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Cannery Kitchen & Social - St.John's, St. John's, NL

Cannery Kitchen & Social - St.John's

3.5
3.5
46 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
The Cannery Kitchen & Social invites you to experience great food, drinks and ambience in the heart of St John's.
A fusion of classic comforts and global flavours.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Seafood, Pizza Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu 6:00 am–10:00 am Fri–Sun 6:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (709) 383-1319
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Roary MacPherson
  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Cross Street
    150 New Gower St
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.5
3.5 based on all time ratings
  • 3.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

NoiseModerate

46 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The server was doing her best but there were too many tables and not enough staff. We went for weekend brunch, we didn’t have the buffet and ordered from the menu - the food wasn’t hot, the eggs were dry, the sausages were pink throughout, no coffee refills. Disappointed.

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  2. RobynB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My party was pleased with the food and drinks. The fish and chips I ordered were dry and could have had a softer batter for the fish.

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  3. PeteB

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    They seated us quickly and the waiter was friendly. Beyond that, not impressed. They couldn’t do pizzas so 2 people had to reorder, the loaded nachos weren’t all that loaded, burgers were overcooked and dry, the meals came out staggered (45 minutes after we sat down for the first meal, 1 hour & 40 minutes for the last one). Lots of places in the same price range (BPs, Moxies, Kelsey’s, Bernard Stanley’s, Brewdock, and the micro breweries) are better. Won’t be back.

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  4. DennisR

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The cocktails were subpar (mostly alcohol not a lot of flavour). The spinach dip appetizer was a large portion and delicious. The mains were ok, large portions however we didn’t finish eating them as we spotted a mouse running across the floor and lost our appetite. Told the waiter who also spotted the mouse. He brought us the full bill, not discounted. We advised based on the mouse and all of us not finishing our food we should get a discount. Had to wait for him to contact a manager who advised him to offer a 45% discount on the food only. Not impressed will not be back and will not be recommending.

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  5. Frances

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Party of 6- the burger and club sandwiches were good as was the chowder. I was disappointed with my mushroom ravioli. It would have been good had it been freshly made. Looked as if it had been warmed In the microwave

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  6. LarryL

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made our order. Had to go to the bar to ask why we hadn’t received our meal even though other people who has come up to 20-30 min after us had. Our order wasn’t even put in. Only good thing was the meal ended up being free and the food was actually good

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  7. PaulaH

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was over cooked and not made to order we sent it back and was told it would be remade only to have it brought back out on the same place with the same side and the original order with the missing items. Executive chef took care of the bill but overall it was disappointing to have to leave and get food elsewhere

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  8. RMarie

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was pretty good (the shrimp scallop risotto was delicious!) but the service, while friendly, was super slow. Our meal for four people took more than 2.5 hours.

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  9. AI709

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We never finished anything we had there. Everything was greasy and the taste wasn’t appealing.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was cold when served. Presentation and taste was terrible. Server was good throughout the evening though.

    1 person found this helpful

  11. AshleyL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food cooked wrong, server didn't know anything about menu

