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Market Square

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Nicely decorated, small-city atrium mall

This mall likely benefits from cruise ship passenger traffic. Being by the water, it isn’t that... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Lots to do, rain or shine

We ventured to Market Square on Labour day for food and a sit by the water. There are lots of... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2018
Stephanie W
Woodstock, Canada
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New Brunswick's Festival Place welcomes you to enjoy a taste of Market Square's finest as you shop, eat, play, and explore! Open from first coffee 'til last call, seven days a week, year round, we are proud to act as the cornerstone of Uptown Saint...more
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Market Square Adminstration of 1 Market Sq | Market Square Adminstration of 1, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Market Square primarily houses the public library, the New Brunswick Museum and several decent restaurants, including Saint John Alehouse, Social Bar Steakhouse, Lemongrass and Grannan’s Seafood. Worth checking out when looking for a place to eat. Not much else there aside from the above destinations.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Stephen T
Reviewed November 11, 2018

This mall likely benefits from cruise ship passenger traffic. Being by the water, it isn’t that central. I’ve been passing through for over 25 years. Stores come and go, likely marginally successful. The library and New Brunswick Museum account for some of the flow-through traffic....More

Date of experience: October 2018
15  Thank KodoDrummer
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Not a whole lot in this mall, but a few shops, eateries, museum and public library upstairs. Cool plains hanging from the ceiling.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank tammyBaltimore_Md
Reviewed September 5, 2018

We ventured to Market Square on Labour day for food and a sit by the water. There are lots of options for meals, from $-$$$, indoors or out, even a Beavertail vendor on the boardwalk. I took my electric scooter (Triad) and drove up the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Stephanie W
Reviewed September 1, 2018

This is a central spot to access the waterfront, snacks/lunch, the museum, library, and washrooms. My 8 year old enjoyed the fountain and escalators!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank crunchygranolamama1
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Great shops, good fast food outlets and having the New Brunswick Museum on the premises is a real "plus". Well situated in the city centre of Saint John with plenty of parking both indoor ans well as at street level. Always a pleasure to be...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Max D
Reviewed August 4, 2018

I didn't find anything special about the place, some statues that is it. When there is a national or local accusation the place become alive other than that .... nothing

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sharshabel
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

This is an inside/outside little market. We went for dinner here one night but sat inside instead of the patio due to the wind. It has a sandy area for the kids to run around in and a stage which I am sure is in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JennC1212
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Great location with some good restaurants but low traffic and generally is pretty dead - and museum leaving is a problem for the future.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Paradoxpointer
Reviewed January 3, 2018

Every time I go to Saint John, I always make time to take a jaunt through Market Square. There's just about everything there that one will need, from books to suits and a lot in between.

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank Paul K
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