Dart­mouth

Fresh fish, tow­er­ing sand­wiches all-you-can-eat sushi, pub grub and Chi­nese food roy­alty, the City of Lakes cov­ers all the bases.

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ALDERNEY LAND­ING FARMERS’ MAR­KET

Al­though it may not have the his­tory of the Hal­i­fax Farmers’ Mar­ket, start a new tra­di­tion and visit Alderney Land­ing every Satur­day morn­ing for the fresh lo­cal pro­duce, meat, baked goods, crafts and plants. Then, re­ward your­self with one of Mary Tay’s egg rolls, or a per­fectly puckering drink from Lemon Dogs Lemon­ade. Alderney Land­ing, 902-461-4698

ALEXAN­DRA’S PIZZA, COLE HAR­BOUR

Alexan­dra’s on­line or­der­ing method has changed the way Hal­i­fax orders its pizza, mak­ing it even eas­ier to get de­li­cious pizza from the oven to your mouth. Pou­tine lovers take note: Alexan­dra’s has over half a dozen kinds in­clud­ing Greek, Ital­ian and don­air pou­tine. 900 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-425-1900

BIG LEAGUES DIN­ING ROOM & LOUNGE

A per­fect place to root, root, root for the home team, this Dart­mouth sports bar knocks them out of the park with live en­ter­tain­ment, sports broad­casts, pitch­ers of frosty beer and piles of wings. 920 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-462-2721

BIG LIFE WHOLE FOODS

A mac­ro­bi­otic phi­los­o­phy drives Big Life, made Hal­i­fa­mous from its stall at the His­toric Farmers’ Mar­ket and now serv­ing up fresh bread and other baked yum­mies, pizza, soups, sam­mies, cof­fee and more in Dart­mouth for eat in or take­out. 84 Port­land Street

BOON­DOCKS DIN­ING ROOM & LOUNGE

Fresh seafood res­tau­rant right on the ocean—farm-to-ta­ble, but, like, with the ocean...whoa, far out, dude. Boon­docks serves up pretty much every kind of fishy dish your lit­tle heart could de­sire, and more. With a wa­ter­front pa­tio that boasts a 180 de­gree vista, far away from the Hal­i­fax/dart­mouth sky­line, you’d be hard pressed to find a bet­ter spot to en­joy all the ocean has to of­fer. 200 Gov­ern­ment Wharf Road, 902-465-3474

BOS­TON PIZZA, DART­MOUTH

Another mem­ber of the Bos­ton Pizza fran­chise fam­ily brings the usual pas­tas, sal­ads, burg­ers, cheesy ap­pe­tiz­ers—and many piz­zas—to the ta­ble. 611 Port­land Street, 902-433-1234

BRI­TISH BULL­DOG GASTROPUB

Re­plac­ing the former Bistro 920 is a new con­cept, and ren­o­va­tions to match. Clad with Union Jacks and por­traits of roy­als is the Bri­tish Bull­dog, a gastropub of­fer­ing up­scale pub eats and UK clas­sics (Scotch eggs, any­one?). 920 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-435-5148

BUR­RITO JAX, DART­MOUTH

Lucky for you there are Bur­rito Jax lo­ca­tions all over this fair town. Same Jax style (bur­ri­tos, sal­ads and que­sadil­las to die for), dif­fer­ent Jax chan­nel. 978 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-406-4881

CAFE 101

Ex­ec­u­tive chef Er­win Palo will pro­vide you with a great meal whether you’re a guest at the Hol­i­day Inn Hal­i­fax Har­bourview or not. From the de­lec­ta­ble wine list to great mains—scal­lops, maple pork ten­der­loin, striploin steak and more—to fin­ger-lick­ing desserts, it’s got a lot to of­fer. Open for break­fast and lunch, too. Hol­i­day Inn Hal­i­fax Har­bourview, 101 Wyse Road, 902-464-5411

THE CAN­TEEN

Renée Laval­lée (AKA the Feisty Chef) has done it. With house-baked bread and made with love top­pings, she’s per­fected the sand­wich.the Can­teen of­fers a lit­tle menu of soup,

sal­ads and sand­wiches that changes daily de­pend­ing on the sea­son, and an open con­cept set-up that allows you to get a glimpse into the mak­ing and say hi to the maker. 66 Ochter­loney Street, 902-4259272

