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The Blue Mermaid

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10 Market Square (Opposite City Hall Downtown), St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
905-684-7465
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
The family owned atmosphere and our waiter Dave was the best!

I recently dined at the Blue Mermaid and was treated like family. Our waiter, Dave, was wonderful and made the whole evening perfect. We were introduced to the restaurant owner and his son, and shared stories of their hometown and ours. A better evening could not be had anywhere else.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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Saint Thomas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

I recently dined at the Blue Mermaid and was treated like family. Our waiter, Dave, was wonderful and made the whole evening perfect. We were introduced to the restaurant owner and his son, and shared stories of their hometown and ours. A better evening could not be had anywhere else.

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Oakville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife and I have been at this restaurant at least eight times in the last two years. We always looked forward to it when we come into the area to visit a relative. This all ended last night, when we were served by a new waiter named "Dave". First, we ordered a glass of champagne for my wife. Dave... More 

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koshtaki, Manager at The Blue Mermaid, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for your experience and would love to have you back for dinner. Please call us back and ask for Tom or email us at thebluemermaidrestaurant@gmail.com for further details More 

St. Catharines, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The first time I entered into the Blue Mermaid I was amazed at the interior. It was like walking into a 5 star restaurant from the movies. I went there two times and both were magnificent. The food was delicious, the wine was great and the servers were knowledgeable and charming. David who served me both times made me and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The first time I entered the restaurant I was amazed at the interior. It was like walking into a 5 star restaurant from the movies. The food was delicious, the wine perfect and the servers charming and full of knowledge. David who served me both times made me and my girlfriend feel at home by treating us like family. For... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

You might ENTER thru a small-alley like street, but once upstairs, it is 5th Ave all the way. Having dined at the Blue Mermaid twice, I find their service impeccable. The food? It was great on the first visit and very good on the second. (Note: the second time I was there was on a New Years Eve and they... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

If you wanted to be treated with class, to be served by excellent staff, to have the best quality food to eat then you must go to the Blue Mermaid. Brothers Nick and Tom oversee all aspects of this establishment and do it well. They greet you at the door and from that point on you can be assured that... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

My favourite place to enjoy lunch with friends. A polished subtle atmosphere with excellent food. The steak sandwich is my favourite. The Court Room ( downstairs) with comfortable seating is a relaxed way to catch up with friends.

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Welland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We went here for a staff Christmas party, and to be honest when we walked up to the building, I was very sceptical... but it was phenomenal! The entertainment during the cocktail hour was great and really made the experience that more enjoyable. The food was delicious, I had the junior steak (which was about the size of a normal... More 

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Thorold, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was mine and my boyfriend first time at The Blue Mermaid. We went January 21, 2015. It was a fantastic experience! Dave entertained us with lots of interesting facts about fresh Cesar salad (while making the dressing right in front of us), general fine dining, and what TIP actually means. He made the experience of fine dining a pleasant... More 

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Stoney Creek
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3 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were taken to this restaurant with friends and had never been there before. I must say we had an amazing experience. The service was extremely attentive and the food was fantastic! My partner and I both had steak and our friends both had mahi mahi. We all had apps and cherries jubilee for desert. Our meals were fantastic and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 10 Market Square (Opposite City Hall Downtown), St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 905-684-7465

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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