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Saltwater Restaurant

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284 Duckworth St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1H3, Canada
+1 709-754-5670
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 15:00 - 00:00
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St. John's, Canada
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful meal and experience at this restaurant. Service was great. Loved the meal. The atmosphere was delightful.

Thank Trudy O
St. John's, Canada
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96 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing seafood and cosy atmosphere! The portions were generous, the prices reasonable and the service was fantastic! This place should be busier! It's the best kept secret in town!

Thank Lisablue154964
St. John's, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Meal was delicious, appetizers were to die for. Wine was pleasing to the palette. Strongly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Shawn R
St. John's, Canada
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Saltwater has a variety of seafood on the menu and most items are available gluten free. The cod tongue appetizer was quite good, the scallops, fantastic! Fresh and cooked to perfection. The roasted duck was nicely complemented by the mint and partridgeberry chutney and the sweet potatoes. The dessert platter with a trio of delectable sweet is highly recommended- Chocolate... More 

Thank Joan D
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Great service. Devine food. From appetizers to entrees. Highly recommend. Great seafood, like most of St John's, presentation with attention to detail was superb. Very nice wine selections as well.

Thank Peggy K
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderfulexperience. From the delicious appetizers of shrimp scampi, beet spinach salad, mussels in wine sauce to the main dish delights cod, salmon and chicken --that melted in your mouth. In addition we had fabulous service. We will go back again.

Thank Susan D
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We've visited Saltwater a couple of times now, and each time the food has been great and the service amazing. I had the surf n turf which was cooked to perfection. My wife raved about the vanilla and beat salad. She also had the special of the evening, which was a Moroccan-style cod fish served with rice, chick peas, black... More 

Thank ManfromtheRock
St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Saltwater continues to deliver, I know some of the backstory of the owner, formerly of Bianca's and Gypsy. Serge knows this town and he knows good food, we had a great meal in a great atmosphere. Highly recommend scallops and any seafood that is available

Thank Joanne H
Toronto, Ontario
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143 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

I've now been here 3 or 4 times and have loved it every time. The seafood is fresh (usually, there's a couple of different cod dishes) and the portions are pretty good size (ie not petite). Good fish selection. Upstairs is a bit brighter, but downstairs has it's own charm, so you can't really lose. Wine list is varied -... More 

Thank TorontoCouple763
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This restaurant has maintained its high quality of food and ambience for several years. The downstairs area has been made more casual while upstairs is smarter. However the food, drinks and service are the same on both floors. Normally I do not visit the same restaurant on two occasions when I come in from out of town because if it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 00:00
15:00 - 00:00
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
Casual and comfortable dining, fresh seafood and happy hour tapas in the heart of downtown St.John's, Newfoundland.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?