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The Adelaide Oyster House, St. JOHN'S, NL

The Adelaide Oyster House

4.6
4.6
413 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
We’re a small and energetic restaurant on the corner of Adelaide and Water St. in the heart of downtown St. John’s. We carry a wide selection of East Coast Oysters and our menu focuses on seafood + fun, vibrant small plates. We have a rotating selection of local craft beer and wines and an ever evolving cocktail list. Some call us loud, but we prefer lively! TripAdvisor's 'Certificate of Excellence', "Where to Eat in Canada" x 4, and voted St. John's Top Seafood restaurant!

Our reservation policy has changed in order to support the best possible customer experience. We take 5pm reservations for seating's of 2-4 people, and two larger groups of 5+ Sunday through Saturday. We accept walk-ins and keep a wait list each night, so if we cannot accommodate your desired booking time after 5pm, you are welcome to come down and see us!

You can always contact us via email at adelaideoysterbookings@gmail.com or by telephone at 702-722-7222. Our door is open and you are always welcome!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (709) 722-7222
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Parking Details
    Parking meters, Free parking after 6pm
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 413 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Atlantic Canada

    Lively

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Overall

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Food

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Ambience

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Value

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hot spot

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Lively

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Most Booked

413 Reviews
  1. CherH

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always love the food here (it’s excellent), the service is always fantastic, cocktails amazing… Choice of music is good but it’s WAY too loud, if you have to yell so your server can hear you and they are leaning in- it’s too loud. If you have to yell to have a conversation it’s way too loud! A few decibels down would go a long way….

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service & food/drinks were amazing and the price was exceptional.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service will definitely come back again!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 4 days ago
    We can't wait!!! - taoh

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome spot, would highly recommend while visiting St. John’s. Make sure to reserve a spot.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks soooo much! We hope to have you back in town to dine with us again soon!! - taoh

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  5. MichalS

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Accommodating service with a good selection of cocktails and food. Crispy fish taco is excellent
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks Michal, Hopefully you got to try our new menu! We can't wait to have you back and get that elusive fifth star off ya ;) - taoh

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  6. cma123

    Atlantic Canada

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was very good, however the service was not quite as good. The music was that loud that the waitress messed up our order twice throughout the night (we ordered additional tacos and never got them on two separate occasions). And we often had to request additional drinks as we had to wait a while for the waitress to check in on us. She was very nice, but I think it was just too loud and too chaotic in there at the time. Adelaide used to be our favourite restaurant, but this was the first time we had been there in a while, just feels like a different atmosphere and not as enjoyable. Also very expensive for the small amount of food that you get.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 4 days ago
    We're super glad you enjoyed your meal with us. Hopefully we can win you over fully with your next adventure here. We're certainly a boisterous restaurant though we always want to make sure our guests have the best experience we can offer! If you' like to chat about anything further, never hesitate to reach out by phone or email! - taoh

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  7. VanessaB

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my friends to Adelaide for the first time and they adored it! The food was amazing, we kept going back to the chili garlic noodles and the fried chicken, but everything was spot on. Staff were fabulous as always, accommodating and incredibly helpful. Could have stayed all night, but while the cocktails were good, we found them to be a little over priced. A small detail that certainly didn’t damper our night. We’ll all certainly be back again, especially when the patio opens!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 4 days ago
    We were so happy to have you and glad you enjoyed your time with us, Vanessa. We have a new cocktail menu launching this week we know you'll love to try out! The deck is open this weekend!!! Can't wait to see you again! - taoh

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was incredible! we tried the new menu and it was so good

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  9. Pikey

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Oysters were great but a little pricey. Tables are very close together. We asked for a table on the end, but were told that it was for somebody else. When the people arrived, we found out they hadn’t requested a table on the end and the reservation was for the same time as ours. Not sure what the issue was with the hostess, but it seems like she could’ve easily given us the table we requested. She just didn’t want to. 
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 4 days ago
    Sorry about any issues you experienced Pikey. We always try our hardest to do well by our guests experience. If you'd like to chat further with us, never hesitate to reach out. We'd like your next time with us to be PERFECT! - taoh

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  10. VarunS

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food! We tried a number of dishes and we loved them all. Service was good. Music was a bit loud and we had to shout.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 4 days ago
    Glad you enjoyed everything! When we find the volume knob for our stereo, we'll let ya' know!!! - taoh

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FAQs

The Adelaide Oyster House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 722-7222.

The Adelaide Oyster House is rated 4.6 stars by 413 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Adelaide Oyster House

334 Water St, St. JOHN'S, NL A1C 1C1

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    St. John's
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking meters, Free parking after 6pm
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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