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The Canteen on Portland

The Canteen



The Canteen on Portland is a bright and cheery neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of downtown Dartmouth, serving up chef-inspired fare for lunch, dinner, and Saturday brunch.

The Canteen prides itself on honest, unpretentious food, made with love. Settle into an approachable menu influenced by classic French, Italian, and Nova Scotia cuisine, featuring crowd-pleasing dishes, packed with bold flavour, and handcrafted cocktails sourced with seasonal local ingredients. During the warmer months, the “Crobster Roll” reigns supreme: a warm, buttery roll piled high with Nova Scotia snow crab and lobster, mixed with grainy mustard, dill, truffle oil and shredded lettuce.

The Canteen captures the vibrant spirit of downtown Dartmouth in every aspect, inducing a sense of community and belonging for locals and visitors alike.


22 Portland St
Halifax, NS

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  • MondayClosed
  • Tuesday11 AM – 2:30 PM, 5 – 9 PM
  • Wednesday11 AM – 2:30 PM, 5 – 9 PM
  • Thursday11 AM – 2:30 PM, 5 – 9 PM
  • Friday11 AM – 2:30 PM, 5 – 10 PM
  • Saturday10 AM – 2 PM, 5 – 10 PM
  • SundayClosed

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