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ALDERNEY LAND­ING FARM­ERS’ MAR­KET

Al­though it may not have the his­tory of the Hal­i­fax Farm­ers’ Mar­ket, start a new tra­di­tion at Alderney Land­ing Satur­day and Sun­day morn­ings for the fresh lo­cal pro­duce, beer, meat, baked goods, crafts and plants. Alderney Land­ing, 2 Ochter­loney Street, 902-461-4698

ALEXAN­DRA’S PIZZA

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

OBATTERY PARK BEER BAR

A sis­ter eatery of Brook­lyn Warehouse and cousin of North Brew­ing Com­pany, this bar hits a sweet spot. Its craft beers and fancy, yet af­ford­able snacks will blow you away. Plus, Ace burg­ers! En­joy the vibe on a date or with a pal. 62 Ochter­loney Street, 902-446-2337

BEST KEPT SE­CRET BAR & EN­TER­TAIN­MENT

This spot in the heart of bustling down­town Dart­mouth aims to give you ev­ery­thing you could want: Free pool, a full cock­tail menu fea­tur­ing daily happy hour specials, karaoke, a weekly open mic and an all-day pub menu. 21 Port­land Street, 902-446-2378

BIG LEAGUES DIN­ING ROOM & LOUNGE

A per­fect place to root, root, root for the home team, this Dart­mouth sports bar knocks it out of the park with live en­ter­tain­ment, sports broad­casts and piles of chicken 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 and cof­fee for eat-in or take-out. 84 Port­land Street, 902-444-3830

BIRDIE’S BREAD CO.

You may rec­og­nize the fresh-baked smell of Jess Best’s baked goods from her Alderney Land­ing Farm­ers’ Mar­ket stall, or The Can­teen’s sand­wiches. Now, the sour­dough queen bakes up a storm from this Wood­side spot. 380 Pleas­ant Street, 902-222-8911

BOONDOCKS RESTAU­RANT

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

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, 902-465-3474 and 111 Shu­bie Drive, 902-480-7878

BRI­TISH BULLDOG GASTROPUB

Filled with Union Jacks, and por­traits of roy­als is the Bri­tish Bulldog, a gas­tro pub of­fer­ing up­scale fare and UK clas­sics (Scotch eggs, any­one?). 920 Cole Har­bour Road 902-435-5148

CAFE 101

Head chef Er­win Palo has wowed peo­ple across the world with fab­u­lous meals. This restau­rant serves both ho­tel guests and reg­u­lar pa­trons alike with se­lec­tions from its wine list, great main cour­ses and de­lec­ta­ble desserts. Closed for

renos, ho­tel sched­uled to re-open in sum­mer 2017. 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 op­tions. 98 Port­land Street, 902-444-9898

OTHE CAN­TEEN

Renée Laval­lée (AKA the Feisty Chef) has done it. With house-baked bread and made­with-love top­pings, she’s per­fected the sand­wich. And af­ter nearly three years serv­ing them from a lit­tle lunch counter above TIBS, The Can­teen has moved to a 55-seat space on Port­land Street and ex­panded its menu to in­clude brunch, din­ner and booze. 22 Port­land Street, 902-425-9272

CELTIC CORNER PUB­LIC HOUSE

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, Cha Baa 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, Burn­side 902-407-8899

CHECKERS LOUNGE

A fam­ily restau­rant good for break­fast, lunch and din­ner as well as drinks at the bar. They of­fer take-out 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 a 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

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

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 mid-day 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, and daily-chang­ing hot meals, and loads of sal­ads op­tions. 252 Waver­ley Road, 902-463-5151

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. 590 Port­land Street, 902-435-7665 and 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. It also serves up creative pub grub. 612 Wind­mill Road, 902-446-2739

ELA! GREEK TAV­ERNA

The beloved up­scale Greek restau­rant—there’s also a lo­ca­tion in Bay­ers Lake—of­fers up a mellow Mediter­ranean-in­spired at­mos­phere and au­then­tic cui­sine to match. 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, 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

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!

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. If it’s any­thing like the busy burger take­out joint, there’s go­ing to be top­pings and flavour ga­lore. Taco pizza? Sign us up. 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.

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 28 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 Cana­di­anChi­nese restau­rant. It does give you some­thing you don’t ex­pect, though: Short wait times, good food and a good price. 644 Port­land Street, 902-464-1717

HUM’S KITCHEN

Dine-in or take-out 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

IL TRULLO RISTORANTE

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 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, cork­age feefree bring your own wine Mon­days, 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, 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

JOE TOULANY’S PIZZA & LE­BANESE CHAR­COAL GRILL

Hot tip, like flam­ing hot—here you’ll find char­coal grilled Le­banese eats and fired pizza pies. 590 Port­land Street, 902-461-5555

OJOHN’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

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, 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 taook). 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 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. There’s Tues­day night karaoke with Lau­rie the Guy, Wed­nes­day night wings and live mu­sic on Fri­days and Satur­day. 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 neigh­bour- hood 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

THE NEW SCOT­LAND YARD EMPORIUM

Joel Plas­kett brings to­gether a dream team in down­town Dart­mouth—find Taz Records, Elks Hair­cut­ting and ex­cel­lent cof­fees un­der one roof. 45 Port­land Street, 902-407-3899

NINE LOCKS BREW­ERY

From the beer-lovers who brought you Rock­bot­tom Brew­pub came Nine Locks Brew­ery, a mi­cro-brew­ery 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

The Dart­mouth digs for the lit­tle Bel­gian-in­spired brew­ery that could (and did, and does) is roomies with Bat­tery Park Beer Bar. 62 Ochter­loney Street 902-444-7765

Alderney Land­ing Farm­ers’ Mar­ket RI­LEY SMITH

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