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Reviewed September 7, 2021

Excellent fish&chips . Very surprised by the amount of customers in the line not wearing corvid masks. Staff never said anything to them.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 7, 2021 via mobile

Great fish and chips. Great onion rings. Excellent fried clams. We loved it. Quick service. What more could you ask for?

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed August 28, 2021 via mobile

The seafood casserole is a waste of money for what you get. The portion size wasn't even enough to feed a toddler. Only had 1 small scallop, 1 small shrimp and 2 bite size pieces of haddock and 2 bites of potato. That's it for...$20.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Bruce H, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2021

Adam so sorry this happened to you.I would not be happy either.Your casserole should have had 3 good sized shrimp,3 larger scallops as well as a few smaller ones,lobster and haddock.Please consider giving me a call so we can make this right.506-333-4691 Bruce

Reviewed August 22, 2021

Picked up some seafood chowder at the takeout which came with a biscuit. It was really good, nice snd thick snd loaded with lots of chunky seafood and potatoes. One of the best I have had.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed September 16, 2020 via mobile

We ate at this restaurant one afternoon with another couple. It has a great view on the beach adjacent to the sea caves. It’s not a fancy place but the food is very good. You place your order at the counter and they bring it...to your table. There is an inside dining area and an outside patio dining area. My wife ordered the lobster roll and I the clam platter. The other couple ordered the clam platter and fish and chips. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The prices were reasonable.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Bruce H, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2022

Thanks so much for the great review NS-Rover Bruce and staff

Reviewed September 4, 2020

Best place to eat in St Martins. Never had a bad experience here. Seafood casserole is my go to. Have been going to this place for about 25 years now

Date of visit: August 2020
Bruce H, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2022

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We are headed into our 40th season and its customers like you that make it all worth it!! Bruce and Staff

Reviewed August 22, 2020

One of the best burgers we've had in a long time! Great service! Fast! The view was beautiful! We will be back!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 14, 2020

I had the fish and chips. The fries, which were fresh cut, were perfect. Seasoned just right, perfectly crispy and crunchy outside and soft inside. Best french fries i have ever had anywhere. The haddock was lightly battered and crispy, not greasy at all, and...the fish inside it was perfectly cooked, beautiful quality. Best battered fish I've ever had. I enjoyed it so much, I ate the fish, and I bagged up the rest of the fries I couldn't eat to have as a snack later (yes, they were that good). Then I realized that if they made the best fish and chips, I had to try the chowder while I was there. So, I ordered the chowder to go. I had it later that evening, maybe a couple hours later. It was still warm, I wondered if I needed to reheat it, so I gave it a taste... and to heck with heating it, because I was eating it. And I couldn't stop eating it, because each mouthful was delightful, with perfectly cooked seafood morsels and textures and flavours that just knocked me off my feet. Every bite was perfect. And, yes, it is seriously THE BEST CHOWDER I have ever had - eating that chowder was a spiritual experience. I will go back for more. Hats off to the staff and to the chef.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Bruhut, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded August 17, 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words. We will certainly share your review with our hard working staff. We are delighted to give you such a pleasant experience. Bruce and staff

Reviewed July 8, 2020 via mobile

Stopped in for a meal after some sightseeing. Ordered 2 x 2 piece fish and chips, 1 x 3 piece fish and chips and a fried clam platter. Way too much food for 2 adults and 2 kids - but very very good. Not too...much batter, and the fries were perfect. Not sure if it was bc of the pandemic - but had some sticker shock when I went to pay and the price with a 20% tip was $109. Happy to support the local economy though. Would go again for sure.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Bruhut, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2020

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Matt so glad you enjoyed everything.Our staff certainly appreciated your support and generosity. Bruce and Staff

Reviewed July 5, 2020

Went there 3 days ago July 2, 2020 to pick up 2 bowls to go. Got back to the cottage to find a bowl of minced fish in what looked and tasted like dishwater with a fishy taste.. NEVER AGAIN.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Bruhut, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2020

Ernesto would you consider please getting a hold of me ,my email is bnhuttges@gmail.com to discuss this.Is it possible you have the wrong restaurant there are two side by side. We pride ourselves on our chowder and if we messed up we would like to...More

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Kelly C
June 24, 2018|
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Response from Don R | Reviewed this property |
No, I've never heard of anyone needing a reservation. It can be a busy spot but it can also accommodate a large crowd. Enjoy your visit.
Chrissy S
May 22, 2017|
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After Thanksgiving, the Caves restaurant is open only when cruises dock in the Saint John harbour. If definitely closes for the season early November (when cruises season ends as well). It re-opens early May.
October 2, 2015|
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Response from Bruce H | Property representative |
We will be open full time until October 12th and after that only on cruise ship days best to call ahead to check on times 1-506-833-4698 r 1-506-333-4691 My cell. Hope this is helpful. Bruce
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Caves Restaurant

Yes, The Caves Restaurant offers takeaway services.

The Caves Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4