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Enjoy some of the best flavours and harbour views that Nova Scotia has to offer right on the waterfront.

Plus visit Historic Properties and take in some local market fare at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market and Historic Farmers’ Market. For more information on dining and entertainment in Halifax, visit Downtown Halifax and Destination Halifax.

Please note the seasonal food and beverage kiosks in Queen’s Landing are closing by early October. Click here for more information and a parking update.

Year-Round

Little Oak Bar

A place to drink beautiful wines and spirits, while eating decadent bites in a warm and inviting atmosphere. No reservations.

Shuck Seafood and Raw Bar

Shuck Seafood + Raw Bar is Halifax’s new premier seafood destination. Located on the ground level below premier steakhouse CUT.

CUT Steakhouse

Enjoy the highest quality cuisine in the most opulent setting. Start your evening with a glass of award-winning wine suggested by their Sommelier, then enjoy a Caesar salad prepared table-side before devouring a dry-aged black Angus steak or perhaps a Nova Scotian rack of lamb. As the evening winds down, you’ll linger over a glass of speciality liqueur, a sampling of artisanal cheeses or one of their divine desserts.

Lower Deck

The original Lower Deck Pub opened its doors on the Halifax waterfront in 1974, combining our proud Nova Scotian hospitality with great food, great beer and local entertainment seven nights a week. The Lower Deck has firmly established itself as a favorite “go to” pub for the locals and a “must visit” destination for tourists from all around the world. (now has a second location in Clayton Park).

harbourstone sea grill & pour house

Located in the Marriott Harbourfront Hotel on the Halifax waterfront, the harbourstone sea grill & pour house offers a casually elegant environment and fresh local fare.

Ristorante a Mano

Located in Bishop’s Landing, Ristorante a Mano offers an enchanting experience of a neighbourhood Italian trattoria.

Smiling Goat Organic Espresso Bar

With their second location in the Piazza at Bishop’s Landing, the Smiling Goat has grown to become one of the premier coffee and espresso locations in Atlantic Canada. Supporting local, they also create their own baked goods, treats, paninis, soups, salads and other delicious offerings in their kitchen and serve up Nova Scotia draught beer, bottled beer, cider and wines.

The Bicycle Thief

Located in Bishop’s Landing on the Halifax waterfront, The Bicycle Thief exudes a relaxed, come-as-you-are feel, in an atmosphere that blends Old School style with New School attitude. Drop by for lunch or supper, or pull up a chair to their wine bar for a fantastic glass from our titanic selection. The Bicycle Thief offers North American food with an Italian soul – Maurizio’s Italian soul! Let his legendary cooking steal your heart.

McKelvie’s Restaurant & Bar

Over 30 years ago McKelvie’s opened their doors on Lower Water Street in Halifax. Originally built in 1906 to house the horse-drawn fire fighting equipment of the Halifax Fire Department, this historic space offers a perfect waterfront view. Now over one hundred years old, its doors are open to all those looking for a sublime dining experience.

Stayner’s Wharf Pub & Grill

Famous for their panfried haddock, fish and chips and seafood chowder but they also offer mouth-watering appetizers, juicy steaks cooked to perfection and hearty pastas. Once you’ve enjoyed your dinner, stay and take in some of the best live music Halifax has to offer.

The Gahan House Harbourfront

Located in Historic Properties, Gahan House offers a wide array of pub favourites to suit everyone. Perhaps try a Gahan speciality or their handcrafted brews on site or to go.

Salty’s

Salty’s Bar & Grill & Patio are about as close to the Halifax Harbour as it gets. The casual atmosphere and waterfront location make Salty’s a natural for gatherings during the day and well into the evening. If you desire something quieter then head upstairs to their restaurant, which offers a superb view of Halifax Harbour, and a great selection of local shellfish, fish, steak, lamb and chicken.

Waterfront Warehouse

Come and experience the richness of Nova Scotia’s maritime tradition in a relaxed, warm restaurant atmosphere. Located on the historic Halifax waterfront, Waterfront Warehouse blends fine dining with a view of Halifax Harbour.

Bishop’s Landing


Nestled along the picturesque and historic waterfront in Halifax’s downtown, The Piazza at Bishop’s Landing includes a wonderful variety of boutique shops, exceptional dining, and unique services to meet your every need.

Murphy’s The Cable Wharf 

Murphy’s The Cable Wharf is the largest Tour Boat and Restaurant Operator in Halifax. It combines nightlife, nature tours, sightseeing, fine dining, tours of historic Halifax, and much more. Dine in at Murphy’s Restaurant to enjoy an unparalleled view of the harbour.

Trapeze

This casual Casino Nova Scotia restaurant, located on the Halifax waterfront, features menu of Italian bistro specialties and traditional Canadian dishes.

Red Stag Tavern

Located in the famous Alexander Keith’s Brewery on Lower Water Street, the Red Stag delivers classic Nova Scotia hospitality with great food and cold draft beer. Their outdoor rooftop patio, private function room, and historic landscape makes this a popular spot for any patron or visitor to Halifax.

Seasonal

The Battered Fish 


Bringing gourmet seafood in a fast, casual environment with amazing water views. Each menu item uses quality products and local ingredients.

BeaverTails


Delicious addictive whole-wheat pastries are hand-stretched then float-cooked and served piping hot, topped with butter and your choice of delectable flavours.

Black Bear Ice Cream

Locally-made ice cream and treats.

Waterfront Pizza & Wraps

Selection of waterfront tastes, and made to order pizza and wraps.

Heartwood


Heartwood offers a mostly organic and locally-sourced menu made in-house with fresh and quality ingredients. 

Dave’s Lobster


Originally from Prince Edward Island and new to the Halifax waterfront this year, Dave’s offers fresh lobster rolls and tacos. Winner of Trip Advisor’s top restaurant in Charlottetown in 2014.


Smoke’s Poutinerie

With over 30 types of Poutine on the menu, Smoke’s Poutinerie is bringing an authentic Quebec classic to the rest of the world in its own unique way.

Stubborn Goat Beer Garden

Stubborn Goat Beer Garden — committed to showcasing the best Nova Scotia has to offer to the millions of tourists who visit Halifax’s stunning waterfront each year — all while exceeding the expectations of locals and loyal customers alike. Pushing the boundaries of what the authentic Nova Scotia experience is.