There are several restaurants located on Victoria Row, in Old Charlottetown. Victoria Row was once home to the city's market that was destroyed by fire and it has now become a great place for dining, with most restaurants having big patios and serving fresh seafood, among other things. We really enjoyed having dinner on this quiet (no cars allowed) and yet lively street - we were lucky enough to have a really great jazz band playing while we were eating. I will definitely go back and perhaps try another restaurant next time I'm in Charlottetown.
Carr's has a nice casual restaurant, decorated mainly in wood with a nautical theme. It overlooks the bay and you can watch the fishing boats come and go. We also saw a bald eagle fly past!
Their specialty is Oysters but they do lots of different seafoods and also some nice wraps and salads and pasta. Also in the same building is an aquarium.
Favorite Dish: Had some really fresh fish in the fish and chips and the few desserts on the menu were all amazingly good! We had a rum and raisin bread pudding.
Fisherman's Wharf in North Rustico on the North Shore has two sides to the restaurant and a gift shop (don't they all have gift shops?). One side is more pubby, a family restaurant, and has a regular menu featuring lots of seafood as well as sandwiches, burgers and pasta as well as breakfast menu items. The other side caters to the crowds coming to PEI for Lobster suppers, a huge room full of tables, a 60 foot salad bar and view over the harbour. Be aware that bus tours will be stopping here for the lobster suppers, but you can also order lobster in the family restaurant. The large salad bar will include chowder, mussels, fruit, desserts, ice cream. I found the prices a bit high but the food was very good. We ate in the family restaurant which was quiet, low lit, with friendly staff.
Favorite Dish: We had a lovely bowl of seafood chowder and i had a plate of mussels.
Lobster, of course, is their specialty, at market prices.
Cost for lunch, bowl of chowder and a plate of mussels was about 10US, but prices will be higher for entrees.
Clam Diggers is a new restaurant (2008). It's located in the east coast town of Georgetown, Prince Edward Island and is in a rebuilt train station overlooking the mouth of a river just emptying into the Georgetown harbour. They have two sections to the restaurant, a casual "beach house" and a more formal dining room. There are also plans to have a private dining area available for parties of up to 12 in a loft over the main dining room. The website shows two menus but we ate on the Beach House side and the menu was a combination of both.
The seafood is fresh and impeccably cooked. They also do steak, chicken and pork chops as well as lobster dinners. They have soup and salads and sandwiches. Their soups are homemade and the chowder is very tasty.
I'll admit it. I'm not objective. My cousin owns the restaurant! The photos were taken in the early morning when we were treated to breakfast though the restaurant isn't open for business until lunch. That's why the dining rooms are empty! Even so, I wouldn't praise the restaurant if it wasn't worth it. It is!
Favorite Dish: I had the Clam Digger platter, a seafood platter with clams, scallops and fish. A large plate full! Their fish and chips is really good, too.
When I visited this restaurant, it was an eat all you want buffet for $13.99 a person. It's really big, about 300 seats inside! The food was pretty good, not a lot of vegetarian selection (other than salads, some noodle pasta, and jello) but there was a variety of different meats and seafoods. There was also an icecream bar with about 20 different flavours and just about every colour of jello known to man.
I believe this is the only PEI location of this restaurant, but I know other ones can be found in Florida, Seattle, etc.
Favorite Dish: I loved the salads (which you put together yourself with the available veggies) and the noodle salad. My mom didn't like the food.. she had some sort of a meat covered in a thick creamy sauce but i can't remember what it was. The rest of my family seemed happy with the meal.
St. Anne's Church still offers the traditional lobster supper and has been doing so for several decades. The church has transformed its basement into a dining hall that probably seats several hundred people.
The price of the supper will vary depending on the size of lobster you choose, but for that one price you get unlimited mussels, chowder and salad. The lobsters are served "hot or cold" which, again, is your choice. Also, St. Anne's is fully licensed and this means beer...or wine if that is your preference.
