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The Blue Mermaid

10 Market Square (Opposite City Hall Downtown), St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada (Downtown)
905-684-7465
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Ranked #21 of 326 restaurants in St. Catharines
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Toronto
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We were in St. Catherines yesterday for a ceremony to honour a dear friend. After we left the University we dined at Blue Mermaid. A wonderful experience. Service was very friendly and fun. When we alerted them that we did not have a whole lot of time as we had to drive back to Toronto, the staff were most accommodating.... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years, a good portion of it in fine dining in California. St. Catharines is not California. Lesson learned. Three positives for the night-- my dinner date (my sister), the wine, and Kelly, the lounge bartender who actually cared that we were very disappointed. If you're used to a server who doesn't... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

A little difficult to find at night it is next to the downtown market. Went for dinner after a long drive to the Niagara area. Seafood and steak specialties in comfortable but dark dining area. Piano bar in basement. Family run with a proud tradition of good food and friendly service. Staff very interested in where you are from and... More

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St. Catharines, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have been Mermaid guests since it opened. Tom and Nick remember you....even if it has been months since you were there the last time. The Mermaid calamari is the best, yes, the best I've tasted in North America. My wife swears by their Greek salad. Our last visit, included those two appetizers, as well as Lobster dainties for her... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We went there based on Dnatkin review and it was spot on. I would suggest getting dressed accordingly and avoid bringing your kids as it was causing some stress to us during our meal. We have very calm kids and nothing happened fortunately. Despite that they were awesome with us, getting some fries for them. I suggest you get the... More

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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

As you enter, don't be put off by the 1970's decor or the waiters in tuxedos. This is an excellent seafood restaurant with an amazing staff. We were WAY underdressed (in our opinions) but the staff was very inviting and accommodating. They went out of their way to make our children comfortable with "kid cocktails" and to explain everything from... More

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Oakville, Ontario
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013 via mobile

This is your server letting you know that I did apologize for your meal and you did completely finish your entire meal even though you weren't satisfied. Had you clearly made a full complaint before finishing your meal I would of gladly prepared you another entree. For the record the sauce was made in the restaurant not in the can.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

My father was visiting us from uk and wanted a steak so we chose this restaurant. His steak was very good. We all had a taste and it was very nice. A touch over cooked but good. The rest however was awful. My dover sole was supposed to be a special treat and was really bad . I was asked... More

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Ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The staff are tremendous and you feel really welcomed by them all. Food and service is above and beyond and the owners even help and are always very friendly and come by and visit each and every table. What service. Would highly recommend this place for any celebration!

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Oakville, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Delicious food, had a huge lobster tail, butter, lemon, mashed potatoes and vegetables, was very good quality. Would definitely go back here again

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