There's nothing like Nova Scotian fish 'n' chips. Countless restaurants, food trucks, and fish shops in and around Halifax offer fresh, wonderfully crisp fish and skillfully hand cut chips. Experience what we consider the best of the best at the restaurants below:

John's Lunch

*UPDATE: John's Lunch has closed as of October 2023

John's Lunch has been beloved by Dartmouth locals since 1969 and has only become more iconic since, even gaining national recognition! The amount of praise the shop receives is well deserved with their consistently fresh and consistently delicious seafood.

Dine in at 352 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth or order online here.

Fredie's Fantastic Fish House

Fredie's Fantastic Fish House is another Halifax staple. Using fresh seafood from local fisherman, quality is the name of the game at Fredie's. With generous portions and excellent service, many call Fredie's the best fish and chips in Nova Scotia.

Treat yourself to a plate at 8 Oland Crescent in Bayers Lake.


Seafood by the sea! Salty's is located right on the Halifax Waterfront, so you can enjoy a gorgeous view of the Halifax Harbour while you indulge in their widely beloved fish and chips.

Try it for yourself at 1877 Upper Water Street in Halifax.

Pleasant Street Diner

After years spent honing the fish & chip craft at John's Lunch, the son's of former John's Lunch co-owner opened their own place in 2017. Pleasant Street Diner has since built their own loyal following for their high quality seafood and exceptional staff.

Dine in or take out at 205 Pleasant Street in Dartmouth.

Rudy & Olive's Fish and Chips

If you haven't already, Rudy & Olive's Fish and Chips in Bedford is a must-try for any fish and chip lover. The portion sizes are generous and some call the fish the best they've ever had!

Visit them at 793 Bedford Highway.

Hope you find somewhere new to try, or are reminded of an old favourite. Let us know your favourite fish & chip shop in the comments below!

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