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Saint John Ale House

1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-657-2337
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fries” (70 reviews)
“kettle chips” (26 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A nice friendly place to have a drink or appie and watch the crowd pass by. Staff Are very friendly A must place to stop

Thank Mal B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our first time here. Friends from Saint John recommended this spot. It is near the waterfront, in a row of great restaurants. We were staying at the Holiday Inn Express - a short walk along the passageway! We sat on the patio - quick, friendly...More

Thank MexicoTraveller2005
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great, beer selection great, slow service even when we were there before the rush came in!! Scallops were delish

Thank realcookerahle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for a beer at the bar and found a very good waiter Jaret. Not able to give a review on the food.

Thank Jamesftw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Always great food and a plethora of local craft beers to choose from. I always have the same appetizer (Fundy Bay scallops) but my entre is always something fun and new. Local food, local beer. It doesn't get any better!

Thank DapperWeim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Literally, where do you start with this delicious, fully loaded cheese burger cooked to perfection! So much burger the fries were barely touched; the burger was ablotulely spot on cooked and flavourful. In fact, bring your appetite if you want to finish the meal. Next...More

Thank florence b
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love the Saint john Ale house. the food is fantastic and well worth the small wait. The chef Jesse's food is great tasting .

Thank Tracy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunny patio, great beer selection, and the buttermilk chicken fingers are the best I've ever had. Go here.

Thank Stephanie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I decided to eat here while I was in Saint John for union business. While the atmosphere is great and it's a beautiful spot, we hated the food. I am sure it's someone's cup of tea but I had smoked fish cakes...More

1  Thank Wendy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I (plus a dog) visited the Saint John Ale House for lunch. We sat on the patio and the server brought our dog water right away. We noticed that the food prices were higher than expected, but the ingredients are local to...More

Thank CoastalGal22
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Questions & Answers
18 July 2017|
Response from Randy S | Reviewed this property |
That's not possible. Was your dip super salty and weird temperatured? You got the right one
brian t
20 July 2016|
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Response from Peter S | Property representative |
Yes, our Gluten Free options on the menu have a GF beside them. Our chefs are very well versed in this and all our food is made from scratch and can be modified to meet your nutritional needs.
23 September 2015|
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Response from Leonard L | Reviewed this property |
This a licensed restaurant with no accomodations of any kind. Nearest are Hilton and Delta which are connected with an indoor pedway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
  • E-mail
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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