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CAFE 101

Head chef Er­win Palo has wowed peo­ple across the world with fab­u­lous meals. This res­tau­rant serves both ho­tel guests and and reg­u­lar pa­trons alike with selections from it’s wine list, great main cour­ses and de­lec­ta­ble desserts. It’s open for all three meals—why not post up for the day? Hol­i­day Inn Hal­i­fax Har­bourview, 101 Wyse Road, 902-464-5411

CAFE 98

Caro­line and Fouad Jar­mash’s an­swer to the former Our Thyme Cafe is a homey, healthy break­fast and lunch spot that fo­cuses on sal­ads, soups, sand­wiches and wraps, along with hot drink—and hot lunch—op­tions. 98 Port­land Street, 902-444-9898

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. Of­fer­ing 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. The Can­teen is a fit­ting ad­di­tion to down­town Dart­mouth. 66 Ochter­loney Street , 902-425-9272

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 beers for break­fast, lunch and din­ner. Ceilidh’s has got you cov­ered when it comes to na­chos, mus­sels, soups 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. This pleas­ant neigh­bour­hood spot, with a great har­bourview rooftop pa­tio, hon­ours its roots with live Ir­ish mu­sic and Guin­ness on tap. Look for a se­lec­tion of meat pies on the menu and a straight-up Gal­way fry for brunch. 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. They of­fer 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. 380 Pleas­ant Street, 902-444-3446

CHEESE CURDS GOURMET BURG­ERS + POUTINERIE / HABANEROS MOD­ERN TACO BAR

Com­bin­ing Wood­side’s two most pop­u­lar restau­rants into one Burn­side space means hun­gry lunch­ers have a lot to think about. The sec­ond lo­ca­tions of both fresh-fo­cused eater­ies share a space: on one side, cre­ative gourmet burg­ers, made with lo­cal meats and dressed with fresh and house-made top­pings on the other, Mex­i­can food with a twist. 600 Wind­mill Road, 902-446-4400

CICERO’S ON THE WA­TER

Cicero’s is the name, ca­sual fine din­ing with a wa­ter­front view is the game. Ex­ec­u­tive chef Ge­of­frey Caswell-mur­phy 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. Cicero’s caters too, with free de­liv­ery on orders over $200. 122 Post Of­fice Road, Porters Lake, 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

THE DARKSIDE GALLERY & CAFE

This cozy cafe is per­fect place to grab your morn­ing cof­fee, or to stay a while and en­joy con­ver­sa­tion over a plate of rice curry. While you’re there, don’t miss your chance to check out the lo­cal art on the walls! You can even take a paint­ing home with you. 196 Wind­mill Road, 902-817-8559

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 hot meals and loads of salad op­tions. 252 Waver­ley Road, 902-463-5151

DOOLY’S, PORT­LAND STREET

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. 590 Port­land Street, 902-435-7665

DOOLY’S, BURN­SIDE

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

DOWNEAST BEER FAC­TORY

Join­ing the ranks of Dart­mouth brew­ers like Nine Locks, Pro­peller, Spin­drift and North Brew­ing is Downeast Beer Fac­tory. Part brew­house, part beer bar and pub, the Burn­side eatery and drinkery pours its own blonde, red and IPA as well as the fruit of other Nova Sco­tian brew­ers’ labours. 612 Wind­mill Road, 902-446-2739

ELA! GREEK TAVERNA

Do you hear the turquoise wa­ter of the Mediter­ranean call­ing? Make a reser­va­tion at this fine-din­ing Greek res­tau­rant. It’s bright space serves up a sub­stan­tial se­lec­tion of mezedes (ap­pe­tiz­ers) and kiri­ons (main plates). Dart­mouth Cross­ing, 150 Hec­tor Gate, 902-481-7999

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. Alderney Land­ing Farmers’ Mar­ket, 2 Ochter­loney Street, 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 the Year of the Rooster or the Year of the Rat, Fan’s is busy serv­ing fans of their au­then­tic north­ern Chi­nese dishes. From dim sum to sweet and sour chicken, Fan’s uses fresh in­gre­di­ents to main­tain au­then­tic flavours. 451 Wind­mill Road, 902-469-9165

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 is a fam­ily-founded busi­ness in Cole Har­bour that’s 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

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

HABANEROS MOD­ERN TACO BAR

The folks at Cheese Curds Gourmet Burg­ers + Poutinerie are spic­ing up their skills with a fo­cus on Mex­i­can food with a twist 380 Pleas­ant Street, 902-444-3446

