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Fan's Restaurant

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451 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1J9, Canada
+1 902-469-9165
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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1,136 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,612 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was a little on the cold side and kind of greasy this time. Found the service slow and disorganized. Prices have gone up and the restaurant every time you want to make a change cannot do it or they make a fuss. Even when its a mistake they have done still question you about it.

Thank dgg123
Halifax, Canada
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have been here a couple dozen times over ten years.The food has done downhill so bad this last year.The eggroll should speak for itself (what is in that fill).I threw most of my cantonese chow mein ,it was soggy mush and wasn t even close to being made right.The staff and service is noticeably bad compared to most restaurants.The... More 

Thank 406theodore406
LaHave, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to fans for lunch. We have been going there for years.this past weekend we waited 5 mins to be seated then 15 mins before our order was taken. We got our drinks and the spring rolls came great! Then 35 mins later our meal came. Unacceptable! They never came back to see if we needed... More 

Thank swoickle
Nova Scotia, Canada
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Fan's for years.....started when it was called Fran's. I went 2-4 times per week. I've watched the service disappear, and the quality and quantity of the food deteriorate while the prices climbed. I'm taking my business elsewhere. To think this "institution" has been reduced to "crap" is sad.

2 Thank Les B
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92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

It's a shame what happened to this place. The finer dishes are higher quality but service and cleanliness have declined. Small but significant issue; dirty plates. It was less than amusing. Overall good value to price ratio.

Thank Nick L
Halifax, Canada
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735 reviews
483 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I had dinner here recently and my friend warned me that the service was very fast...too fast if you want to have a visit over a meal. So take your time with ordering if you are not in a rush or you could be in and out in less than 30 minutes. Won-ton soup and spring rolls were good. We... More 

Thank Acadia80
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 February 2017

if you like Chinese you have to try this ,great food good menu nice waiters place is clean that's important to me great for luinch , supper or anytime oh and the soup is a must -they make all of their own sauces too

Thank Darrell F
Halifax, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I have never felt the need to review before, but this meal demanded it. I have gone to Fan's a few times over the years and the quality has gone way down. Tonight was the worst service and food I have ever had at a restaurant!!! We had a reservation for 7 and everyone ordered a different plate to share... More 

Thank mike_o_000
Waverley, Canada
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394 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

It's been quite a while since we dined at Fan's, but as usual, it didn't disappoint. The portions were very generous and our meals were hot and delicious. I couldn't finish my "Combo 1" selection and took some home. Our server was attentive but did forget to bring a couple of things to the table. The Chinese tea was good... More 

Thank JeanYHZ
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I don't know what's going on with this restaurant we have been going here for quite some time and the food has been GREAT. With really good service......however....... The last 2 times I have gone the food was well not good. Let's talk about the service....... The waitress took out order fair enough.....then it went down hill from there ordered... More 

Thank Regina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 451 Windmill Rd, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B3A 1J9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Dartmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 902-469-9165

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?