The Culinary Institute of Canada operates the Lucy Maud Dining Room, which boasts an prime location right on the water. A unique experience, meals are prepared by students of the institute under the guidance of chef instructors. The intimate dining room has almost an entire wall made of windows, offering breathtaking views and creating a romantic atmosphere. Lunch is served October through April and dinner is served year round save the last week of July and first week of August. More than just a fine dining establishment, the Lucy Maud Dining Room is a quintessential Charlottetown restaurant, perfect for celebrating any occasion.
Local hangout, gastropub, microbrewery: there's nothing The Gahan House can't do. Brewing seven ales on the premises, this downtown joint is the perfect place to stop for a quick bite or beer though the menu also offers options for a heavier meal. The casual cuisine celebrates local flavors, particularly those from the sea. Try the Prince Edward Island mussels or Atlantic seafood chowder. If you're feeling thirsty and don't want something on tap, you can also opt for cocktails, wine, or even sangria. Either way, be sure to book a brewery tour after your meal to get an inside look at how the house specialities are made.
Serving delectable preparations made from freshly-caught marine wonders, Claddagh Oyster House is a must for connoisseurs of seafood and fish. The place has a lovely interior that's decorated to perfection and is furnished with ample of seating spaces. At Claddagh, start your meal with the 10 Piece Taster at the oyster bar. Later, indulge your palate in some Lobster & Crab Cakes and Shrimp Tempura. The salmon served on a bed of pickled fennel is perfect for the main course, and a slice of cheesecake seals the dinner perfectly. Fine wines are also available, and patrons can rely on servers for suggestions over labels.
The Chip Shack is located on the Charlottetown waterfront and is very popular among the locals as well as tourists to the Island. This food stand serves absolutely fresh fries that are cut right in front of you, crispy, and perfectly salted. Some of the stars of the menu are the lobster roll, lobster mac and cheese, and the fish and chips. There are picnic tables right outside the food stand that you can enjoy your meal on. The portions are large, prices are inexpensive and the service is more than friendly making this eatery a sure winner.
Piatto Pizzeria brings the taste of Naples to Charlottetown, and does it in style. The place has a modern design with wooden beams and exposed-brick walls adding a rustic charm to the interior. Illuminated in yellow lights, the dining hall is quite spacious and offers a great view of the kitchen where chefs work magic with fresh ingredients. At Piatto, pizzas like the goat cheese-laden Stephanie, wild mushrooms-stuffed Funghi Selvatici and the Prosciutto e Rucola come most recommended. Margherita, Marinara, Americana and Greca are other popular pizzas here. There is an impressive selection of wines on offer, and the place also serves cocktails.
Established in 1983, Cows Creamery has come to be a local legend. The Cows ice cream parlor in Downtown Charlottetown serves up a varied selection of the local creamery's rich, premium ice creams. The parlor is favored by locals and visitors alike, and is open year round. In summer, the shop is often thronged with customers craving a frozen treat and brims with the happy chatter of a staisfied clientele. Opt for the handmade waffle cone if your in the mood for a special treat, or try one of the milkshakes and sundaes instead. The store also offers a selection of the creamery's cheeses and whimsical, cow-themed merchandise that is sure to delight both young and old.
The Old Triangle is the place to be for some great brews, delicious food, and entertaining live music. The menu features a variety of starters and snacks, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, wraps, pasta, and traditional Irish dishes. Some of the stars of the menu include the Shepherd's Pie, Chicken Curry, Fish cakes, and Greek salad. More than 20 brews on tap, a number of bottled beers, and craft beers that are both local and imported, and a good choice of wine ensure there is something for every taste. Grab a bite and a cold one and enjoy some live music performed by local artists for an entertaining and memorable night.
If you are feeling a bit adventurous and have always wanted to try some delicious Lebanese cuisine, don't hesitate to visit Cedar's Eatery on University Avenue. Whether you are in the mood for traditional Lebanese cuisine or want to have something simpler like a salad or seafood while a friend or loved one explores the menu, Cedar's Eatery is the place to visit.
Focused on health & well-being, Brit's Fish and Chips provides you delicious and nutritious meals. No additives are added to their fish so you get the real deal. With large portions, you get every penny's worth of your dollar! Their laid back atmosphere allows you to relax and enjoy your meal as if you were a local.
A cosy eatery located minutes away from the city center, Leonhard's Cafe & Restaurant is a perfect place to grab a hearty meal. French Toast, the healthy Breakfast Bagel, Eggs Benedict and the Bavarian Breakfast are must-try specials for your first meal of the day. Many also explore the cafe to dig into their Half Sandwich & Soup, Bacon Sandwich and Schnitzel which are popular lunch dishes. The place serves freshly baked goods and delights patrons with slices of carrot cake, gluten-free cheesecake, chocolate danish and more.
If you are craving coffee in Charlottetown, be sure to check out Beanz Espresso Bar & Cafe. Whether you are looking for a filling lunch with a good cup of Joe or a quick snack and coffee on your way to work, Beanz will have you covered. Stop by for a taste of the Beanz Breakfast or try one of their scrumptious salads and sandwiches or delectable desserts. You won't regret it.