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St. John's Fish Exchange Kitchen & Wet Bar

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
351 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1C2, Canada
+1 709-739-7539
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“halibut” (64 reviews)
“seafood” (58 reviews)
“crab dip” (13 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Seafood, Grill, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1C2, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I walked into the SJFX on a Saturday evening, by myself, no reservation. There were only seats at the bar, which was completely comfortable and fine. My waiter was friendly and attentive, service was fast. What was even better, was my food and drink. I...More

Thank latitude53er
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popular place in downtown St John's. Seafood platter was great, as was the seafood pasta. Cod tongue and scrunchions for appetizer also very good. But the fries that came with the platter...soggy, soft and inedible. Waiter brought new ones, with no improvement. It shouldn't be...More

Thank Jonny S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyable but not the best seafood in town. Extremely popular and busy -- had to work to get a seat at 5:15 during the week. Terrific view of the harbor. Service pretty good but slow at the end. No local draft beers, ordinary wine list....More

Thank EagleEyeBoston
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant came highly recommended so my wife and I decided to have a meal. Since we loved fish, this appeared to perfect choice. The positives are, very friendly staff, nice location, good atmosphere. We both ordered cod which included vegetables, chips (french fries) for...More

Thank Pat S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I actually ate here twice the first time i had the lobster which was ok, i thought that the crab was wayy better. The arugala salad is to die for! the second time i went i had the salmon and it was probably the best...More

1  Thank Dreamer680336
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely great service, food, view, no complaints whatsoever... except a message called in to the restaurant to be delivered during our birthday supper, didn’t get delivered... really disappointed at that!!! That would have been the icing in the cake so to speak!!!😒

Thank Lily C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with family and were initially seated on the mezzanine. One or two people had problems with stairs and although crowded the staff made room for the 8 of us on the main floor. Service was good throughout and all our requests and menu changes...More

Thank Kenato
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was deliciously tasty! Drinks were original. Gluten free options. Family meal we all enjoyed! Great view.

Thank Ninahogan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner there with friends. The food was very good. I had fish and chips and that was fine. My wife, a celiac, had a beet salad which was excellent. Everything was fairly good but this would not be fine dining. Service was good...More

Thank richmennie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place for a great lunch... Must try... the Fish and Chips and the fish Chowder....to die for !!!

1  Thank Bill H
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Mary S
8 April 2018|
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Response from deanhynes | Reviewed this property |
No I can’t.
20 October 2017|
Response from retireeVancouver | Reviewed this property |
Hopefully you did eventually find the Fish Exchange restaurant. This restaurant is at Queens and Water Street or along Water Street (harbor side) between Queens and Holdsworth Street. Look for the Starbucks cafe at that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$50
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1C2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-739-7539
  • E-mail
Urban and hip with an authentic twist that hearkens back to the soul of the City, SJFX is a casual restaurant with great food and loads of atmosphere where anyone will feel welcome. Featuring fresh seafood dishes, all the grill favourites and signature cocktails that offer creative takes on local classics.
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