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What to Eat in Saint John, New Brunswick

Saint John's former colonization by the French and British and its large Irish immigrant community mean Acadian, British and Irish cuisine are featured on many local restaurant and pub menus. British and Irish staples you can enjoy at highly regarded pubs like Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub, Britt's Pub & Eatery and Gahan House Port City range from shepherd's pie (a hearty meat pie topped with mashed potatoes) to bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes) to fish and chips. Meanwhile, Acadian dishes to try include poutine râpée (boiled potato dumplings stuffed with seasoned pork), coques frites (fried clams) and fiddlehead soup. For a healthy snack, head to the Saint John City Market to buy a bag of dulse (dried seaweed).

Because of Saint John's sizeable Asian and Middle Eastern populations, several of its restaurants specialize in cuisines commonly found in those areasregions. Asian and Middle Eastern eateries that receive rave reviews from diners include Thai-influenced Splash Thai Cuisine, Indian-focused Thandi and Egyptian-inspired Taste of Egypt.

If you're hoping to quench your thirst here, you're in luck: In addition to Saint John's plethora of pubs, you'll find multiple breweries creating their own brewssuds. Popular local breweries include Bigtide Brewing Company and Moosehead Breweries. Should you crave more options, time your visit during the Saint John Annual Beerfest in mid-April. Keep in mind, the legal drinking age in Saint John and greater New Brunswick is 19.

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  • #1
    Vegolution
    #1 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 154 reviewsTripadvisor (154)
    $ - $$ | Healthy, Canadian
    26 Germain St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E5 Canada
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  • #2
    Splash Thai Cuisine
    #2 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 460 reviewsTripadvisor (460)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    419 Rothesay Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick E2J 2C3 Canada
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  • #3
    East Coast Bistro
    #3 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 497 reviewsTripadvisor (497)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    60 Prince William St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2B1 Canada
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  • #4
    Lily's
    #4 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 419 reviewsTripadvisor (419)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Canadian
    55 Lake Dr S The Lily Lake Pavilion, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 5S3 Canada
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  • #5
    Thandi
    #5 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 587 reviewsTripadvisor (587)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Thai
    33 Canterbury St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2C6 Canada
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  • #6
    Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub
    #6 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 337 reviewsTripadvisor (337)
    $ - $$ | Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Canadian
    112 Prince William St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2B3 Canada
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  • #7
    Italian By Night
    #7 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 364 reviewsTripadvisor (364)
    $$ | Italian, European
    97 Germain Street Uptown Uptown, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E9 Canada
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  • #8
    Britts Pub & Eatery
    #8 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 724 reviewsTripadvisor (724)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
    42 Princess St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1K2 Canada
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  • #9
    Taste Of Egypt
    #9 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 240 reviewsTripadvisor (240)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Mediterranean
    87 King St Nb, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G5 Canada
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  • #10
    Lemongrass
    #10 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 348 reviewsTripadvisor (348)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Canadian
    1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6 Canada
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  • #11
    Happinez
    #11 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 81 reviewsTripadvisor (81)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar
    47 Princess St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1K1 Canada
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  • #12
    Billy's Seafood Company
    #12 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 735 reviewsTripadvisor (735)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Canadian
    49 Charlotte St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2H7 Canada
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  • #13
    Rogue Cafe
    #13 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 52 reviewsTripadvisor (52)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Canadian
    36 Grannan Street, Saint John, New Brunswick NB E2L 2C5 Canada
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  • #14
    Saint John Ale House
    #14 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 982 reviewsTripadvisor (982)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
    1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6 Canada
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  • #15
    Big Daddy's Pizza
    #15 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 128 reviewsTripadvisor (128)
    $ | Pizza, Fast Food, Canadian
    87 Lansdowne Plaza, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 4T7 Canada
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  • #16
    Gahan House Port City
    #16 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 125 reviewsTripadvisor (125)
    $ - $$ | Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Canadian
    87 Prince William St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2B2 Canada
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  • #17
    Picaroons General Store
    #17 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 78 reviewsTripadvisor (78)
    $ - $$ | Pub, Brew Pub, Canadian
    32 Canterbury St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2C5 Canada
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  • #18
    Java Moose Coffee
    #18 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 115 reviewsTripadvisor (115)
    $ | Cafe, Canadian
    Historic SJ Old City Market & 84 Prince William Street, Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
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  • #19
    Lock Stock and Barrels
    #19 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 74 reviewsTripadvisor (74)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Canadian
    95 Lansdowne Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 2Z9 Canada
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  • #20
    Reversing Falls Restaurant
    #20 of 241 Places to Eat in Saint John
    Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 171 reviewsTripadvisor (171)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Canadian, Healthy
    200 Bridge Rd, Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 7Y9 Canada
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