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The Caves Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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82 Big Salmon River Road, St. Martins, New Brunswick E5R-1H1, Canada (Formerly Cave View Family Restaurant)
+1 506-833-4698
11:00 - 19:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 19:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 19:30
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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was the tour leader for a group of 21 lighthouse enthusiasts from all over the USA visiting the lighthouses of New Brunswick. We visited Quaco Head Lighthouse and our bus stopped at The Caves for lunch with advance reservations/arrangements. This is a high throughput restaurant with a great local ambience and flavor. We had a good sized room all... More 

Thank Faros
Cleveland, Ohio
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86 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here with a tour group before visiting the sea caves. The place is nothing fancy, but the service was very friendly and amazing efficient given that they were feeding a large group. We did not see a menu - our choices were minestrone soup or seafood chowder, along with a biscuit and some cookies. My husband had the... More 

Thank BunnyGirl1957
Richmond, Virginia
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278 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I ate lunch hear before walking out to the sea caves. The restaurant was very crowded with bus loads of people and a lot of the restaurant reserved for these groups. We both had the seafood chowder and found it to be the best we have ever had. I wish they sold it where I live, I... More 

Thank drrosenthal
Calabasas, California
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I was really skeptical about having the seafood chowder but with the guide raving about the soup, my husband ordered it. This is one of the rare instances where billing lives up to its name of "World Famous Seafood Chowder." The restaurant was very crowded with bus loads of tourists on site (it was a cruise ship day). The lines... More 

Thank J A
New Jersey
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Our private tour with Dave's Taxi Tour Guys stopped here for lunch. We had anticipated being able to walk into the cave's, however by the time we arrived the tide was in and the cave was not able to be entered due to being filled with water. We were not disappointed as the food and the view still filled us... More 

Thank optifire173
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch with our tour group. We were excited to see that they were a well rated establishment on Trip Advisor. The workers seemed very overwhelmed with the amount of patrons and were not friendly when we ordered. Due to the length of time we stood in line we made our order to go. We got the... More 

Thank 9isenough
Bruhut, Owner at The Caves Restaurant, responded to this review

So sorry your experience was not what it should have been. We usually get great marks for friendly service but we dropped the ball with you. We appreciate the feedback and will strive to correct this. Sincerely, Bruce More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We took a private tour from our cruise ship to see the Bay of Fundy. Our guide recommended this restaurant for lunch and we were not disappointed.There was an extensive menu, but we chose the Fish and Chips which were excellent, possibly the best we've had anywhere.Portions were generous, the price reasonable and to eat inside or outside overlooking the... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were on a private tour from St John, arriving by cruise ship. We had lunch at The Caves, overlooking the massive sea caves around 1:30 p.m. There were many tour buses in the parking lot and several buses past us while we were arriving. The restaurant looks small but once inside, it can seat many people. By the time... More 

Thank Linda E
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Highly recommend having their fish and chips. That fish was delicious! Avoid the poutine if you've had poutine before you will be disappointed. If you stick with the seafood based foods served here you will do well.

Thank damyd
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as a part of a cruise excursion. Angela ensured that our party of three could sit together and then provided us with outstanding service. While no one in our party was a chowder eater we heard only favorable remarks from everyone else. The alternative minestrone and chicken were excellent. Cookies were really good too! Well worth the visit!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:30
11:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 82 Big Salmon River Road, St. Martins, New Brunswick E5R-1H1, Canada (Formerly Cave View Family Restaurant)
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  St. Martins
  • Phone Number: +1 506-833-4698

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?