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

The Adelaide Oyster House

4.6
4.6
399 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!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 14 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
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Evan Bursey
  • 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 399 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

    Hot spot

  • 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

399 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Fries were overcooked and tasted greasy. Otherwise, the person serving us was attentive.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was great, if a bit pricy for the serving sizes. It's quite a noisy place though ; a bit too much for us. Keep in mind if you're booking here
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on May 20, 2024
    Thank you for your review! We certainly don't shy away from the high-energy! We're glad you enjoyed your meal! We will be opening our deck real soon, so we hope you stop by! - taoh

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  3. AngelaA

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a delicious dinner and great drinks. The tuna taco and pork belly sandwiches were absolutely outstanding. The tartare, duck nuggets ( or duggets as we renamed them! ) and truffle fries were fresh and amazing. We had a selection of drinks and really enjoyed the originality and presentation. The service was friendly ( how could it be any other way in St John’s??? ) and while loud, it was just fun:). Great playlist. We were visiting from Montreal and love our oysters and appreciated the fresh PEI and NL oysters. Great night!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on May 17, 2024
    Hi Angela, We're stoked you had an awesome time with us and that you enjoyed all you food and drink! Next time you're in from Montreal we'll be so happy to have you back! - taoh

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Second time there. Very consistent food quality, service, and wait staff

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m guessing it was just an off night, but it wasn’t great. The food is good I think. But my guest and I each ordered a handheld and a small plate each. My guest received her small plate followed by her handheld. I watched her eat both. Then mine was served. Odd right? The Kobe was great. The tuna was also good but appeared to me missing the Serrano, cucumber and radish mentioned on the menu. It was just a few pieces of tuna in broth with some onion garnish. Not sure what to think. Overall I guess this was a missed opportunity. The table was set without knives or side plates… also kind of important if you want people to share food.

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  6. MichaelM

    Toronto

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My group of eight really enjoyed our evening at the restaurant. The food was amazing and very tasty, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was wonderful.

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  7. HeatherS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food with interesting flavours. Excellent service and fun atmosphere. A bit loud for conversation- I’d turn down the volume a bit.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on April 29, 2024
    Thank you for your kind review Heather. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! Hopefully one day we track down our elusive volume knob! - taoh

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  8. JonL

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Unique but delicious and complex menu offerings and loud music. If you want Mom's meatloaf in a quiet, calming setting, this is not your kind of place.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on April 29, 2024
    We're glad you enjoyed your visit with us, Jon! Don't start giving us ideas or next time you come in we'll have a Gochugaru Meatloaf or something crazy! Xoxo - taoh

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  9. Allydub23

    Atlantic Canada

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for an early supper with my girlfriends for my birthday. Food was outstanding as always! My only complaint is that due to it being an early seating there was only a 2 hr reservation time because another table was booked after us. I know this is not uncommon, we just would have loved to be able to stay longer for more drinks, etc. I'll make sure to ask if there is an option to book a larger time slot next time. Otherwise, this place continues to be one of my favs in town. Can't wait to come back!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on April 29, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind review! We're so glad you enjoyed yourself at Adelaide! Due to our size, we do have time limits in place for OpenTable bookings, however let us know and we can always do everything we can such as accommodate you at the bar, etc so you can stay with us longer! Can't wait to see you back real soon! - taoh

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although we made a reservation, it didn’t seem like the hostess was expecting us. We didn’t wait too long for a table, but I was a bit surprised considering the Adelaide has a stiff reservation policy. The food and drink were outstanding. It is a family sharing style restaurant, so if that’s not your thing, I’d suggest going somewhere else. The oysters were shucked perfectly, and the handmade accompaniments were lovely. We did have to wait quite a long time for the rest of the food we ordered to come out after our oysters. I have a feeling that either the waiter forgot to punch in our order, or they gave our food to the wrong table. When the food did come, it was scrumptious. Our favourite was the Korean BBQ chicken, but we liked everything. I didn’t mind the music, but it was way too loud, customers and servers had to shout so loudly for anything to be communicated. But once we got used to it, it was ok. We will definitely be going back for the yummy cocktails and dishes!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on April 15, 2024
    Thank you for your review! We're very happy that you had a pleasant experience with us, and hope to see you back real soon! - 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 399 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 14 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
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Evan Bursey
  • 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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