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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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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“kobe beef” (29 reviews)
“oysters” (74 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
334 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1C1, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool tunes, great food, wonderful service and killer cocktails. It's loud, it's buzzing, but the high energy vibe is what makes it special. We always have an amazing time here. Nothing wrong with sitting at the bar if the tables are full. Simply wonderful!

Thank kozycanuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I feel like it wouldn't be at all hyperbolic to say that after tasting the kung pao octopus at Adelaide there is simply no reason to search further for the best meal of my life. Adelaide had an upbeat atmosphere for dinner and drinks with...More

Thank michellefull3r
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son visiting from BC and 3 of his friends wanted to try the food at Adelaide and fist checked in at about 6:30 looking for a table. They were told there were two tables ahead of them and they would get a call when...More

Thank Olga H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in to buy a gift certificate at 4:55pm. Not a soul in the restaurant. Told to leave and come back when they open at 5. The manager just scrolled his phone and didn't even look me in the face. It was 4:55. I walked...More

Thank Sheldon O
Reviewed 17 December 2017

This little restaurant was conveniently right across the street from our hotel. I had the octopus, sprouts and corn. All very unusual combinations or presentation but delicious. The place gets very noisy to the point we really could not have a conversation, but they encourage...More

Thank climber_in_CH
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Great vibe in the restaurant. Full of life and great food. Tuna sashimi is great. Octopus was great. Oyster were perfect. Porkbelly was a big disappointment. Its run by Young people with loud music cocktails and exciting food

Thank Harm K
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I went to Adelaide a few weeks ago with some friends. We ordered oysters and a couple of shareable plates which were fantastic. It was one of my friends first time having oysters and she’s now a big fan. The “shucker” was knowledgeable of each...More

Thank emilesans
Reviewed 4 December 2017

We went as a family of 3 (youngest 21, oldest 51). It was a busy night but it didn't take long to get seated. The food was great with lots of 'shareables' on the menu. Order the 'round for the kitchen' for the fun show...More

Thank PinkyFamily
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Love this place when I visit St. John’s. great food of all types in great tapas style. Cozy atmospheres Be prepared to wait a while for a table as it’s always busy!

Thank Eva S
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

The food was quite enjoyable and the service was very good. We had heard that the restaurant could be noisy but we went down when it opened at 5 and it was fine.

Thank Audrey D
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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
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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