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The Adelaide Oyster House

4.7
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63 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 63 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AllisonH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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kristenf
Miami
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.

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Pete
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome variety of food and everything is delicious! Never disappoints!

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JanineK
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, flavorful, fresh, unique food as always. Fun, lively atmosphere. Always some fun cocktails to try.
One of my top restaurants in town. Great for a place to eat before starting your night out.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attended with my parents and three kids for a sunny Sunday meal. It was excellent

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NatashaB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

‘Double fried’ Fries were soggy and el camino was not well made. Tuna seemed different and not like It was pre covid.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great. The only compliant I had was the music was very loud and hard to have a conversation

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HilaryB
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places to eat in St. John's. I always have a very enjoyable experience here and they do not disappoint! The staff are very friendly and inviting. The food is unique and delicious! The music is on the loud side for some people but that is the atmosphere and vibe that they are going for. I love the whole experience every single time I go!

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Skell
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere at Adelaide. They never cease to amaze. The food and service is second to none 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed my date night with my wife
Nice food and music

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adelaide never disappoints! Food and service were top notch!

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Tanya
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The lunch menu is not nearly as good as the dinner menu. Service here can be quite slow.

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AlisonR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the food and service here. However, I wish reservation times could be longer as I would most likely end up spending just as much as another table if not more if I was able to spend a few hours here. The music is also too loud, it makes it hard for conversation.

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BradS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adelaide is always outstanding, my go to restaurant for any special occasion or a social drink. After going to this restaurant for a few years I’ve never had one bad meal and the food is always consistent 👌🏽 Best Restaurant in St.Johns.

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KevinM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and fabulous service. Can’t ask for much more than that.

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JaneM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food once again!! We enjoyed every bite of our many dishes as well as amazing cocktails. Felt very comfortable and safe there with all the covid guidelines and such in place!!

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 63 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.