Billy's Seafood Company

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood

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For the past 25 years, we’ve been proud to offer a unique, intimate atmosphere inside Saint John’s historic City Market. Our large bar, cozy dining room and seasonal patio make us the perfect place to catch up over a drink or take a first date. Couple that with fresh local food and a convenient on-site fish market, there’s no way you can go wrong.
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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AllenL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We had Clams and Chips ( Not complaints) Cup of Chowder - good. And Scallops & Chips.
I found the Price very high seeing that the plate consisted of what I'd call a small order of fries and 7 small scallops ( pan fried. was expecting batter fried) .
If we return, I strongly doubt either of us would order scallops again.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, wonderful service and very prompt. Convenient location to dinner before catching a show at the Imperial Theatre!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and our server was lovely. Everyone enjoyed their meal

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BlairN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great location. Happy to recommend to friends.

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Did Billy's Chop Chop offering: soup and sandwich. It was quite good. Almost too much for lunch. I would have liked to have seen a lunch seafood offering though (not just the mussels) as that's really what I'm looking for when I go to Billy's. FYI the scallops and bacon jam from last year were unbelievable!

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DawnB
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had an awesome time. My meal was 100% spot on for flavour. My husband was a little disappointed in his meal.

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PeterH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a tremendous dinning experience. The ambiance was casual and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every thing was delicious!

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maryb
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience at Billy’s Seafood. The service was excellent. The food was delicious- those fries?!? That is an addiction waiting to happen!

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TinaS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both servers were great however, the server that was just leaving from the day shift was amazing! She is your biggest fan and a great asset to your company. She made solid recommendations for food and sold us immediately. She believes in you and your company, she was what we call Customer Obsessed! And was a hoot. I do not recall her name but she is a valuable employee you will want to keep! I had my boss down from Toronto as well as a few other working partners, I wanted to give them a maritime experience and your establishment helped me make that happen ~ Thank you Billy's Seafood!

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EmilyB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Generous portions. Lobster Mac N Cheese was delicious

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vipBrianmsr
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best Lobster/Mac I have ever had! All fabulous food!

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LyndaM
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a fabulous meal. Only complaint was the vegetables with one of the dishes were hard, but with all of the other food, the vegetables were decorations.

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DonC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for dinner for our anniversary, my wife had the bouillabaisse and I had the seafood platter. We were both very happy with our meals. Oh, and the calamari appetizer was amazing, cooked perfectly!

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CaroleD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our server was good the meal was too cheesy and creamy for our taste. Very noisy table next to us so would of preferred waiter put us in one of other areas vacant in restaurant. Felt like it was going through motions rather than happy in job. Water was asked for twice but drinks were good

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GaryR
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great, menu was extensive with lots of choice, not just seafood. Our halibut and scallops was prepared perfectly, not over-cooked. Price is a bit high, but still reasonable for well prepared seafood.

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TedH
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was our first time there, our family was down from Montreal and love seafood. We were very pleased with the food and the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to my friends. Food was very good and the service was excellent

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GailS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the lightly beer battered Haddock, fish was perfectly cooked and delicious.

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vipJoelR
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Casual fish themed pub like restaurant. The fish is fresh and well prepared.

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AlanB
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

The food was pretty good, not great. Very expensive for what you got. Nose level, so high could barely hear your companions at small table. Servers were excellent, but not enough of them to stay on top of things. The noise level and service promptness might improve on a less busy night, but it would still be overpriced for just average food. I would not go back and I would not recommend.

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AprilW
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We arrived few mins. early for our reservation and sat at the bar. There were tables available so finally a half hour or so past our reservation time we enquired. They thought we just wanted to sit there for a while. The table given was in back corner and felt cool even with sweater on. Now to the food. We ate a lot! I did however feel that even though the food was great it always seemed cool or got cool fast. I had seared digby scallops which I found could have been seared much more. The coconut shrimp were great. And the Crobster dip was amazing with the chips. Dinner was great, however still a bit on the cool side upon arrival. I had lobster dinner and made it a splash which means lobster, mussells, shrimp and scallops. My husband had seafood medley over pasta. The noodles could have been cooked a tad more, and I think a larger portion of noodle also in my opinion. This was our first time there, have always wanted to go. Also we were celebrating our 27th anniversary. I will go again, and try different menu items. Staff were quite nice I must say as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Awesome lobster rolll

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MICHELR
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Gold place. Gold fond, gold service. A little toi noisy

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Colette
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and I had the best lobster I have ever had here!