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  12. Stephanie

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Was excited to try this place as they have a spectacular exec chef. Was sorely disappointed. There as a lot of staff standing around chatting as the restaurant was not busy. In fact we were the only diners for most of our time there but there was a lot of chatter and running in and out of the kitchen area between staff and what looked to be a manager. Standing around with your water bottles and coffee gossiping isn’t a good look. We ordered the Appy bomb, a steak and a burger. Now the Appy bomb was actually wonderful. A little bit of everything, it really hit the mark! The steak was okay. It was a bit less cooked than asked for but was still totally fine to eat and was enjoyed. However the burger was completely raw once cut into. As a person who cuts them in half before consuming, I was glad I did but very disappointed as it looked to be an amazing burger. While the sever was prompt to agree it was undercooked and advise the kitchen to try again, the undercooked burger was left in front of me while I waited an exceptionally longer time for the replacement. My partner finished their meal before mine came back out. While it was a cooked burger this time, it was arguably overdone and not nearly as well presented as the first was pre cutting. And while the server checked on us again to make sure it was okay, that was that. Minimal apologies or reaction to something that should never happen in a kitchen. The drinks we had were absolutely lovely. That said the servers should be able to tell the difference in beers they are presenting. The lager ordered was definitely an IPA and not a lager. But was still a good beer. The service was decent. But the cost of the entire meal was almost $200 and the dining experience was not worth it. We’d debate coming back again or even recommending and likely pick somewhere else for our dining dates first.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First of all we were there for over 2 hours and we were happy to share the time together as a group BUT the food service was incredibly slow - well over an hour to even get our appetizers - but our server was great, it was waiting on the kitchen. One person did have steak bite appetizer and said it was good and we all noted it was the largest serving of everything we had the evening (in fact more than most of the mains). We were a table of 6 at a normal dinner time - 6:30pm, but probably only 4-6 other people in restaurant whole time we were there. Our waiter who was also the bartender (and luckily he served us drinks promptly) did his job great…was timely checking on us and keeping us updated on meal progress or lack of progress without being negative. etc The food quality was just ok, more cafe like than restaurant quality - small portions for some of the smaller orders (eg one person ordered a club sandwich for main and after waiting for well over an hour for it - it was basically more like a 1/2 sandwich with a small basket of fries (real turkey on sandwich though and the fries were tasty. 2 people had seafood chowder and it was really more like a salmon chowder as hardly any other fish in it…2 small shrimp for example. One of our group has celiac (noted when made reservation) and the selection of what they could actually have very limited even compared to many other local restaurants (even normal seafood selections stuff couldn’t be offered due to cross contamination in the kitchen (they were very careful with explaining this though which was greatly appreciated just normally restaurants can offer a main with no sauce or offer to panfry salmon). So all in all, while it was not awful - definitely not memorable- we appreciated good mannerisms and service of our waiter.
    Cannery Kitchen & Social - St.John'sResponded on September 8, 2023
    Good Day! So sorry to hear about your unfortunate dining experience recently. I just want to ensure you that was not a true reflection of the kind of dining experience we strive to offer our guest. I sent my email in a private message and I hope to hear from you soon. Cheers, Kim Food and Beverage Manager

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  14. DonnaH

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Well, we didn’t dine there at all...When we got there, the server told us we would have to wait up to an hour and a half for our food because they were short staffed, so we left. Luckily, Exile Restaurant at The Jag Hotel took us without a reservation. The food and service was excellent there. Turned out to be a great night! 😁
    Cannery Kitchen & Social - St.John'sResponded on September 8, 2023
    Good morning Donna, I would like to offer my most sincere apologies that you weren't able to dine with us. I would like to assure you that is not a normal occurrence at the Cannery nor does it reflect our level of service. If you decide to give us a second chance we will do everything we can to show you what a true dining experience at the Cannery looks like. Cheers, Kim Food and Beverage Manager

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bad service, bad food, only good thing was that it was quiet from being empty and understandably so.

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  16. Sammy

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very disappointed. Chips were stale, food was not very good. The entrée was missing one of its main ingredients (no sun-dried tomato in Tuscan dish). Prices of dishes are too high for the quality that was served. Would recommend to eat elsewhere.

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  17. JBut

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Breakfast food was overpriced and poor quality. Staff was great though.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The menu is not what is online, it’s a small fraction of what is listed here. Food was ok, not really good. Ordered nachos and wings and both were very dry. Server was nice.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant had fewer than half its menu items available and even the entree I ordered was served without everything listed in its menu description. Very disappointing for our first-time visit.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was just not good. Several menu items were not available. My pasta was inedible. However, our waitress was very apologetic and did not charge me for my meal.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a good experience, food was fabulous and tasted good

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  22. Stephanie

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Made a reservation for a birthday dinner on a Sunday. When we got there we were told they aren’t serving food, just drinks. We had to find another place to eat with zero notice during the busy Christmas season. I didn’t receive so much as an email to let me know that they don’t serve food Sunday evenings.

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  23. Maggie112

    Atlantic Canada

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was of good value and quite tasty. Service was fast and friendly.

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  24. PennyS

    Edmonton

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant was out of a lot of items from the menu.

