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The Adelaide Oyster House

4.7
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77 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary Canadian
We’re a small restaurant on the corner of Adelaide and Water St. in downtown St. John’s. We carry a large selection of oysters from across Canada and our menu focuses on seafood and fun, vibrant small plates. We have a constantly rotating selection of craft beer and wines and an ever evolving cocktail list. Some call us loud, but we prefer lively!

We welcome requests for bookings at adelaideoysterbookings@gmail.com. We take two groups of 6+ Sunday through Saturday. E-mail bookings are preferred but also feel free to call us at 709-722-7222. We keep a wait list each night, so if we cannot accommodate your booking you are welcome to come down and see us!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 77 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MikeD
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood and drinks are on point. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Really enjoyed my visit there.

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Gooner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Arrived at 5:10 for our 5:00. We were told that we had to finish by 630. We felt rushed the entire time. I had driven in from the west coast to see friends and it took away from the whole experience. Disappointing. This was first time Adelaide left a bad taste in my mouth

The Adelaide Oyster House
Responded 3 days ago

Good day Gooner We are really sorry that you felt pressed for time during your visit after driving all the way from the West Coast. I am not sure if you were aware of our description before booking, but it does outline that the table is reserved for 90 minutes with 2-4 people. Being a limited seat restaurant, we are trying to share the Adelaide experience equally with all of our guests Please let me know if there is anything we can do to improve your experience next time you are in St. John's

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MaJie
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular; the oysters, in particular, were extremely fresh. If you enjoy raw oysters, this is the perfect place.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful -- it was A+ customer service.

Overall, my experience was excellent.

The music is quite loud, however.

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Ruthliss
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and great experience! Adelaide is our go to spot for a guaranteed good time.

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I took my grandsons to Adelaide on Sunday evening.....It remains their favorite restaurant in the city.....It did not disappoint.
Betty Dobbin

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JoanA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal!! Service was excellent !! Love the atmosphere!

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DeniseS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Music is good but too loud. When could hardly hear each other.. but service was grest

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vipSGJC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

very loud for a small space. food was ok (tuna taco excellent, tuna poke not so much). Brussels sprouts good. wine list tiny (you don't need one hand to count the red bottles list).

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Boater
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience! Food is delicious, service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and server. Delicious food!

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EmilyB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food & service! Would definitely recommend this spot

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LRBBGM
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Good menu options even if not interested in oysters. Music a little too loud but I think it’s on target for what atmosphere they’re going for. Just hard to hear with masks.

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DanaP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so much fun and the food was fantastic as always! We even witnessed an engagement as Celine Dion's "All Coming Back to Me" was playing! EPIC! PAND...EPIC!

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AllisonH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and service. Will be back. Very loud music!

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ChristinaL
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We travelled throughout the Rock, from St Anthony's, Twillingate, Bonavista, Gros Morne, Gander, all the way to St Johns. Our main goal for this staycation was to see wonderful sights, find hidden gems, and eat the best seafood. Not battered seafood but amazing and fresh where available. Sadly the food was disappointing until we ate at Adelaide Oyster in St Johns. This was the most amazing experience. My husband is still talking about the calamari! We had oysters and tuna tacos. My first time eating an oyster. The atmosphere and the music (the music brought back many memories. All songs which i grew up with.) This was the best dinning experience we have ever come across. This was the highlight of our trip. Best seafood in NL. If we get the chance to visit again I know Adelaide Oyster will be on our list of things to do!

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kristenf
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Best restaurant in town!

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Hugh
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. If you like small plates and shareables and delicious cocktails and banging tunes, this is the spot.

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FraserS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience1

The food was really good The price way to high for the amount of food. Left and picked up pizza after spending 150$

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NatalieH
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

The drinks and oysters were great! The service was a little slow and the popcorn on the tuna seemed like an odd plate filler. Portion sizes were small even for tapas/sharing plates. Not my best experience at the restaurant but it was still decent overall.

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KimberlyH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was super fast.

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KrisC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The music is always too loud - it's hard to hear your server and the people at your table. Otherwise they always serve delicious food and drinks and promptly. They have excellent customer service. I've never been disappointed in this place so it's a sure thing!

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MattS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing. Very unique menu. I highly recommend this place. Great spot to go with a group of friends

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a blast, such a fun atmosphere! The food and staff were amazing. Couldn’t have asked for a better night out :)

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Stjohns
Nashville
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a birthday dinner and everything was perfect.

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StephanieC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Yes but would let them know it is more of small plates and that your food comes out sporadically and at different times than your other dining companions.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cool and fun place
The food is delicious

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Engineermomma
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was really good and service was quick! Looking forward to our next meal there.

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AbigailS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was prompt and friendly, food was excellent, atmosphere was great. :)

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TraceyP
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good and the service was really good. The only disappointment was the volume of the music. It was so loud you had to shout and could not have a normal conversation with the person across from your table-which ruined the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and lively service was awesome

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vipAnnan
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Really poor service...not a busy time either. Need to organize staff so they know what they are doing

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LisaS
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great music! But play it very loud!

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NeilOBrien
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent visit. Beautiful prepared food and drinks and outstanding service.

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pault
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been here for a while but will defiantly be back soon.
Great service , excellent food and great musicc

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vipTaraD
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great time and great meal. Burgers was delicious !! See you next time !!

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VincentN
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Great food and atmosphere as usual, we were excited to take out of town friends. However the disappointment game with our 90 minute time limit. Though we understand keeping business moving at this challenging time. The dollar value at our table with high, the delivery method of management on our time limit was very unprofessional and tacky.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink as always. Friendly staff, can't wait to go back!

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Sandra
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was stellar

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NatashaB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food and service. The Tuna Poke was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday meal.

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 4.7 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.