A 48 Hour Guide to Island Eats

Prince Edward Island has a reputation for amazing ingredients from both land and sea. After all, they don’t call us Canada’s Food Island for nothing! From buzz-worthy coffee shops to lobster suppers and after hours cocktails, 48 hours is hardly enough time to eat your way through the Island. If you’re working with a tight schedule (and a can-do attitude!) we’ve narrowed down a list of essentials so you can experience the best of Island indulgence, all within 48 hours.


Day 1 Brunch at Sims Corner

To kick off your weekend of indulgence, start Saturday with brunch at Sims Corner Steakhouse & Oyster Bar. If you’re looking to get your Island seafood fix right off the bat, opt for the fish cakes. It’s served with a poached egg and Islanders’ favourite garnish: mustard pickles. When summertime rolls around, Sims is also home to a patio that’s perfect for catching those early morning rays.


Day 1 A Scoop at COWS

Making sure to squeeze in a scoop (or three!) of COWS ice cream is a requirement for any weekend on the Island. There are locations in Charlottetown, Cavendish, Borden (and even on board the MV Confederation on Northumberland Ferries) so you can easily get your fix. If you need some help deciding what to get, check out these 5 must try flavours.


Day 1 Fireworks at the Inn at Bay Fortune

Top off day 1 with a mouth watering meal handcrafted by a celebrity chef! At Fireworks Chef Michael Smith has combined a dedication to farming, a respect for the mysterious and magical potential of cooking exclusively with fire, and a love of sharing the food experience amongst friends. For a truly relaxing evening, stay onsite at the beautiful Inn at Bay Fortune.


Day 1 A Nightcap at Marc’s Lounge

Above the Brickhouse Kitchen and Bar you’ll find a loft turned cozy lounge, where more often than not you’ll be entertained by some of PEI’s rising stars. It’s the perfect spot to soak in the local culture while treating yourself to an epic cocktail.


Day 2 Breakfast at Dalvay by the Sea

Known for delicious food and historic elegance, a visit to Dalvay by the Sea is a favourite place for Islanders and royalty alike! For breakfast, try a spin on their famous sticky toffee pudding: a sticky date waffle with toffee sauce!


Day 2 Lunch at Lobster on the Wharf

Lobster on the Wharf isn’t just seaside – it’s literally on the sea. Located on the gorgeous Charlottetown Harbour, this resto is the place to go for the freshest in Island seafood. Be sure to check out the seafood market attached to the restaurant for some seafood to go!


Day 2 Dinner at New Glasgow Lobster Suppers

For the full lobster experience, bibs and all, head to New Glasgow Lobster Suppers. With one of the Island’s prettiest communities as a backdrop, your plate will be piled high with rolls fresh out of the oven, lobster, and all you can eat mussels. Just make sure to leave some room for homemade strawberry shortcake, a long-time Island favourite.


Day 3 Breakfast at the Samuel’s Coffee House

Located in downtown Summerside (and Avonlea Village during the summer months) Samuel’s Coffee House is home to friendly people, good coffee, and locally inspired food. Start your day with a smoked salmon bagel and a perfectly roasted cup of coffee.


For more on Prince Edward Island’s food scene, check out Charlottetown’s Coffee Hot Spots, Island Chefs Dish on PEI Lobster, and our Dining guide.