Vegetarian (& Vegan!) Smashburgers at The Lockside Canteen

The Lockside Canteen

Click order now  to see this weekend's menu and pre-order online so your food will be ready shortly after you arrive. Lines can be long so it's strongly recommended to order ahead.

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Saturday - Sunday
We take cash, card (TAP ONLY), and Apple Pay. Prices include HST.
Everything is vegetarian with vegan and GF options.

"Better than a regular hamburger. Much better."

Jordan's Dad

"My vegetarian is in love!"

Halifax ReTales

I was a little sad when it was announced no more tacos... BUT then I sunk my teeth into the best burger I’ve had in a long long time.

@patjames_

"It's gonna be a tasty summer"

@n8blades

“Pals. @lemondogslemonade’s new burgs wrecked me in the best possible way. I haven’t enjoyed a burger like that since I was a kid.”

@jjsteeves

need tacos

We’re doing things a bit differently this year! There are a lot of awesome taco joints in the city, so let’s mix it up. Check out our list of places you should definitely go to if the hankering for a taco is a real problem in your life. We get it.

In an effort to continue rooting for the environment, we’re going meatless at the shack this year. Don’t fret! Our smashburgers will be made with Impossible Foods and honestly, you won’t even know the difference. Using local produce will always be a priority, and our lemonade game is just as strong as ever. 

meatless

Bring some chiles home!

Try your hand at making your own Mexican food! Dried chiles and other hard-to-find ingredients in our online store with pickup during regular hours. We've got the milder staples of Mexican cuisine (ancho, guajillo, pasilla,) beautiful mid-spicy flavour bombs (cascabel, puya, mulato) and spicy top notes (piquin, árbol, morita) plus mexican oregano and more! Check out the online store for photos and descriptions to help you start learning your way around the incredible world of dried chiles.

 

chile ideas

COVID

Follow all current local guidelines.

Masks are required while on our patio unless you are seated and eating. There are line markers for social distancing BUT we strongly recommend skipping the line by ordering online, whether before you arrive or while at the park. Depending on current lockdown restrictions, seating on the patio may or may not be available, but there are picnic tables throughout the park to use at your discretion. Even better: bring a picnic blanket!

If you cannot order online, cash is accepted, but contactless tap payments are encouraged.

Also, please be patient with us! Good food takes time, and we have limited kitchen staff due to physical limitations in our tiny kitchen.

Season & Weather

Our usual season is from mid-May to mid-October. If we’ll be closed unexpectedly or for weather, we’ll post it on socials either the night before, or morning of. If it’s unclear, send us an email or a DM to confirm!

Rain Policy: we are open normal hours on rainy days when it is considered anything less than heavy or continuous rain. When in doubt: we will open if orders have been placed at least 2 hours before planned open time and remain open while orders continue to be placed. If we opt to close, online ordering will be disabled.

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HOW TO FIND US

We're next to the Fairbanks Centre Museum in Shubie Park at 54 Locks Rd. Dartmouth.

Driving?
From Downtown Dartmouth, take Ochterloney St to Prince Albert Road and keep going straight. Left fork @ Superstore. Continue Northeast/Waverley Rd towards Fall River. Follow the blue signs with the keys on ’em.

Biking or Walking? Follow the canal! There's beautiful trails along Sullivan's Pond, Banook Lake, Lake Mic Mac, through to the deep cut @ lock 3, between the dog park and campground beach.

Taking Transit? Ask 4 transfer.

From Dartmouth Bridge Terminal: hop #55. 
From Ferry Terminal: Xfer to #54. At mall Xfer to #55.
Exit bus @ Montebello Road, turn left on Locks Rd. & walk to end.

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