CARO­LINE’S BAK­ERY & PATISSERIE

Caro­line Ma­cleod’s the new face on Alderney Drive of­fer­ing home­style bak­ing at its best, with her made­from-scratch pas­tries, cook­ies, breads, light lunches, heat-and-serve gourmet meals to go and home­made soups. 79 Alderney Drive, 902-466-5944

CEILIDH’S PUB

Pub clas­sics and cold beer for break­fast, lunch and din­ner. Ceilidh’s has you cov­ered when it comes to na­chos, mus­sels and sal­ads, but also more sub­stan­tial mains like lasagna, had­dock, pot pie and corned beef. 245 Waver­ley Drive, 902-466-5310

CELTIC COR­NER PUB­LIC HOUSE

A wee piece of the Emer­ald Isle landed in down­town Dart­mouth with the open­ing of Celtic Cor­ner. This pleas­ant neigh­bour­hood spot, with a great har­bourview rooftop pa­tio, hon­ours its roots with live Ir­ish mu­sic and Guin­ness on tap. 69 Alderney Drive, 902-464-0764

CHA BAA THAI RES­TAU­RANT

Nestled among the shops and of­fices of 100 Il­s­ley Av­enue, the Cha Baa Thai Res­tau­rant is an es­pe­cially de­li­cious Thai ex­pe­ri­ence with lunch go­ers rav­ing about the clean­li­ness and speed. As a spe­cial note: The open kitchen within the res­tau­rant gives you an op­por­tu­nity to watch the res­i­dent mas­ter chef in ac­tion. 100 Il­s­ley Av­enue, 902-407-8899

CHECKERS LOUNGE

A fam­ily res­tau­rant good for break­fast, lunch and din­ner as well as drinks at the bar. It of­fers take­out and cater­ing, and out­door seat­ing in the sum­mer. 613 Main Street, 902-434-8852

CHEESE CURDS GOURMET BURG­ERS + POUTINERIE

This was the first de­clared gourmet burger joint in the HRM. Opened by former Royal Cana­dian Navy chef Bill Pratt, it of­fers, as the name says, high-end burg­ers and pou­tine. The se­lec­tion of gourmet burger top­pings in­clude triple ba­con, lamb, pork, caramelized pineap­ple, cheese curds, sliced cu­cum­ber, cilantro and more. 380 Pleas­ant Street, 902-444-3446

CICERO’S ON THE WA­TER

Cicero’s is the name, ca­sual fine din­ing with a wa­ter­front view is the game. Ex­ec­u­tive chefchef Erik Yev­erino puts his per­sonal flair on lo­cal faves (like seafood aplenty), siz­zling steaks and Ital­ian clas­sics like thin crust piz­zas and a hefty menu of pasta en­trees. 122 Post Of­fice Road, 902-827-3287

CORA, BURN­SIDE

Yet another lo­ca­tion of Mon­treal’s break­fast queen, Cora, where plates piled high with fruit, thick and rich smooth­ies, a se­ri­ous se­lec­tion of crepes and re­li­able eggs benny only scratch the sur­face of this mas­sive mid­day menu. 16 Gar­land Av­enue, 902-481-9685

DAVE DOOLITTLE’S TAPROOM & GRILL

The per­fect pub for the hard­core sports nut, Dave’s car­ries all the big games on nine tele­vi­sions scat­tered through­out the bar for your view­ing plea­sure. If you’re a player, there are pool ta­bles, dart boards and a shuf­fle board, or work out the vo­cal chords with karaoke or tak­ing in mu­sic played by ac­tual mu­si­cians. 90 Ta­coma Drive, 902-435-5311

DI­VINE DISHES

Af­ter over seven years in the cater­ing biz, Nora Lind­ner is ex­pand­ing into take-away ter­ri­tory. Tak­ing over the space next to her com­mer­cial kitchen, the new grab-and-go spot

serves up to-go gourmet pizza, daily-chang­ing hot meals and loads of sal­ads op­tions. 252 Waver­ley Road, 902-240-5534

DOOLY’S

The Monc­ton-based bar and bil­liard hall chain of­fers a warm and wel­com­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as a wa­ter­ing hole and pool hall, all in one, with five other lo­ca­tions in town. 121 Il­s­ley Av­enue, 902-468-7025 and 590 Port­land Street, 902-435-7665

