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The Adelaide Oyster House

$$ - $$$, Seafood,
334 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1C1, Canada
+1 709-722-7222
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“kobe beef” (27 reviews)
“oysters” (86 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (22 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
334 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1C1, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We had a reservation here, but thankfully I made a mistake in my trip itinerary and we showed up here a day early. We never even set foot inside. Just standing in the doorway, my ear were starting to bleed from the level of the...More

Thank MikeyVancouverCanada
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a quick bite with oysters and scallops. The scallops dish was spicy and interesting tastes that we are going to eat again in a couple of days. Top notch and super fresh.

Thank AlbertCrumb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small place so we were surprised to get seated immediately. Only having a one oyster one other time I was unsure if I liked them but being in the oyster house what else should one order. We left it up to our...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a random last minute suggestion and we were SO glad!!!! Amazing atmosphere, staff was super friendly and their playlist was spot on!!! I had the tuna taco and hubby had the fish taco and we were both blown away with flavour! The Newfie...More

Thank Paula M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, this is the BEST place in the city if you’re an oyster lover! We always opt for the shuckers special. The small plates are always full of tons of flavour. Our favourite dishes lately have been the Scallop aguachile (OMG) and the...More

Thank mcol23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in St. John’s for a few nights and had multiple people suggest we hit up Adelaide. Sadly the night we could get in they were sold out of oysters, but the AMAZING tacos more than made up for it. Our table tried tuna,...More

Thank Kyle J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small plates are huge on creativity and flavour. This place was outstanding in every way. Drinks - especially the pimms pina - we’re beyond expectations. The food was so tasty and unique. No one favourite as they were all delicious. But those lobster dumplings....More

Thank Kerry P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While the food may be good, the customer service is poor. If they are unable to accommodate you, whether a group of 3 or larger, they should tell you upfront versus giving you a time based on their waitlist. Last night, 8pm turned into 9pm...More

Thank whelangirl1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The freshest and most delicious oysters in town. Down side: the service is very slow and the size of the entrees is really small (and overpriced). Just go there for drinks and oysters.

Thank juanajuana458
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

BEST. FOOD. EVER. Every bite of food was mouth watering, full of fresh flavor, thoughtfully plated with stunning presentation. The portion sizes are smaller but great for sharing when you order a few different items. We had the duck confeit dumplings, fish tacos, chefs choice...More

Thank Jaslew2407
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Maria P
25 August 2016|
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Response from NLfoodie65 | Reviewed this property |
They will tell you reservations only for 6 or more and not after 6:30. And if 6 don't show up you get charged for those absent. Don't let that put you off though - it is a small place so they have to have some rules.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1C1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-722-7222
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