HAR­VEST WINES AND SPIR­ITS

Look for a well-priced se­lec­tion of in­ter­na­tional wines, beers and spir­its—as well as lo­cal craft beer on tap—at this spe­cialty liquor store. 268 Baker Drive, 902-482-9463

HING WING

If you’re in the mood for Chi­nese Cana­dian take-out in Dart­mouth, Hing Wing has got you cov­ered. From the beef and broc­coli to their tasty egg rolls, Hing Wing has been do­ing it right for 25 years. 187 Pleas­ant Street, 902-466-4242

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 Cana­dian-Chi­nese res­tau­rant. It does give you some­thing you don’t ex­pect, though: short wait­ing times, good food and all for a good price. 644 Port­land Street, 902-464-1717

HONEY & BUT­TER

Honey & But­ter is every­thing you’d ex­pect from the name: A place of sweet and sat­is­fy­ing in­dul­gence. It puts “a unique spin your grand­mother’s favourite recipes” with ever-chang­ing pop­u­lar cookie sand­wich flavours. While you’re at the New Scot­land Em­po­rium, stop in at Taz Records and Elk’s hair­cut­ting. 41 Port­land Street, 902-802-7994

HOT PLATE: THE SIZ­ZLING HOUSE

Lunch and din­ner op­tions in­clude sushi, tep­pa­nyaki, pasta burg­ers, tacos...ba­si­cally every kind of food. 635 Port­land Hills Drive, 902-407-5456

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. 516 Pleas­ant Street, 902-431-6868

HUM­BLE PIE KITCHEN

A not so hum­ble brag about these New Zealand hand pies—they’re amaz­ing! Steak and cheese, cran­berry, chicken brie and don­air are among the menu’s stars. 77 King Street, 902, 431-0444

HUN­GRY HUT

Pizza and don­airs on the cheap, and the late—hun­gry Hut serves its eats un­til 1am on week­ends. 135 Ochter­loney Drive, 902-466-4488

IL TRULLO

With bright, mod­ern decor that pays trib­ute to the con­i­cal “trullo’ huts of Puglia, Il Trullo serves up tra­di­tional and in­no­va­tive takes on clas­sic Ital­ian dishes, dreamy desserts and a gor­geous view of the Hal­i­fax Har­bour. 67 King’s Wharf Place, 902-461-2030

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. Veer­ing against the main­stream, he gave his com­mu­nity what it needed and opened a neigh­bour­hood pub in the burbs. Jamieson’s still serves made-from-scratch eats, sin­gle malts and lo­cal, in­die beers, but is con­stantly adding ex­cit­ing stuff—like $10 lunches and cork­age fee-free Mon­days and Tues­days. 5 Cum­ber­land Drive, 902-433-0500

JANINA’S CAFE

Janina brings Pol­ish recipes to the ta­ble. The menu changes often, but don’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

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 don­airs to rule them all come from KOD, and this is one of its four 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, 902-481-6367

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 (fair trade or­ganic Mex­i­can from Java Blend). Qual­ity food at rea­son­able prices is trhe or­der of the day, with one of the cus­tomers quoted as say­ing, “The place is small but the food is mighty!” 44 Ochter­loney Street, 902-466-1322

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

The sec­ond lo­ca­tion of Mezza Le­banese Kitchen of­fers the same de­li­ciously spiced shawarma, falafel, shish-tawook and other late-night Le­banese favourites that’ll leave you lick­ing your lips for more. 16 Gar­land Av­enue, Unit 5, 902-468-0102

MIC 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

MILL­STONE PUB­LIC HOUSE

A neigh­bour­hood bar and res­tau­rant, The Mill­stone serves up cold drinks, clas­sic pub food and a gath­er­ing place for fam­i­lies, sports fans and Dart­mouthi­ans look­ing to take a load off. 250 Baker Drive, 902- 461-8053

MILSY’S PIZZE­RIA AND CATER­ING

A fam­ily-run busi­ness, Milsy’s serves pizza, burg­ers and Le­banese food (shawarma and shish taouk). The break­fast meals are pop­u­lar, as is the pizza, baked in an “old-fash­ioned” 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. Ter­riyaki, 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. Dart­mouth Cross­ing, 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, Tues­day night karaoke with the le­gendary Laurie the Guy, Wednesday night wings and live mu­sic on Fri­days and Satur­day take cen­tre-stage at this Waver­ley hide­away. 245 Waver­ley Road, 902-435-1770