EATS! UR­BAN LUNCH COUNTER AND TAKE OUT

Chef Richard Julien AKA Chef Live brings Dart­mouth a tasty spot to grab a quick but qual­ity lunch that’s al­ways fresh and in­spired by lo­cal in­gre­di­ents. Check out Eats! for cater­ing and pri­vate events, too. 250 Baker Drive, 902-407-0855

ELA! GREEK TAVERNA

This Greek god­dess of­fers up a mel­low Mediter­ranean-in­spired at­mos­phere and au­then­tic cui­sine to match. 150 Hec­tor Gate, 902-481-7999

EMMA’S EATERY

The tra­di­tional break­fast (ba­con, eggs, toast and home­fries) is one of the great rea­sons to make the trip to this quaint East­ern Pas­sage diner. You’d have to be made of stern stuff to re­sist their home­made but­ter­milk hot­cakes or French toast. Or the lunch items, which in­clude the Best of Food award-win­ning salt cod fish­cakes, home­made New­found­land-style. 31 Cow Bay Road, 902-406-0606

EVAN’S FRESH SEAFOODS & RES­TAU­RANT

Reel­ing in fans from Alderney Land­ing since 2011, Evan’s sells a solid menu of fish and chips, scal­lops, clams, fish burg­ers, seafood chow­der, lob­ster pou­tine and lob­ster sand­wiches. There are gluten-free op­tions, too, made with bread from Ma­hone Bay’s School­house GlutenFree Gourmet. Dart­mouth Farmers’ Mar­ket, Alderney Land­ing, 902-466-2118

FAN’S CHI­NESE RES­TAU­RANT

Don’t wait for Fan’s le­gendary Chi­nese New Year feast to visit this Dart­mouth icon. Whether it’s Year of the Rooster or the Rat, Fan’s is busy serv­ing fans of their au­then­tic North­ern Chi­nese dishes. Ser­vice is fast—it will prob­a­bly take you longer to choose from over 110 menu items. 451 Wind­mill Road, 902-469-9165

FA­VORITES

Ideal for the meat-and-pota­toes crowd and for seafood lovers, this Dart­mouth Days Inn res­tau­rant ca- ters to trav­ellers and lo­cals seek­ing home cook­ing. If you’re run­ning late or you just don’t have much time, Fa­vorites of­fers an ex­press menu so you don’t have to eat on the run. 20 High­field Park Drive, 902-466-4001

FIN­BAR’S IR­ISH PUB

Two of an awe­some thing is al­ways bet­ter than one. That’s why Bed­ford’s most pop­u­lar (and re­li­able) pub has du­pli­cated in Port­land Hills, bring­ing Ir­ish cheer, tasty eats and beers, beers, beers to Dart­mouth. 635 Port­land Hills Drive, 902-444-7654

FONG’S RES­TAU­RANT

Fong’s Res­tau­rant has been run­ning since 1978. The res­tau­rant spe­cial­izes in Chi­nese food with a Cana­dian flare. Fong’s has a ban­quet hall that can seat up to 50 peo­ple and fea­tures an all-you-can-eat buf­fet. 1241 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-435-3225

FOOD NOISE

A pre­pared food ser­vice fo­cus­ing on healthy dishes made with lo­cal, sea­sonal, sus­tain­able and where pos­si­ble or­ganic in­gre­di­ents. Food Noise serves lunch and brunch to take away, with a menu that changes daily. 158A Port­land Street, 902-877-8185

GAR­DEN VIEW RES­TAU­RANT

The chefs at Gar­den View are con­cerned about your health and well-be­ing. The tra­di­tional Chi­nese res­tau­rant, open for over 60 years, of­fers all your old favourites, plus an ex­ten­sive veg­e­tar­ian, low-carb and wheat-free menu for those who watch what they eat. 174 Main Street, 902-435-7777

GENJI SUSHI

Genji Sushi is the one of the few all-you-can-eat sushi restau­rants in the area. There’s lots to taste and try here, in­clud­ing soups, sashimi and salmon rolls. A din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence you are not about to for­get! 184 Wyse Road, 902-405-5550

GRINDHOUSE CAFE

Richie and Rena Zakhour’s cafe serves Java Blend cof­fee, all-day break­fast, soups, sand­wiches and ice cream, for those hot days. 250 Baker Drive, 902-431-2233

