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Best Cheap Restaurants and Places to Eat in Halifax

Hungry for ideas on where you can find cheap restaurants and places to eat in Halifax?

Here are some of the best values the city has to offer.

4 Affordable Halifax Hotels

Courtyard Halifax Downtown, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

Travelodge Suites Dartmouth, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

Best Western Plus Chocolate Lake Hotel, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

Comfort Inn Halifax, TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner.

More ideas: Cheap Hotels & Places to Stay in Halifax

Check Groupon for Deals on Halifax Restaurants

image of Groupon one of the ways to save when you are planning a cheap vacationHungry for great food at a great price? One place to start is by perusing the latest Halifax food and drink deals on Groupon, the money-saving website that features local discounts in 150 cities.

Visit the Halifax “Food & Drink” Groupon page and you’ll find savings from 40% and up on breakfast, lunch and dinner spots.

The Halifax “Food & Drink” Groupon page is a smart place to check out when you’re first planning your trip and even when you’re in the middle of your Halifax visit because new deals get added weekly and even daily many times.

Breakfast anyone?

If it’s a cheap breakfast place you’re looking for to start your day, here are a few of the best spots in Halifax.

On Saturday mornings you’ll want to make your way to Maxwell’s Plum beer bar where you can sit down to bacon, eggs, toast and fries for an incredible $2.

Any day of the week, pop into Gus’ Pub and you can score bacon, hash browns, toast and eggs for $3.25, tax included! Add a coffee for just a dollar more.

At the Ardmore Tea Room the two-egg special is a budget-friendly $3.50 and comes with toast, bacon and hash browns.

Feel like French toast? The Armview makes theirs from a baguette and it’s only $5.50.

Near the Maritime Centre building? Head into Nick’s Place and savour a greasy spoon breakfast for a budget-friendly $5.

And if you’re wallet has really hit bottom, head over to Certainly Cinnamon where, if the stars align, you can grab yourself a day-old cinnamon bun for 50 cents.


Don’t want to break the bank on a burger?

These affordable lunch places will satisfy your appetite and your inner thrifty.

Nick’s Place, located in the Maritime Centre food court, has one of the best cheap deals in Halifax—a cheeseburger for a miserly $3!

Give the Westcliff Grocery & Lunch a try, where a fries and a made-fresh-that-day burger is only $4.50. Add a milkshake for just $1.75.

And Maxwell’s Plum beer bar serve’s up a yummy burger platter for only $5.50.

Eclectic Lunch Options

When it comes to lunch, Halifax has quite a variety of scrumptious food and tasty deals on its plate.

How about a mouthwatering meat wrap from Certainly Cinnamon for a budget-boosting $5.50?

Check out Burrito Jax, where you can choose from a bevy of burritos and it will cost you less than $6.

Feel like a bento box? They’re just $7 at the Rich Forest Café.

If you’re near Scotia Square and feel like something spicy, head inside to the food court and make a beeline for A Taste of India. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday you can dive into their buffet for $7 or less.

On Fridays a great place for value-priced lunch is the Halifax Seaport International Farmers Market where you will find a cornucopia of tastes from around the world at fantastic prices. Sink your teeth into food from Pakistan, Madras, Indonesia, Zimbabwe and more, and in most cases you’ll only be spending $5 or less.

1 Cent Steak (yes, you read it right)

Steak lovers will drool over this deal.

Head over to Your Fathers Moustache on Tuesdays and when you order a 6 oz. steak dinner at this restaurant you can get a second steak dinner for only 1 cent! Now that’s cheap eatin’!

Affordable Appetizers

Nothing gets a thrifty lunch or dinner off on the right foot than cheap hors d’oeuvres.

You are by the ocean after all, so how about 2 for 1 Mussels Monday at Brussels Restaurant and Brasserie?

Or, stop by The Five Fisherman Grill between 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. and indulge in Oyster Happy Hour where baked or raw oysters are just a $1.50 each.

If cheap wings are your thing, Your Fathers Moustache pub has 40 cent wings on Thursdays. And keep this in mind…if it’s Saturday, and after 8:00 P.M., Your Fathers Moustache serves up the best deal of the night—nachos for ½ price.

Drink Deals

After strolling the streets and seawall sightseeing, it’s nice to kickback and enjoy a refreshing drink. Even nicer when they are on special.

Head over to ONYX on a Monday and you can enjoy a $10 mojito for $7. Stop by on a Tuesday and you can get a $10 martini for only $6.

Every day of the week Pipa Restaurant has drink specials, including $5 off pitchers of Portuguese sangria on Wednesdays and $4 off a pitcher of beer on Fridays.

Every day of the week the Split Crow Pub has a different beer special on the menu and $10 pitchers of beer everyday.

For a roundup of where to find cheap drinks, and on what night, check out this great list of the best cheap drink places in Halifax.

Be thrifty and practical! This information was accurate when published, but can change without notice. We recommend you confirm all details with the provider in question before planning your excursion.

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