MOOSE­HEAD COLD BEER STORE

Get your beer here un­til mid­night, seven days a week. In fact, Moose­head makes it so easy to en­joy a cold, frosty one that they’ve in­stalled a drive-through win­dow at the Burn­side re­tail out­let. 656 Wind­mill Road, 902-468-7040

MOXIE’S CLAS­SIC GRILL

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

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 (cheese pan­cakes any­one?). 273 Wyse Road, 902-406-0006

NINE LOCKS BREW­ERY

From the beer-lovers who brought you Rock­bot­tom Brew­pub comes Nine Locks Brew­ery, a mi­cro­brew­ery named for the nine locks of Dart­mouth’s Shube­nacadie Canal. Pick up its ESB, IPA, dirty blonde and porter in canned of growler form. 219 Waver­ley Road, 902-434-4471

NORTH BREW­ING COM­PANY, DART­MOUTH

The Dart­mouth digs for the lit­tle Bel­gian-in­spired brew­ery that could (and did, and does) is roomies with Bat­tery Park Beer Bar—a sib­ling res­tau­rant to Hal­i­fax’s Ace Burger and Brook­lyn Ware­house. 62 Ochter­loney Street, 902-444-7765

OFF THE GRILL

Three words: Chicken and ribs. If they are the key to your heart, this place may be too. The harbourfront res­tau­rant does wings, quarter and half chick­ens, mighty saucy racks of ribs plus soups, 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, dou­ble-baked bour­bon ribs and wing nights. 900 Wind­mill Road, 902-404-7678

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, and break­fast is served from 9am-3pm week­days and 8am-4pm week­ends. 942 Cole Har­bour Road, 902-434-0171

PARK­SIDE PUB & SMOKE­HOUSE

Tee­ter­ing on the edge of Burn­side, the Park­side Pub is a spa­cious neigh­bour­hood hang-out, host­ing reg­u­lar live mu­sic, karaoke and open mic nights on its stage. The menu does of­fer smok­ier-style eats, like ribs, brisket and pulled pork, but also pub fare, smoked salmon, a nice pasta se­lec­tion and home­made desserts. 14 High­field Park Drive, 902-464-1310

THE PAS­SAGE AT KING STREET

A small, homey cafe that’s known for its light, healthy lunches and snacks, cof­fee and sweets. 65 Kingstreet, 902-466-6330

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-ina-bowl Viet­namese noo­dle soup served with beef. 172 Wyse Road, 902-465-6868

PIEZ BISTRO

With cre­ative pies, healthy sal­ads and side, drool-wor­thy desserts and gluten-free fo­cus Piez has lunch and din­ner on lock. This lit­tle bistro just a hand­ful of ta­bles, it’s mostly take­away and de­liv­ery here, but you’ll be wel­comed warmly re­gard­less if your stick­ing around or go­ing home to chow down. 105-635 Port­land Hills Drive, 902-446-7439

PORT­LAND STREET CREPERIE

A fam­ily-run crepe shop flip­ping up sweet and savoury cre­ations that high­light lo­cal flavours and take it easy on your wal­let. 55 Port­land Street, 902- 466-7686

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

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 a Dart­mouth Prop Shop— get yer 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 Boule­vard, 902-492-0233

THE ROCKIN’ RODEO LOUNGE

This pop­u­lar West­ern bar will rope you in with cheap eats and mu­sic, in­clud­ing two-for-one spe­cials all day dur­ing the week, karaoke on Thurs­day and live mu­sic on week­ends. 552 Wind­mill Road, 902-469-7001

ROSE & ROOSTER BAK­ERY

Calm your in­ner demons with cof­fee and espresso, and soothe your soul with fresh bread and baked-top­er­fec­tion 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, 462-5544, 57 Gale Ter­race, 481-3335 10 Gor­don Av­enue, 902-462-7267

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. But the food’s in ship shape, too. Cook­ing up home­style eats since 1975, it’s a food and bev­er­age in­sti­tu­tion. 400 Wind­mill Road, 902-463-7496

SMOKEY’S RES­TAU­RANT

You can find one of the best break­fast deals in town at the fast and friendly Smokey’s in Dart­mouth, a fam­ily-run busi­ness serv­ing the peo­ple of Burn­side for nearly three decades. Their pop­u­lar Hun­gry Man Spe­cialis only $6.99. 81 Wright Av­enue, 902-468-5505

SOUPER DUPER SOUP

Great bowls of fire! Souper Duper is all about the liq­uid lunches, the cater­ing, lunch de­liv­ery and take out busi­ness serves up pip­ing hot bowls like don­air soup, chicken en­chi­lada soup and roasted red pep­per corn chow­der plus sand­wiches, sweets and sides. 156 Oc­ther­loney Street, 902-222-5055

SPIN­DRIFT BREW­ING CO.