HABANEROS MOD­ERN TACO BAR

The folks at Cheese Curds Gourmet Burg­ers + Poutinerie are spice up their skills with a fo­cus on Mex­i­can food with a twist. Chef in­spired tacos, bur­ri­tos, que­sadil­las and na­chos with a sweet se­lec­tion of fresh fill­ings and top­pings. If you can’t find the Gecko Bus head here. 380 Pleas­ant Street, 902-444-3446

HK WONG’S PALACE RES­TAU­RANT

HK Wong’s Palace comes com­plete with koi fish mu­rals and hand painted bam­boo, giv­ing you every­thing you ex­pect from a Cana­di­anChi­nese res­tau­rant. It does give you some­thing you don’t ex­pect, though: short wait­ing times, good food, all for a good price. 644 Port­land Street, 902-464-1717

HUM’S KITCHEN

Dine in or take­out from this lit­tle Chi­nese res­tau­rant, that’s menu of­fers up gluten-free, low sodium and veg­e­tar­ian op­tions, as well as home­style Chi­nese favourites, and aims to source lo­cally when­ever it can. 516 Pleas­ant Street, 902-431-6868

HUN­GRY HUT

Sam will make you some of the finest pizza and most flavour­ful don­airs in Dart­mouth. Open un­til 1am on the week­ends guar­an­tees the Hun­gry Hut will fea­ture on the list of any­one feel­ing hunger pangs on their way home from a night on the town. 135 Ochter­loney Drive, 902-466-4488

JA­COB’S LOUNGE

Down home cui­sine with up­town flare is the motto at Ja­cob’s Lounge. If pasta or steak, seafood or wings are your things than Ja­cob’s Lounge is ready. The staff is noted as be­ing par­tic­u­larly cour­te­ous at the bar and the stage here hosts a wide va­ri­ety of live mu­sic and DJS. 106 Port­land Street, 902-461-1727

JAMIESON’S IR­ISH-HOUSE AND GRILL

Chris Smith opened Jamieson’s, one of the first Ir­ish pubs in town, in 1999, a neigh­bour­hood pub in the burbs. Jamieson’s still serves made­from-scratch eats, sin­gle malts and lo­cal, in­die beers, but is con­stantly adding ex­cit­ing stuff—like $10 lunches, cork­age fee-free bring your own wine Mon­days and Tues­days, and gourmet burg­ers of the month. 5 Cum­ber­land Drive, 902-433-0500

JANINA’S CAFE

Janina moved in when Sam moved out, open­ing her res­tau­rant in early 2009 at what had been the Burn­side home of Sam’s Place. While long­time cus­tomers were taken into con­sid­er­a­tion through the change, as all the old Sam’s favourites are still avail­able, Janina brings Pol­ish recipes to the ta­ble. The menu changes often, so you shouldn’t be sur­prised to find goulash and crepes be­side sand­wiches and lasagna next time you drop by. 202 Brown­low Av­enue, 902-468-4688

JOHN’S LUNCH

Both Rob Lowe and Adri­enne Clark­son are in on the se­cret, and judg­ing from the num­ber of post­cards on the wall, you know it too: John’s is a gem. The booths are as packed as they were when the res­tau­rant opened in 1969, as are the orig­i­nal counter stools, where you can or­der the tasti­est deep-fried clams and chips around and nothing but fresh fish. 352 Pleas­ant Street, 902-469-3074

KING OF DON­AIR, DART­MOUTH

The one don­air to rule them all comes from KOD, and this is one of its three lo­ca­tions in the HRM. 451 Wind­mill Road, 902-461-8888

LA CUCINA CAFE PIZZE­RIA AND SPAGHETTI HOUSE

Ben­venuto to La Cucina, a ca­sual full-ser­vice res­tau­rant open for lunch or din­ner, of­fer­ing a wide se­lec­tion of Ital­ian spe­cial­ties from pizza to pasta to salad in a fam­ily-res­tau­rant en­vi­ron­ment. Dart­mouth Cross­ing, 151 Hec­tor Gate, 902-481-6367l

