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Haddock Burger - The Canteen on Portland, Dartmouth, NS

The Canteen on Portland

4.8
4.8
3073 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Farm-to-table
The Canteen is a full-service neighbourhood restaurant in Downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired seasonal fare for lunch, brunch and dinner. At the helm in the kitchen is award-winning chef and co-owner Renee Lavallee. Her seasonal menus are influenced by classic French, Italian and traditional Nova Scotian cuisine – with a little bit of Renée’s magic thrown in. Signature items include The Canteen Burger, The Crobster Roll, Seafood Chowder and more.



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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (902) 425-9272
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Lavallee
  • Neighbourhood
    Dartmouth
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,073 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Food

  • Atlantic Canada

    Best Value

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for brunch

  • Atlantic Canada

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Atlantic Canada

    Most Booked

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Overall

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Food

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Service

  • Nova Scotia

    Best Value

  • Nova Scotia

    Great for brunch

  • Nova Scotia

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Nova Scotia

    Healthy

  • Nova Scotia

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Nova Scotia

    Most Booked

3,073 Reviews
  1. Nathan

    Atlantic Canada

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From beginning to end our experience was fabulously curated and guided by our outstanding bartender Ansel! He created a one or a kind cocktail for me based on my flavour preferences that blew me away! The food was outstanding! Crab dip is a must!! The citrus zest added such a vibrant element that I selfishly hoarded far more than my equal share of the appetizer! I will definitely be cruising the public transport yacht back over to Dartmouth to indulge in Canteen’s devilishly delicious delights !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Canteen never disappoints. The staff are always friendly and the food is amazing.

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  3. HerbieO

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been going to the Canteen for years and have always loved the food but I ordered the steak and fries yesterday and I don’t think I’ve ever been as dissatisfied as I was. It’s like I was 1/3 of an actual steak and I asked for it to be cooked medium but that steak was so dry and definitely was cooked to my liking. Still love the canteen but I’d give that meal a 1.5/10.

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  4. goDining

    Toronto

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Brought out of province guests and they loved it! A great taste of Nova Scotia and a wonderful and fun dining experience. Always great service. A bit too loud to talk but somehow we managed!

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  5. Colby

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favourite place in Dartmouth. Every time we go there we leave fully satisfied. Can never go wrong with a pasta dish with local pasta from Maria’s Pantry.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I can't believe we waited so long to eat here. Lived in this neighborhood for several years and finally went. And it did not disappoint! Our server Marc was a dream and the food was perfect! Crab dip, fresh oysters, seafood chowder, crobster, carrot cake, etc... Outstanding and can't wait to go back! Happy customers!

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  7. Carrie

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent overall!

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  8. BonnieS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were terrific! Lovely fresh favours. Highly recommend.

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  9. VickieW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent as was the service. It was a bit noisy, but not enough to inhibit conversation

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  10. GaryM

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was fantastic! Our server was helpful and made the birthday experience for my wife a great one. We will be back.

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FAQs

The Canteen on Portland offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 425-9272.

The Canteen on Portland is rated 4.8 stars by 3073 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 46 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Canteen on Portland

22 Portland Street, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 1G9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Dartmouth
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, Seafood, Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Renee Lavallee
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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