Bed­ford, Sackville

Who needs to dine down­town when you’ve got burg­ers, pizza, din­ers from another decade and dim sum to choose from?

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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 eats from the land too, diner de­lights like burg­ers, hot dogs and chicken fin­gers. 1990 Ham­monds Plains, 902-407-7000

ALADDIN LOUNGE

Aladdin Lounge puts a mod­ern spin on tra­di­tional Mid­dle East­ern food. The din­ing area is com­fort­able, and fur­nished with both din­ing ta­bles and Mid­dle East­ern decor. The menu of­fers cof­fee, tea, espresso drinks, desserts and mid­dle east­ern main­stays like shawarma, chicken tan­doori, ke­bab and lamb. Its also a shisha lounge, and of­fers a va­ri­ety of flavours. 746 Bed­ford High­way, 902-443-4444

BOOM BURGER

Great burg­ers, clas­sic PEI pota­toes and a pop. You can’t go wrong with a sta­ple fast-food menu—es­pe­cially when it in­volves qual­ity in­gre­di­ents. 64 Dell­ridge Lane, 902-491-2666

BOS­TON PIZZA

Sackville’s take on the pop­u­lar pizza fran­chise. This re­laxed sports bar serves up a wide va­ri­ety of pies—try the per­o­gie one—as well as clas­sic pas­tas, burg­ers, sal­ads and plenty of share­able ap­pies for when you’re watch­ing the game. 710 Sackville Drive, 902-252-7777

BREW­STER’S BAR & GRILL

Brew­ster’s is Nova Sco­tia’s an­swer to Ap­ple­bee’s, Bos­ton Pizza and Mile­stones all rolled into one, so there’s bound to be some­thing to please ev­ery­body. Its slo­gan is “a menu full of grill clas­sics.” If you need to carbo-load be­fore run­ning a marathon—or more re­al­is­ti­cally, a night of heavy drink­ing—this is the place to go. Chicken fin­gers, na­chos, loaded po­tato skins and burg­ers— you re­ally can’t go wrong. Mill Cove Plaza, 961 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-0032 and 902-832-9118

BUBBA RAY’S SPORTS BAR

The lord of the wings touches down on the Bed­ford High­way with its third lo­ca­tion in town. Here you’ll find beers, tons of TVS, pub eats, scream­ing fans and more chicken wing op­tions than you can shake a wet nap at. 1717 Bed­ford High­way, 902-406-5408

BUR­RITO JAX

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 food re­treat—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 in Sackville. The broad menu, cre­ated by co-owner and chef Der­rick Gif­fin, span land and sea, of­fer­ing dishes for all tastes. 518 Sackville Drive, 902-252-4002

CHERRY BERRY SELF-SERVE YO­GURT BAR

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 The Chickenburger’s 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, with its ten­der pieces of steamed bird and warm bun, speak to a time when life was sweet, sim­ple and down­right tasty. 1531 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-6565

CHINA TOWN RES­TAU­RANT

Over­look­ing the Bed­ford Basin, 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 a warm and wel­com­ing ex­pe­ri­ence as a wa­ter­ing hole, pub and pool hall, all in one, with five lo­ca­tions in the HRM. 1658 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-0780

DOOLY’S, SACKVILLE

Six lo­ca­tions to play pool in the HRM, and you bet your eight ball there’s one in Sackville, too. 800 Sackville Drive, 902-864-7890

ED­I­BLE MAT­TERS

Ed­i­ble Mat­ters is a com­mu­nity ori­ented cafe that sus­tain­ably sources its meals, blend­ing home­style flavour with great ser­vice. It’s also a cater­ing com­pany and re­tail “pantry” which sells baked goods, pre­serves and more. 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. Try the two-for-one deals on Mon­days, Tues­days and Wednesdays. 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 one hell of 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 and oo­dles of sin­ful sweets, sure to over­whelm and de­light you all at once. The Freak Lunchbox takes candy shop to another weird and won­der­ful level. 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 902-405-4052

GOLDEN BAK­ERY

Fresh-baked scents waft through the front door of this place, and its racks boast pil­low-soft pi­tas and tasty sweet and savoury Mid­dle East­ern baked de­lights. 1350 Bed­ford High­way, 902-406-7482

HEL­LAS FAM­ILY RES­TAU­RANT

Mak­ing Sackville’s hun­gry fam­i­lies happy 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 week­end brunches to the fine peo­ple of Sackville. Hong’s boasts 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 folks at il Mercato have suc­cess­fully trans­ferred their award-win­ning fresh pasta, di­vine desserts and sub­stan­tial wine list to their Bed­ford lo­ca­tion, be­stow­ing the neigh­bour­hood with Ital­iana ap­peal. The usu­ally packed resto packs mass ap­peal with not just its tried, tested and ter­rific menu, 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. But Izzy’s does cof­fee well, too, serv­ing Java Blend brews straight-up and in fancy form. 1180 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-0028

JIM’S PIZZA HOUSE

Pop­u­lar fam­ily res­tau­rant over­look­ing the Bed­ford Basin isn’t just about pizza—jim’s also serves up clams and chips, seafood plat­ters and break­fast op­tions worth get­ting out of bed for. 243 Bed­ford High­way, 902-443-6112

KAISER’S SUB AND SAND­WICH SHOP

Kaiser’s is a leg­end, earn­ing the right to that ti­tle by do­ing sand­wiches right—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. Here’s yet another lo­ca­tion of the le­gendary don­air, pizza and pou­tine joint. 688 Sackville Drive, 902-865-0000