Spin­drift has got some se­ri­ous east coast flare. Its sig­na­ture brew, Coastal Lager, is a Ger­man-style fes­t­bier that merges malts and hops us­ing a tra­di­tional lager process. Stop in to the brew­ery to fill your growler, or to stock up on cans for a week­end trip to the beach. 21 Frazee Av­enue, 902-703-7438

ST. LOUIS BAR & GRILL

Pints of the cold stuff, burg­ers, ribs and pounds upon pounds of chicken wings make St. Louis Bar & Grill ap­peal to sports fans and South­ern cui­sine lovers alike. Pen­horn Plaza, 535-569 Port­land Street, 902-466-6112

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), 50-cent wing nights (Thursdays) and karaoke with Laurie the Guy (Mon­days), too. 26 Port­land Street, 902-406-3661

STARFRESH DINER

Stop by for a lit­tle or a lot, this mod­ern diner serves up some hot home­made soups, fresh salad, break­fast, sand­wiches and fresh­baked sweet treats. 20 Wright Av­enue, 902-446-4946

SUGAR SHOK TREAT BOU­TIQUE

This candy shop is a bright spot on the Port­land strip, bring­ing sugar, nov­elty gifts and sta­tionery, and a killer sense of hu­mour to the neigh­bour­hood. In­de­pen­dently owned and op­er­ated, Sugar Shok is as sweet as it gets. 112 Port­land Street, 902-465-2904

SUNWICH CAFE

A place to visit for your Dart­mouth Cross­ing break­fast, lunch and din­ner, of­fer­ing tea, cof­fee, sand­wiches, soups and sal­ads, all made fresh in front of you. 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 for mid­shop­ping feed­ing times. Dart­mouth Cross­ing, 146 Hec­tor Gate, 902-422-9020

TALAY THAI, DART­MOUTH

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, Cole Har­bour 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. Look­ing to per­fectly pair that fish with that bot­tle of some­thing spe­cial? Servers like Chris Ha­ley, who won Best Server in the Best of Hal­i­fax 2015, can sort you out. 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—presents Burn­side with a unique take on the clas­sic food court, mov­ing the trucks and pic­nic benches in­side and invit­ing peo­ple to eat their way across a 3d ren­der­ing of Canada. Fish and chips in the Mar­itimes, a noo­dle bar in Mon­treal’s China Town, pasta in Toronto’s lit­tle Italy. Su­per­fun art work and a fam­ily friendly at­mos­phere. 600 Wind­mill Road

TWO IF BY SEA CAFE AND AN­CHORED COF­FEE ROAST­ERY

“Qual­ity is no ac­ci­dent,” an­nounces Two If By Sea. The airy, bright and al­ways bustling cafe of­fers An­chored cof­fees and enor­mous, but­tery baked goods to its cus­tomers. Dart­mouth pride vibes are as strong as the cof­fee here. 66 Ochter­loney Street, 902-469-0721

THE VINES PASTA GRILL

Sit­ting atop a hill over­look­ing Panav­ista Drive in Dart­mouth, Vines Pasta Grill is a cheer­ful carb heaven, well worth the drive. The neigh­bour­hood sta­ple of­fers a Wednesday pasta bar (5-8pm), a Sun­day brunch buf­fet (11am-2pm) and monthly Taster’s Menu that in­clude sam­ple por­tions of three dif­fer­ent ap­pe­tiz­ers, four dif­fer­ent main cour­ses and a dessert. 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 $7.99. Now that’s an in­tense wing fan. . 4 For­est Hills Park­way, 902-466-9464

WOK BOX

Started in Ed­mon­ton, Wok Box is now a na­tional con­cern, of­fer­ing healthy, tasty pan-asian del­i­ca­cies in­clud­ing In­dian, Thai, Chi­nese and Ja­panese dishes. 55 Gale Ter­race, 902-406-1965

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 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.

Mizu Sushi. JES­SICA EMIN

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