. What is most striking is that I couldn't consider it's food better than that offered by other good restaurants in the downtown core. I'm always willing to pay extra bucks as long the products/services I get for those bucks justify them in terms of distinction and superiority. With respect to Five Fishermen, I'll think twice next time!
The staff from start to finish were noth ...
The staff from start to finish were nothing short of outstanding. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure we had a great Anniversary experience. The hosts and our server were incredible from start to finish. The food was terrific and we will definitely return and promote our experience.
Okay Night It was good, but not over th ...
Okay Night It was good, but not over the top. The first glass of Cava was flat, which they replaced immediately. The food was okay. Not over the top, just okay. Other places in the city that are worth going to first.
this is our first trip to Canada, and i ...
this is our first trip to Canada, and i researched restaurants in the Halifax area and choose the 5 Fisherman. We are both so glad and happy with our dining experience. If we come back, wait, WHEN we come back, 5 Fisherman will be on our list of places to dine---WONDERFUL!!!!
I brought friends from Windsor Ontario w ...
I brought friends from Windsor Ontario whom I hadn't seen for years. They were Italian and wanted a good seafood experience. They were not disappointed. The atmosphere and service was outstanding and the meal was just as good. The husband is a very good cook and just edited an Italian cookbook for the Giovanni Caboto Society and was very impressed with your menu, decor and fine service. Thank you for a very memorable birthday.
Freeman and Patricia Hall
Loved everything about The Five Fisherme ...
Loved everything about The Five Fishermen - great service, beautiful lunch on the patio and AMAZING food, especially the PEI mussels were out of this world, even better than on Prince Edward Island itself. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant, kudos to the team!
I had heard such fantastic things about ...
I had heard such fantastic things about this restaurant that I reserved far in advance for June 29/16. What a disappointment. My Caesar was boring, my meal consisted of 5 scallops and a chorizo patty that tasted terrible. My husband ordered a steak Oscar-the steak was tiny (in all fairness it was described as a 5 oz), very undercooked and tasteless. It was accompanied by 5 small, thin potato fingers. Very small portions. If there were positives, I would surely mention them. Unfortunately, this was a bad experience for us.
Was disappointed in the Grill. Smelled ...
Was disappointed in the Grill. Smelled like a fish and chip 'joint' upon entering. Food was not as good as I expected. First time and last time. Always enjoyed eating upstairs so hope that hasn't changed. On our way out it was obvious customers near the door were visibly upset with their meals.
We were disappointed that the restaurant ...
We were disappointed that the restaurant had changed from our last visit and gone "upscale". The food was excellent, but we had been anticipating the old mussel bar. Portion sizes were very small. One guest ordered the lamb and only got two tiny ribs. Our waiter Jeremy was terrific. So, it was delicious but disappointing. I'd recommend with caveats.
The food was really good (the salmon pla ...
The food was really good (the salmon plate) and the service, friendly. The menu was a bit short & the prices a little high. We had one vegetarian in our group who basically had exactly one choice for appetizer & dinner, but I realize this is a seafood restaurant. That said, I would certainly return for special occasions.
Corey our server looked after our every ...
Corey our server looked after our every need and gave us some history of the building at the same time! Great experience! We brought parents her for a Birthday & Father's Day meal! Definitely will return for another visit before hey go home to the UK!
GREAT oyster happy hour worth going back ...
GREAT oyster happy hour worth going back to.
Dining room upstairs a bit too busy to pull things off to foodie standards on a Friday night. Next to Press Gang, I wouldn't bother, but might give it a second chance on a quiet night midweek.
We went to the Grill part. A little less ...
We went to the Grill part. A little less up-scale. Easier to get reservations. Good food and GREAT Happy Hour. 4:30 - 6:30, Oysters for $1.50 each.. and they were awesome. They have other Oyster combinations (6 oysters and a drink for $15.00).
Really enjoyed it.
We were in Halifax with our son's and th ...
We were in Halifax with our son's and their wives, we had an excellent meal at Five Fishermen, our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Although the restaurant is not located on the waterfront, it has a great location. Can't wait to return.
Average food, nice ambiance
Unfortunately our experience didn't live up to the good reviews we read about this restaurant. The spicy shrimp appetizer was completely over cooked resulting in dry, tough shrimp. The mussels in the shellfish pappardelle were mushy. The glass of rose wine tasted off and I noticed a person at another table sending their glass back. However, the five fish entree (the signature dish) was tasty. The server was friendly (although I did have to ask for a spoon so that I could eat the pasta) and the restaurant is nicely decorated. We ate at several other high end restaurants in the city during the week and this one was our least favourite.
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