Return to John’s Lunch

John’s Lunch 352 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, NS Rating: 5/10 When I first started questing for the best fish ‘n’ chips in Halifax, the famous John’s Lunch was my first stop. You can read my 2013 review here in which I wasn’t all that impressed. Now that I’ve tried fish ‘n’ chips from 14 other places around Nova Scotia, I decided it […]

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HFX Fish ‘n’ Chips Quest: Sydelle’s Restaurant

Sydelle’s Restaurant 733 Rocky Lake Dr, Bedford Rating: 6.5/10 My latest fish ‘n’ chips excursion brought me to uncharted territory somewhere between the Bedford Common and the Bedford Industrial Park. Sydelles Restaurant sits unassumingly on the corner of Duke St and Rocky Lake Drive (take Exit 4C off the 102). I forget how Sydelle’s found its way onto my fish […]

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Best Lobster Rolls in Halifax

I’ve eaten a lot of lobster rolls in Halifax over the last two summers. It all started with an article I wrote for The Coast’s Hot Summer Guide of 2014. I sampled 20 lobster rolls around Halifax before submitting my article: How we Roll: Halifax’s Best Lobster Rolls. Since then, a few things have changed around the city. I’ve eaten […]

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HFX Fish ‘n’ Chips Quest: Fredie’s Fantastic Fish House

Fredie’s Fantastic Fish House 8 Oland Crescent, Halifax, NS Rating: 7/10 The first time I heard about Fredie’s Fantastic Fish House, I had to give my head a shake. A tourist in an online forum was recommending it to another tourist. “Best fish ‘n’ chips!” they said. My eyebrows raised. Bayers Lake, you say? I interjected. “They very well could […]

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Digby Scallop Quest

*Update – July 2018: This blog post remains one of my most popular, despite being out-of-date. A couple of the restaurants I visited have closed down permanently. I’ve also been back to Digby to try more scallops! I have left the post as it is, but have indicated which restaurants are no longer operating. There is also an appendage at […]

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HFX Fish ‘n’ Chips Quest: Harbour Fish ‘N Fries

Harbour Fish ‘n Fries 7886 Highway 7, Musquodoboit Harbour, NS Rating: 7/10 I know I said I was going to Freddie’s Fantastic Fish House or Wharf Wraps this time, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity for a beach day with MGyver and a trip to Musquodoboit Harbour for some back-country fish ‘n’ chips. Musquodoboit is technically in Halifax, so it […]

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