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The Blue Mermaid

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10 Market Square, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
19056847465
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I always look forward to eating at the Blue Mermaid. Lunch, dinner, late night snack are always great, the service warm and we always go away feeling as if our patronage was appreciated by the family.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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7 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were at this restaurant for our anniversary in June. It was so great I had to come back. So we Just finished dinner and drinks for my birthday in the lounge. Went with a group of 9. Great atmosphere. We spent around $400 worth of food and drinks. Everything was fine up until the end. They couldnt split the... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy dining downstairs on Thursday, Friday or Saturday when Eddy Pisso is playing at the piano. The food is superb.

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Nelson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Too tired to go anywhere else, I just stayed at my hotel for my first night's dinner. But very happy that I did, I had a nicd bowl of chowder with fresh bread and butter. The chowder was 'original' with small asparagus tips in it. Delicious! Attentive, friendly service. I asked if I could take my dessert back to my... More 

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1 Thank ConanRichardson
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On May 16th a wonderful friend treated us to a special anniversary dinner at The Blue Mermaid. David was our incredible server who engaged us in some interesting folklore subjects. We enjoyed watching David make a fantastic Caesar salad table side - it turned out to be the best Caesar salad we have ever tasted. The atmosphere, food and service... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

We went on a Monday night and found the restaurant empty. There is an upper restaurant and a lower lounge. We went upstairs as the seating in the lounge was not condusive to my hubby's height for eating. The entire place is clean but tired. The washrooms were very clean but you could tell that an update is sorely needed.... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

This restaurant is very popular for meetings as it's very central next to local market, down town St. Catharines,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Excellent food and service all around. Family enjoying some time away and thought we would check out St. Catherines. Wife mentioned Blue Mermaid after checking out some of the local sites during the day. We enjoyed some Lobster Tails, Crab Legs and some calamari. Food was excellent and the staff made sure we had a great time with lots of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

And the waiters wear tuxedos. Great place for a relaxing lunch in the downstairs piano bar, best lobster sandwiches this side of Charlottetown, and attentive wait staff who have been here for decades. Fancier menu upstairs. Decent though not outstanding chowder. Nothing trendy. The classics, cooked properly, served elegantly. Seafood is the Blue Mermaid's raison d'être, and it is just... More 

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Thank Chris M
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you want to expereince a romantic dinner or a sophicated business luncheon, this is the place to go. The food is fine dining and excellant service and excellant taste!!! A must go if you enjoy sea food!!!

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Canadian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market Square, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 19056847465

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