Favorite Dish: 1.5 pound boiled lobster with lots of mussels and chowder...this washed with a nice cold beer.
This restaurant had a great location with a view of the sea; nice interior; excellent service, prices and awesome food. When you first walk in, there is a small booth selling take-out lobster. and its not a bad price (I think they were about $10 a piece.) There's a hallway to your right that leads into the dining area; a large spacious room with big windows that looks out over the water. Although I'm a vegetarian and don't eat any lobster or seafood, I still had a great time here. They specialize in seafood, but theres a variety of chicken recipes, pasta, steak, children's menu, etc. There's an outdoor dining area as well as an indoor one. And all newly renovated! A great experience!
Favorite Dish: The salads here are delicious. My mom ordered a Greek salad and it came with so many different vegetables than an average salad would have. My brother ordered a caezar that to me looked like it had too much dressing, but according to him it was delicious too. I ordered a veggie burger and I have to say I think it was the best one I've eaten in my life!
This fine restaurant is a refreshing releif from much of the cuisine of PEI. Everything isn't fried. Taking advantage of the seasonal fresh produce and game of the area the chef creates an eclectic and delicious alternative to the norm. This place has an elegant yet comfortable home style atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: Everything! Including a nice wine list.
Although I ate here as a guest of the hotel, I would recommend to anyone visiting the area to make a trip here for dinner one night.
Go to town on the local seafood (Malpaque oysters, local mussels, lobster and fish are just a few of the specialties). But save room for dessert - Sticky Toffee pudding of the highest order. And if you're nice enough, they'll even slip you the recipe on the way out.
Favorite Dish: Sticky Toffee Pudding!!! You just have to try it. The world's best comfort food.
With a quaint atmosphere and wonderful food this is the perfect night out with your sweetie - leave the kids home....you'll be glad you did.
Before or after dinner go upstairs for a martini and relax....it's a funky 'lil place to be.
Favorite Dish: It's all good! Ask if Evan is working that night....he is one helluva waiter (he owns an Inn on the island too- Firedance Country Inn) and he'll steer you in the right direction.
Catherine McKinnon's " Spot of Tea" is worthy of a visit. We went for lunch but the dinner menu/ program may interest you. They have a web site :
Just Google " Catherine McKinnon's Spot O'Tea" . They serve a great plate of Oysters
and a lunch on there deck is worth it.
Please note that some reataurants on PEI do not open until the second weekend in July .
Favorite Dish: Plate of oysters on the deck on a sunny afternoon.
Lower Water St.
Great spot, we were happy we tried it. There are 23 different kinds of muscles. Big servings with fresh bread for dipping. We had the San Francisco kind that had calamari and shrimp in it. The tempura battered haddock and salmon was also good. Both could be shared.
Favorite Dish: Tempura Salmon
Historic Victoria Row
We had one of the best lunches ever here. We sat outside and across the street was a piano player at the Confereration Center playing nice jazzy music. We had lobster club sandwiches …and they were wonderful. We’ll try it another time for dinner.
Oyster Bay Bridge
20 minutes from Charlottetown ( near Cavendish)
We just had to try it as its owned by the same people as Flex Muscles. Its only open from 12PM to 2PM at lunch time and we barely made it. We sat outdoors at a lovely deck overlooking the water. The salmon burgers are huge and delicious. At $15.00 , kind of pricey though . My lobster club was wonderful but t was $17.00. We thought we liked Fishbones better but it was still very good.
On the waterfront, nice view and atmosphere
Favorite Dish: I tend to order the same thing everywhere, so my favorite's not much help!
Golf Course was excellent. Hotel listed as 5 star, definetly over rated. 2 star at best. Holtel...more
I used to work here as a bellhop. I enjoyed working here as the building is like no other pei hotel....more
Main St., Victoria, Prince Edward Island C0A 1G0
Good for: Couples