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Saltwater Restaurant

284 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H3, Canada
+1 709-754-5670
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood risotto” (38 reviews)
“cod tongues” (29 reviews)
“duck” (22 reviews)
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Seafood, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
284 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

very cute place, a little cramped but the food was excellent and the staff where great. we visited for the valentines day dinner, it was great. a little expensive but most places are on valentines day.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank dermott03
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been going to Saltwater restaurant for a number of years and have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Our most recent visit was very disappointing. The restaurant itself was chilly as though the heating system wasn't working. Our waitress placed a portable electric...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PeterB001
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant for our last night in St. John's. We'd been a bit disappointed with our choices for our first 2 nights but this place made up for both of them. Located in a convenient, safe part of downtown we were immediately seated...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank StevoinMinnesoto
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Again this restaurant was recommended by a local person. Having seen "Cod Tongues' on other menus, and not believing it was real! We did see some fishermen on our tour earlier in in the day actually preparing the fish on the dock....so we ordered the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jo B
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We were a large group and all our meals were excellent. The service was not only very friendly but our server made sure we did not want for anything.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank pace34
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

We went to the Saltwater for it had good reviews on TripAdvisor. I just added another one for the Cod fish, tongues and fillet were cooked to perfection. The veggies with the Cod were perfect as well, a nice crispness to them. My wife had...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The meal was delish. We had cod and salmon and both were cooked very well and may be a little on the well done side. The staff seemed scared or nervous and were not as light or relaxed as one would expect at a nice...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Came here to celebrate our 25th anniversary. One of the few romantic “non-pub” atmosphere places to eat. Always a pleasure. Shocked that my wife’s cod was a little over cooked as was my steak. But food is always good. Just a little off tonight. Plus...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank IMARover1973
Reviewed 21 September 2018

This was a Sunday evening dinner choice as a lot of places are closed. No compromise here though. The best cod tongues I've perhaps ever had, even got my husband to try and enjoy them. Charming wait staff, very good food.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jamestmcd
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The food was good and well presented so on that count visitors wont be disappointed, however, we just felt that it lacked atmosphere which we feel is as important as the food itself.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Peter P
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michaela m
31 May 2017|
Response from Peggy K | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. They are very attentive & I don't remember anything being done in any type of nut bases
29 August 2016|
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Response from CTRocks | Reviewed this property |
No. Pretty casual.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-754-5670
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Casual and comfortable dining, fresh seafood and happy hour tapas in the heart of downtown St.John's, Newfoundland.
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