Summerside Travel Guide

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Summerside Things to Do

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    St. Paul's parish

    by fairy_dust Updated Jun 23, 2015

    St. Paul's is a Catholic parish in Summerside, and it's a lovely little church. It's in a residential neighbourhood full of beautiful houses, little side roads, and tall trees. It's the only Catholic church in town, so if you want to go to Sunday Mass during your visit, this is the place to go (most masses are in English, though they also have a French one on Saturdays). Also, the current pastor is an old friend of mine from when I was still living on PEI (I've known him since he was at the seminary, and I find it funny that even though he's younger than me, I now have to call him Father Chris, haha!)

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    The waterfront

    by fairy_dust Updated Jun 22, 2015

    The waterfront in Summerside is very pretty and lively, especially in summer. There are restaurants, shops, etc, and sometimes you'll see buskers and bands putting on shows. It's a great place for anyone of any age.

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    Starlite Diner and Dairy Bar: A 50s Diner

    by fairy_dust Updated Jun 30, 2015

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    This is a diner where you can get 50s style food - burgers, fries, hot dogs, milkshakes, ice cream, etc. It's not very expensive, and the ice cream is delicious.

    Update - as of 2013, the place has a new owner and is now called The Starlite’N Poutinerie. Apparently, the menu has expanded and includes many different types of poutine.

    http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Business/2013-10-25/article-3448728/Starlite-Diner-in-Summerside-is-back-in-business/1

    Favorite Dish: I loved the ice cream.

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    The Deckhouse Pub and Eatery: Seafood in a fishing-boat-style...

    by fairy_dust Written Jun 18, 2005

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    The Deckhouse is a restaurant on the Summerside waterfront. It has a fishing-boat theme to it. The time I was there, there were a lot of families with children eating there so it was noisy at times, but I like the place. The menu includes seafood (fish and chips, clam chowder, PEI mussels, etc), as well as pub food (nachos, potato skins, etc) salads, club sandwiches, etc. There are also a few vegetarian options. It's also quite cheap, the meals are usually around $10 each.

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    Red Rock Restaurant and Lounge: A restaurant/bar

    by fairy_dust Updated Aug 26, 2004

    This is a small family restaurant, with a bar. The food is mostly burgers/fries, wraps, club sandwiches, etc, but there are a few more exotic things like escargot (snails). Sometimes, there is a band that plays there too in the evenings.

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    Driving

    by fairy_dust Updated Jun 22, 2015

    To get to Summerside, you must drive. Around summerside, it's best to drive but walking is good too (apparently, they now have public transit, but the bus system is still new and not well-developed yet). From Charlottetown, it takes about 45 minutes to an hour to drive to Summerside.

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