October 19, 2017
Prince Edward Island is more than beautiful views, red sand beaches, and friendly faces—it’s also home to many incredible restaurants. Whether you’re searching for breakfast on the go, a hearty lunch with friends, or an authentic lobster supper, Prince Edward Island restaurants are cooking up four-star meals all year round! If you’re looking for a bite to eat after your trip on the mv Confederation or mv Holiday Island, these restaurants are certain to hit the spot!
Local 311 is a relatively new establishment in Summerside, but they’ve already made a major splash in the seaside hamlet—especially when it comes to breakfast! Whether you’re looking for a basic breakfast of eggs, toast, and hash browns, a quick breakfast wrap, or treats like waffles or French toast, Local 311 offers up meals made from locally sourced ingredients that are sure to help you start your day full of island adventures off on the right foot! Be sure to try The Arnold Schwarzenegger, which includes eggs, hash browns, beans, toast, and a 6 oz. grilled steak!
If you’d rather get an early start on your day and take your breakfast to go, Receiver Coffee is a great option. Situated in the heart of downtown Charlottetown, Receiver offers fresh brewed hot and iced coffee, as well as delicious baked goods to go. If you’d rather dine in, Receiver has plenty of space, including beautiful outdoor seating to take full advantage of the year’s nicest days. If you’re not sure what to order, you can’t go wrong with their famous waffles, served with bananas and whipped cream!
For 25 years, the Landmark Café in Victoria-by-the-Sea has been serving up unforgettable meals in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s easy to understand why the authors of Where to Eat in Canada are fans of this picturesque café by the water. From light fare like soups and salads to their world-famous meat pie, the Landmark Café has something that everyone can enjoy. Best of all, everything they serve—from daily specials to tasty desserts—are all made fresh daily. While you’re here, don’t forget to try the Atlantic scallops, which are sautéed in garlic butter with chilies and dill.
Located in the premier Rodd Charlottetown Hotel, the Chamber’s Restaurant and Bar is the perfect destination for experiencing culinary delights in a stunning atmosphere. Offering a variety of delicious seafood fare, including clam chowder, fish and chips, and Cajun salmon, the Chamber’s Restaurant is also renowned for their cuts of beef. With new creations created daily by their chef, you won’t need to leave your hotel to enjoy a mouthwatering lunch with the entire family.
Only a half an hour drive from Charlottetown on the north shore of PEI, you’ll find North Rustico. This quaint fishing village is home to the world famous Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Supper. Every evening beginning at 4 pm, locals and tourists alike arrive at the 400-seat lobster supper dining hall where they enjoy all-you-can-eat mussels, seafood chowder, and fresh lobster in the shell. You can have your lobster served hot or cold depending on your preference. Be sure to leave room for some lemon meringue and coconut cream pies after you finish your lobster!
The Churchill Arms Pub holds the distinction of being the only Prince Edward Island restaurant that is an authentic British Pub. Offering a menu full of traditional British favourites, including bangers & mash (made with PEI potatoes!), beans on toast, and steak & kidney pie, a trip to the Churchill Arms will leave you feeling as though you are paying a visit to one of England’s legendary establishments. Fans of curry will also love the Arms’ selection of traditional British curries, including chicken tikka masala, korma, and butter chicken.
Beyond restaurants, Prince Edward Island is also a great place to satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious treats. Of course, PEI is the home of iconic Cows, where you’ll find dozens of flavours of ice cream, delicious snacks for the road, and hilarious apparel that might moo-ve you to tears! Cows have locations across Prince Edward Island, including a year-round shop in downtown Charlottetown.
If you’re on the other side of the Island, consider checking out Mary’s Bake Shoppe, where you’ll find an assortment of treats baked fresh daily. Mary’s has a well-earned reputation for offering some of the best cinnamon buns on Prince Edward Island, and with one bite, you’ll be sure to agree.
Prince Edward Island is a land of culinary delights, no matter what you’re in the mood for. With so many diverse restaurants scattered across the island, there’s a new dish to try around every corner. Whether you’re a serious foodie or a casual diner, Prince Edward Island is the place for you!
To learn more about the fun (and food!) you can have on Prince Edward Island, be sure to visit Explore the Maritimes today!