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7 Must-Try Restaurants In St. John’s

St. John’s is an incredible city. With colourful downtown neighbourhoods like Jellybean Row, and amazing nightlife like George Street, it’s definitely worth a visit. But this amazing city is also one of the newest and hottest culinary cities in Canada. We’ve detailed the restaurants that have foodies raving around the world. 


The Fifth Ticket

Incredible food, good service, and great ambiance. Being in the Atlantic, the seafood charcuterie is a must as every bite is unique, fresh, and distinct. The lamb and duck are also great options. All fresh and many local ingredients make this restaurant a can’t miss.

Address: 171 Water St.
Hours: 5:30-9pm
Phone: (709) 752-1100




This hip restaurant is consistently ranked as one of the best in Canada and features an ever-evolving menu with locally sourced ingredients and an extensive wine list. Fine dining with a refined atmosphere, but an incredible culinary experience you can’t pass on.

Address: 95 Water St.
Hours: 5:30-9:30pm
Phone: (709) 579-5800


Merchant Tavern


Located on St. John’s infamous Water Street, The Merchant Tavern pays homage to the working class people that built St. John’s. Delicious and unpretentious casual dining with simple food and amazing cocktails.

Address: 291 Water St.
Hours: 11:30-2pm, 5:30-10:30pm
Phone: (709) 722-5050


Mallard Cottage

One of our favourite restaurants in Newfoundland and Labrador, Mallard Cottage is located in a cozy historical cabin and offers an insanely good breakfast as well as an ever-changing dinner menu that features many locally sourced seasonal meals and classic Newfoundland recipes.

Address: 8 Barrows Rd.
Hours: 4-9pm
Phone: (709) 237-7314


Adelaide Oyster House

The cocktails are incredible and worth the visit alone. Great overall atmosphere, the prices are fair, and the presentation of each dish is photo worthy. This restaurant is definitely worth checking out. If the menu stumps you, try the fish tacos.

Address: 334 Water St.
Hours: 5-10pm
Phone: (709) 722-7222


Chinched Bistro

Go here and get the charcuterie. It’s that simple. The charcuterie boards are incredible, but the eclectic seasonal menu is always amazing. The cocktails are great and the location and vibe is relaxed.

Address: 7 Queen St.
Hours: 5:30-10pm
Phone: (709) 722-3100



Serving up St. John’s best jigs dinner, this sustainably sourced menu is renowned for it’s Newfoundland and Labrador staples and intimate and cozy dining room.

Address: 65 Lemarchant Rd.
Hours: 12-2:30pm. 6-9:30pm
Phone: (709) 579-6565


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