LIU’S FORMOSA GIFT & TEA HOUSE

A taste sen­sa­tion for Chi­nese food lovers in Dart­mouth, this in­ti­mate eatery of­fers a va­ri­ety of Chi­nese and veg­e­tar­ian dishes for the dis­cern­ing gour­mand, witha se­lec­tion of im­ported teas to choose from, the oo­long tea be­ing a lo­cal favourite. 278 Wyse Road, 902-406-3362

MA BELLE’S CAFE

A real English tea­room in down­town Dart­mouth of­fer­ing break­fast, a lunch menu with daily spe­cials, more than 30 stash teas and one great cof­fee (Mex­i­can, from Java Blend). Qual­ity food at rea­son­able prices is the or­der of the day, every day. 44 Ochter­loney Street, 902-4661322

MAY GAR­DEN

Known for a killer dim sum, May Gar­den has every­thing the dis­cern­ing seeker of Chi­nese and Chi­nese Cana­dian food is look­ing for. Don’t for­get to try their two other lo­ca­tions, in Sackville and Bed­ford. 136 Port­land Place, 902-469-2226

MEZZA LE­BANESE KITCHEN, DART­MOUTH

Dart­mouth gets a help­ing of Mezza Le­banese Kitchen, which of­fers the same de­li­ciously spiced shawarma, falafel, shish-taouk and other Le­banese favourites that’ll leave you lick­ing your lips for more. Please pass the gar­lic sauce. 16 Gar­land Av­enue, Unit 5, 902-468-0102

OMIC MAC BAR & GRILL

“It’s bright, cheery, com­fort­able and serves home­made food.” Damn straight. This le­gendary Waver­ley tav­ern also serves some of the finest ribs around, chow­der to write home about, co­conut shrimp, steaks, burg­ers and a week­end brunch sure to cure what ails you. 217 Waver­ley Road, 902-434-7600.

MID­DAY BISTRO

Big-ass sal­ads, homey sand­wiches, fresh in­gre­di­ents and friendly ser­vice—port­land Street’s Mid­day Bistro has the lunch crowd on lock down with af­ford­able prices and hefty serv­ing sizes. 55 Port­land Street, 902-406-4100

MILSY’S PIZZE­RIA AND CATER­ING

A fam­ily run busi­ness, Milsy’s serves pizza, burg­ers and Le­banese food (shawarma and shish taook). The break­fast meals are pop­u­lar, as is the pizza, baked in an “old­fash­ioned” pizza oven, mak­ing for thick, tasty crusts, never greasy. 170 Joseph Zatz­man Drive, 902-468-9375

MIZU RES­TAU­RANT

A fully li­censed all-you-can-eat sit­u­a­tion, where lunch is $13.99, din­ner is $23.99 and the op­por­tu­nity

to gorge your­self is end­less. Teriyaki, tem­pura, pad Thai, ra­men, udon and sushi rolls ga­lore. 644 Port­land Street, 902-462-3333

MOD­ERN OR­CHID

A des­ti­na­tion for lovers of au­then­tic south­east Asian cui­sine, of­fer­ing a di­verse menu and rea­son­able prices, with dishes uti­liz­ing house-made sauces and fresh high qual­ity in­gre­di­ents. Free de­liv­ery within four kilo­me­tres with an or­der over $28 (be­fore taxes). 171 Hec­tor Gate, 902-480-8866

MONTE’S SHOWBAR GRILL

Reel­ing them in for over 10 years, Monte’s of­fers more than great pub food. There’s Tues­day night karaoke with the le­gendary Laurie the Guy, Wednesday night wings and live mu­sic on the week­ends take cen­tre stage at this Waver­ley hide­away. 245 Waver­ley Road, 902-435-1770

MOOSE­HEAD COLD BEER STORE

Don’t worry about miss­ing the NSLC’S hours, you can get your beer here un­til mid­night, seven days a week. In fact, you don’t even have to get our of your car—moose­head makes it easy with a drive-through win­dow at the Burn­side re­tail out­let. 656 Wind­mill Road, 902-468-7040

MOXIE’S CLAS­SIC GRILL

More stylish than you’d ex­pect din­ing and cock­tails ex­pe­ri­ence in a big box shell, this Al­berta-based eatery brings an up­scale fu­sion menu for lunch, din­ner and Sun­day brunch. 9 Coun­tryview Drive, 902-406-0044

