Where the View is as Good as the Food
There’s no denying that Prince Edward Island is the holy grail of incredible food and breathtaking views – so why not do what you can to merge the two? If you’re looking for direction for where to go to make the most out of your dining experience, here’s a list that will meet the mark.
Fishies on the Roof
A summertime Charlottetown hot-spot, Fishbones Oyster Bar & Grill opens up its rooftop oasis to customers, giving them a chance to head #UpTop to experience the memorable view of downtown Charlottetown from above. With top notch food and drinks served under the stars, surrounded by local music and the glistening lights of Victoria Row and beyond, you will be going back and forth between soaking it all in and incessantly snapping those Instagram-worthy pictures.
Top of the Park
The Top of the Park restaurant overlooking the Charlottetown Driving Track at Red Shores is not only an Island favourite, it’ been presented with awards like PEI’s Best Ribs, Taste our Island Award and Best Dessert & Local Dish at Savour Food & Wine. With a table in the three-tiered dining room you’re ensured a spectacular view of the track, and you’ll be as close to the action as you can get!
Blue Mussel Café
North Rustico is an idyllic little fishing community itself, but once you spend time at the Blue Mussel Café, you will be hooked. Tucked in between fishing shacks along the harbour, this restaurant with its raving reviews for wholesome, fresh, no deep-fried food, sits alongside the ocean giving you a front-row seat for that days’ featured oceanfront sunset (with a Lobster Dip that’s better than any treat you could get at the theatre!).
Lobster on the Wharf
Dining at the largest seafood restaurant and market in PEI can’t be skipped on your summer bucket list. Lobster on the Wharf, located at the “old ferry wharf” at the Charlottetown Harbour (a.k.a directly ON the sea!) gives you a taste of some of the freshest seafood on PEI paired with a mesmerizing view of all the sea-business in Charlottetown. Don’t forget to check out the seafood market attached to the restaurant for some seafood to go!
River Run Dining Cruises
Sure, eating with a view of the water is amazing, but why not take it one step further and eat on the water? By dining on the Montague River Run Dining Cruise, you are welcomed to the ocean breeze, a three-hour cruise, a four-course meal, and a dining experience of a lifetime.
Sou’West Bar & Grill
Sitting at the edge of the New London Wharf, Sou’West Bar & Grill is one of the most spectacular dining views PEI has to offer. Whether you’re seated outside on the patio or inside the restaurant itself, everyone eating has a clear view of the fishing boats sailing out and in, docking to the side to bring in the fresh catch of the day. As the sun sets while you enjoy your fish and chips with a local brew, it’s hard not to imagine yourself coming back again and again and again.
The Boat Shop Steak & Seafood Restaurant
Housed in an authentic boat-building shop that traces back to 1790 in Northport is The Boat Shop Steak & Seafood Restaurant. The North Cape Coastal region is as beautiful and unique as you can get, and settling in at the Boat Shop with its walls of windows and patio overlooking the Cascumpec Bay for an evening of seafood dining (Lobster Flatbread, anyone?), Blue Heron watching, and fresh salty-air is the quintessential PEI way to end a day.
Point Prim Chowder House
Positioned directly beside PEI’s oldest and most historic lighthouse, you will find the Point Prim Chowder House serving up dish upon dish of authentic Maritime cuisine. At the same time and place, you will find Mother Nature serving up miles upon miles of a breathtaking ocean view horizon. Book a reservation to ensure a cozy corner on the patio to hear the waves and watch the sun go down on your perfect day with a big bowl of delicious seafood chowder at hand.
Joey’s Deep-Sea Fishing
And finally, for those adventurous folk, how much more PEI can you get that eating the seafood you caught yourself? A three-hour trip out to sea with Joey’s Deep-Sea Fishing will let you view PEI in a whole new light. Not to mention, spending time on deck catching and preparing your meal with the crew is the most exciting kind of meal PEI has to offer!