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

The Adelaide Oyster House

4.7
4.7
326 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary Canadian, Oyster Bar, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am Bar Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (709) 722-7222

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jennifer Thorne

  • 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 326 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Atlantic Canada

    Innovative

  • Atlantic Canada

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Atlantic Canada

    Hot spot

  • Atlantic Canada

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlantic Canada

    Lively

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Overall

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Food

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Service

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Ambiance

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Best Value

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Innovative

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Hot spot

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Neighborhood gem

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Romantic

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Good for special occasions

  • Newfoundland and Labrador

    Lively

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  1. J

    Jharv

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Ive always liked Adelaide, but the music was way way too loud Friday. It was hard explicit rap turned so loud we couldn't hear each other talk at a 2 person table. I don't know who this appeals too, but we had a very poor time because of it. Tuna was also not edible on one of our tacos but that happens.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Love Adelaide. Food and atmosphere is great. The only thing I dislike is the very strict 1.5 hour reservations. The servers remind you as soon as you arrive and I find myself frequently looking at the time to make sure we've got enough time to eat our food and get a second drink if we want one. I wish there was an option to make the reservations a little longer so you could feel a bit more relaxed and enjoy some more drinks / order more food, etc. Otherwise though Adelaide is great and servers are awesome!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food, great service. Most found it too loud.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Great experience, food was amazing and always is but it’s always way too loud me and my husband were yelling across the table to talk to each other. Love the music and the vibe it’s just a little too loud.
  5. E

    Erin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Just to have the table ready for the time of the reservation!
  6. TJ

    TaraJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and staff attentive. The only downfall was that all 4 dishes arrived at the same time rather than one after the other
  7. WB

    WinsorB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing food! Highly recommend the oyster selection, fish tacos and the cauliflower side dish. Waiters were very quick and efficient and really friendly! Fabulous spot! 👍
  8. CC

    CathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was very flavourful!! The service was great. The music was too loud and not to my taste. But I am a little older. My adult children loved it.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friends and family
  10. SP

    ScottP

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always top notch.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal! Great food, service and atmosphere. Best oysters in town!
  12. JO

    JONP

    Atlantic Canada

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great eating experience. Best oyster shucker in Canada for sure. And best selection of oysters period.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and we had 12 people at the large table. It was a great experience.
  14. K

    Kate

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful and tasty. The best oysters in town. Highly recommend!
  15. TG

    TimG

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly an amazing night, food was absolutely delicious and service was just perfect. Thank you again Adalaide team.
  16. CP

    ChrisP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff and service was incredible. Server Alex did a great job and went over and above. Food was incredible and fast. Drink menu and selection was exceptional. Great ambiance!!! Shout out on the playlist as well!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Really good food, great playlist but music too loud.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks! Music is a little too loud but still a great night out
  19. KD

    KDHali

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambiance are always top notch. This place never disappoints!
  20. JB

    JohnB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dining experience. Will definitely come again.
  21. TG

    TimG

    Atlantic Canada

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing time there with my wife. Thanks again everyone
  22. S

    Shaylene

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the tacos- pulled pork and crispy fish! The scallops sharing plate was mediocre and odd but the tuna poke was great. I really loved the ambiance- a unique club vibe for dining. More fun than your typical dinner- a definite recommend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Or waitress was the best!!! Oysters were 5 star!
  24. S

    Shannen

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Adelaide has become one of my favourite spots! We was a little disappointed though, I made a reservation for 3 people, almost two months ago, and there was only a small table for 2 available for us when we arrived at our reservation time. Mistakes happen and it was still a lovely meal and we had great drinks and service, but it was disappointing that out table was overlooked after booking so far in advance.
  25. RM

    RobertM

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By far the best restaurant in stjohns. Me and my wife were feeling so good we bought a round of the entire restaurant. Everyone said “ayyy cheers” it was a time I won’t forget.
  26. KS

    KyleS

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent! Highly recommended one of the best meals I've had in a long time.
  27. MA

    MohA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place and the food is so creative and delicious
  28. KA

    KATD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The server Mitchel is a gem. Mom was visiting from out of town and made her feel comfortable and welcome. Give him a raise.
  29. JS

    JenniferS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, no wait time on food. Upbeat vibe and great service!
  30. DA

    DanielleA

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great vibe, and delicious food
  31. B

    Brockettlefty

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    great food. Music too loud but they did turn it down upon request.
  32. D

    Deanerxxx

    Montreal

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tasty food as always
  33. A

    Allison

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the best meal I’ve had in a very long time. It’s not often you taste something unlike anything you’ve ever had before. This was the case with several dishes and drinks at Adelaide. The service was top notch, even the playlist was terrific. A perfect dining experience.
  34. K

    Kecia

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top-notch service, wonderful food and perfect ambience. Our server went above and beyond, making for a fabulous evening. Thank you!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic Canada

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was amazing. Delicious food and fun vibe!
  36. LS

    LesleyS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time on a Friday night here. Atmosphere was fun and upbeat. A true experience! Try to make resos if you can.
  37. RB

    RobertB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great evening. Only (small) disappointment was the scallop. Overwhelmed by the cucumber and bland avocado. Hard to even find it on the plate. Otherwise excellent food and service.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fun and good. fancy food in ordi ary clothes peefect
  39. DW

    DwayneW

    Ottawa

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The noise level made conversation difficult. The menu was limited and some dishes were skimpy on some ingredients.
  40. RT

    RyanT

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oyster bar and seafood spot in downtown St. John's. The accompanying sauces for the oysters were fantastic - white wine shallots + mango were a great combo. The tacos were amazing as well - so fresh and delicious.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 326 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
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

    Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am Bar Daily 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • 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

  • Executive chef

    Chef Jennifer Thorne

  • 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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