NEC­TAR RES­TAU­RANT & WINE BAR

A favourite on both sides of the bridge, it was voted Dart­mouth’s best res­tau­rant a hand­ful of times in the Best of Food poll. Check out mu­sic great enough to match the menu at Nec­tar’s Sun­day Night Jaxx, happy hour deals and week­end brunch start­ing at 11am. 62 Ochter­loney Street, 902-406-3363

NENA’S BREAK­FAST HOUSE

The best meal of the day rules all at this warm and cozy neigh­bour­hood res­tau­rant. Head here to eat ba­con, eggs, pan­cakes and toast for all three meals and feel re­ally good about it. Nena’s keeps it real with tra­di­tional op­tions done well and some spe­cial sur­prises too. 273 Wyse Road, 902-406-0006

OFF THE GRILL

Three words: chicken and ribs. If they are the key to your heart, this place may be too. The neigh­bour to Cheese­curds does wings, quarter and half chick­ens, mighty saucy racks of ribs plus soups, sam­mies, sal­ads and fries (waf­fle, sweet po­tato, reg­u­lar and pou­tine-ified). 392 Pleas­ant Street, 902-404-5400

OLD PORT PUB & GRILL

Sail into the Old Port and you’ll find a com­fort­able pub and spa­cious pa­tio. House favourites in­clude beer-bat­tered fish and chips, dou­ble­baked bour­bon ribs and wing nights, Thurs­day and Fri­day 4:30 to close. 900 Wind­mill Road, 902-404-7678

OUR THYME CAFE

Since De­cem­ber of 2008, Our Thyme has been wow­ing a busy Dart­mouth lunch hour con­tin­gent with sand­wiches, home­made grub, sweet squares and cap­puc­ci­nos, with a brisk trade in soups and pani­nis. An El­iz­a­beth Fry project, the cafe is all about so­cial en­ter­prise, pro­vid­ing an em­ploy­ment pro­gram for women and fe­male youth with in­volve­ment in the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem. 98 Port­land Street, 902-406-7467

PAL­LA­DIUM FAM­ILY RES­TAU­RANT

The Pal­la­dium has be­come known for its fresh seafood, Greek spe­cial­ties and great break­fast—the clams and pan-fried had­dock filet are favourites—and new items on the menu are im­press­ing the reg­u­lars

and draw­ing new cus­tomers. You can ex­pect au­then­tic and flavour­ful sou­vlaki and mous­saka, too. 942 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-434-0171

PARK­SIDE PUB & SMOKE­HOUSE

Tee­ter­ing on the edge of Burn­side, the Park­side is a spa­cious neigh­bour­hood hang­out, host­ing live mu­sic, karaoke and open mic nights on its stage. The menu does of­fer smok­ier-style eats, like ribs, brisket, pulled pork, but also pub fare, smoked salmon, chicken pou­tine, a pasta se­lec­tion and home­made desserts. 14 High­field Park Drive, 902-4641310

PHO HOANG MINH VIET­NAMESE RES­TAU­RANT

Just over the bridge, next to the Dart­mouth Shop­ping Cen­tre, and you’ll find some of the best Viet­namese food in the city. There are plenty of dishes to choose from (not a lot of veg­e­tar­ian op­tions, but some dishes can be made with tofu by re­quest), but the real star here is the pho: the tra­di­tional meal-in-abowl Viet­namese noo­dle soup. 172 Wyse Road, Unit 115, 902-465-6868

PIEZ BISTRO

The grow­ing Port­land Hills busi­ness hub adds gourmet pizza to the lineup with this new spot owned by Heather Mur­ray. With cre­ative pies, healthy sal­ads and side, droolworthy desserts and gluten-free fo­cus, Piez has lunch and din­ner on lock. This lit­tle bistro just a hand­ful of ta­bles, it’s mostly take-away and de­liv­ery here, but you’ll be wel­comed warmly re­gard­less if you’re stick­ing around or go­ing home to chow down. 105-635 Port­land Hills Drive, 902-446-7439

PI­LOT’S PUB

A Wood­side neigh­bour­hood pub of­fer­ing dy­na­mite wings and ribs, an amaz­ing pa­tio with views of the Hal­i­fax sky­line, all just up the street from the NSCC Wa­ter­front cam­pus. 10 At­lantic Street, 902-461-4300

