Culinary Road Trip Around Prince Edward Island; Where To Eat In PEI

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Can you drive from one end of Prince Edward Island to the other in one day? Yes, you can, but why would you want to. It is the smallest province in Canada, but what it lacks in size it makes up with its dozens of near empty beaches, picturesque lighthouses and a great food scene. Love Lobster? Here it is “trap to butter”. In fact, my entire road trip was filled with great meals. From Fish & Chips at a roadside shack to dinner at Canada’s superstar Chef Michael Smith’s restaurant. A great meal is not hard to find in PEI. This is my culinary journey of where to eat in PEI once you get outside of Charlottetown.

Gahan Prince Edward Island Brewing

Let’s start North of Charlottetown and continue circumnavigating the entire province ending South of Charlottetown. Let the culinary adventure begin.

Culinary map of where to eat in PEI

#1 The Catch Kitchen & Bar 159 Cedar Dunes Park Rd, O’Leary – A short drive from the Westpoint Lighthouse Inn & Museum, this is where you want to enjoy dinner as the sun sets in the West. Spectacular food, a great view and two patios to choose from.

Fish & Chips with a Gahan Lager at Catch Kitchen & Bar PEI

#2 Wind & Reef Restaurant 21817 PE-12, Tignish – If Surf & Turf is your thing you’ll be happy at Wind & Reef Restaurant located within the North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre. Panoramic views of the Gulf of St Lawrence and you are surrounded by a massive wind farm.

New York Steak with all the fixings at Wind & Reef Restaurant

#3 The Mill In New Glasgow 5592 Route 13, New Glasgow – Want to avoid the crowds of Cavendish and enjoy a great farm to table meal with the freshest PEI ingredients? Try the elevated comfort food on offer at The Mill in New Glasgow.

A hearty Chicken Pot Pie from the Mill in New Glasgow

#4 Glasgow Glen Farm 190 PE-258, New Glasgow – Gouda. Pizza. Wood fire oven. Combine all three and you have Glasgow Glen Farm where you made to order pizza topped with their very own Gouda Cheese. Ooey Gooey Good!

A slice of pizza at GLasgo Glen Farm

#5 Dave’s Lobster 8779 Route #6 Avonlea Village – There are lots of restaurants to choose from in Avalon Village near Lucy Maude Montgomery’s famous Green Gables. If you want Lobster then Dave’s Lobster will not disappoint. Plenty others to choose from as well including COWS Ice Cream and a great coffee shop.

A bite out of my Lobster Roll

#6 Richard’s Fresh Seafood 9 Wharf Rd, York – Possibly the best fish n’ chips I’ve eaten in a long time. There will be a wait but it is worth it. And it’s close to Brackley Beach so you can grab some to go.

My order of fish and chips from Richard's Fish n' Chips

#7 Shipwreck Point Cafe 384 Harbour Rd, Souris – Simple, honest almost diner style food with low prices. It is nothing fancy but it’s good and it is cheap!

Burger and Fries at Shipwreck Point Cafe

#8 Fireworks at The Inn At Bay Fortune 758 Route 310, Souris – What do you get when you pair a superstar Chef, 10 acres of farm and direct access to the best seafood around? Chef Michael Smith’s Fireworks at The Inn At Bay Fortune. There is only one seating per night so don’t be late!

Butter Poached Halibut from Fireworks The Inn At Bay Fortune

#9 #5 Cafe 5 Church St, Murray Harbour – Fresh, homemade and delicious. Three words I could not use enough when describing the meal I had at #5 Cafe in Murray Harbour. Leave room for dessert as they are of the chain good.

Chicken Salad and Potato Salad at #5 Cafe

Hmmm I think I want to go back and do this culinary road trip again. Do you have some favourite spots that should be on my next where to eat in PEI list? Keep in my I know I missed a few as, well, I only have so much room to eat every day. At least you know you won’t go hungry when you next explore Prince Edward Island.

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Thanks to Tourism PEI for their support in making this travel series possible. My views and opinions are 100% my own.

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Marc Smith is a former event planner turned vagabond adventurer. He loves strong Americano's, great wine, cold beer and zip lining over tree tops. Formerly of Vancouver, most of Marc's time when not travelling is in Canada's largest city, Toronto. Follow along on his nomad adventures and discover places to stay, things to do and where to eat & drink as he explores the world one city and region at a time.

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