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Murphy's the Cable Wharf

$$ - $$$
Downtown Halifax
Bar, Seafood, Canadian
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1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
+1 902-420-1015
09:00 - 19:00
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Ontario, Canada
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55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch here with few friends on a rainy afternoon. There were lunch specials as well as a full menu available. The portions were good and the quality excellent. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone whether it be friends, family or business lunch.

Thank rtdunne
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hello rtdunne, Thank you for leaving us a review. Glad you could escape some rainy weather with a meal at Murphy's. Happy you had a great experience - hope we can welcome you back again (maybe even sun will even be shining!) Thanks, Sarah More 

Round Hill, Virginia
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

The location is great and offers views of the Halifax waterfront. It is a large restaurant and adjacent to a store aimed at tourists. I have my doubts that locals would choose Murphy's over other options, especially those away from the tourist area. For lobster you pick the size (we got 1.5 lb) and you are provided with a plastic... More 

Thank KinRoundHill
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hello KinRoundHill! Thanks for leaving us a review, we appreciate it. Glad to know you enjoyed some fresh lobster with us - the bib always makes for a great photo op! Hope to welcome you back again to our little home on the waterfront. More 

paradise ca.
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We were on a cruise and Halifax was a stop.Lunch was part of the cruise & Murphy's was the lunch stop.Food and service was very good.The Murphy's stout was very good.Would go again!

Thank Jesse D
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hi Jesse - So glad you got to visit us during your time in Halifax. Fresh, Maritime Lobster was a great choice! Hope to welcome you back again. More 

Mississauga, Canada
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Such a great location, along the Boardwalk and very close to the Marriott Harbourfront where I was staying. Dined here twice during my Halifax visit. The 1 pound lobster was full of meat and cooked to perfection.

Thank xstitchqueen
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hello xstitchqueen! We are so happy to know you chose us for two of your dining experiences during your time on the Halifax waterfront. Fresh seafood is our specialty! Thanks for sharing your experience. More 

Thunder Bay, Canada
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232 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

With it's location on the waterfront this restaurant could be so much more. After a wait we were seated in the screened patio area at the end of the wharf...it was cold. The service was slow. When the food finally arrived it was cold too...and expensive for what you get, our party of 6 were all disappointed.

Thank Roadrat1948
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hello Roadrat1948, thanks for taking the time to leave us some feedback. I'm so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your experience - our covered patio is normally a highlight for our guests on busy days. We never want our guests to feel cold! I do hope we get the chance to welcome you back so you can enjoy some... More 

High Level, Canada
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Murphy's has a gift shop and an attached restaurant. Gifts are of local character. you can also book many land and water tours through Murphy's. the restaurant is also very nice, good food and a great view.

Thank fssts444
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hi there fssts444, thanks for taking the time to review our gift shop, restaurant and tours! We look forward to welcoming you back to enjoy each of them again! More 

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123 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

The location of the patio is great for a view of the harbour. It is also enclosed so that it can be enjoyed when the weather doesn't cooperate! The food was just OK. The Atlantic burger (hamburger topped with lobster) was disappointing as the beef was dry.

Thank AuntieAnna
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hello AuntieAnna, thank you for choosing to spend some time at our restaurant, and for your feedback - we do love our home on the waterfront, especially the patio! Our Atlantic Burger is one of our most popular menu items, - and dry beef certainly would not do it justice. I hope you're willing to try our restaurant again! Please... More 

Grande Prairie Alberta
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Halifax was a port we visited while on the East coast cruise. We found Murphy's while walking down t he pier and very muted enjoyed the lobster cheese dip that was served with corn tacos. One plate was enough for my husband and me to share. The service was quick. The server was friendly and the ambience was appropriate for... More 

Thank susanaloberg
Sarah G, Manager at Murphy's the Cable Wharf, responded to this review

Hello susanaloberg, thank you for dropping into Halifax and choosing to stop in and enjoy our restaurant. Good food, friendly staff and a beautiful setting are three things we strive for - so pleased you enjoyed all three with us! We look forward to welcoming you back next time you're in Halifax. More 

London, Canada
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to head to Halifax to eat on the wharf and watch the boats. There were a number of restaurants in walking distance but decided on this one due to ambiance. We are in the covered patio which was a bit cold but refreshing. The furniture is pretty basic but it fits the locale. Food was good, hot and... More 

Thank onejasper
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154 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is very popular and should be booked in advanced, luckily we did. After boarding, we found our place card on the table so we virtually had a front row seat on the starboard side (right) of the vessel so we would be seeing the port as we sailed past. As to the meal, the salad already on the tables,... More 

Thank springbanktraveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Bar, Seafood, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1751 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > Downtown Halifax
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
  • Phone Number: +1 902-420-1015
Murphy's Cable Wharf is situated at the foot of George Street on the Halifax waterfront. Halifax's largest Tour Boat & Restaurant Operator is a can't miss destination combining nightlife, nature tours, sightseeing, fine dining, tours of historic properties and much more, all in the company of the friendliest people you'll meet.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?