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DonnaH
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Lobster not sweet, tough and overpriced. Paid $50 for a piece of corn.

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MicheleB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Traveling through from New York.
Enjoyed our meal and a very attentive waiter.

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BenA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A pleasant date night experience. Food is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

La nourriture manquait de goût, très décevant.

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DarleneL
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, food and service excellent, Alex was awesome. Best of best. Thanks

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TerriM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food...great staff...would go again...love this resteraunt

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vippeters
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience2

1 tiny shrimp and 1 tiny fish dish for $35 !!!

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ZulmaC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Alex has a great personality and was very friendly. Food was fresh and well prepared. Enjoyed our meal and our time there.

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MaryR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I had two apps: 6 oysters (on the menu, not the oyster bar), and fish cakes for my main meal. The oysters came out room temperature on a bed of lettuce. This was the first time I had them served not on ice, which made them less appealing to eat. I also ordered the fish cakes app, which came out tasting like it was reheated: not cold but not crispy fresh hot out of the frier (had a coating of breading on the cakes)...the cream sauce was also room temperature- not appetizing. My friend had the clam chowder: the broth was very runny and didn’t have much seafood.

Based on other people’s visits, I was hoping this would be a hit, but the whole experience was a complete miss...seems over-rated to me.

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susanq
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My group of fie included 2 children who were able to find reasonably priced dishes that were satisfactory for them. one enjoyed a nice lobster roll, I had expertly cooked scallops, and the fish and chips was reported to be delish. Lovely spot next to the market. Enjoy watching the sidewalk traffic.

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DannyS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Food was awesome, service not good. Waiter was too slow and didn’t care to make the party happy, never around to answer questions too.

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craighc
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was extremely slow even though the restaurant was not terribly crowded. I had halibut that was overcooked. My wife had bouillabaisse that had lobster and mussels included in the description, but there were neither of these in the stew. There were 4 or 5 shrimp (probably frozen since one was still ice cold), 2 small scallops, some haddock and a ton of potatoes (which made up the bulk of the bouillabaisse). I never heard of potatoes in bouillabaisse, let alone being the primary ingredient. One of our companions ordered the “large” lobster roll which consisted o a 4” long roll with barely enough lobster to fill it.
I rarely write reviews, but felt I had to vent about this dinner and warn others. DescriptionBouillabaisse

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AshleyG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The hash potato scallop dish was NOT good. Really wished I had gotten the seafood medley like my friends did because that was really tasty.

It should be mentioned that the potatoes are in WEDGES. I was expecting hashed potatoes. Potato wedges in a tomato based sauce are very boring.

Service and ambience were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Mussels were sandy and tough. Lobster barely was legal size if that, with one of the claws very tiny. Also it was tough. Service poor- obviously understaffed

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Daisy11
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I didn’t like the chowder, and the deep fried seafood plate was really oily.

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vipYelSm
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

They don't want us at this restaurant!?
June 30t we came to Saint John. Found the place on google look through the reviews and went in. We did not have a reservation. In half empty restaurant they put at the bar. Fish and chips was great. On July 5th we decided to come back. We made a reservation online for 7:30pm. In half empty restaurant with reservation they put us next to the toilet. On the question “can we be moved to another table” the response was they are reserved, people called. More people were leaving then coming in. Table stayed empty....
They started rushing us out:
We ordered drinks, appetisers and main courses; After the appetisers were served Literally in a couple of min we were told that our main courses were ready to be serve as well; in 2 min we had all dishes on the table piled upon us; we swallowed oysters and salad as fast as we could so main would not be getting cold. Fish and chip was good. Oysters is ok mussels were horrible. 40 min later we were leaving and felt like Fast food pit stop experience. And at 8:30PM on Friday the place was almost empty.

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Billy's Seafood Company offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (506) 672-3474.

Billy's Seafood Company is rated 4.3 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

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