10 Quick Food Service Restaurants on the Halifax Waterfront to try in 2024

Are you in Halifax and looking for a quick and delicious bite to eat? Look no further than the Halifax Waterfront! With its stunning views and bustling atmosphere, the waterfront is home to some of the best quick food service options in the city - it's not fast food, it's great food - fast. From classic fish and chips to mouth-watering burgers and tacos, there is something for every taste bud.  

But with so many options to choose from, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. So, let us dive in and discover the best quick food service on the Halifax Waterfront!

COWS Cable Wharf:

The local Canadian ice cream manufacturer hailing from Prince Edward Island, Cows Cable Wharf has completely redesigned and opened their new location on the Cable Wharf. This new location has all kinds of exciting new merchandise, delicious ice cream and even chocolate coated chips!

Grounded Coffee Bar:

Elevate Your Coffee Experience at Grounded Coffee Bar: Halifax Waterfront's Premier Specialty Coffee Destination, where a world of specialty coffee awaits. Alongside their exceptional brews, grounded offers a delightful selection of house-made pastries, gourmet donuts, and convenient to-go meals.

Tim Hortons (Upper Water Street):

Conveniently located near the bustling ferry terminal, Tim Hortons welcomes you to experience the iconic flavours and warm hospitality that have made them a beloved Canadian institution. Whether you're a local commuter or a traveller exploring Halifax, this Tim Hortons location offers a familiar haven where you can indulge in your favourite treats and enjoy the moment.

The Fog Company:

Executive Pastry Chef, Cori Osborne introduces “The Fog Company” located at heart of Queen’s Marque. Prepare to be amazed by their outrageously imaginative ice cream and confections, including handcrafted chocolates, candy sea glass, and spun-to-order "fog." Each visit promises a delightful and memorable experience.


Don't miss out on the one-of-a-kind experience offered by Beavertails. These artisanal Canadian pastries are simply irresistible, boasting over 120 different combinations to tantalize your taste buds. Served piping-hot, the hand-stretched whole-wheat pastries are both crispy and chewy at the same time. With endless flavour combinations, they promise an experience you will never forget.

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Caffè Lucca:

What started as a little Piaggio Ape50 scooter-truck carrying a mobile espresso bar, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia based Caffè Lucca will expand into a space in the Salt Yard on the Halifax, Waterfront/ They'll be serving a full menu of espresso-based drinks and delicious, locally-made treats.

Katch – Seafood:

Experience the best of modern seafood at KATCH Seafood, where authentic East Coast seafood meets warm East Coast hospitality. Their menu boasts an enticing selection of seafood dishes, poutines, and even donair rolls. Prepare yourself for a boatload of deliciousness that will leave you craving more.

Smoke’s Poutinerie:

Nestled along the waterfront, Smoke's Poutinerie offers a diverse menu exclusively dedicated to the iconic Canadian dish, poutine. Their vision is to provide a unique Canadian food experience that will entertain taste buds around the world. Legend has it that Smoke spent days and nights turning the precious Canadian Poutine that would win over the tastebuds of a Molly Ringwald look-a-like so he could moonwalk straight into her heart!

Black Bear Ice cream:

Another local favourite Black Bear Ice Cream is old fashioned ice cream made right here at home in Nova Scotia. They offer a unique range of ice creams and with exciting names that will leave you coming back for more! To top it all off, everything they make is all handmade in Halifax with love.

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Dave’s Lobster:

Dave’s Lobster creates authentic seafood experiences by providing you with the ultimate Atlantic Canadian lobster rolls and grilled cheese sandwiches. According to the Globe and Mail, “Dave’s Lobster … makes the best lobster rolls – In. The. World.” Prepare to be captivated by the rich flavours and freshness of their seafood offerings.

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No matter where you go on the Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk, there is always a place for you to enjoy the fresh Nova Scotian food and amazing hospitality!

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