Saint John Ale House

4.6
390 reviews
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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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BM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food & experience. Would definitely recommend!

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EN
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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B
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall the food was good. I have a dietary restriction (dairy, which is becoming more commonplace) that they weren't able to accommodate for the majority of the dishes on the menu. I had to settle for my third choice (Beer battered fish) but it ended up being very good. The draught was pricy.

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B
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service was great. We were in a for a few casual drinks. I scoped their menu beforehand and they had my beer of choice (Pumphouse blueberry ale) on their spring menu. When I got there, they were "all out." Otherwise good time.

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CM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. We had a table reserved and it was ready upon arrival! Food was delicious and arrived timely. We will be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

.. Double bday/Mother’s Day celebrations.. Great visit as usual, food and atmosphere great! Thanks PS for the deserts!

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service excellent. Music was far too loud for 6:30PM. Every one in the place had to talk loud to be heard.
One thing for sure is we will never pay that much for a 9oz glass of wine again. Price was horrendous.

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing burger!! And the surprise salad was also fantastic!!

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AL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the ale house!!! Friendly fast and super good food!

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d
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a really good time at the Ale House. Service was excellent. Some new items on the menu, but had the pub club as usual - not disappointed. My wife had the goat cheese salad and the scallops wrapped in bacon. Beer was draft Guinness and wine was Jackson Triggs Merlot. Excellent as usual.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic atmosphere! Service, drinks and food were all 10/10

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CH
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was outstanding. The food was excellent and quick enough to enjoy over a lunch hour.

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s
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have lived & fished from Grand Manan and I must say that the beer battered Haddock was the best I have ever had in my life from the Maritimes

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JF
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We had a GC to use. I feel that the food has become “fancier” and not as appealing to the average customer. We had the classic buttermilk chicken tenders. It was average. Fries were soggy. $50 for chicken fingers, fries and pop is a bit much.

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best damn food in the city. The Brisket donair was to die for.

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CG
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is amazing !!! I had the best Ceasar salad ever!!

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank You !!! We love our Grilled Ceasar too. We hope to host you again. Cheers

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JP
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Expensive but worth it. Food tastes superior and very friendly staff. We had a very enjoyable night.

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

We really take pride in being able to serve local, fresh ingredients to our customers. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful experience. We hope to host you again soon. Cheers

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SL
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server! Friendly and knowledgeable. Wonderful meal.

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

We just love our staff. We work hard as a team to provide the best experience. We love reading these comments and sharing them with our staff. We hope to host you again soon. Cheers

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great!! Only negative was the music was a bit too loud.. and strange selection of tunes for dinner music

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

Thank you for the kind review. Cheers

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

It wasn't as enjoyable this time. Most other times have been great! It was Valentine's Day and busy but the food wasn't as good. We both got prime rib and each had gristle and big pieces of fat.

Server only brought us water and our bill. Someone else took our drink order and brought our food. Even though the girl was supposed to be our server (who clearly didn't want to be there).

Being busy is understandable but this time a generous rating of 3 stars. The time before would have been 5, though. I usually have good service and great food. Valentine's date wasn't what it could have been. Maybe next time. 🙂

Still in my top 5 places to eat. 🙂🙂

Saint John Ale House
Responded on February 21, 2019

Sorry we didn’t meet your expectations, but we’d love to make it up to you, just shoot us an email admin@sjah.ca and we’ll make it right!! We appreciate all the feedback, please contact us. Thank You

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LR
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service are top notch! Loved the convenience of parking indoors.

Saint John Ale House
Responded on February 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind review. We hope to host you again.

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NO
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The experience was fantastic! The waiter is always on point!

Saint John Ale House
Responded on March 18, 2019

Yes!!! We do our best to give our customer the best dining experience possible. So happy to hear that our waiter is on point. Cheers

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OT
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

There was a loud group at a table beside us, I found it somewhat hard to hear my partner right across the table from me.

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G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Accommodating, friendly, professional, great food and atmosphere.

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LW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited the Ale house in between figure skating events. Group of 7 that they easily accommodated. Food was incredible (omg - those fries!) and the service was top notch. Stellar drink menu too!

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LW
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Music too loud. Wish there were more smaller portion options. Too bad soup and sandwich not available after 4pm. No senior discount. Good Caesar drink. Food just ok.

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AF
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger EVER!! Great beer selection. Really enjoyed my dinner

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ZB
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food with good service. Love the lights. Good coffee too. I had a very pleasant dinner.

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JG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat with very friendly staff.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and service!

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T
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked for New Years and had an amazing time!! Our server Devyn was the best. Never had to ask for a drink refill because he was all over it. We shared the charcuterie, crab dip, pork bites and Brussels Sprouts. Everything was so delicious, cooked and seasoned perfectly. Couldn’t have asked for a better evening with friends drinking + eating and ringing in the new year. Thanks for an amazing time!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always!

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DD
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Had an enjoyable dinner at Ale House for my wife's birthday. Nice to see Foghorn on tap, great to see them supporting local. I had the fish and chips which is always a home run. My wife had the burger which was good but needed to be sent back as we asked for it to be well done and came to the table very pink. For an appetizer we had the pork bites and wow! They were awesome and come with a very unique dip that has some heat to it.

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OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

Music way to loud

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AH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed!

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MG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Normally love the Ale House and usually get the mussels - this time the broth that comes with the mussels was totally tasteless. Very disappointing

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing experience. Food and service was great.

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AA
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we’ve ever had! Great restaurant!

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a wonderful time, food is very good, and service is always spot on.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Princess Kate was AWESOME! Give her a bonus!!

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