Awards & Accolades

The Coast’s Best of Halifax Awards

Gold: Best Pub Food & Best Caesar Silver: Best Chowder & Best Bar Bronze: Best Open Mic”

DevourFest Chowder SmackDown Champion

“Chef Richard and the team brought home the first place trophy for the 2015 Devour Fest Chowder Smackdown on November 6th, 2015! .”

Best Bar in Reader’s Choice Awards

“We were named the Best Bar in the 2015 Citizen’s Reader’s Choice Awards! .”

Downtown Halifax Winter Warrior

“Durty Nelly’s displayed tenacity and worked hard through the harsh 2014/2015 winter months. With few closures and even snow day promotions, we were able to provide a warm, hospitable experience through this treacherous winter! .”

Culinary SOS: Chowder and biscuits from Nova Scotia

“Durty Nelly’s was happy to share its recipe for this chowder, which is rich, creamy and satisfying. The restaurant also included its cheddar and green onion biscuits recipe, which it recommends serving alongside a bowl of the chowder.”

The Best Irish Pubs in Canada

“How’s this for authenticity: Durty Nelly’s was built in Ireland in 2008, then imported across the pond (piece by piece) a year later where it was re-built on the corner of Argyle and Sackville in downtown Halifax. Restaurant Makeover chef David Adjey oversees a hearty menu of classic Irish pub fare (get the lamb shank and the mussels).”

Halifax’s 12 best breakfasts

“At Durty Nelly’s whether the Irish breakfast, corned beef hash, or steak and eggs (among other things) are ordered, this restaurant requires a cleared schedule, because the make-your-own-caesar bar, with dozens of garnishes, rimmers and hot sauces, deserves some serious commitment. 10:30am to 1:30pm Saturday and Sunday.”

Five Irish Pubs in North America

“Saddle up to the bar for a pint and hearty Irish pub fare like Guinness braised lamb shank and Irish stew — you’ll also find live music most nights.”