Last summer we had the pleasure of spending 24 hrs in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. We were on a road trip from Moncton to Portland, Maine and decided that we should spend a night in St. Andrews.
We left Moncton early morning, with the goal of stopping by Clam Digger enroute. We had heard that they might have the best fried clams around. They sure didn’t disappoint. Their lobster roll was also quite delicious.
With full bellies, we then continued our drive and made it to St. Andrews. It really wasn’t far at all.
Once in town, we decided to check out downtown. And, as luck would have it, there was a farmer’s market happening in the town square that day. We got to check that out. Also we walked around looking to locate a spot to have dinner that evening.
Then, we headed to the Algonquin to check in. We were able to pick up our keys and head up to the room to drop off our luggage. After a quick change of clothing, we decided to check out the Kingsbrae Gardens. What a beautiful place that is!
It was really hot and humid so we headed back to the hotel to get shower and change for dinner. We headed to The Gables. We were seated outside, which was perfect. It had been a very hot day but it was cooling off nicely.
We opted for the Lobster Club Sandwich and the scallops. Everything was tasty, the service was great and the setting even better. They have a very large patio in the back overlooking the water. The perfect place to have dinner.
Since it was such a beautiful evening, we decided to head to a pub for a drink. The Red Herring Pub and Eatery was just a few blocks away. While sitting there, were kept seeing plates of fish and chips that looked incredible. So, we decided to order one to see if it was as good as it looked. We did only have a few bites each, but it was delicious.
The next morning, before hitting the road towards our next destination, we needed some breakfast. We decided to check out Lumberjack Café. There aren’t very many breakfast spots in town but this was a great find and pretty inexpensive too.
As we were paying, we noticed that they had some fresh baked good. When we noticed that they had cinnamon sugar doughnuts, we knew we needed some for the road. The server there told us that they were so good that she eats one every day for breakfast. Now, that’s quite the endorsement!
Next, we hit up HoneyBeans Cafe for some coffees for the road. It’s a cute little spot with good coffee and plenty of sweet treat options.
Before leaving the area, we decided to check out Ministers Island. Since it was low tide, we couldn’t miss our chance. Ministers Island is a small island part of New Brunswick, only accessible by car during low tide. Definitely worth the stop, if you are in the area.
Another thing, this little town is very dog friendly, dogs are everywhere. And, welcomed by all. So, don’t hesitate to bring your furry friend along!
Finally, St. Andrews, you were great! We will be back.