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Saint John Ale House

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1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
+1 506-657-2337
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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New York City, New York
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Made a reservation based on reviews and was looking forward to eating. Stopped at the bar for a beer first and was served a glass that clearly had just been cleaned with a bleach solution. Decided to adjust and ordered a bottle of wine. The bartender served me in a just washed glass, still dripping wet. My face must have... More 

Thank Z P
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to Saint John Ale House quite a few nights. During the week, it is a more quiet, relaxed to semi-formal environment where you can sit, have drinks and grab a bite to eat (which is always delicious). The upstairs and downstairs components of the restaurant provide enough of a separation depending on the kind of experience you... More 

Thank Giselle Tucker
Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Sample one of 30 or 40 craft brews - many of which are local - served by knowledgeable bar staff. Very good seasonal and local fare.

Thank Lars W
Fredericton, Canada
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My daughter insisted that we go to the Saint John Ale House to try this 35-day aged steak. She had heard of it from a friend and wanted to try it. That night we ordered deep-fried zucchini flowers and shared the 35-day aged steak. The flowers were very good and very tasty. You could easily identify the smoked sausage that... More 

Thank Alessa_Corsilli
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great pub for lunch or dinner. We had the bacon wrapped scallops to start and fish n chip dinners. The haddock was so fresh and the batter was very thin. Excellent! The only thing I wouldn't recommend is the chicken fingers for kids; although delicious they were quite spicy! Our son didn't eat it. Great selection of beers and wine.... More 

Thank redwingschica
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We grabbed a table on the wharf where we could listen to the music, and looked at the menus quickly. This one caught our eye -- something for our little person, and something that appealed to us too. Wow. It was fantastic. We shared a mixed board of local cheeses, charcuterie, olives, and bread. It was an excellent value --... More 

Thank anthropo
St. John's, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did enjoy my meal at this Ale House, by making a few personal changes to menu selection. I was very pleased with the wait staff trying to accommodate my request, however the presensation left a lot to be desired. We had several people in our party and we found the menu was a bit limited, was not too impressed... More 

Thank Brehank
Savannah, GA
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The best French Fries I have ever had! We were just traveling through and stopped for lunch. Trouble finding parking; GPS wanted us to turn down the street that is closed for pedestrian use only. But panic short-lived, there's a big parking lot just down the street and practically adjacent. It was a cold, windy, rainy day, so nobody was... More 

Thank marshmomma
Williams Lake, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent pub with good quality beer selection and well prepared meals. I had haddock and fries and went quite well with the beer. Atmosphere is good and animated. Service very good.

Thank Mircea R
London, ON
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our meal here. Chose the light and refreshing blueberry ale from their fantastic beer selection (Ale House = duh) and it was a delight - fresh blueberries floating up and down in the ale... a lovely unique treat on a hot night! The food was outstanding. The rib eye was over-priced but I just LOVED it - succulent, juicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Sq, 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
We are a progressive pub with loads of local craft beers on tap and in the bottle. We have great Chef Jesse Vergen that seeks out the very best of local ingredients to present an ever evolving menu. We are cutting edge, fun and entertaining...seek a reservation online or give us a shout. We sit on the waterfront in Saint John with great entertainment and a big patio for fun all summer long!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?