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

The Adelaide Oyster House

4.6
4.6
424 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Contemporary Canadian
  • Lively
  • Great for creative cocktails
  • Hot spot
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

11:30 PM


Booked 12 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
  • Neighborhood
    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 424 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
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Lively

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Overall

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Food

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Ambiance

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Value

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Good for business meals

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Good for business meals

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hot spot

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Neighborhood gem

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Lively

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Most Booked

424 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic meal and great service. The music was too loud but they lowered it when asked. Highly recommend!!!!

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  2. Luv2goLA

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Such an eclectic change of a menu!!! We were lobstered out and needed to have an entirely different dining experience. The Kobe beef lettuce wraps were delicious as were the garlic noodles and tacos!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks so much! We're glad we could shake things up for you! Hope to have you back! - taoh

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food as always!

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  4. DavidW

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. It is very loud so if you don’t like a loud atmosphere then this place may not be for you unfortunately. Patio is not as bad.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on July 14, 2024
    Thank you for your review David! We certainly are high energy, but you're right, our deck is a bit more chill! - taoh

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  5. SylvainL

    Ottawa

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Pushy service and super loud…They say lively, i say loud over the top Food was very good but don’t ask what kind of oysters they have… no choice to make, they will hive you what they want, not what you want… Kind of weird for a oyster place! But this said, the issue is the noise… super noisy and just not that pleasant. Too bad, it’s a cool place Turn the music down! We cant talk!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on July 14, 2024
    Hi Sylvain! Thank you for your honest review. The reason our oysters are listed as shucker's choice are for a couple reasons - First and foremost to ensure every guest is able to experience the wide array of oysters we bring in (more than anyone else in Newfoundland), and secondly in order to ensure freshness in all of our oysters by rotating our entire bed as frequently as possible! Naturally we can lean towards a specific type of oysters a guest prefers, if requested, just inform your server or shucker! We certainly don't shy away from the noise level, and this has been our brand since day one, but we can always accommodate some quieter sections, including our super cozy patio!!! We hope to see you again real soon! - taoh

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and cocktails were amazing. Although the prices to quantity felt off, the quality did a good job trying to make up for it. Would go back again.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on July 14, 2024
    Can't wait to have you back! - taoh

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was incredible! Loved the music but was a bit loud which makes it hard to have a conversation.
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on July 14, 2024
    We're glad you enjoyed yourself! - taoh

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  8. FosterS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming here. Best start to a great night. Highly recommended
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on July 14, 2024
    Thanks Foster! You can always end your night with us as well! We have some amazing late night specials! - taoh

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  9. Yummy

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A reservation is a must for this restaurant. The food offered a nice twist of spicy/ sweet and tangy. Music inside is too loud … much more enjoyable on the patio
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on June 30, 2024
    We're so glad you enjoyed yourself on our summer patio, and your dining experience was great! We can't wait to have you back! - taoh

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals I’ve had in St. John’s. Will be back!
    The Adelaide Oyster HouseResponded on June 30, 2024
    And we can't WAIT to have you back! Thank you for your kind review! - 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 424 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 12 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

  • Neighborhood
    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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