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Saint John Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian
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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
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Grand Bay-Westfield, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Pkkq
Shediac, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice selection of beer available. Shared the Crab & Spinach Dip and it was one of the best spinach dips I've had. Also shared the mussels, which were really good as well. The table I was sitting at had a nice view of the boardwalk and harbor.

Thank JayBourque
Grand Bay-Westfield, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Alehouse to kill time while our teenagers were involved in other events. I was happy to see they have Shock Top Beer which not all restaurants have. We started with an appetizer which was the kettle chips that were delicious. I had the fish and chips and my husband had the buttermilk chicken, Everything was very... More 

Thank L P
United States
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242 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great beer and selection and fantastic location. Stroll along the boardwalk and be sure to stop here.

Thank TheBeachUnicorn
New Brunswick, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The meals were so delicious. The presentations was done beautifully. We will take other with us when we go back.

Thank gjgardner2017
Ontario's Near North, Canada
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the fish and chips and honestly we have had much better in Deluxe Fish and Chips. The fish portion was huge, chips mediocre, and not at all worth $20. Been at the restaurant before, and that time got the buttermilk chicken which again was over-rated. Service, although very slow, was friendly and efficient. Can't speak to the other... More 

Thank shalomalechim
Saint John, Canada
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134 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Food is Good but the Menu has a small Variety to choose from,they used to have more offerings on their menu,the drink selection has a wide variety of choices,the food portions are good and is well prepared,service is friendly,the prices are in the medium range though.A good place for to go for a special occassion or before a Event... More 

Thank BERandDO_849
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Had a delicious cider, made in New Brunswick. The haddock and Chips would benefit from a choice of sweet potato fries and less batter on the haddock. Service was excellent.

Thank Pauline W
Halifax Region, Canada
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Good list of local beers and ciders as well as craft beers from away. Food menu was also very good as the title would imply.

Thank Jim M
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The Ale house definitely offers beer lover's a wide variety of brews to choose from. The food alone however is worth the visit. In a rustic but trendy setting you can relax, enjoy great food and if you grab a window booth, enjoy the view of the boardwalk and harbour. In the summer you can also choose to enjoy on... More 

Thank Brent M

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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
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, Parking Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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?