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Velma's Restaurant & Lounge - CLOSED

264 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
+1 709-576-2264
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good40%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
1 Jul 2013
“Good home made food”
12 May 2013
“Disappointing after the hype”
Restaurant Hours Closed
264 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

After a morning out on a boat whale watching (in coldish weather) we stoipped in here for some wholesome grub. We shared a plate of cod tongues (huge serving) and they were good. You must use the molasses on them. We each got a bowl...More

1  Thank EtobicokeKenny
Reviewed 12 May 2013

My cab driver waxed lyrical about this restaurant telling me his father came from out of town to eat there. While it is a cut above a greasy spoon, the atmosphere was definitely cheap and the prices were high for the decor and food. Several...More

2  Thank apq
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I was glad I did not pick this place when the bill arrived, expensive! My friend invited me out to lunch and wanted to try this place. I don't mind paying for a good meal but this place is ok and the price is out-to-lunch....More

Thank 835Dolores709
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Two of us ate their on Saturday April 6th, 2013. We both had the pea soup as the app and the fried cod with fries and a side veg for the main. For drinks we had 1 pepsi and two coffee. The bill came to...More

2  Thank S B
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Went there with a bunch of friends who are not from Newfoundland but have been there. Being from Newfoundland i knew exactly what i wanted and got cod au gratin and all the boys got fish cakes and beans. All the food was excellent and...More

Thank VanessaGriffin
Reviewed 10 March 2013

It does not matter where you are, Moscow, Mexico or downtown St. John's, if the locals are eating there so should you!!! Velma's is in the heart of downtown where the locals also eat. Local fare at good prices, generous portions with combinations you have...More

Thank jeter241
Reviewed 25 February 2013

Fine for cafe fare, no frills - like their club sandwich. However they have no change facilities for babies.. we were offered a table on the other side of the restaurant that was not open at the time!!! Not ideal:(

Thank DebbieCork_Ireland
Reviewed 9 February 2013

This is a spot to go if you want home-cooked and no-nonsense food. It's not fancy but it's good. Breakfast/bunch here is the best.

Thank AtlanticKaren
Reviewed 9 October 2012

I had lunch at what is called traditional NF faire. The scallops (12) were expensive (CAD$28) for the type of restaurant, it's dated surroundings and not overtly friendly staff, and no soft background music, so the 5-6 tables eating spoke mainly in whispers or not...More

2  Thank TraceyClaire
Reviewed 24 September 2012

Our cabby had recommended Velma's on Water Street for as a breakfast place (Gord loves brekkie!). The sign on the door says they open at 9am and we'd stopped in a couple times but they have been closed. It became a challenge for it! We...More

Thank Teena_in_Toronto
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 264 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 709-576-2264
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