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The Most Delicious Downtown Halifax Restaurants

Dec 20 , 2021 · 6 min read

When it comes to the most delicious downtown Halifax restaurants, foodies are spoiled for choice. The capital of Nova Scotia is a city brimming with all kinds of restaurants, including fine dining, international fare, affordable eats and traditional Canadian dishes. 

Hungry people can find restaurants serving up deliciousness in all budget ranges, including cheap, mid-range and expensive.

Drift

Drift

Drift is the new place in town, and since it opened its fancy doors, reviews have been nothing but fantastic. This upper-class restaurant on the Halifax waterfront focuses on serving artful creations using fresh local ingredients, including fruit, vegetables, and seafood.

 Drift is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner and late-night drinks. It’s fine dining at its best!

The Auction House

The Auction House

The Auction House Restaurant and Brew in the heart of downtown Halifax have fantastic food, good craft beer and daily auctions. Arguably the best burgers in town with a gourmet twist, you will arrive hungrily and leave totally satisfied.

 Your diet will be out the window, but your sweet tooth will be satisfied for weeks.

The Wooden Monkey

The Wooden Monkey

For a fine dining experience with an emphasis on quality organic and locally-sourced ingredients, The Wooden Monkey is a fine place to be. Never has pizza and burgers looked so sophisticated and we also have our eye on the mouthwatering dish of scallop and pasta. 

There are special menus for events and occasions and kids menus, so really something for everyone. Expect flavoursome farm-to-table food that will leave you impressed and satisfied. We can also report the customer service is excellent.

The Press Gang Restaurant and Oyster Bar

The Press Gang Restaurant and Oyster Bar

The ambiance is as amazing as the food at The Press Gang Restaurant and Oyster Bar that is located in one of the oldest buildings in Halifax. Get dressed up for a formal dining experience that should include some oysters which are out of this world.

 On Friday and Saturday evenings, guests are entertained by live music with some songs being played on the grand piano.

Little Fish Oyster Bar at Five Fishermen

Little Fish Oyster Bar at Five Fishermen

Don’t miss this place if you love seafood, especially oysters and lobster. Set in a former art school dating back to 1817, the building oozes character and history. Depending on your mood, you can dine in the fancy upper level or the more casual main level. Arrive at 4 pm for happy hour and start the night off right. 

Studio East Asian Gastropub

Studio East Asian Gastropub

This lovely restaurant is the creation of brothers Guy and Andre Pratt. They serve up Asian dishes with a presentation that is totally on point. There are lots of tasty dishes and drinks to choose from and enjoy in the hip atmosphere in the West North End Halifax.

Humble Pie Kitchen

Humble Pie Kitchen

Currently only offering takeout and delivery, Humble Pie Kitchen deserves to be on the list of most delicious Halifax restaurants because their Kiwi-inspired pies are authentic with innovative flavour combinations.

Owned by a New Zealander who has made Halifax home, this place is not to be missed.

Rudy and Olive's

Rudy and Olive's

Looking for fish and chips in downtown Halifax? Rudy and Olive’s is hard to beat with perfectly deep-fried batter and lightly salted chips that are divine. The restaurant is named after the owner’s dogs, who you might see on certain days.

You can tell the food is good because the seats are always full and customers are looking happy as they get their fix of fish and chips.

Tipico Pasta Restaurant

Tipico Pasta Restaurant

If you have a craving for pasta, head to Tipico Pasta Restaurant in Green Health Wellness on Dutch Village Road to try delicious dishes like Penne Rose, Linguine Spicy Sausage and Spaghetti Meatballs. Breakfast at Tipico is outstanding and everything is quite fresh and healthy. The staff are very warm and helpful and know the menu well.

The Bicycle Thief

The Bicycle Thief

This wine bar with Italian food has the best name ever and amazing dishes to match. This soulful comfort food is great for any meal of the day and the restaurant is usually packed. You can buy online gift cards to give friends and family the dining experience you will surely enjoy. 

We are not sure about the story behind the restaurant’s unique name but are sure the staff will tell you between courses.

Black Sheep

Black Sheep

You have to try the food at Black Sheep because they have some unique offerings like lobster on toast and brisket nachos and halibut. This cozy and casual dining establishment is popular with locals and visitors to Halifax who appreciate good food at affordable prices.

Antojo's Tacos + Tequila

Antojo's Tacos

Say hola to a delicious meal that is best enjoyed with friends, family and tequila. Both the food and atmosphere are authentically Mexican and tasty. The staff is knowledgeable and happy to recommend dishes that might be needed since the menu is huge.

After reading our list of most delicious downtown Halifax restaurants, you are probably feeling quite hungry. We put on a few kilos but had a delicious time doing it and hope this article leads you to an equally fabulous dining experience in Halifax.

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