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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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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good13%
  • Average0%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“gumbo” (5 reviews)
“snow crab” (3 reviews)
“lobster” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Soups, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Grates Cove, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 2L0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 August 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 29 July 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 28 July 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 10 July 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 12 July 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 30 June 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 12 July 2017

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

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We had been in the area this past Saturday and heard good things about the Studio. We decided to go over for an early dinner then head back to St. John's. From the moment we walked in Courtney greeted us with a smile and told...More

Thank Willie406
gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to describe you experience! We greatly appreciate it!!! Sincerely, Courtney, Terrence & Phoenix

Reviewed 12 June 2017

Delicious meal! Started with a small jeon then had the jambalaya and ramen. 100% worth the drive. Excellent friendly service. Will be returning!

Thank Mauzy709
Reviewed 11 June 2017

We decided to take the long way around from St. John's to Bonavista. I don't know that we would have been brave enough to go all the way to Grates Cove if we had not seen multiple ads and book mentions for the Grates Cove...More

1  Thank Laurie_B_VA
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We had driven up from New Harbour, about an hour away, and enjoyed the view of the ice fields. We spotted several icebergs. But, it was a cold and damp day, and we were a little chilly when we arrived. I ordered the gumbo and...More

Thank BillOK57
Reviewed 17 May 2017

First, we are true Cajuns from South Louisiana, and since we love our cajun cooking so much, we almost never order it away from home. Its so hard to find good Cajun food that isn't overly spicy and actually tastes like it does at home....More

1  Thank Chad B
gratescovestudios, Owner at Grates Cove Studios, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Your review means the world to us! Thank you. It was so wonderful to meet your family and to have the opportunity to serve you all. Sincerely, Courtney, Terrence & Phoenix

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
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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