PRO­PELLER BREW­ING COM­PANY, DART­MOUTH

When you cup runneth over, you open a sec­ond lo­ca­tion. And Pro­peller’s a wel­come new ad­di­tion to Burn­side, it does a great deal of its brew­ing out of this lo­ca­tion and op­er­ates as a Dart­mouth Prop Shop—get year six-packs and growlers here! 617 Wind­mill Road

RAY’S LE­BANESE CUI­SINE

Pos­si­bly the best falafel in the city hides at Ray’s in Burn­side. Munch on fan­tas­tic combo plates, veg­e­tar­ian dishes, chicken and beef pi­tas, rice and more. . 75 Ak­er­ley Drive, 902-492-0233

ROSE & ROOSTER BAK­ERY

Calm your in­ner demons with cof­fee and espresso, and soothe your soul with fresh bread and treats. The Rose & Rooster does break­fast too, and with its prox­im­ity to Lawrence­town...this should be the prime spot to fuel up pre- or post-beach­ing. 6502 High­way 207, Grand Desert, 902-827-1042

SAM’S SEAFOOD AND GRILL

A lo­cal chain of fam­ily seafood restos of­fer­ing a friendly en­vi­ron­ment to en­joy fish dishes in­clud­ing jumbo fish and chips, grilled had­dock, fresh clams as well as baby-back ribs, steaks and spaghetti. 250 Baker Drive, 902- 462-5544 57 Gale Ter­race, 902-481-3335 10 Gor­don Av­enue, 902-462-7267

SATYA TEA—LIQ­UID WIS­DOM

Get your fix on­line or in per­son on Satur­days at the Alderney Land­ing Farmers’ Mar­ket. 2 Ochter­loney Street, 902-220-8287

SEA­MUS DAVID’S PUB

Get a wee taste of Ire­land in Dart­mouth Cross­ing at this lively pub that’s steeped in Celtic spirit. Stomp your way through live mu­sic while sip­ping on pints and chow­ing down on seafood and tra­di­tional pub grub. 21 Lo­gieal­mond Close, 902-462-2034

SEVENTY3 CANA­DIAN FU­SION

The former La Perla space gets new as Seventy3—a 40-seater Cana­dian fu­sion resto of­fer­ing up­scale-ca­sual eats and drinks. Owned by the same folks who run its next-door neigh­bour Celtic Cor­ner, this new spot serves lunch, din­ner and a sweet pa­tio. 73 Alderney Drive, 902-405-7323

SHIP VIC­TORY RES­TAU­RANT & LOUNGE

One step into this nau­ti­cally themed res­tau­rant and bar and you’ll feel like you’re em­bark­ing on some kind of ad­ven­ture on the high seas with your mateys. But the food’s in ship shape, too (try the fish and chips). 400 Wind­mill Road, 902-463-7496

SMOKE’S WEINERIE

Just like its sis­ter pou­tine fran­chise, Smoke’s Weinerie, “the world’s first,” is all about the top­pings. The hot­dog menu has the clas­sics (ba­con, cheese, coleslaw) and some more un­usual com­bos such as the Hawai­ian, like the fruity, porcine pizza and the PBJ, which adds mush­rooms and ba­con to the clas­sic child­hood pair­ing. But if you’re al­ler­gic to fun, they have Naked Steamies, a good ol’ plain-dog-in-a-bun, too. 393 Pleas­ant Street

SMOKEY’S RES­TAU­RANT

You can find one of the best break­fast deals in town at the fast and friendly Smokey’s, a fam­ily-run resto serv­ing the peo­ple of Burn­side for nearly three decades. I 81 Wright Av­enue, 902-468-5505

STAG­GERS PUB & GRUB

What was Sam’s, and then Hur­ri­cane City, is now Stag­gers—a feel-good neigh­bour­hood hang­out, with reg­u­lar live mu­sic, $7 lunch spe­cials, game nights (Wednesdays), wing nights (Thursdays) and karaoke with Laurie the Guy (Mon­days), too. 26 Port­land Street, 902-406-3661

SUN SUN CAFE

Sun Sun Cafe is a medium-sized res­tau­rant that serves Chi­nese and Cana­dian foods. 22 Port­land Street, 902-463-4202

