Food & Drink in Halifax

Scottish Pub Food for Lunch, Brunch, or Dinner for Two, or Dinner for Four at Lion's Head Tavern (50% Off)

Lion's Head Tavern

North End

Alexander Keith signature pub offers selection of poutines and steaks with bangers and mash, fish and chips, and shepherd's pie

C$20 C$10

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Seafood, Pub Cuisine, and Drinks for Dinner for Two or Four at Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill (45% Off)

Stayner's Wharf Pub & Grill

Downtown Halifax

Live funk, folk, and latin music fills this pub as diners feast on seafood chowder, almond-cashew chicken, and charbroiled steak

C$40 C$22

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Greek Food for Two or Four or More at Blue Olive Greek Taverna (43% Off)

Blue Olive Greek Taverna

West End

Traditional Greek food including souvlakia, spanakopita, and baklava

C$30 C$17

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Burgers, Pizza, and Comfort Food for Two or Four at Clay West Bar & Grill (50% Off)

Clay West Bar & Grill

Clayton Park West

Peanut-butter-banana burger is one of several inventive grill selections; sandwiches, pizza, steak, and seafood are also available

C$20 C$10

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Middle Eastern Cuisine for Dine-In, Take-Out, or Delivery at 1001 Nights Cuisine (Up to 43% Off)

1001 Nights Cuisine

Downtown Halifax

Persian rugs, hookahs, and a fireplace add a warm, exotic charm to dining room filled with the smells of Middle Eastern cuisine

C$30 C$17

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$19.99 for One Large Ice Cream Cake at Marble Slab Creamery ($37.95 Value)

Marble Slab Creamery

Clayton Park Shopping Centre

Freshly mixed ice cream adds richness to cakes such as raspberry cheesecake, chocolate peanut butter cup, and cookie dough drizzle

C$37.95 C$19.99

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Locally Sourced Food for Dine-In or Take-Out at The Wooden Monkey (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

The Wooden Monkey

Multiple Locations

Meats sourced from Nova Scotia exclusively, fresh vegetables, and house-made bread make up a menu of sustainable meals

C$40 C$24

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$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at La Cucina Cafe

La Cucina Cafe

Multiple Locations

Casual Italian fare from crusty pizzas and Panini to fresh salads and chicken parmigiana

C$20 C$11

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$18 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Taco Del Mar ($30 Value)

Taco Del Mar

Downtown Halifax

Fresh guacamole, huge burritos, baja tacos with lightly dusted haddock and more at restaurant with vegetarian and vegan options

C$10 C$6

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Italian Dinner for Two or $15 for $25 Worth of Italian Food for Carryout at Vinnie's Pasta Bar

Vinnie's Pasta Bar

Halifax

Bocconcini, thin-crust pizzas, lasagna, cannelloni and blackened strip loin fill the menu of this Italian eatery

C$42 C$25

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Standup Comedy for Two at Yuk Yuk's Halifax, December 27–June 30 (Up to 50% Off)

Yuk Yuk's

YUK YUK's Halifax

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Comedy club continues its nearly 40-year tradition with a grab bag of humorists and storytellers filling triple bills

C$32 C$16

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$55 for a One-year Gold Star Membership with exclusive coupons and $10 Costco Cash Card ($80.98 Value)

Costco

Multiple Locations

Members-only club offers huge selection of brand-name items at its warehouses & online, including groceries, household items, & electronics

C$80.98 C$55

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Comprising an upscale restaurant, several casual kitchens, and a catering team, Mezza wears a few different faces, but all of them are distinctly Lebanese. That is to say, they celebrate fresh seafood, vibrant veggies, and juicy meats, seasoned with olive oil, garlic, lemon, and herbs. At the Quinpool location, chefs craft hot and cold mezzet—small plates—such as baba ghanouj and Lebanese sausages, warming up appetites for lamb and beef kabobs served on plates piled with rice, potatoes, and seasonal produce. Servers help quell the spiciness of the accompanying chili sauce by pouring local beers, Lebanese wines, and colorfully potent cocktails directly into guests' mouths. On some nights, live music from the strings of a traditional oud wafts through the sleek but earthy space.

As for Mezza's other locations, chicken shawarma and all-beef donair can be savored as late as 4 a.m. at the Barrington Street location. It can be sure of drawing a crowd even into the wee hours—Mezza perennially tops The Coast’s readers’ poll for Best Middle Eastern/Persian restaurant. Explaining its streak of wins in 2012, The Coast wrote: “It’s simple—the food is fresh, high quality and tasty.”

