Dave’s Lobster – Let the Good Times Roll In PEI!

Dave’s Lobster

Open 7 Days a week, Dave’s Lobster is the place to go for fresh, deliciously amazing lobster rolls loaded with 4 ounces of meat that spills over the bun!   A casual, counter-service eatery, Dave’s Lobster is a “must do” when you’re in town.

Choose from The Local – Cold PEI lobster, a light touch of mayo, diced celery and a few special herbs served on a special split-top roll, buttered and grilled.    Some Fancy – PEI lobster warmed in a pan of butter, lemon and garlic served on a special split-top roll; or the Lobster Taco – PEI lobster in a light mix of mayo, lime and cilantro with just a heat of chili peppers, served on a soft shell tortilla and topped with special coleslaw!

Pair your lobster meal with local craft brew or a glass of wine – and you’ll be happy as a clam!

For those who are not huge fans of lobster – Dave’s Lobster offers Grilled Cheese sandwiches made with PEI’s award-winning Cow’s Creamery Extra Old Cheddar.  Yum!

Why we love it:  They give you a choice of cold or warm lobster rolls.  The yin to the yang!  And, they offer outdoor seating – perfect on a nice, sunny day.

Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar – Lobster Mac n’ Cheese

Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

Located in a newly renovated heritage building in the historic downtown core, Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar is Charlottetown’s premiere dining location. This new addition to the capital city’s dinner hour restaurant scene offers a wide selection of Island raised beef proprietary to Sims Corner (and seafood galore.)

“Sims Custom Cut” is aged 45 days for optimal taste and tenderness. Sims also offers an impressive all-island oyster bar.  For lobster lovers, lunch offers a lobster roll and dinner a Lobster Mac ‘n Cheese!

The inviting interior lends a rustic elegance encouraging you to linger in one of our comfortable plush booths, or relax in the cozy wine bar. The impressive wine selection is second to none, giving  guests a wide selection of Old and New World wines to accompany their lunch or dinner selection. In addition, we have an on-site 20-person wine cellar dining room available for private functions, family celebrations and business gatherings.

Why we love it: There is a Lobster Mac n’ Cheese on the dinner menu that’s “labeled an out of body experience!”

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Shipwright Inn – An Exceptional Stay in Charlottetown, PEI

Shipwright Inn

Ranked as one of the “Top Ten B&B’s” in Canada by Frommer’s Travel Guides,  Shipwright Inn offers  guests the perfect place to relax and unwind in historic Charlottetown.   Built in 1865 by a shipbuilder, this lovely, full restored bed and breakfast is located within walking distance to the downtown area.  A smoke-free property on a residential street, Shipwright Inn is impeccably appointed – simply romantic and quite charming!   Breakfast are nutritious with the chef using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.  Be sure to start your day with coffee made especially for the inn by the PEI Roasting Company.

Why we love it:  It’s nautical flavor!   Close to the waterfront.  When we stayed, it was so peaceful and quiet at night, but a two minute walk  from downtown.  

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Elmwood Heritage Inn – A 5 Star B&B in Charlottetown

Elmwood Heritage Inn 

Located just 4 blocks from the Harbour, The Elmwood Heritage Inn offers eight uniquely appointed rooms and is rated Three Diamonds from AAA/CAA and has been award Five Stars for fifteen years from Canada Select.   An elegant nineteenth-century estate   this lovely B&B offers antique wrought iron gates that open up to a majestic 350 foot long elm edged drive on a secluded park-like acre.   A hidden gem, the Elmwood Heritage Inn serves breakfast by candlelight downstairs in the Main Reception Hall

Why we love it:   All of the rooms are air-conditioning and the windows open for fresh, PEI ocean breezes!

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The Cranford Inn – Contemporary Elegance in Charlottetown

The Cranford Inn

Ideally situated in historic downtown Charlottetown tucked away on lovely residential street, The Cranford Inn offers clean, comfortable and thoughtfully appointed rooms each with a fireplace and balcony overlooking gardens.   With modern amenities,  nutritious three course breakfasts and gracious hosts who are quite knowledgeable about the Island, it’s no wonder that Tripadvisor recently included The Cranford Inn in their Hall of Fame, awarded to only those who have earned the Certificate of Excellence five years in a row!

Why we love it:   It’s a home away from home – just minutes to lobster dining on the waterfront! 

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PEI International Shellfish Festival – Starts Sept 17

PEI International Shellfish Festival

From September 17th to 20th the Charlottetown Event Grounds will become home to the 20th annual Prince Edward Island International Shellfish Festival.

The days will be jam packed with exciting culinary activities and live competitions, where copious amounts of clams, mussels, oysters, lobster and other culinary delights are served up from noon til night in the large Festival tent.

Feast and Frolic will return with a beach party spin on this popular event and revamped the menu for returning guests. This event has sold out year after year and tickets are limited.
At night that is when the party gets started. The Festival packs the stage with the best entertainment the East Coast has to offer .

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  • The PEI International Shellfish Festival is a joint effort of the PEI Aquaculture Association and the PEI Shellfish Association
  • The Festival started in 1996 as a one day event to celebrate the PEI shellfish industry
  • Over 7,000 patrons attend the Shellfish Festival annually
  • Chowder Championships: PEI Potato Chowder Championship; Oyster Shucking Championships; Industry Competitions: Tie One On Mussel Competition
  • Five official Charlottetown hotels offer special rates to patrons of the Shellfish Festival including Best Western Charlottetown, Rodd Royalty, Rodd Charlottetown, Hotel on Pownal and The Holman Grand Hotel
  • Tickets are available online at the Eastlink Centre Box Office or by calling 1 866 955 2003

Top Notch Charters – Lobster Excursions on PEI

Top Notch Charters 

Smell the salt air, feel the gentle breeze against your face, enjoy the thrill of taking a lobster right out of a trap, and savour the experience of a traditional Prince Edward Island lobster supper while aboard the 45-foot fishing boat Top Notch.  Owned and operated by Capt. Mark Jenkins, Top Notch Charters is the real deal!   Take a lobster boat tour on Prince Edward Island.  Add this unique lobstering experience to the top of your list!

Why we love it: Visitors  can catch a buoy, haul a trap and band a claw!

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Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar – Fresh Fish. Fun.

Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar

For fresh seafood and a boat load of fun, visit Merchantman for lunch or dinner!   Easy to get to, this pub-style restaurant offers Island style lobster rolls, mouth watering lobster dinners and plenty of cheer.  In the summer months, enjoy Merchantman’s beautiful sun kissed patio and on the weekends this patio awakens with some amazing local music!

Why we love it:   Close to everything!   Just minutes to Charlottetown’s waterfront. 

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Lobster on the Wharf – Lovely Views for Outdoor Dining

Lobster on the Wharf

A great seafood restaurant in Charlottetown since 1986, serving up Island seafood along with steak, chicken, pasta and a children’s menu. With out side seating on the wharf deck enjoy a front row seat to watch the boats or sit inside in air conditioning.

Why we love it:  The restaurant even has a lobster pond so you can take it home!

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