Bed­ford, Sackville +food trucks

It’s all about his­tory here—fam­ily restau­rants, nos­tal­gic din­ers, award-win­ning Ital­ian and the best sub­ma­rine sand­wiches go­ing.

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ACADIAN FISH & CHIPS

A catch out in Ham­monds Plains, Acadian Fish & Chips serves up just that, plus lo­cal clams, scal­lops and had­dock tips and diner eats from the land too. 1990 Ham­monds Plains Road, 902-407-7000

BOS­TON PIZZA, SACKVILLE

This sports bar fran­chise serves up a wide va­ri­ety of pies as well as clas­sic pas­tas, burg­ers, sal­ads and share­able ap­pies. 710 Sackville Drive, 902-252-7777

BREW­STER’S BAR & GRILL

Brew­ster’s is Nova Sco­tia’s an­swer to Ap­ple­bee’s, Bos­ton Pizza and Mile­stone’s all rolled into one, so there’s bound to be some­thing to please ev­ery­body. Its slo­gan is “a menu full of grill clas­sics,” and it de­liv­ers. Mill Cove Plaza, 961 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-0032

BUR­RITO JAX, SACKVILLE

Down­town Hal­i­fax’s par­adise for bur­rito-lovers has sowed its spicy seeds in Sackville, of­fer­ing Mex­i­canin­spired, lo­cal-cen­tric, light op­tions for lunch and din­ner seek­ers in the area. 720 Sackville Drive, 902-252-7001

CHA BAA THAI RES­TAU­RANT

Another lo­ca­tion of the Best of Food award-win­ning Thai spot—where the cur­ries are hot, the pad thai is ad­dic­tive and op­tions are plen­ti­ful. 1511 Bed­ford High­way, 902-446-8899

CHEF’S MENU

Ma­jor com­pli­ments are often sent to this Chef, a ca­sual fine din­ing res­tau­rant suit­able for fam­ily get-to­geth­ers, or a nice night out. The broad menu, spans land and sea, of­fer­ing dishes for all tastes. 518 Sackville Drive, 902-252-4002

CHERRY BERRY SELF-SERVE YO­GURT BAR, BED­FORD

Fro yo hands up in the air for a sec­ond scoop of this serve-your­self, pay-by-weight frozen yo­gurt bar. 81 Peakview Way, Unit 400, 902-405 8089

THE CHICKENBURGER

The Fonz would be right at home bang­ing the juke­box un­der this neon rooster sign. Open for decades, the retro decor isn’t the only sign of the past: home­style burg­ers, thick milk­shakes, fresh fish and the sig­na­ture chickenburger speak to a time when life was sim­ple. 1531 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-6565

CHINA TOWN RES­TAU­RANT

China Town’s kitschy ap­peal—look past the large wish­ing foun­tain for the tiki room—is alone worth the trip. Al­though the cui­sine is pre­dom­i­nantly Cana­dian Chi­nese, there are au­then­tic Szechuan dishes, in­clud­ing a full, siz­zling hot pot menu. 381 Bed­ford High­way, 902-443-2444

CRISTALL WINE MER­CHANTS

There are hun­dreds of bot­tles to choose from at this spe­cialty wine bou­tique—many in the $10 to $20 range—sourced di­rectly from the cel­lar door. Sun­ny­side Mall, 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-4112

DOOLY’S

The Monc­ton-based bar and bil­liard hall chain of­fers is a wa­ter­ing hole, pub and pool hall all in one, with five lo­ca­tions in the HRM. 1658 Bed­ford High­way, 902-8320780 and 800 Sackville Drive, 902-864-7890

ED­I­BLE MAT­TERS

Ed­i­ble Mat­ters is a Ham­monds Plains star. It’s a com­mu­nity fo­cused cafe, cater­ing com­pany and re­tail pantry that cooks up re­spon­si­bly sourced meals with a home­style flavour, un­pre­ten­tious and del­ish. 1345 Ham­monds Plains Road, 902-446-5588

ESQUIRE RES­TAU­RANT

Time-travel back to years gone by at this busy Bed­ford High­way land­mark diner. Esquire’s claim to fame is its thick chow­der, con­sid­ered by some to be the best in town. 772 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-9033

FIN­BAR’S IR­ISH PUB

Fin­bar’s of­fers an au­then­ti­cally Ir­ish ex­pe­ri­ence thanks to the warm, invit­ing at­mos­phere, a unique menu that mixes ca­sual pub fare and tra­di­tional Ir­ish cui­sine and a crew of reg­u­lars. Sun­ny­side Mall, 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-9170

FREAK LUNCHBOX

The HRM sis­ter store to Bar­ring­ton’s favourite sideshow also of­fers oo­dles of sin­ful sweets, sure to over­whelm and de­light you all at once. 1595 Bed­ford High­way

GOJI’S FROZEN YO­GURT

A frozen yo­gurt chain straight outta New Brunswick, where you pay ac­cord­ing to how much your yo­gurt weighs. So what wins, self con­trol or ex­tra scoop of Reese’s Pieces? 620 Nine Mile Drive, Unit 108, 902-832-7444

HAMACHI MURA

This mem­ber of the Hamachi fam­ily mixes its menu up with both sushi and Thai food, ex­per­i­ment­ing with fu­sion rolls and sushi pizza. 540 South­gate Drive, 902-407-8744

HAR­VEST WINES AND SPIR­ITS

Look for a well-priced se­lec­tion of in­ter­na­tional wines, beers and spir­its at thisstore, just ad­ja­cent to Clear­wa­ter seafood. Maybe some­thing there to go with your lob­ster din­ner? 757 Bed­ford High­way, 902-482-9463

HEL­LAS FAM­ILY RES­TAU­RANT

Mak­ing Sackville’s hun­gry fam­i­lies happy since 1969, Hel­las, now in its sec­ond gen­er­a­tion, is best known for its fresh seafood and chow­der—as well as fresh meats, sal­ads, sand­wiches and steaks—and its home-cooked vibes. 664 Sackville Drive, 902-865-1480

HONG’S KITCHEN

A tra­di­tional-style din­ing room of­fer­ing in­ex­pen­sive lunch spe­cials and unique spe­cialty dishes such as honey pep­per sauce chicken, BBQ duck, Sin­ga­pore ver­mi­celli and home­made pork dumplings. 584 Sackville Drive, 902-864-2897

I LOVE PHO

A lit­tle res­tau­rant on the Bed­ford High­way ded­i­cated to the best soup go­ing, get pho in BBQ pork, chicken, beef brisket or seafood trio, as well as other Viet­namese and Chi­nese dishes to drool over. 746 Bed­ford High­way, 902-407-6767

IL MERCATO TRAT­TO­RIA

The usu­ally packed resto packs mass ap­peal with not just its ter­rific menu, of award-win­ning fresh pasta, di­vine desserts and sub­stan­tial wine list but the ro­man­tic Euro at­mos­phere, too. Sun­ny­side Mall, 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-4531

IZZY’S BAGEL CO.

You’ll smell this lit­tle cafe be­fore you see it, with 17 flavours of bagels, and eight cream cheeses, made fresh in-house ev­ery­day. Izzy’s does cof­fee well, too, serv­ing Java Blend brews . 1180 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-0028

JIM’S PIZZA HOUSE

A pop­u­lar fam­ily res­tau­rant over­look­ing the Bed­ford Basin isn’t just about pizza, Jim’s also serves up clams and chips, seafood plat­ters, greasy break­fast and more. 243 Bed­ford High­way, 902-443-6112

KAISER’S SUB AND SAND­WICH SHOP

Kaiser’s does sand­wiches sim­ply and cheaply, of­fer­ing large por­tions for fair prices. There are no bells and whis­tles to be found at this wee take­out counter, but that’s why its per­fect. 799 Sackville Drive, 902-865-6389

KING OF DON­AIR

The King lives in Sackville, too. Yet another lo­ca­tion of the le­gendary don­air, pizza and pou­tine joint. 688 Sackville Drive, 902-865-0000

KITCHEN DOOR CATER­ING

Kitchen Door can cus­tom­ize out­door tent events, off-site pri­vate fa­cil­ity func­tions (in your home or rented space), cor­po­rate events or in­ti­mate back­yard af­fairs. Also drop by for Gourmet To-go—a food shop of­fer­ing take­out lunches and sweets. 2 Blue­wa­ter Road, 902-832-5213

LEFTY’S RES­TAU­RANT AND LOUNGE

Promis­ing “large por­tions and coun­try prices” Lefty’s serves up sand­wiches, burg­ers, clas­sic hot plates from land and sea and a slew of starters. 3650 Ham­monds Plains Road, 902-826-7978

MAY GAR­DEN

Since 1976, when the first May Gar­den opened, this friend, fam­ily-

run fam­ily of restau­rants has been serv­ing up re­li­able Chi­nese cui­sine. Glen­dale Plaza, 57 Beaver­bank Road and 1475 Canada Trust Court, 902-832-2226

MEZZA LE­BANESE KITCHEN

The shawarma gods are smil­ing on you, Sackville, Another lo­ca­tion of the Mezza fam­ily brings the wellloved don­airs, falafel, Le­banese sides and its le­gendary chicken shawarma to the ’hood. 752 Sackville Drive, 902-429-2929

THE MID­DLE SPOON

You don’t have to go to the down­town lo­ca­tion to get deca­dent desserts, and art­fully cre­ated cock­tails any­more! A sec­ond help­ing of The Mid­dle Spoon is al­ways a good thing. Sun­ny­side Mall, 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 902-446-4082

MOR­RIS EAST, BED­FORD WEST

A sec­ond serv­ing of Jen­nie Dobbs’ down­town Hal­i­fax res­tau­rant, known for its gourmet, wood-fired piz­zas and cre­ative cock­tails, brings its good taste to a big­ger space. 620 Nine Mile Drive, 902-444-7663

PETE’S, BED­FORD

Pete Luck­ett and his staff know pro­duce, and they’re are happy to share that wis­dom with you. Pete’s re­flects the am­biance of Vic­to­ria mar­ket, a re­minder from Luck­ett’s home­town Not­ting­ham, but with a dis­tinc­tive in­ter­na­tional flair. Sun­ny­side Mall, 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-4997

PIZZATOWN

This pizze­ria with lo­ca­tions around town of­fers a va­ri­ety of pies, in­clud­ing a gluten-free menu, chicken, seafood and ap­pe­tiz­ers. 3650 Ham­mond­splains Road, 902-826-9090

RESTO UR­BAN DIN­ING

A fam­ily-owned and run res­tau­rant of­fer­ing a com­fort­able set­ting and con­ti­nen­tal home-made fare, per­fect for every­thing from busi­ness lunches, first dates and din­ner for the whole fam. When the sun’s a shin­ing, eat up on one of the two pa­tios! 1516 Bed­ford High­way, 902-240-5113

RIVER­SIDE PUB & EATERY

An eatery boast­ing steaks, burg­ers, pas­tas and wraps, an all day break­fast and daily lunch spe­cials. 1552 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-1648

SON VIDA

A Span­ish-in­flu­enced Mediter­ranean res­tau­rant cre­ated by the good peo­ple of the Hamachi group. Ex­pect a var­ied menu of Span­ish, Greek, Ital­ian and other suc­cu­lent selections. 540 South­gate Drive, 902-407-0077

SPLIT CROW

A sec­ond lo­ca­tion of the beloved down­town wa­ter­ing hole. Ex­pect 24 draught beers on tap, open mic Wednesdays, live mu­sic Fri­days and Satur­days, the same menu as the down­town lo­ca­tion and that crazy power hour. 1717 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-6544

SUN­NY­SIDE RES­TAU­RANT

Af­ter over 70 years in the food biz it’s no won­der the Sun­ny­side has the fam­ily res­tau­rant down to a sci­ence, serv­ing every­thing from steak to sand­wiches to burg­ers to an in­sane amount of break­fast food. 1552 Bed­ford High­way, 902-8357204

SUN­NY­SIDE TOO

The younger sib­ling and next-door neigh­bour of the ven­er­a­ble Sun­ny­side resto of­fers the same home­style qual­ity of the flag­ship with a slightly dif­fer­ent menu. 1552 Bed­ford High­way

SYDELLE’S DELI

An unas­sum­ing, fam­ily-run diner, Sydelle’s has made a name for it­self with its fish and fresh-cut chips, club­house sand­wiches and ridicu­lously af­ford­able prices. 733 Rocky Lake Drive, 902-835-2444

TERRI’S PLACE

With a DJ on Fri­days and live mu­sic on Satur­days, get your dose of danc­ing and VLTS at this two-floor joint. 498 Sackville Drive, 902-864-7236

THAI IVORY CUI­SINE, BED­FORD

This pop­u­lar, fam­ily-run res­tau­rant de­liv­ers a menu of tra­di­tional Thai del­i­ca­cies, in­clud­ing spicy cur­ries, loads of noo­dle dishes, amaz­ing lunch spe­cials. 1067 Bed­ford High­way, 902-431-8424

TOM’S FAM­ILY RES­TAU­RANT

The roomy, 180-seat fam­ily owned-and-op­er­ated eatery has a pa­rade of ad­mir­ers, fans of the Greek dela­ca­cies and ro­bust Cana­dian se­lec­tion as well. 585 Sackville Drive, 902-252-8667

TRUE NORTH DINER

The True North Diner is retro-fit­ted as a 1950s diner, right down to the juke­box. Count on juicy burg­ers, thick shakes and de­li­cious co­conut cream pie. 1658 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-1950

WASABI ASIAN CUI­SINE

Quin­pool’s ever-pop­u­lar Wasabi House’s sec­ond lo­ca­tion of­fers all you can eat sushi (is that a challenge?) and tep­pa­nyaki grills. 556 Lower Sackville Drive, 902-865-2378

I Love Pho. JES­SICA EMIN

Fin­bar’s Ir­ish Pub. MEGHAN TANSEY WHIT­TON

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