SUNWICH CAFE

A place to visit for your Dart­mouth Cross­ing break­fast, lunch and din­ner, of­fer­ing tea, cof­fee, sand­wiches, soups and sal­ads, all made fresh. Ask for sand­wiches with the Spe­cial Sauce and the Sunny Bread. 135 Mc­clure Close, 902-468-0491

SUSHI NAMI ROYALE

The third lo­ca­tion of the pop­u­lar sushi spot serves up the same su­per-fresh sashimi, maki, sushi pizza and Ja­panese dishes, but it’s con­ve­niently lo­cated in Dart­mouth Cross­ing for mid-shop­ping feed­ing times. 146 Hec­tor Gate, 902-422-9020

TALAY THAI

The Cole Har­bour lo­ca­tion of the award-win­ning, fam­ily-run, au­then­tic Thai res­tau­rant that’s been pleas­ing cus­tomers for years down on Bar­ring­ton Street. 984 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-462-1600

TRENDZ CAFE AND WINE BAR

A suave and stylish res­tau­rant in the heart of Burn­side, of­fer­ing the best of Nova Sco­tia-caught seafood, lo­cal honey, maple syrup, berries and cheeses to com­pli­ment dishes of or­gan­i­cally raised An­gus beef, Bi­son Ten­der­loin and free-range chicken. 15 Spec­ta­cle Lake Drive, 902-446-3782

TRUCK-SIDE

Into the idea of food trucks, but pre­fer eat­ing in­doors? The lat­est en­deav­our of chef Bill Pratt—mr. Cheese Curds him­self—moves the trucks and pic­nic benches in­side and in­vites peo­ple to eat their way across a 3D ren­der­ing of Canada: Fish and chips in the Mar­itimes, a noo­dle bar in Mon­treal’s Chi­na­town, pasta in Toronto’s Lit­tle Italy plus the Habaneros and Cheese Curds clas­sics. 600 Wind­mill Road

TWO IF BY SEA CAFE, DART­MOUTH

“Qual­ity is no ac­ci­dent,” an­nounces Dart­mouth’s big­gest cheer­leader, Two If By Sea. The airy, bright and fam­ily-friendly cafe of­fers in­dul­gent, ex­cel­lent espresso cof­fee cour­tesy of its sis­ter busi­ness An­chored Cof­fee and enor­mous, but­tery baked goods (gimme dat crois­sant) to its cus­tomers. 66 Ochter­loney Street, 902-4690721

THE VINES PASTA GRILL

Sit­ting atop a hill over­look­ing Panav­ista Drive, Vines is a cheer­ful carb heaven, well worth the drive. With plen­ti­ful dishes made to or­der and the per­fect Cae­sar salad, it’s no won­der that they’re a mul­ti­ple Best of Food award-win­ner. Vines of­fers a Wednesday pasta bar, a Sun­day brunch and monthly Taster’s Nights. 4 Panav­ista Drive, 902-434-4114

WHISKEY’S LOUNGE

If you’re go­ing to chug-a-lug on Port­land Street, Whiskey’s is a prime spot to get started. There’s pub fare, boozy bevies and a sunny side­walk pa­tio for those who like to day drink. 27 Port­land Street, 902-469-7743

WING’N IT

The name of the game is chicken wings here, with over 90 sauce flavours to choose from and the op­tion of or­der­ing 1,000 pieces for $799. Now that’s an in­tense wing fan. If you’re not a wing fan, in­stense or oth­er­wise, there’s plenty of pub grub and cold beer, to dine on. 4 For­est Hills Park­way, 902-4669464

THE WOODEN MON­KEY

With a fo­cus on or­ganic, mac­ro­bi­otic, lo­cally-sourced food, it’s no won­der this resto was so pop­u­lar that it opened a sec­ond lo­ca­tion on the other side of the bridge. And if you weren’t al­ready sold on the great, fresh and flavour­ful food the Mon­key’s known for—get a load of this view! 88 Alderney Drive, 902-466-3100

WOODY’S BAR-B-Q

A Florida-founded bar­be­cue resto fran­chise brings a fam­ily-friendly joint with the hall­marks of south­ern BBQ: de­li­cious ribs, pork and beef, beans and corn­bread. 159 Hec­tor Gate, 902-481-2225

Celtic Cor­ner. RI­LEY SMITH

Mic Mac Bar and Grill. JES­SICA EMIN

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