Eat & Drink / Family Fun February 28, 2019

Top 10 Kid Friendly Restaurants in Halifax

Over the last few years, Halifax has emerged as a foodie destination, with fresh seafood and locally-sourced ingredients leading the charge. While that may be perfect for some, for travelers with kids, it’s also nice to know where you can get a crowd-pleasing fish n’ chips or a simple burger and fries.

If you’re looking for somewhere great to eat in Halifax that’ll satisfy your taste buds and keep the kids happy and fed, look no further. We’ve scrolled the reviews so you don’t have to; here are the top 10 kid-friendly Halifax restaurants, with the TripAdvisor reviews to back it up!


1 – Fredie’s Fantastic Fish House

8 Oland Crescent, Halifax

“The grandkids thought it was some of the best fish they have ever had as a kids meal. The clams, scallops and fish sampler was fantastic. The seafood chowder was out of this world. We also enjoyed the lobster roll. We ate too much, but no regrets on the food!” – Steven G.


2 – Efendy Turkish & Mediterranean Grill

1569 Dresden Row, Halifax

“The kids had the chicken kabobs that were served with rice. Excellent value at $8 each, and they really enjoyed them. We had lamb kabobs and the vegetarian platter. Everything was delicious and beautifully seasoned.” – 2015westcoaster


3 – Elements on Hollis

1181 Hollis Street, Halifax (inside The Westin Nova Scotian)

“With 2 kids in tow (4 & 5) we went for it, hoping for the best. And we got the best… Kids got the standard plain pasta (and we didn’t get charged for it), my 5 year old wanted seafood ‘soup’ and Jose brought the chowder. It was devoured!” – litelegs


4 – The Orient Chinese Cuisine

227 Bedford Highway, Bedford

“The food is fresh and very flavourful. We had 6 adults and 2 kids and ordered several dishes, each dish had its own distinct flavour and the kids even like all dishes.” – dezzie2


5 – Tomavinos Ristorante

1113 Marginal Road, Halifax

“My 7 and 10-year-old girls are both crazy about Tomavinos Pizza! They cannot wait to go back and have a plan to make their way through the whole menu! Thanks for a great meal and we will definitely be back soon!” – Stacey R


6 – The Coastal Café

2371 Robie Street, Halifax

“I’ve been searching for a place I could get my kids to join me besides Cora’s. Finally a place my boys loved! They have such interesting combinations that are inventive, fun and delectable!” – thefoodmonkey


7 – The Wooden Monkey

Halifax location – 1707 Grafton Street, Halifax
Dartmouth location – 305-40 Alderney Drive, Dartmouth

“A wide variety of dishes, many geared towards health-conscious patrons, can be had at this Halifax spot. Our party of vegetarians and meat-eaters found plenty to choose from and even the kids’ menu was a hit.” – lupaglupa


8 – McKelvie’s

1680 Lower Water Street, Halifax

“Enjoyed dinner with our 3 kids. They had a typical kids menu which worked for our kids as we added a shrimp appetizer to give them some seafood. The crab cakes were almost full crab… no bread! Calamari very tender.
For dinner we had the fish platter which was filled with 4 types of fish…highly recommend this if you love fish. The potato stuffed haddock was delish! Can’t quite believe we had room for dessert but shared the chocolate mint cake and coconut cream pie.” – Shannon R.


9 – Darrell’s Restaurant

5576 Fenwick Street, Halifax

“The kids’ menu is a steal!!! They basically give your kids the same sized burger, for a lot cheaper!!! Naturally, neither of them could finish their burgers… The Darrell fries are great, beer is not expensive, and the patio is the place to be, on a sunny day.” – BubbaBri888


10 – Pleasant Street Diner

205 Pleasant Street, Dartmouth

“We went here for dinner as a family and the clams and fries were amazing our daughter thought the hamburger on the kids menu was the best burger ever. The owner even came put to talk to us to see how we enjoyed our meal we will be back” – S9301UBbrendab


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