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Food and restaurants in Downtown Halifax, Halifax

Top restaurants

New American Restaurant
“This is the best restaurant in Halifax. Period. Food is local, service is great, decor is trendy. People line up early for Sunday brunch because it fills up at 10am. It is just 75m away.”
  • 92 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“The Coast rated this one for best fine dining. An atmospheric italian eatery located on waterfront. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Internationally inspired menu with local ingredients, craft cocktails, beer, cider & happy hour.”
  • 36 locals recommend
Music Venue
“"Since 1974 The Pub, formally known as The Lower Deck, has been home to many musicians like Great Big Sea at the start of their career, and currently Signal Hill, Shaydid & Wreckhouse to name a few. Whether you come alone or with friends, you will be sure to know your neighbours by the end of the night."”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
“A nice Irish bar located across the bridge in Halifax. Great place to have a pint and take in a local band. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I’m not a burger person but I love this burger. And all the food really. Local and fresh.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Really really beautiful space. I'd say the drinks are better than food. Pop in for a cocktail and some oysters.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This upmarket veteran known for its local seafood menu also serves steaks, burgers & martinis... Also, well known for it's ghost stories as it served as a morgue in the early 1900's during two major disasters, ie Titanic and Halifax Explosion. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“This is a legit french bakery just 100m away. If you love bread; sweet or savory, or just want a tea or coffee, you must visit.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Night Club
“Chic stop for espresso drinks & cafe fare with vegan & gluten-friendly options, plus retail beans. This is a cafe with heart as they have a fight hunger token program ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gaming Cafe
“Nice place to go and play some old school board games. They have a wide selection to choose from. You pay a flat fee per person. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Great coffee shop with lots of room to work in the basement - try the "Morning Monk Wrap".”
  • 7 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Long time family run, hip coffee shop with great bites and excellent coffee!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“If you can't get to the original location in Dartmouth you can still try out the epic chocolate and almond croissants and fresh roasted coffee -- arguably the best there is.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“It's like walking into a hunter's challet. Good coffee and treats. Bring your book and lounge for a bit :)”
  • 3 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“ A wonderful hidden treasure in Halifax. Located in the downtown area and a short walk from the harbor. Everything there is delicious, you can't go wrong. home to one of the best cappuccino's in the city. You can't go wrong on any of the pastry so be adventurous. A great way to start the day. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Long time family run, hip coffee shop with great bites and excellent coffee!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you love cupcakes there are so many to choose from: cookies n creme, vanilla bean, coconut and more. If you are craving some sweets this is a great place to go!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is actually on Grafton Street and it serves lunch as well as their famous desserts and treats. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“If Dim Sum is your deal, this is the place to be. This small nondescript Cantonese Bakery is a family run business that offers up affordable deliciousness. The fried shrimp dumpling and the steam pork buns from the bakery will not disappoint. This is one of my go-to's in the city. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends