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Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner: Saint John, New Brunswick

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is our series highlighting the best local restaurants across Canada.  Have a tip for your city? Let us know on Twitter or on Facebook.  Today we are featuring top restaurant picks in Saint John, New Brunswick.

The patio at Saint John Ale House.


For those wanting a different option than the ubiquitous Cora’s, Urban Deli offers hearty weekend breakfast fare. Local sommelier and drinks writer Craig Pinhey of Frog’s Pad is a fan of the deli’s Montreal smoked meat, which is made in house. Try the Deep Deli Skillet—grilled potatoes and smoked meat bits, topped with two eggs and hollandaise sauce. Enjoy it while chatting with locals at the communal table.

Urban Deli, 68 King St. Saint John, NB, 506- 652-3354 urbandeli.ca


Located in the City Market—the oldest continuing farmer’s market in Canada—Billy’s Seafood is a one-stop shop to pick up the local catch of the day and then eat it. The deep sea platter, oysters, and variations on fish and chips (clams and chips; scallops and chips…you get the idea) keep visitors and locals coming back.

Billy’s Seafood Company, City Market at 49-51 Charlotte Street, Saint John, NB billysseasfood.com


A cross between the relaxed atmosphere of a pub (including a spacious patio) and the menu of a fine dining restaurant, the Saint John Ale House is a staple for locals.  Foie Gras poutine and bacon-wrapped Fundy scallops are menu highlights. The extensive drinks list includes the Colossal Canadian Caesar, decorated with a lobster claw and oyster (embodying the full Maritime experience). Bottoms up!

Saint John Ale House, 1 Market Square, Saint John, NB 506-657-2337 saintjohnalehouse.com

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