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American, Canadian, Diner
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3644 Kempt Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4X8, Canada
07:30 - 20:00
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Sun 08:00 - 19:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 20:00
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Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We used to grab a quick eat here every now and then. No more. Their specialty is breakfast, tends to be busy and service relatively prompt. The rest of the daily and lunch and dinner menu,s are the standard fare. Better to have breakfast here than anything else throughout the day. Sadly, last event turned us off for good. Busy... More 

Thank David F
Nova Scotia
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262 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I emailed ahead of time to be sure that they could cater to allergies, I was assured yes they could just tell the waiter. I explained the allergy and was still served home fries that I could not eat as they were salted. I told the waiter and there was no offer to exchange or make it right. first and... More 

Thank jjejermaster
Halifax, Canada
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995 reviews
481 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

On this occasion we went for the boiled dinner - corned beef and cabbage. Still the best in Halifax. Only drawback - no mustard pickles.

Thank Edwin F
Halifax Region, Canada
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

The food here was a little disappointing on our last visit. There servings were smaller than I remembered. The mash potatoes appeared to be made from Instant mash potatoes, very mushy and no taste. My wife tried a new seafood dish witch was OK but not great. It seems this popular diner is going down hill. Too bad!

1 Thank Gordon I
Halifax, Canada
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74 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Wanted to visit as their offering for Halifax's Burger Week looked very tempting. First clue should have been the several people who walked right past us as we entered and waited for a seat who couldn't even be bothered to acknowledge our presence. Then a couple more who stated "Someone" will be there to seat us soon... "Someone" must have... More 

2 Thank Caronrick
Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Four of us recently went to Kempsters for dinner. Two of us ordered fish and chips. The batter was very thick and over cooked and the fish was very dry. The fries were good. I asked for a new piece of fish and it was not quite as dry but was greasy. One of us ordered pan fried haddock and... More 

2 Thank 476raj
Halifax, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Whether you are from out of town or a local , this is friendly family dining at it's best. Clean and great friendly service with lots of parking. Alway has featured specials and a great place for breakfast. We just had homemade fish caked and poached eggs with chow chow and baked beans ----how much comfort food do you want??... More 

Thank Bob S
Cape Breton
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303 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We have been to Kempsters many times over the years! Most times we are both pleased with our meals but not this time. The hostess and the waitress, Carolyn, were friendly and prompt with their service. My husband enjoyed his fishcakes and eggs. I was disappointed with my pulled pork burger which I have tried in many places over the... More 

Dartmouth, Canada
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474 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Meeting with friends visiting from BC, we decided on lunch here. The restaurant was conveniently located between us and they knew where it was. Parking is convenient and they did not mind if we parked early and walked while waiting for friends. They have an extensive menu of Breakfast, Lunch and dinner items. I had the Bacon, Mushroom, Swiss burger... More 

Thank Art H
Halifax Region, Canada
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We like this place, good food whatever we choose, great service, waitresses are always pleasant, will go back many times

Thank EnglishDave99

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Canadian, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
07:30 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3644 Kempt Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 4X8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax
  • Phone Number: 902-453-0236

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?