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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pizza, Pub, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service, Parking Available, Live Music
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is situated in a historic property. It's a huge building with beautiful woodwork on doors, walls, etc. Old black and white photos on the walls. Big, bulky tables with mismatched wooden chairs. Some tables can seat 8 or more. At the time of...our visit, the province was still under pandemic regulations so the servers were wearing masks, there was hand sanitizer at the entrance, and tables were spaced well. We were here for lunch. One item on the menu, fiesta lime chicken, was not available as it marinates all day and was not ready to serve at this time of the day. We opted for a plate of wings, side Caesar salad and gringo burger. The wings were excellent; large in size and large in number (about 8). The Gringo burger was good with hand cut fries. I asked for no salt and that's how they came. Burger was juicy and the stuffed jalapenos added a slight heat. We were really impressed at the quality of the decaffeinated coffee; often it is of lesser quality but not in this case (I had 3 cups). Our server was busy but attentive to our needs. We would recommend and will go again when next in Carbonear.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for our evening meal in early September. Because of an early lunch, we came at 5 with no reservation but this wasn’t a problem as they weren’t busy. We were seated immediately and the server came to take our drinks order, also...explaining a little bit about the history of this old, restored building. The building is beautiful, and worth a visit just to see the inside finishes. A comment on the menu; as previous reviews have said, it seems heavy on the pizza and burgers, but there are other items. I ordered the oven baked cod and my husband ordered the lamb burger. The wait was a little long, but we didn’t notice as we were told we could go upstairs to see the rest of the building as they were not busy that early in the evening. We did notice that the restaurant became busier past 6 o’clock. The baked cod was delicious served with roasted potatoes and a coleslaw. My husband said his lamb burger was also good (he loves lamb) and he chose fries as his side. We shared a piece of strawberry-rhubarb cheesecake, this turned out to be a cheesecake with a bit of jam on the top. The taste was ok but nothing special. Service was overall good, with the server returning twice to see if the meal was ok or if we needed anything.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived with our 2 year old daughter at 7pm for a bite and waited for at least 5 min at the door with not so much as a nod from anyone that they saw us. We were then seated and waited 10 min with no...one stopping by the table. We watched a server stand at the bar the entire time rolling cutlery instead of coming to take our drink order. We left since it didn’t seem like they wanted our business.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed July 30, 2021 via mobile

The Stone Jug has a lot going for it. Housed in a beautiful heritage building and staffed by lovely friendly people, it is the ideal setting for a wonderful dining experience. I wish I could say that my family and I had that kind of...experience, but we did not. We went for lunch and found that the menu offered the pizza and burger type of menu offered by thousands of restaurants across North America… no menu offerings that relate to the special character of the venue ( unless you count the ‘Rorke Burger’ named after the original owner of the building). We ordered, and waited…. and waited…. and waited for lunch to appear. After an hour, a burger arrived. Another wait and my order arrived, but still no sign of the mac and cheese ordered by my nine-year-old grandson. When it did arrive, it was so inedible it had to be sent back. Another wait! Let me point out all the items we ordered are what one normally refers to as fast food! Not at The Stone Jug! I wish I could say that the food was worth the wait, but it absolutely was not.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

Loved the atmosphere and the food was good. The service was way below sub-par. We waited 15 minutes to be asked what we wanted to drink. 10 minutes later another waitress asked what we wanted to drink. The drinks eventually appeared but only three of...the four drinks we ordered showed up - the fourth drink was coming…..30 minutes later our mussel appetizer showed up - just plunked on the table - no finesse, no sense of anything. The main course food arrived after about an hour - and btw the place was not busy. Lots of staff standing around. I saw the chef lose her mind on one of the waiters telling her she needs to pick up her orders when the bell rings. I saw she rang the bell at least three times before our Mussels were delivered. For such a beautiful place they really need to up their game with the service and finesse. We waited forever for our bill…..no waitress to be seen. I went to the bar and asked to pay and was told our waitress will bring the bill. Hmmmmm…..haven’t seen a waitress for 15 minutes and I’d like to pay. So “how was everything ?”. I told the person the service was terrible but got no response. We won’t be back!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 24, 2021 via mobile

Had high hopes for this place. Looked beautiful but subpar service. Very long wait for drinks and food. mixed drinks were terrible and tasteless. Food bland. Had two infants and was never asked for high chair. Server nowhere to be seen so found them and...brought them over myself. Will not be back. Happy hour was advertised but consisted of three tap beers ?! India, coors, black horseMore

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 22, 2021 via mobile

Me and my friends went to the Stone Jug last month for lunch. The food was amazing. The restaurant itself gorgeous. The staff friendly and provided great service. Highly recommend :)

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed July 9, 2021

Lamb burger was tasteless and not in house made. Had 3 small slim cut onions on it. Feta cheese was non existent. The sauce on it must have been spit on because here again this was non existent. For 17.00 was not worth it. Drove...for a hour from St. Johns to eat there. Waste of gas.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed December 31, 2020 via mobile

We were two couples on a trip to Port de Grave to see the Christmas boat lights and decided to have dinner here. We loved everything about out this place. The decor is classic European and spectacular. It alone is worth eating there. We were...seated as per our reservation and our server, Carolyn, was excellent. We all had the Lamb Shepard’s Pie which was delicious. This is a must for lamb lovers. This was our first but definitely not our last visit to this restaurant and I would give it my highest recommendation. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed December 30, 2020

Made a supper reservation for 4:30 because according to the website, they start serving from their dinner menu at 4:30. When we arrived at the restaurant, the first thing we noticed was how cold it was inside. It was near -13 degrees outside and they...had us seated right next to the door. We requested moving to another table, but even then, it was obvious that there was minimal heating in the building and we wore our coats the entire time but were still cold. When we sat down to order, they gave us lunch menus because apparently, the dinner menu didn’t actually start until 5:00. Around 4:45, I tried to order a sandwich from the lunch menu which was what they were serving at the time, but apparently they were only serving pizzas and “fryers” (fries, fried pickles and the like) which made up less than half of the lunch menu. To add to that, none of us had been told about the restrictions on the menu prior to ordering. Most of us had chosen options from the lunch menu that were unavailable and so we asked if we could order from the dinner menu instead, but were told that we couldn’t order from that menu until 5:00. No, they couldn’t take orders from the dinner menu 15 minutes in advance. We were thinking that if they weren’t going to start cooking dinner dishes yet, they could at least take our orders and wait until 5 to cook them, but no. By this point, everyone was starving, but we were forced to wait because they couldn’t possibly take our orders yet. The part that annoyed me the most about the whole ordeal was the fact that the staff couldn’t be bothered to tell their customers what menu they could order from and the fact that less than half of that menu was actually available. There were a few more disappointing things that we noticed during our time in the restaurant. For one thing, the coleslaw tasted like vanilla flavoured onions, which was a bit of a letdown. For another, one of our party spilled a drink a few minutes after we’d received them and the waitress who visited our table several times afterward did not once offer napkins or anything to clean it up with. Also, the state of the bathroom was definitely not ideal. The floor was covered in water the entire time we were there and the tap didn’t turn off all the way. The counters were quite tall and the mirror was hung very high on the wall, which wasn’t very accommodating for shorter people. Altogether, this was a frustrating experience and I likely will never come here again. To anyone visiting Carbonear, you’d be better off eating at Mary Brown’s.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Don't know but we were lucky to get in at 3 p.m. lacking a reservation
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The menu was on their Facebook page
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Stone Jug is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4