Billy's Seafood Company

4.3
86 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
For the past 25 years, we’ve been proud to offer a unique, intimate atmosphere inside Saint John’s historic City Market. Our large bar, cozy dining room and seasonal patio make us the perfect place to catch up over a drink or take a first date. Couple that with fresh local food and a convenient on-site fish market, there’s no way you can go wrong.
What 86 People Are Saying
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The calamari was more batter than calamari. The waiter advised he would bring more then didn’t. We asked that it be removed which they did but later when we reviewed the bill we were overcharged on the drinks.

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robinl
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Our server was new and what she lacked in knowledge she made up for with enthusiasm. We’ll be back.

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RitO
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service;
Lobster Roll and Caesar Salad very good

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vipPBSJ
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I find the portion sizes generous so I order either soup/chowder and an appetizer or just a main course. I rarely have dessert.

There is a very nice selection of wines by the glass. The beer on tap varies and includes local craft brews.

This is a seafood place so plan on having fish, scallops, mussels, lobster, etc. The fish and chips is reliably good as is the chowder.

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Doug
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service and food were exceptional as always! Billy’s never disappoint😊

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Fumeron
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service, atmosphere, and the food is all amazing...one of my top SJ restaurant picks!!

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RitO
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service, excellent!
Safety and health practices very good.

Restaurant very tastefully decorated for the Christmas season.

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RobF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went for date night and it was a great pic. Staff was very friendly, food was great and the restaurant was very nicely decorated. We were very happy with our choice and will definitely return. Thanks!

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Barb
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A meal served at Billy's is always nicely presented, but that is secondary to the meal itself. The food is always delicious and the portion size forces the decision of dessert, if only one had room!

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LouiseM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was excellent and so was the service. The Christmas decor added to the dining experience

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MGJF
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

If you like seafood, this is one of the best places in the city to go. Great food, excellent service.

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vipPBSJ
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Scallops were cooked exactly as they should be -- perfect. Fries are amongst the best I've had recently. New York cheesecake is very good and a perfect size for sharing.

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KellyC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent and the food was amazing

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vipPBSJ
Montreal
24 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Had trouble finding our OpenTable reservation but although they were busy, they were able to seat us. Fish (2 pieces) and chips were very good. Caesar salad was typical. Seafood with fettuccine was very good. There was one dessert available -- upon reflection we should have split an order.

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AllenL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

We had Clams and Chips ( Not complaints) Cup of Chowder - good. And Scallops & Chips.
I found the Price very high seeing that the plate consisted of what I'd call a small order of fries and 7 small scallops ( pan fried. was expecting batter fried) .
If we return, I strongly doubt either of us would order scallops again.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great food, wonderful service and very prompt. Convenient location to dinner before catching a show at the Imperial Theatre!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and our server was lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meal

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Annonymous
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Great location. Happy to recommend to friends.

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Did Billy's Chop Chop offering: soup and sandwich. It was quite good. Almost too much for lunch. I would have liked to have seen a lunch seafood offering though (not just the mussels) as that's really what I'm looking for when I go to Billy's. FYI the scallops and bacon jam from last year were unbelievable!

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DawnB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I had an awesome time. My meal was 100% spot on for flavour. My husband was a little disappointed in his meal.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a tremendous dinning experience. The ambiance was casual and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every thing was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night.

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maryb
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Billy’s Seafood. The service was excellent. The food was delicious- those fries?!? That is an addiction waiting to happen!

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TinaS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Both servers were great however, the server that was just leaving from the day shift was amazing! She is your biggest fan and a great asset to your company. She made solid recommendations for food and sold us immediately. She believes in you and your company, she was what we call Customer Obsessed! And was a hoot. I do not recall her name but she is a valuable employee you will want to keep! I had my boss down from Toronto as well as a few other working partners, I wanted to give them a maritime experience and your establishment helped me make that happen ~ Thank you Billy's Seafood!

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EmilyB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Generous portions. Lobster Mac N Cheese was delicious

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vipBrianmsr
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Best Lobster/Mac I have ever had! All fabulous food!

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LyndaM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Only complaint was the vegetables with one of the dishes were hard, but with all of the other food, the vegetables were decorations.

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DonC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for dinner for our anniversary, my wife had the bouillabaisse and I had the seafood platter. We were both very happy with our meals. Oh, and the calamari appetizer was amazing, cooked perfectly!

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CaroleD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Our server was good the meal was too cheesy and creamy for our taste. Very noisy table next to us so would of preferred waiter put us in one of other areas vacant in restaurant. Felt like it was going through motions rather than happy in job. Water was asked for twice but drinks were good

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Service was great, menu was extensive with lots of choice, not just seafood. Our halibut and scallops was prepared perfectly, not over-cooked. Price is a bit high, but still reasonable for well prepared seafood.

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TedH
Atlantic Canada
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

It was our first time there, our family was down from Montreal and love seafood. We were very pleased with the food and the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends. Food was very good and the service was excellent

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GailS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the lightly beer battered Haddock, fish was perfectly cooked and delicious.

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JoelR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Casual fish themed pub like restaurant. The fish is fresh and well prepared.

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AlanB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

The food was pretty good, not great. Very expensive for what you got. Nose level, so high could barely hear your companions at small table. Servers were excellent, but not enough of them to stay on top of things. The noise level and service promptness might improve on a less busy night, but it would still be overpriced for just average food. I would not go back and I would not recommend.

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AprilW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We arrived few mins. early for our reservation and sat at the bar. There were tables available so finally a half hour or so past our reservation time we enquired. They thought we just wanted to sit there for a while. The table given was in back corner and felt cool even with sweater on. Now to the food. We ate a lot! I did however feel that even though the food was great it always seemed cool or got cool fast. I had seared digby scallops which I found could have been seared much more. The coconut shrimp were great. And the Crobster dip was amazing with the chips. Dinner was great, however still a bit on the cool side upon arrival. I had lobster dinner and made it a splash which means lobster, mussells, shrimp and scallops. My husband had seafood medley over pasta. The noodles could have been cooked a tad more, and I think a larger portion of noodle also in my opinion. This was our first time there, have always wanted to go. Also we were celebrating our 27th anniversary. I will go again, and try different menu items. Staff were quite nice I must say as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Awesome lobster rolll

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MICHELR
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Gold place. Gold fond, gold service. A little toi noisy

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Colette
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was excellent and I had the best lobster I have ever had here!

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Lobster not sweet, tough and overpriced. Paid $50 for a piece of corn.

FAQs

Billy's Seafood Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (506) 672-3474.

Billy's Seafood Company is rated 4.3 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.