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Saint John Ale House

1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
+1 506-657-2337
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (60 reviews)
“kettle chips” (28 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on a coastal Anniversary road trip that brought us to St John for the day and we are self proclaimed “foodies” we looked online for highly rated restaurants and came across SJAH and recognized the chef from our obsessive Foodtv watching, the atmosphere...More

Thank m g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has been around a while, but it is just ok. Nothing special and I have found that the meat is rarely cooked to spec and always too well done and usually dry. Only reason I seem to end up eating here is because...More

Thank P D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and service. A very popular eating spot in the uptown area of SJ. Reasonably priced and good menu for kids!

Thank Donna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the chicken tenders and fries, they were delicious. The server was a young man and he was very personable and helpful (sorry I didn't get his name). We sat outside and even though it was fall, it was just a beautiful day. Very enjoyable...More

Thank letsbefriends
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A Sunday night, not much traffic in the restaurant or outside...the weather keeping people at home? A big mistake - the staff more than made up for the unfriendly weather! Beyond that, the beer selection was ample. Great creative apps! I had the mussels and...More

Thank MICheryl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the local beer of Moose Light which was very good. It was cool outside but doesn’t matter, I took advantage of sitting outside on their patio and watched the world go by. The service was excellent.

Thank TravellerKitchener
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great beer selection and really good food. Our table had the halibut, fish & chips, and chicken club. All were really good.

Thank RookerVT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic variety of local ales as week as a delicious variety of gluten free menu items. Fantastic and knowledgeable service. Best dinner we have had in a long time! I highly recommend the roasted veg for a side. Delicious!

Thank 67_CanadianTraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They were so kind and welcoming to my dog, even brought her out a huge bowl of water. Had a local cheese plater. It was delicious. Best honey I have ever had. Had the burger and fries and it was very satisfying. And a local...More

Thank Kendra B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

This place has great food. Pete knows his market well. Tends to be a bit on the pricier side, but well worth it.

Thank LindsayC86
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
18 July 2017|
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Response from Jaymee S | Reviewed this property |
I don't like anything on the menu. Great spot, great decor - tried so hard to find something to order for dinner, ended up paying for drinks and leaving.
brian t
20 July 2016|
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Response from Peter S | Property representative |
Yes, our Gluten Free options on the menu have a GF beside them. Our chefs are very well versed in this and all our food is made from scratch and can be modified to meet your nutritional needs.
23 September 2015|
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Response from Leonard L | Reviewed this property |
This a licensed restaurant with no accomodations of any kind. Nearest are Hilton and Delta which are connected with an indoor pedway.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada
    (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
  • Public Transportation: Situated directly on the Saint John waterfront,we are perfectly situated for all types of travel, including the Saint John Transit. There is a taxi stand in front of the Hilton Hotel. We are connected via indoor pedway to Market Square retail,business complex and Harbour station.
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: +1 506-657-2337
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We are a progressive pub with loads of local craft beers on tap and in the bottle. We have great Chef Jesse Vergen that seeks out the very best of local ingredients to present an ever evolving menu. We are cutting edge, fun and entertaining...seek a reservation online or give us a shout. We sit on the waterfront in Saint John with great entertainment and a big patio for fun all summer long!
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