As a Maritimer I wished to share my high picks for seafood at PEI eating places, together with one of the best eating places in Charlottetown and the place to seek out one of the best lobster in PEI. Don’t neglect the oysters for the legendary PEI beef.
Enjoyable truth: Do you know that Nova Scotia and PEI as soon as shared an space code as a result of we have been each so small?
Whereas we’ve gotten larger we nonetheless share 902 but in addition have our personal. However the two Canadian provinces are nonetheless fairly linked.
The truth is, many Nova Scotians make at the least one journey to PEI over the summer season.
We love the pink sand seashores, golf programs and tradition that’s totally different sufficient from our personal that it appears like a vacation.
I cherished returning this summer season a lot that I’ve already satisfied my sister that we have to take her youngsters to PEI for the primary time subsequent summer season.
As a Maritimer I grew up with quite simple Nova Scotian meals, however seafood was all the time a continuing.
My grandmother made Nova Scotia chowder most Fridays. I bear in mind after we wanted to be careful for bones when consuming fish, and lobster was and nonetheless is my favorite meals.
However identical to not all meals in Italy is superb, not all seafood within the Maritimes is scrumptious.
So this put up is for my pals, who need the Atlantic Canada expertise.
As a result of I’m afraid they’ll get caught going to a vacationer joint that sells the captain’s frozen fish sticks – though that was additionally certainly one of my favorite suppers rising up so I suppose it’s kind of genuine.
There are some good spots to eat seafood in Charlottetown. However one of the best spots are outdoors town and across the island.
Don’t be intimidated by driving, Prince Edward Island is small however stunning.
Driving out to those spots provides you a terrific understanding of simply how numerous the island is.
Greatest PEI Eating places
Meals is subjective and so I can solely share what I believe are one of the best eating places in PEI
If I ate at a restaurant and wouldn’t return, or couldn’t suggest it to a buddy, I didn’t embody it on this listing.
There are a pair spots that always make all of the lists however cooks have modified and are actually simply dwelling off their status.
I discovered a few of the Charlottetown eating places actually had mediocre lobster rolls and there may be one well-known joint that I visited and left off the listing.
I’m fairly positive they used beforehand frozen lobster.
However why hassle spending the time to let you knowthe place to not go, as a substitute let’s concentrate on celebrating all of the scrumptious PEI eating places to go to.
Greatest Lobster Rolls on PEI
The Lobster Barn Pub and Eatery
Situated in picturesque Victoria by the Sea, you possibly can’t miss this restaurant on the wharf.
Though it might seem to scream vacationer lure, that is the place many locals go and so the costs are fairly cheap because it’s open yr spherical and so it should survive with native help.
It was began by two sisters in 2009 and on the menu it says:
Eat no matter you need. And if somebody tries to lecture you, eat them too!
The lobster roll ($17) is a really beneficiant portion of recent lobster on a buttered bun, served with a selection of fries, potato salad, onion rings, home salad or caesar salad.
Curiously additionally they put a little bit of sugar of their mayo so it’s a bit candy. I’ve by no means had it like that however I actually loved it.
The menu is huge with veggie choices and notably appetizer mussels and a beer ($10), chilled lobster dinner ($26), scallops ($19), bar clam burger ($16) and Wharf Platter with scallops, haddock and lobster ($26).
However get there early, I finished in at 11:15am and was in a position to sit at a desk overlooking the water however in a span of ten minutes the joint was packed.
Inn at Bay Fortune has all the time been thought-about among the finest PEI eating places.
The Fireworks expertise (pre-2020) started with a reception wandering the grounds, consuming Coleville Bay Oysters and different island delicacies and transfer to a household model dinner of native meals cooked over a hearth.
And in 2020 as area and outside eating was mandatory there was a big picnic on the grounds that was a as soon as in a lifetime expertise.
So who is aware of what 2021 will deliver?
Chef Michael Smith is aware of how you can entertain friends so I’ve little doubt it is going to be something lower than unimaginable.
One of many extra established Charlottetown eating places, there’s a brand new location in Peake’s Wharf, which is a good spot to wander.
I used to be interested in this roll as there may be an choice to purchase a chilly roll (commonest), sizzling roll (with butter, lemon, garlic) or a half and half.
It’s on the small aspect, though lobster rolls ($21) are made with 4 oz. of PEI lobster, which they proclaim “greater than you’d get from a full 1 lb. lobster dinner!”
I don’t know any Maritimer who would eat a 1lb lobster, it’s so small.
In the event you solely have time to eat in Charlottetown this can be a nice choice, tastier than others that get extra press within the metropolis.
It comes on a cut up roll together with native kettle chips. I’d keep on with the standard chilly roll.
Dave’s Lobster Peake’s Wharf, 5 Nice George St, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4J6
Sugar Cranium Cantina
One of many extra trendy eating places in Charlottetown, in spite of everything not the whole lot has to have a nautical theme.
This isn’t a lobster roll, however appropriately a lobster taco from a Mexican cantina impressed restaurant. Sugar Cranium Cantina is the sister restaurant to Hopyards and each deliver a youthful, hip really feel to Charlottetown which I like.
I wasn’t positive what I’d take into consideration this innovation. I’m an old style lobster purist – I prefer it chilly with out butter. On a boat from Panama to Colombia I had lobster in a tomato sauce and hated it.
However at Sugar Cranium it really works, they serve lobster with charred corn salsa, pink pepper mayo, iceburg lettuce and hickory sticks.
The portion is so beneficiant I believe it really works higher as a salad as most will fall out of the taco. It’s undoubtedly value popping in for one.
Seasonal meals truck Terry’s Berries has grow to be highly regarded for its heat Salt Daddy Lobster Soften ($16.31).
It’s served on a hearty baguette with garlic and chives so it’s not conventional and undoubtedly a “soften”.
I made the error of coming to the truck the Sunday after the Shellfish Competition. I believe Terry could have had an excessive amount of enjoyable so he wasn’t open however he did keep open till September twentieth.