Saint John, New Brunswick Travel Guide

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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.

Find the Best Restaurants in Saint John, New Brunswick

  • #1
    Vegolution
    #1 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 143 reviewsTripAdvisor (143)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Healthy
    26 Germain St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E5 Canada
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  • #2
    Splash Thai Cuisine
    #2 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 451 reviewsTripAdvisor (451)
    $ - $$ | Asian, Thai
    419 Rothesay Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick E2J 2C3 Canada
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  • #3
    East Coast Bistro
    #3 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 464 reviewsTripAdvisor (464)
    $ - $$ | Canadian
    60 Prince William St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2B1 Canada
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  • #4
    Lily's
    #4 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 413 reviewsTripAdvisor (413)
    $ - $$ | 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 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 579 reviewsTripAdvisor (579)
    $ - $$ | Indian, Asian, Thai
    33 Canterbury St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2C6 Canada
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  • #6
    Cask & Kettle Irish Gastropub
    #6 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 327 reviewsTripAdvisor (327)
    $ - $$ | 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 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 334 reviewsTripAdvisor (334)
    $$ | Italian, European
    97 Germain Street Uptown Uptown, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2E9 Canada
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  • #8
    Britts Pub & Eatery
    #8 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 695 reviewsTripAdvisor (695)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
    42 Princess St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1K2 Canada
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  • #9
    Taste Of Egypt
    #9 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 235 reviewsTripAdvisor (235)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Mediterranean
    87 King St Nb, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G5 Canada
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  • #10
    Urban Deli
    #10 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 268 reviewsTripAdvisor (268)
    $ - $$ | Canadian, Deli, Soups
    68 King St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1G4 Canada
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  • #11
    Lemongrass
    #11 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 311 reviewsTripAdvisor (311)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Asian, Thai, Pub, Canadian
    1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6 Canada
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  • #12
    Happinez
    #12 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 72 reviewsTripAdvisor (72)
    $ - $$ | Wine Bar, Canadian
    47 Princess St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 1K1 Canada
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  • #13
    Rogue Cafe
    #13 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 50 reviewsTripAdvisor (50)
    $ - $$ | Cafe, Canadian
    36 Grannan Street, Saint John, New Brunswick NB E2L 2C5 Canada
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  • #14
    Big Daddy's Pizza
    #14 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 127 reviewsTripAdvisor (127)
    $ | Pizza, Fast Food, Canadian
    87 Lansdowne Plaza, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 4T7 Canada
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  • #15
    Billy's Seafood Company
    #15 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 722 reviewsTripAdvisor (722)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Canadian
    49 Charlotte St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2H7 Canada
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  • #16
    Saint John Ale House
    #16 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 960 reviewsTripAdvisor (960)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
    1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6 Canada
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  • #17
    Picaroons General Store
    #17 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 68 reviewsTripAdvisor (68)
    $ - $$ | Pub, Brew Pub, Canadian
    32 Canterbury St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2C5 Canada
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  • #18
    Gahan House Port City
    #18 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 123 reviewsTripAdvisor (123)
    $ - $$ | Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Canadian
    87 Prince William St, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2B2 Canada
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  • #19
    Java Moose Coffee
    #19 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 114 reviewsTripAdvisor (114)
    $ | Cafe
    Historic SJ Old City Market & 84 Prince William Street, Saint John, New Brunswick Canada
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  • #20
    Lock Stock and Barrels
    #20 of 304 Places to Eat in Saint John
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 69 reviewsTripAdvisor (69)
    $ - $$ | Bar, Pub, Canadian
    95 Lansdowne Ave, Saint John, New Brunswick E2K 2Z9 Canada
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