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Saint John Ale House

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1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit. There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel. We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.
+1 506-657-2337
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 186
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  • 86
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  • 29
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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food, amazing beer!

Ate here twice and it was delicious. First night has the scallops - wow, so good. Lobster risotto was underwhelming but the risotto was very good. The flight of beers I had were very well picked and the organic, non-carbonated brew I had was surprisingly delicious. Next night had scallops again... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 20, 2015
BradandElizabeth
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Calgary, AB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This spot is a must visit! A bit pricier that your regular spot, but well worth it! Had the chicken fingers and crab dip, to die for! Ambiance here is great, staff also! Don't pass by this place, stop in and enjoy quality food!!!

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Thank Danielbruce
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable here. Close to downtown, a great place to relax, eat, and get some work done while having a drink. I will be back!

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Thank Greg_YHZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lively local atmosphere with a good selection of beer and personable servers. Always upbeat and on cue with trends. Great place for a couple pints with friends and some delicious apps downstairs or even a more formal one upstairs!

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Thank Jeanette G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Eaten here multiple times and never disappointed. I try something new every time and all the food is fresh, local, and so creative.

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Thank Kaylie B
Calgary, AB
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Ate here twice and it was delicious. First night has the scallops - wow, so good. Lobster risotto was underwhelming but the risotto was very good. The flight of beers I had were very well picked and the organic, non-carbonated brew I had was surprisingly delicious. Next night had scallops again (could've ordered just these 3 times and been happy)... More 

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Thank BradandElizabeth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015 via mobile

We ordered the fish and chips and the chicken on sourdough for lunch. The atmosphere was modern Canadian and the staff were professional and friendly. Chips came with our meals, they were very tasty too. Overall, a nice and well priced lunch spot that I would visit again.

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Burlington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Best grapefruit juice and vodka/soda ever. Fresh squeezed juice but dirtiest washrooms, I've seen in a long while. Makes me cringe as to what the kitchen may look like.

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2 Thank deans44
whitefish ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Went here several times and tried many items on the menu . Great food and friendly staff a must visit in Saint John

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Thank johnwhitefish
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

There are craft beers available. But the quality of the food was the surprise. Had fish cakes. Really tasty. Not your ordinary fish cakes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Was in town for business and stopped in solo for a bite to eat and a beer. They have a hue selection of local beers I ended up having a beer flight and the fish and chips. Both were great. Staff was friendly and atmosphere was casual and modern. Overall a great place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Market Square, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
    (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
  • Public Transportation: Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit. There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel. We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: +1 506-657-2337

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Pub, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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