Saint John Ale House

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About

The Saint John Ale House offers progressive pub food in a casual, relaxed dining room, in our pub and on our waterfront patio during the summer. We take pride in knowing where our food comes from and use locally grown and seasonal produce, meats and fish from New Brunswick farmers in many of our menu items and daily specials.



We offer the largest selection of beer in Saint John, including several local craft beers such as Moosehead Cask Ale made exclusively for the SJAH. We have an extensive wine list and also serve creative cocktails hand-made by our mixologist.



Join us for a few drinks in the pub, or dine in our restaurant. If you're interested in an all around fun night out in Saint John - we look forward to hosting you!


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4.5
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4.3
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AniMac
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommend this place! Dying to try the lobster roll!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Our table was ready, drinks, dinner, everything went smoothly.

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CrAwL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated i about a minute, waiter was very polit and informative of the food. The food itself wad absolutely amazing

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Awesome food, reasonable prices! The scallops and cake were amazing!

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ChrisG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the Ale House and we can’t wait to go back now. Absolutely the best fries in town, great beer selection and a perfect burger.

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LoreeB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was really good. The bacon wrapped scallops were amazing!! The chicken wings & pickled carrots were delicious too. The music was really good, but way to loud. We could not hear our waiter or each other. Other than the really loud music it was excellent :)

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service,, great atmosphere, highly recomend

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Eliz
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Not sure if I booked correctly but I requested seating upstairs and somehow ended up downstairs. It was quite chilly down there.. other than that we had great service. Out waiter was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening!
Food excellent as well as service

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CherylL
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Food was awesome but the rat in the dining room was a bit disturbing.

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CaitlynM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a reservation at the Ale house when we are going out with large groups (6+). They are fantastic at accommodating us, getting all our food and drinks out hot and fresh together in a timely fashion. The service is always stellar.

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AnnG
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service was awesome. I would recommend a bit larger menu. Found it a little pricey, especially the steakvandppetizers.

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KeithK
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Not a good atmosphere plus I pointed out to the staff a mouse which was in the restaurant. Not a good experience I will not return nor recommended.

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Cynthia18
Atlantic Canada
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As always we had a good time at the Ale house for supper. We dine here quite regularly and never have a issue. My only complaint was the lighting it seems as though they put new lighting in and it was very dark. Other than that everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The drinks are always on point. The staff are brilliant. They go above and beyond to make you happy.

Saint John Ale House
Responded on November 12, 2019

Wonderful!! We are so happy you loved your experience. Cheers

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WesleyT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes but would stay away from fish and chips batter too thick and overcooked
Steak was excellent as was other foods

Saint John Ale House
Responded on November 12, 2019

Thank you for being our guest. We hope you visit us again soon. Cheers

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MeganB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always eat at the Ale house when we visit Saint John. I think you could look at the pricing of the menu as it seems to getting high.

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LoriR
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We actually ate here 2x the same day, both afternoon and late night meals were amazing and we had great service both times too.

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MatthewN
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We come here every time we visit Saint John. Food was good but not as good as it’s been during former visits.

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AvaMc
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were disappointed there were not lobster rolls on the menus the day we arrived. In hindsight perhaps we could have requested ahead. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In from Montreal for business. Our team started off at the bar having some of the great local brews.
We moved to a table for dinner and the guys behind the bar actually served us as well. It was a great night and hope to be back soon

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vipbetsys
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere and view. We loved the prime rib sandwich. The meat was in a delicious mushroom gravy and served on a yorkshire pudding, which is like a popover. So so good, and not too salty or heavy. I had a fantastic cocktail that combined fresh peaches, brown sugar and bourbon. I miss it already.

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Jessicahb2027
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made my birthday dinner special! Great service and food as always

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vipJSASUALUM
Tampa
251 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Quality selection of craft beers on tap with knowledgeable bar staff.
Atmosphere is way too loud to be able to talk.
Appetizers were so-so...we ending up leaving to go eat entrees at another restaurant as we were unimpressed with Saint John Ale House food.

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chef was very accommodating of our food allergies and came to the table himself to take our order. Server seemed busy although the restaurant was not, and we had to ask several times for drinks, but other than that, everything was excellent!

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JenniferS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Not overly impressed with food. Taste was merely ok. Portion sizes were good. Over priced for quality in my opinion.

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OysterBay
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great spot in Saint John for a bite
Food was good. Great beer selection. Would go back!

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andid
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Ordered a drink of their menu that included aperol. Bartender omitted aperol then blamed it on the waitress getting the order wrong. Then he tried to school me on aperol. Told him we would leave then and he aggressively grabbed the bill then started bussing the table. We left with a bad taste in our mouth. Try another restaurant right beside this one better service less attitude and better food selection.

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vipScottM
Toronto
56 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and the waitress was absolutely wonderful, very helpful

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SueJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice patio. Food was very good & portions very large. Probably could have shared an entree. Enjoyed the atmosphere but it did start to rain on us

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LoriH
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating for my shell fish allergy. Servers were great!

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ArtB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

They were working very hard as it was a Friday night and an event was happening... all in all was great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Good restaurant, best part was the outdoor seating.

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LauraS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Experience was excellent. We were able to change he location of our reservation to the outdoor patio with no problem. The staff was very accommodation and super helpful.

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MaryR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Crab dip was great, and food options were nice for a relatively standard pub. However, there was absolutely no air conditioning in our area, which made for a very stuffy meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service was extremely slow,and the food was very mediocre. My husband's burger was overlooked and tough. The chowder, however, was very good
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KathH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place ... super friendly service and the food was awesome. Enjoyed a lot. Well worth going.

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KimC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 9 and everyone loved their meal. The guys who ordered the cheeseburger thought that it was a little bit dry but very tasty. I ordered the spinach, quinoa and salmon dinner. It was delicious and I will be back soon to have this!

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BarbaraM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & experience. Would definitely recommend!

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EricN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Service was very good .Great views of the city and board walk

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Saint John Ale House offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (506) 657-2337.

Saint John Ale House is rated 4.4 stars by 428 OpenTable diners.

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