Chow Down at these Excellent Eateries in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Chow Down at these Excellent Eateries in Fredericton, New Brunswick
03 Jan 2023

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Fredericton is a great place to visit, with plenty of things to do and see. If you’re looking for some good food while you’re here, though, you may be wondering where to go. We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places to eat in Fredericton – hopefully this will help make your trip in New Brunswick even better!

Here are some of our favourite eateries in Frederiction:

 

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Pickle Jar

With a tag line like “We are the friendly casual place that serves darn good food to kind people”, you know you are in for a treat at Pickle Jar!

For appetizers, try the Dill Pickle Chicken Wings (Deep-fried chicken wings with dill seasoning) or the Dill Pickle Garlic Fingers (Dill garlic butter, sliced dill pickles, mozzarella cheese, donair dipping sauce).

For a decent main, try the Brown Butter Trout (Citrus crème fraiche, warm potato salad with sautéed vegetables, smoked garlic vinaigrette) or the Pickle Jar Burger (Beef patty, tomato jam, fried burrata, pickles, arugula, chimichurri aioli).

But save room for dessert, because the Spiced Cake with Irish Whiskey Sauce (Traditional English spice cake, decadent Irish whiskey toffee sauce) is pretty amazing!

Location

Pickle Jar is located at 620 Queen Street in the Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton Downtown.

STMR.36 BBQ and Social

STMR.36 BBQ and Social may be located inside the Delta Fredericton, but it is far from your ordinary hotel restaurant. Located right on Fredericton’s waterfront, this hip space serves up some amazing savoury eats and smoked meats that’ll have you ordering enough for leftovers, so you can enjoy if again the next day.

And if it is just drinks you are looking for, order and enjoy some creative cocktails in the relaxing atmosphere of the lobby bar.

But on to the reason for the visit. Start off with Burnt End Poutine (brisket, crispy onion strings, cheese curds, gravy), a Blooming Onion (sriracha-lime aioli), or Oh Honey Biscuits (3 buttermilk biscuits, rosemary honey butter).

For mains, try the Beef Brisket (bourbon glaze), the STMR Sausages (housemaid bratwurst or jalapeño cheddar, three links grilled), or the shareable Pit Boss Plotter (3 pit meats paired with choice of 4 fixings, served with housemade pickles and signature barbecue sauce).

Yummy sides include tallow whipped potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, maple and thyme roasted sweet potatoes, mac & cheese, and fresh fries.

Location

STMR.36 BBQ and Social is located at 225 Woodstock Road in the Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton.

The Provincial Lounge

You can get some pretty amazing craft cocktails and unique eats at The Provincial Lounge in Fredericton. This modern establishment sources as much local food and drink as possible.

I recommend the Potato Croquettes (fried cheesy potato, duck bacon bits, pickled red onion, romesco sauce), Scallop Risotto (brown butter seared scallops, creamy parmesan risotto), or the Pork Belly (5 spice slow-roasted pork belly, sweet potato purée, red pepper relish). If you are looking for a shareable dish, try the Chef’s Board (3 local meats, 2 local cheeses, house pickles, tomato jam, crostini, truffle honey, granny dijon, candied pecan & berries).

And wash it all down with an Anything & Everything (Pisco, Beefeater London. Dry Gin, Martini Dry, Orange, Carrot Juice, Thai Chili Syrup, Lime) or Pickwick Club (Plantation Pineapple Rum, Campari, Lillet Blanc, Basil, Citrus Cordial, Saffron Mango Bitters).

Location

The Provincial Lounge is located at 550 Queen Street in Fredericton.

 

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Dos Toros Taqueria and Tequila Bar

Dos Toros Taqueria and Tequila Bar serves up yummy Mexican cuisine with flare. Everything is made to order from scratch, resulting in a quality dining experience.