KITCHEN DOOR CATER­ING

Kitchen Door cre­ates cus­tom cater­ing ex­pe­ri­ences for spe­cial events and wed­dings. Known for res­tau­rant qual­ity food, lo­cal in­gre­di­ents and top-notch ser­vice, it’s ca­pa­ble of cre­at­ing menus for par­ties of any num­ber—from in­ti­mate back­yard af­fairs to up­wards of 500 din­ers. 2 Blue­wa­ter Road, 902-832-5213

LEFTY’S

A fam­ily resto with pub and home­style cook­ing, and promised “coun­try prices”, Lefty’s is a warm and wel­com­ing rea­son to get outta town and chow down. 3650 Ham­monds Plains Road, 902-826-7978

MAY GAR­DEN

The first May Gar­den Res­tau­rant was es­tab­lished in 1976. The fam­ily-run Chi­nese res­tau­rant now boasts three lo­ca­tions and re­ali­ably fresh food. The restau­rants of­fer a va­ri­ety of dishes and the owner, Eric Ye­ung, is open to sug­ges­tions of new dishes. Glen­dale Plaza, 57 Beaver­bank Road, and 1475 Canada Trust Court

THE MID­DLE SPOON DESSERTERIE & BAR

The Bed­ford lo­ca­tion of the Mid­dle Spoon of­fers up the same deca­dent cheese­cakes, sun­daes, cakes and cre­ative cock­tails of the Bar­ring­ton street lo­ca­tion, as well as a light but tasty lunch menu. 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 902-446-4082

MOR­RIS EAST

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

NAYYA RES­TAU­RANT

Pic­tou County pizza lives in the big city! The straight-outta-pc pies shine here, but are flanked by a small menu of shawarma, wraps and pani­nis. 1312 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-7070

PA­TRON’S GOLF LOUNGE

Take a swing at a pre­mium gold course with Pa­tron’s PGA sim­u­la­tors, or a les­son from a sea­soned in­struc­tor. Re­hy­drate af­ter your round with cold cock­tails and beers, wash­ing down a flat­bread pizza, pub-style en­tree or share­able ap­pe­tizer. 27 Dell­ridge Lane #105, 902-829-8888

PETE’S FINE FOODS

The orig­i­nal Bed­ford lo­ca­tion 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

Pizzatown opened its first lo­ca­tion in Tim­ber­lea in 1990 and has ex­panded to mul­ti­ple Hal­i­fax lo­ca­tions in the years since. The pizze­ria of­fers a va­ri­ety of pies, in­clud­ing a gluten-free menu, chicken, seafood, ap­pe­tiz­ers, calo­rie-smart and gourmet piz­zas. Plus: Many kinds of chicken wings! 225 Cobe­quid Road, 902-865-5555

PROSPEC­TOR’S PUB & EATERY

A no-fuss, no-frills pub off Larry Uteck Boule­vard where the pa­tio’s al­ways sunny, the beer’s al­ways cold, the ser­vice is great and the food hits the spot. 75 Peakview Way, 902-835-5212

REL­ISH

Beer and burg­ers! These cooks are busy day and night prep­ping the best in­gre­di­ents to soothe your hun­gry soul. With the slo­gan

“real burg­ers taste bet­ter,” Rel­ish’s sig­na­ture burger, the Coach U will be sure to sate your patty crav­ings and then some. 507B Larry Uteck Boule­vard, 902-832-2551

RESTO UR­BAN DIN­ING

A fam­ily-owned 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

Back­yard burg­ers, all-day break­fast, lunch and din­ner spe­cials and tons of happy hour deals to drink up—this neigh­bour­hood pub has some­thing for every mem­ber of the fam­ily. 1552 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-1648

SUN­NY­SIDE RES­TAU­RANT

Af­ter over 70 years in the food biz it’s no won­der the Sun­ny­side has the fam­ily res­tau­rant down to a sci­ence. A visit to this Bed­ford leg­end is like a walk down mem­ory lane, serv­ing every­thing from steak to sand­wiches to burg­ers to an in­sane amount of break­fast food. 1552 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-7204

SUN­NY­SIDE TOO

The younger sib­ling and next-door neigh­bour of Bed­ford’s his­toric fam­ily res­tau­rant, Sun­ny­side Too of­fers the same home­style qual­ity with a slightly dif­fer­ent menu. 1552 Bed­ford High­way, 902-835-7204

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

TAZAH PIZZA AND GRILL

Gourmet pizza and Le­banese eats— like shawarma—make this new res­tau­rant one of Bed­ford West’s eater­ies to watch. 540 South­gate Drive

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

This pop­u­lar, fam­ily-run res­tau­rant de­liv­ers a menu of tra­di­tional Thai del­i­ca­cies, in­clud­ing spicy cur­ries, loads of noo­dle dishes, lunch com­bos and the im­mor­tal Pad Thai, which makes those Bed­fordites who’ve been crav­ing a lit­tle flavour in their ’hood very happy. 1067 Bed­ford High­way, 902-431-8424

TOM’S FAM­ILY RES­TAU­RANT

The roomy, 180-seat fam­ily ownedand-op­er­ated eatery has a pa­rade of ad­mir­ers, fans of the dark wood decor, the mul­ti­ple cozy booths and, of course, the home-style food. The menu of­fers au­then­tic home­style del­i­ca­cies of the Greek va­ri­ety and a ro­bust Cana­dian se­lec­tion as well, with ap­pe­tiz­ers, steaks, sand­wiches and seafood. 585 Sackville Drive, 902-252-8667

TRUE NORTH DINER

The True North Diner is retro-fit­ted as a ’50s diner right down to the juke­box. Servers dressed for a sock-hop de­liver juicy burg­ers, thick shakes and mile-high co­conut cream pie. On Sun­days, check of the break­fast buf­fet! 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

Mor­ris East. LENNY MULLINS

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