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Bonavista Social Club

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2 Longshore Road | Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2A0, Canada
+1 709-445-5556
12:00 - 19:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 19:00
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St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sat outside on the deck during my visit to the area in May-2016. Had the moose burger and my partner had the pizza of the day, which was ground moose w/ caramelized onions and mushrooms. Enjoyed the fresh lemonade and the view of the ocean from the deck. Great spot for lunch!

Thank QuidiVidiTrekker
Port Credit
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129 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I would have eaten here every single night we were in Newfoundland. The vistas and homemade food. I also enjoyed the surrounding gardens, loved that their food is homemade and garden fresh. Not sure if they take reservations, we just showed up and had to wait for 20 or minutes. This place was really really busy, expect to wait but... More 

1 Thank Melinda G
Toronto, Canada
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

When planning our trip to Newfoundland, we had included a visit to the Bonavista Social Club after seeing it written up in the CAA magazine and from the reviews here on Trip Advisor. It is absolutely worth the trip through some scenic rural routes to dine here. We went there for lunch on a sunny and warm September day. It... More 

2 Thank MomOwl
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had a wonderful to St.John's, NF, to visit our daughter and our grandaughter. We made a trip to the Bonaventure Social Club for dinner. It was heavenly though you must get there early or there is a wait, as well as a climb from the parking along the road down the hill. Out service was a bit slow, but... More 

1 Thank Hud B
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Whenever we're in Newfoundland, we make a detour to the Boavista Social Club. The location, the atmosphere and the delicious pizzas never disappoint.

1 Thank Sonia C
St. John's, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The food was great, and the view was amazing. Parking was a bit tricky as usual. The biggest issue was since there are no reservations, it was very crowded, and there's a fairly minimal seating space available. We made do, but I imagine it's the tradeoff between casual, dropin customers dealing with nowhere to sit and having less folks there... More 

1 Thank NLTraveller_27
Kelowna, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We made it a point of going out of our way while visiting the area based on the amazing reviews I had read. Sadly the experience didn't live up to the hype. Let me start by saying that yes the food is good. But that's all overshadowed by the alarmingly poor and inattentive service and heavily overpriced menu. We were... More 

2 Thank Flag9
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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We had a lunch at this place and it was fantastic - both food and the place. What a tribute to the lady who had vision and created such a fantastic place. Loved the food; loved the bread; loved the surrounding; loved the garden; well we loved everything about this place. We also love the name even though it it... More 

1 Thank OJV1968
Meaford, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant in a beautiful location. They no longer take reservations, and it is a small place and very popular. We had the wood fired pizza and it was delicious.

1 Thank lindadH8526CE
Sundre, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

A must stop for an amazing dinner experience. Food was excellent, hospitality great and venue was beautiful.

1 Thank Paul G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Longshore Road | Upper Amherst Cove, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 2A0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Bonavista
  • Phone Number: +1 709-445-5556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?