Try the Taquitos (duck confit, Monterey Jack, fried flour tortillas, salsa verde, queso fresco), the Baja Fish Tacos (panko breaded haddock, Mexican tartar, cabbage slaw, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack, corn tortilla), the Bubba Gump Tacos (shrimp Diablo, queso fresco, red rice, roasted bell peppers, salsa fuego, cabbage slaw, flour tortilla), the Birria Tacos (braised beef, Monterey Jack, chopped onions, salsa verde, Mexican beef consommé), the Chicken Enchiladas (baked chicken enchiladas with salsa rojo and Monterey Jack in a skillet with salsa verde, crema on the side), or the Fajita-rito Burrito (grill chicken, Grilled steak, or tofu “chorizo”, red rice, Monterey Jack, cabbage slaw, sautéed bell peppers and onions, salsa and crema on the side).

Wash it all down with a Dos Equis, Sol, or Jarritos Mexican Soda.

Save room for the Churros (crispy fried pastry, cinnamon sugar, dulce de leche, whipped cream). You won’t be disappointed!

Location

Dos Toros Taqueria and Tequila Bar is located at 526 Queen Street in Fredericton.

Claudine’s Eatery

Looking for some good ole East Coast comfort food? Look no further than Claudine’s Eatery. This mother-daughter owned and operated restaurant prides themselves in real food, not fast food.

Try the Shediac Lobster Benedict (local New Brunswick lobster served with house cut deep-fried home fries), the Shediac Lobster Grilled Cheese (New Brunswick lobster and Gouda cheese, choice of side), or the Covered Bridge Crusted Haddock (haddock crusted in crushed potato chips, served with sautéed vegetables, house-made tartar sauce, purple slaw, and choice of side).

Be sure to save room for a slice of Coconut Cream Pie (made in house, topped with fresh whip). It’s to die for!

Location

Claudine’s Eatery is located at 138 Dundonald Street in Fredericton.

 

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Isaac’s Way Restaurant

If you are looking to grab a bite while admiring local art, then Isaac’s Way Restaurant is the place to be! The walls of this restaurant are adorned with beautiful paintings and creative photography, all of which are available via silent auction to raise funds for underprivileged kids.

Located in the old historic York County Court House (circa 1855), Isaac’s Way focuses on Atlantic seafood, New Brunswick meats, seasonally farmed vegetables, and local craft beers.

Try the Scallop Fritters (four tasty fritters made with East Coast scallops served with a lemon dill sauce for dipping), the Smoked Mackerel Eggs Benny (two poached eggs, smoked mackerel, tomato, capers, shredded carrots, and citrus hollandaise on an English muffin with a side of greens and potato wedges), the Maritime Seafood Chowder (creamy recipe made with vegetables, Maritime smoked mackerel, haddock, and scallops, served with focaccia bread), or Isaac’s Philly Sandwich (ginger beer BBQ sauce on your choice of roasted chicken, or tender shaved Philly beef, with red and green peppers topped with crumbled goat cheese, served with a smashed potato and coleslaw).

Location

Isaac’s Way Restaurant is located at 649 Queen Street in Fredericton.

The Hilltop Maritime Tavern

The Hilltop Maritime Tavern is causal eatery that highlights good times and delicious food shared with good friends. All of the menu items are crafted with regional ingredients. They have 24 local craft brews

Try the Cheese & Jalapeno Wontons (deep-fried wontons filled with a cheese and jalapeno pepper mix, garnished with green onion and served with hot and sour sauce for dipping), Vietnamese Noodles (green onion, Napa cabbage, shiitake mushrooms, peppers, carrots, sautéed shrimp with hot & sour sauce) or the Jimmy Buffet Burger (lettuce, tomato, onion, American cheese, bacon & and mayo).

Stop in on Tuesdays for wing night, or on Thursdays for a discounted appetizer menu.

Location

The Hilltop Maritime Tavern is located at 1034 Prospect Street in Fredericton.

Enjoy Munching Your Way Through Fredericton

Fredericton may be small, but it sure is packed with places to eat. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a delicious three-course meal with cocktails, you can find whatever your heart desires in this city.

Cheers,
Big Daddy

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Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. Craig likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space.

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