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Grates Cove Studios

Main Street, Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2L0, Canada
+1 709-587-3880
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“jambalaya” (3 reviews)
“cod” (6 reviews)
“seafood” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Cajun & Creole, Fusion, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2L0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are ever in Grates Cove you must stop for lunch here. Its a rustic, earthy restaurant. The food is excellent! You must have the partridge berry tea.

Thank Billie L
gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! We are so glad that you enjoyed yourslef while in Grates Cove, and we appreciate you taking the time to review your experience. Sincerley, Courtney, Terrence & Phoenix Howell

Reviewed December 4, 2017

Friendly staff and amazing chef. The meal was truly delicious, somewhat spicy which I like, but they can do the special Cajun seafood meal less spicy without loosing the great taste.

Thank Accetta2014
Reviewed October 16, 2017

One of us is allergic to shellfish and he had the veggie Jeong, which was delicious and I had to immediately look up how to make this tasty Korean pancake. I had the cod couvillon and it was warm and hearty - a delight. We...More

Thank chrisKelowna_BC
Reviewed September 26, 2017

on this rainy September day, we make the trek to Grates Cove to find the very tip of the Baccalieu Trail and a korean/cajun restaurant recommended to us by Rose Manor Inn's owners from Harbour Grace. The food was excellent and we would recommend it...More

Thank Annette F
Reviewed September 20, 2017

My husband and I stayed at The Motion Retreat, which was wonderful, and dined at Grates Cove Studios, which was a delightful surprise. The atmosphere was warm and rustic, and the food was delish! The desserts were amazing; I highly recommend the blueberry cheesecake. I...More

Thank Dawn Q
gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Good Moring Dawn, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time here!!! Thank you again, Courtney & Terrence Howell

Reviewed August 7, 2017

You have to know this is a restaurant. I thought it was an art gallery. One owner is from Newfoundland and the other is from Louisiana. They met in Korea teaching English. Their menu includes items from each heritage. The food was excellent and presented...More

Thank Raymond M
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We ventured out to Grate Cove to view an iceberg. We ate at this restaurant, which was an old school house. The atmosphere was cozy, warm and friendly, felt like we were visiting friends for lunch. Had the lobster pie and it was delicious. It...More

Thank sousn
Reviewed July 28, 2017

The restaurant is in the basement of what looks like at one point it was a parish hall. Its a lovely little place. They have it decorated very quaint and modern at the same time. The food and the service were fantastic. We had an...More

Thank msvi2016
Reviewed July 10, 2017

My husband and I were driving around the peninsula and stumbled upon this hidden gem. The food was excellent and unexpected mix of flavours. Try the partridgeberry cocktail!

Thank KBlackie
gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at Grates Cove Studios! We greatly appreciate it and are SO glad that you enjoyed your time here. Thank you again, Courtney, Terrence & Phoenix Howell

Reviewed June 30, 2017

We stopped in this very unique spot for lunch. The menu was verbally explained to us which was top notch service. The food was one of a kind and very delicious. It is a remote location, so the meal was pricier. It was definitely worth...More

Thank LDE2009
gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to know that you enjoyed your experience here. Sincerely, Courtney, Terrence & Phoenix

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Grates Cove
  • Phone Number: +1 709-587-3880
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Dine on a fusion of Newfoundland, Cajun and Asian-inspired home cooking in the Old School House. Savour delicious Korean BBQ sandwiches on toutons or traditional Louisiana gumbo created with snow crab and other local ingredients that are fresh in season. The restaurant at Grates Cove Studios allows owners Terrence and Courtney Howell, Newfoundland and South Louisiana natives, to offer the dishes they have enjoyed cooking together since their courtship in South Korea. Pack one of our picnic backpacks and have lunch in the gardens, next to the ocean or at one of the many picnic tables throughout Grates Cove. Join professional Artist Terrence Howell on a guided walk through one of the Grates Cove's trails lined with historic rock walls. (By reservation only.) Visit Grates Cove Studios where you can eat, explore and create in the beautiful, rugged coastal landscapes of Newfoundland's historic Grates Cove and the scenic Baccalieu Trail. Stay overnight in our B&B or vacation home that offers stunning views of icebergs, whales, and the Baccalieu Island Ecological Reserve. Located on the Baccalieu trail at most northerly point of the Avalon Peninsula, the town of Grates Cove is a national historic site boasting hiking trails, dry stone rock walls and breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Grates Cove Studios are a home away from home for artists, writers, and travelers alike. A two-hour drive from the city of St. John's, Grates Cove Studios are open year round.
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