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Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed August 21, 2023 via mobile

Great location and wonderful service, they treat you like family. Try the chowder! Chock full of seafood. Kids loved the grilled cheese and mozzarella sticks.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 13, 2023

Only had the chowder. I understand you cannot have fresh fish or lobster when not in season but we could taste “the old frozen fish”. Not a good tasty meal. Very disappointed

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 10, 2023

We were afraid that this place would be the tourist trap but it pleasantly surprised us.. seafood chowder and fish and chips were amazing.. definitely worth the visit

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 4, 2023

The chowder is succulent with good chunk of seafood and potatoe. You can eat inside or outside with a nice view on the beach

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 18, 2023 via mobile

We came to see the caves. The restaurant was an unexpected surprise. The food was fantastic - sweet lobster roll and tasty seafood chowder. We sat on the porch, which has a great view of the sea caves. The service was excellent as was the...price point!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed July 10, 2023 via mobile

We were taken here by family members after visiting funday trail. Being from Alberta, we don’t get food like this. It was beyond good. Fresh, hot, delicious, service was very good too. If we lived here, or a heck of a lot closer than a...5 day drive, we’d be eating here if not bi weekly…. At least once a month! It was soooo good.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 4, 2023

The best French fries!! Chicken tenders!!!! Great service, views right on beach. Funky beachside family restaurant! Told by many seafood chowder delicious!! Caves across beach.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed November 11, 2022 via mobile

It was a mad house when we were there. There was at least two bus loads of cruisers & other smaller groups. We sat outside in the sun& it was nice. I think at a time without bus loads, it would have been great. You...can walk out to the Bay of Fundy from there. Food was very good. Idk about Canada pricing. We had two large bowls of excellent chowder with biscuits on the side & a drink & it was $36.78 before tip. Our friends had fish & chips which was also excellent. You order & pay at the counter & they bring it out to you. I think if you go to Bay of Fundy this is a must do.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed November 1, 2022 via mobile

Extensive menu, nice decking area overlooking the beach and caves. Quick service and better value than alot of other places.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed October 18, 2022 via mobile

We stopped at this local restaurant for a quick bite during our tour from Saint John and were delighted with the experience. This diner appears to be for more locals than tourists so we liked it, even though we are tourists. Lol. We shared the...lobster roll, the terrific fresh French fries, tasty cole slaw, the seafood chowder, and the Moulsen Light beer. All of it really hit the spot.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 17, 2022

So after a very busy schedule I suggested to my wife that we head out to THE CAves for lunch last week; despite it being crowded with buses from the cruise ships we were served in a rather seamless way; the staff were exceptional, the...service second to none and the seafood we ordered was over the top. delicious ,value added and simply sensational. We even met the ever pleasant and engaging owner....Truly it was a high-light of our side trips we have been making in our province...and truly a must STOP for ALL travellers.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

Excellent Fish and Chips! The staffs provided great customer service. There is seating inside and outside all with a beautiful view!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 6, 2022 via mobile

Came in with a small group. Pretty rude staff. Everything seemed to be pre-packaged / frozen, and not very good. Not many options so if you’re starving this will get you by.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 3, 2022

Visited The Caves on a mini-van tour. The chowder was highly recommended but I had Bay of Fundy scallops. Delicious! Flakey fried crust and the scallops melted in my mouth. It is a quaint seashore cafe - no frills, but they seemed capable of serving...the tourist buses as well as small groups such as ours.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022 via mobile

BEst chowder…ever We expected it to be good but it was outstanding. Only a small potato as filler. Lots of seafood and fish. Delicious.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Kelly C
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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.
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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.
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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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THE CAVES RESTAURANT, St. Martins - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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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