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The Blue Mermaid

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10 Market St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
+1 905-684-7465
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

An long standing traditional restaurant in the centre of St. Catharines. We had forgotten what a wonderful dining experience the Blue Mermaid provides. We were a table of 7, including 3 generations ages from 12 to 75, and our reservation wasn' t until 7:30pm.all the dishes were excellent, the vegetables were freshly cooked, and all plates were served in a... More 

Thank Elizabeth E
St. Catharines, Canada
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is good, but the restaurant looks like it hasn't changed in 30 years. Time for an update with the menu and the decor. The staff and service is excellent, the food is average.

1 Thank plclcl
St. Catharines, Canada
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent dinner in very relaxed atmosphere. Presentation and quality of food met my expectations.

1 Thank Renzo B
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was great as well as the service. Only thing we didn't like was the downstairs chairs. We found them very uncomfortable and needed to be updated. Upstairs is sooo much better.

Thank liana1052
St. Catharines, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a fine dining experience. You will not be disappointed in the quality of they food. Very friendly service. It is expensive but that is the price you'll pay for excellence. Love it!

Thank Renee B
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Happened to be in St. Catharines yesterday and paid my second visit to this lovely restaurant . Located near the market in downtown St. Catharines so parking is easily accessible . Restaurant on two levels . Downstairs is casual , upstairs a lirttle more intimate and formal . I appreciate the menu , atmosphere, ambience and quality of service provided... More 

Thank Loretta N
St Catharines
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I have been going to this restaurant for over 30 years and I have never been disappointed. It is a classic steak house with great steaks and seafood. The cocktails are a generous pour compared to many restaurants and the service is professional and accommodating. The bar/lounge is a great spot for informal dining and has piano on the weekend.

Thank David S
Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

go for it worth the money service is incredible food was fantastic a little pricy but well worth every bite steaks were perfect fresh ingrediants at every bite my mouth is watering just thinking about it

Thank mark p
St. Catharines, Canada
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

It has been some time since we had dinner at the Blue Mermaid. We ate there on New Years Eve and things have not changed. Fantastic food and atmosphere.

Thank William B
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

In a positive way you don't know whether you're in the 70's, 80's, 90's or Noughties at the BM. You imagine that the interior decor, wood panelling etc have been there since the 'good ole days'. Service is consistent, considered and personal. Great conversation with some history and heritage there for all to see. Food wise, the Caesar salad is... More 

Thank pjj2k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market St, St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 5C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  St. Catharines>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 905-684-7465

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