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  25. NathanS

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    For the prices the food and service should have been a lot better. One of our dishes was good; the other two were very mediocre with main ingredients missing. They did end up comping our wine - and apologized stating the kitchen was usually good. The hotel was great; but it'd be nice if the restaurant were a little better. The breakfast was very average at a premium price. Overall the service was mostly good - people were nice but for the price I would have liked a lot more on the food/perks. Our supper meal took 90 minutes to show up. I guess they had an off night?

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  26. JCameron75

    Atlantic Canada

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Daniel was an engaging, attentive and friendly server. Beautiful spot - will definitely return.

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  27. Susan

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff. Fast and tasty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Deb123

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok; kind of basic. Service was excellent, very attentive!

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  29. LindyB

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were all very impressed by not only the service by our waiter, Daniel, but the food was amazing. Nice selection of appetizers and very generous portions of food from the main menu. Excellent presentation and piping hot. The desserts were very good. It was a very personal and welcoming environment. We all agreed that we’ll definitely be returning.

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  30. susans

    Coastal Georgia

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The lobster grilled cheese sandwich accompanied with a salad was really, really good. I had never thought about putting lobster in grilled cheese but even just reading it on the menu, I immediately knew I needed to try it because I knew it would be great. It was!

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  31. Brittany

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so good and prices were so reasonable! Server was so sweet and I have no complaints! Definitely my new favourite spot

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  32. AprilC

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We thought the service was great and the the cost was as well

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  33. Andre

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a great in hotel restaurant that wasn’t busy at all for a Friday evening which is a shame actually but worked out great for us! Staff were amazing and food was good overall! Cocktails were also top notch for a place that we were unsure would have quality cocktails. Great margarita and Moscule Mule! Salmon, pasta and burgers were all amazing! Chicken tenders were ok but kids said they’ve had better and they are the experts there lol. Overall we’d definitely go back again!

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  34. CoryTucker

    Atlantic Canada

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Thought this going to be more of a ‘stand alone’ restaurant. It’s really a hotel lobby restaurant. Menu is limited. Have to commend the staff on service, they were excellent. Great place to go for a drink before you head downtown or to a show. They also have a 2 for $10 wine which is a very good deal. Oh so I mention the staff was awesome? Go there, but go there for the right reason. Would recommend.

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  35. Gypsygirl21

    Toronto

    32 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    If you like waiting 1 hour for an appetizer and another hour for an entree then eat here. Totally unacceptable wait for food, it wasn’t busy ( 2 other tables) and we received no explanation for the long time. Some people in our party sat for 2 hours and didn’t eat. Not even a basket of bread offered. Our server was really pleasant but it didn’t make up for the overall lack of a positive experience. Skip the $28 seafood fettuccine, tasty but 2 tiny shrimp and 2 minuscule dried out scallops. And no calamari even though it was listed on the menu. Skip the side Caesar, awful and teeny. Cannery burger was good, as was the salmon. But waiting 2 hours for food that was average at best and overpriced is not a pleasant experience when there are so many nice places to choose from. Located right off the lobby, nice bar area, nice decor and vibe but disappointing for food.

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  36. Anonymous

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the drink menu ! Cute atmosphere, great for a date night

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  37. SH1874

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was ok, prices were expensive $19 for 5 wings! Waitress was friendly enough but didn't check on us or offer any refills or other drinks

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely love everything about this restaurant- the food, atmosphere and service are always great!

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  39. Anonymous

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a perfect date night! Great cocktails and the service was 👌🏻

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant is essentially in the hotel lobby, and not a nice ambience for a date night unless you’re staying in the hotel. The service was slow, especially considering it was fairly quiet when we arrived. Our entrees were incorrect, although were fixed quickly. Ordered the bruschetta, bread was stale. Ordered the pizza, crust was cardboardy and greasy. Waiters were very friendly. Unfortunately will not be returning.

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FAQs

Cannery Kitchen & Social - St.John's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 383-1319.

Cannery Kitchen & Social - St.John's is rated 3.5 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cannery Kitchen & Social - St.John's

150 New Gower St, St. John's, NL A1C 4X6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    150 New Gower St
  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Thu 6:00 am–10:00 am Fri–Sun 6:00 am–11:00 am Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian, Seafood, Pizza Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Roary MacPherson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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