6386 Quinpool Road
Halifax,
NS
CA

The chefs at Caribbean Twist import near-meridian flavours all the way up the globe to Halifax with their spicy jerk chicken, stewed oxtail, and vegetarian curry potato roti wraps. The staff expects some confusion from those who are new to Caribbean food, but have taken measures to preemptively stave off any anxiety. They included a short FAQ section to the menu to answer such important basic questions as "What's ackee?," "Is everything hot and spicy?," and "What animal does oxtail come from?" Their insistence that every bite and sip be true to its Jamaican roots extends all the way to the dessert menu, which is drawn up by resident baker Fatima Adam. Fatima crafts all desserts in-house, including mango cheesecake, coconut cream pie, and basbousa, a sweet cornbread-like cake soaked in syrup.

This commitment to crafting exotic dishes and fresh jamaican patties has earned Caribbean Twist an army of avid fans and awards, including Best Desserts Category for Eastlink Magazine's "Nova Scotia's Best" and their jerk chicken winning the 2011 North-End Community Cook-Off. When a zoning issue threatened to permanently close the café in 2010, these loyal patrons rose up and helped save the modest eatery.

3081 Gottingen St
Halifax,
NS
CA

As Seasons by Atlantica's sous chef Brenan Madill says, "You are only as good as your last performance." Luckily he and Executive Chef Luis Clavel have put on plenty of award-winning productions. Madill's commendations include the 2012 title of Apex Junior Chef of the Year, whereas Clavel's countless awards earned him the opportunity to cook at the James Beard House on behalf of Atlantic Canada.

The duo keep its performances great by updating classic dishes with unexpected twists. Instead of beef stew, their stew is studded with scallops, mussels, chorizo, and lobster, and their pan-seared strip loin is paired with a "chili" made from king mushrooms and potatoes. The meals are hearty, for sure, but guests would do well to save room for equally surprising desserts, such as a "lollipop" that's actually a brownie chunk dipped in chocolate. Atlantica has breakfast and lunch service as well, which is great considering that some people get hungry before sundown.

1980 Robie St.
Halifax,
NS
CA

Within a former fish-processing plant now incorporated into the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, The Old Fish Factory Restaurant & Ice House Bar slings seafood culled from the fresh catches of top local suppliers. As guests peer out onto the harbour from the dining room or inhale salty ocean air on the wharf-side patio, they can feast upon homemade seafood chowders or ale-battered fish 'n' chips as well as Canadian rib-eye steaks and vegetarian pastas.

In addition to scenic views and succulent shellfish, a variety of events keeps regulars coming back for seconds. Thursday-night meetings of the Rum Club spark lively conversations about the beloved seafaring libation, and occasional live music enchants guests with toe-tapping rhythms and fiddlers that play with swordfish instead of bows.

68 Bluenose Dr
Lunenburg,
NS
CA

For more than 18 years, Waves Seafood and Grill has used only the finest ocean specimens to fill its menu. Blending seafood and casual dining fare, its appetizers include such dishes as flash-fried calamari and potato skins. Main courses include seafood combos that pair haddock with clams, scallops, or shrimp, as well as clam platters that feature whole Digby clams hand dipped in Waves’ special batter. Waves encourages everyone to indulge in its Spoil Yourself menu, which showcases seafood delights such as the Fishermen’s Platter—a combination of haddock, scallops, shrimp, and clams deep fried in Waves’ batter.

For diners who prefer land-dwelling fare, a robust burger menu offers 6-ounce handmade patties paired with savoury toppings. Charlotte, Waves’ resident baker, also hand makes the eatery’s desserts, which include offerings such as lemon meringue pie, apple pie à la mode, and key-lime cheesecake.

28 Davison Dr
Bridgewater,
NS
CA

The heat that emanates from an open-flame grill warms Ryan Duffy?s Steak & Seafood?s kitchen, where chefs grill steaks in seven different styles?from the flame-caressed ?blue rare? to the gently charred ?well done.? Winning a Consumer Choice Halifax award for Fine Dining for the past four years in a row, the restaurant's mission to plate the perfect steak begins long before each tender slice of meat hits the flame. The succulent flavour in each bite of the AAA tenderloins and Alberta AAA striploins comes from dry-aging them in a climate-controlled chamber for 28 days. Once the steaks have matured enough, staff members cut, weigh, and cook them before serving them, with the charred exteriors and warm, red centres standing out among the dining room?s white linen tablecloths.

1650 Bedford Row
Halifax,
NS
CA