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Saint John Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Market Sq, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 4Z6, Canada (Union street,City Rd onto Smythe St)
+1 506-657-2337
11:00 - 01:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very impressed with the food, the Crispy Smelts were excellent and they had 1 cider on tap for those who want an option to beer.

Thank K5298OOdavidw
Saint John, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have eaten there many times..and been lucky every time. It is a Very popular place with the younger crowd ( 30-45), but we older folks love the seafood ,especially the fish and chips. The service is as one would expect in a very busy restaurant. This is not a "fast food place ", nor is it... More 

Thank william m
Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

tried 3 times to eat here but got terrible food the first time, terrible service the 2nd time and both the 3rd time. Would not recomment

Thank br0wneyes57
SJAHSam, Manager at Saint John Ale House, responded to this review

Hey there, If you're interested please shoot me an email at sam@sjah.ca and let me know a bit more information. We'd love to make it right. More 

New Brunswick
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this place! Ate in the tavern during busy Friday suppertime rush. Still, friendly and speedy service. Man, what a selection of local beers! I ordered their cheeseburger, added bacon, medium rare, and it was the best burger I've had in a restaurant ever! The fries were also tasty, and crisp. We'll be back!

Thank happetravlr
St. Andrews
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to be on the cutting edge of the food movement in Saint John, this is your front row seat. Very relaxed atmosphere offset by impeccably cooked and presented local creations. The fact that they brew beer right there is a bonus. Top marks from me.

Thank etiquetteguy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I crave this place regularly. Amazing quality and flavours. The fries are to die for and the buttermilk chicken fingers are like no other! This place will not disappoint. When we visit Saint John we always make a point to dine here.

Thank Roselydiamae
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I met up with some longtime friends on Saturday night at the Alehouse. We all had a lovely meal and some wine. We also had happy-belly when we left and that's important :) Nice service and atmosphere. A rather upscale dining venue

Thank Susie H
Rothesay, Canada
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have not been here for a while, so felt it was time to visit again. The ambiance here is very nice. We were met at the door with a warm friendly smile and promptly taken to our table. Our waiter was very friendly and fully informed on all the dishes they served. We both decided on "Pasture Raised Chicken Ballantine"... More 

Thank Rothesay D
Halifax, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch today and had the buttermilk chicken fingers and fries (substituted in a spinach salad!). The food was fantastic, definitely a great chef in the kitchen! Our server, Jaret, was hands down amazing! We asked for a some specific beer recommendations and his knowledge and choices were top notch! I'd return there simply for his level of... More 

Thank GregColeCOTB
Grand Bay-Westfield, Canada
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We have eaten at ale house quite a few times and have recommended it to others. However our meal this time was only ok, food was luke warm, and in my opinion, was overpriced for mediocre pub food- will not be back anytime soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?