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St. Martins

The Caves Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived with a tour to see the Caves. It was about 1:30pm and our guide called ahead on this blustery, cold rainy day. We were told the inside dining room was full and we'd have to eat outside, which would have been terrific on...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were herded in for fish chowder. Local flavor but not interesting choice for our lunch received can of pop and 2 cookies. Liked the experience of local flavor but not anything else. Small cramped diner.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Mel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is very busy with a cafeteria like seating. I found the lobster roll only OK, but the fish and chips were good and so was the seafood chowder.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank tinathorn69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you traveling to St. John, New Brunswick you have to include a visit to the fishing village of St. Martins to see the caves at low tide and you MUST have lunch at the Caves Restaurant. You can enjoy the best seafood chowder and...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Warren W
Bruhut, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your wonderful review,the staff and I take great pride in what we do . Bruce and staff

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for Lunch on a rainy and windy day. Couldn't ask for better comfort food to warm you up. Seafood chowder was creamy and loaded with delicious seafood. It was accompanied by a melt in your mouth biscuit. Cookies for dessert and we left...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank fclg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I looked this up I was excited to go. The website said it was open, but when we arrived a sign said they are only open on bus days. I guess I would say that if you plan to eat here in October I...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank pppylv29
Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Stopped by after a storm resulting in no power. Tour bus operator checked with folks inside and said they could only sell cold drinks, nothing hot or food. When we went in, the woman behind the counter was not very nice when we offered to...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank 575tomh
Reviewed October 16, 2019

I love the food here but was so disappointed to find the restaurant closed on a day that the website said it was open It is a very long drive to St. Martins to get there and have to turn around.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank poohbr_14
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

The caves are a beautiful site from the deck or up close. But get here during low tide. Mostly sea food of course but burgers. Don't let the flies bother you. Food looks good and others have said so. Too early for food for us.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank sillysull
Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

Our taxi cab driver brought us here for lunch after a tour with a promise of the world's best chowder. As promised, the chowder was delicious. However the lobster roll was very skimpy and not worth the money

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Karen S
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Kelly C
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Don R | Reviewed this property |
No, I've never heard of anyone needing a reservation. It can be a busy spot but it can also accommodate a large crowd. Enjoy your visit.
Chrissy S
May 22, 2017|
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After Thanksgiving, the Caves restaurant is open only when cruises dock in the Saint John harbour. If definitely closes for the season early November (when cruises season ends as well). It re-opens early May.
October 2, 2015|
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Response from Bruhut | Property representative |
We will be open full time until October 12th and after that only on cruise ship days best to call ahead to check on times 1-506-833-4698 r 1-506-333-4691 My cell. Hope this is helpful. Bruce
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