Following the rule of "When in Rome, do as the Romans do", we tried to eat seafood for most meals.
It is not that easy to have home and local cooked seafood. Between the fishing moritoriums and limited seasons, if you did not go to a higher class restaurant, you often got frozen seafood - not only that, but only deep fried fish with french fries.
We did not give up, and after a couple of days, we learned to ask if anything was fresh and could we have it served pan fried. I guess I am not a connoisseur. I could not tell you the difference between haddock and cod and turbot.
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The Fisherman's Landing Restaurant is located at the town centre of Rocky Harbour, situated at the famous Gros Morne National Park. The sea is just in front across a small road, and it is next to the Ocean View Motel. This restaurant opens all year round and serves very delicious local seafood, other dishes as well as pizza. I enjoyed having a few meals here and would recommend to those who visit Rocky Harbour. More information on Rocky Harbour is at my VT Woody Point page.
Newfoundland is famous for it's seafood so it is a must try when you are there. To have a taste of everything, you can order the seafood platter which comes with various types of seafood. The must try seafood here are:
- King crab
- Cod, including cod tongue
- Big prawns
- Big scallops
- Rainbow trout
Cod tongue is one of my favourite dish in Newfoundland, and I really love it fried to perfection, Also, the Cod-Au-Gratin is cod fish covered in cheese and it is a very nice dish as well. These two local seafood dishes are a must try when you are in Newfoundland.
Newfoundland is famous for it's fish & chips so this dish is a must try when you are there. The fish is usually nicely battered, fried and served with lots of chips, vegetables or whipped potato. Sometimes other items such as fried scallops are included as well.
Besides the seafood, the chowders & bisques at Newfoundland are very delicious as well. I managed to try the clam chowder, seafood chowder and king crab bisque at Newfoundland and all of them are very delicious. Also, there are other interesting soups which you can try, including a curry soup which I managed to drink at St John's.
This looked like an inviting place to have New Year's day brunch...old English charm.... The food was disappointing however. Frozen homefries and a dab only of sauce on the eggs -benie....I recommend to keep browsing...there are better choices!
Favorite Dish: The ceasers were great!!
This is the most famous fish and chips in St John's...local's can get quite heated about which establishment has the best . I always like Ches's...They have stuffing too!!
Voted one of the top places to eat in St. John’s Ches’s Fish & Chips is as unpretentious as it is good. Newfoundlanders swear by its cod dinner
Favorite Dish: Cod bits---you get more and a drink !! And at $7.49 what's not to like!
Jackie's is a must for the locals, so you should definitely stop in here for a bite. Everything is homemade.. the fish and chips are great. It is not open a lot in the winter, but in summer it is open and always busy.
Prices go up in the summer, obviously for tourists but it is worth it. Great homemade food. Maybe the ceasar salad will not be as good as the ones in Montreal, but their specialties are fish, chicken and soups... very good.
Go there, I think you will like it.
Favorite Dish: Fish and Chips
French fries with hamburger meat and gravy
The restaurant at Deer Lake Motel located along the Trans-Canadian Highway near to Deer Lake town offers delicious local foos, especially the seafood. I tried the seafood platter consisting of smoked salmon, halibut, scallops etc and it was very delicious. Also, the environment is very cosy and relax, and it opens all year round. More information & photos of Deer Lake are at my VT Deer Lake page.
With a fantastic view to the sea, it offers beautiful sunset views.
And the food is delicious, whatever you decide to have.
The desserts are also to die for - try the partridgeberry pie or the bakeapple parfait :-)
The food at the restaurant is very good, but what makes it so special is the FABULOUS baked cheesecake they serve. I've never, ever tasted such a delicious dessert.
Ask for it with the bakeapple on top.
This is a cozy little resturant on Water St in St John's. The service is very friendly and the food is pretty good too. Reasonably priced!
Favorite Dish: I loved the chiken feta panini with seafood chowder
If you are at St John's (capital of Newfoundland), there are many places with nice local food. Please visit my VT St John's page for more information on the eating places at St John's.
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