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McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes

) #10 of 572 Restaurants in Halifax $$ - $$$ Seafood, , Soups
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
+1 902-421-6161
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (174 reviews)
“scallops” (86 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
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1 - 10 of 859 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Travelling on business I dined at many restaurants in Halifax. This was by far the best seafood restaurant. The wait staff was attentive and efficient. The restaurant decor was clean and crisp. Hands down they have the best lobster roll in town. The lobster poutine...More

Thank RedRyder98
Reviewed 2 days ago

McKelvie's has been around for a long time and it had been a few years since my last visit. It was Mom's birthday and she choose the restaurant. The food was simply delicious and the atmosphere is relaxed and gracious. But back to the food!...More

Thank Susan D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent from start to finish. Maple glazed bacon wrapped scallops an excellent appetizer. Surf and turf was be spot in and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked. Matched with a nice selection of wine and rounded off with coconut cream pie for dessert. Don't miss...More

Thank K B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We try to locate seafood restaurants during our trips and had been recommended here by numerous trusted friends, reviews were consistently good and we were not disappointed, we had booked and it was clear even midweek it is advisable to book a table. The restaurant...More

Thank DriverCheshire
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had doubts about going here for seafood, after all it had a good Gaelic sounding name, but we pleasantly surprised. Their seafood chowder was the best and although fish and chips were not on the menu, they had it and it was the best we...More

Thank Bryant W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the best seafood in town - the environment is casual and relaxed. You can't really go wrong with seafood in Halifax! Would recommend getting the seafood platter or the fresh oysters for anyone looking to have a taste of everything.

Thank Cassandra L
Reviewed 1 week ago

After our trip to the Titanic cemetery, we asked our cab driver for a great place to have a lobster roll. I mentioned that I read Murphy's and the cab driver said, "No." He said that place was way overpriced and is not as great...More

Thank rrkkjones
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived in Halifax around dinner time and found ourselves at McKelvies. The scallops in maple bacon were the pick of three and they were yummy, whilst one of our group went for the Brie stuffed mushrooms. The chosen mains were herb crusted halibut (fabulous...More

Thank Pmcnich
Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first night, we were looking for a casual restaurant close to our hotel with great fish -- McKelvie's was that place. The atmosphere at the restaurant is open and relaxed. Our server, Neil, provided good, friendly service and even helped us pick the...More

Thank gbruels
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had planned to eat elsewhere but could park so popped into McKelvie's and do glad we did. The staff were helpful and polite, the food was delicious. We had the set menu and couldn't fault the food or presentation. The steak was cooked to...More

Thank supersal4
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is there a view of the water?
16 February 2016|
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Response from Grumpyogre | Reviewed this property |
No. It is two blocks away, and the view is blocked by a couple of other buildings.
Is there a dress code? We will be touring around in casual clothes during the day.
5 July 2015|
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Response from Will M | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 2Y3, Canada
    (Bedford Row and Prince)
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-421-6161
  • E-mail
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