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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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Ranked #1 of 18 Restaurants in Shelburne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cuisines: European, Continental, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop.Best Small Restaurant in Nova Scotia Award from RANS 2013, Best Restaurant Chef Inspired Casual Dining by Taste of NS 2011, Best Restaurant outside of HRM by Chronical Herald. Follow the fabulous aromas down our quaint little lane in the historic district of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, step inside our heritage building and enjoy the warm hospitality and fine dining. Our restaurant offers innovative dishes and fine wines presented with attentive service in a cheerful setting. Since opening in 1995 we have attracted loyal and appreciative clients from near and far, and we invite you to join this happy circle.

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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Was in Nova Scotia in early October and had the best meal in a long time at Charlotte Lane!! Rack or lamb and it was as good as it can be!! Cora is the best server in Canada!! The atmosphere and service was over the top GOOD!! The Lamb was cooked PERFECT!! Whenever I am in Nova Scotia I will... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

First rule of thumb phone for a reservation as you don't want to be disappointed and miss out on this delectable meal. Open for lunch and dinner but the locals know you can go in for coffee and desert ...mid afternoon, can anybody say stickey toffee pudding, the best ever..Love the menu as Chef Roland Glauser serves it up right.... More

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Yarmouth, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The menue will make your mouth water. The waitress will inform you in great detail any item from the menue with such enthusiasm. Again it will make your mouth water. The meal,"Oh my lord",my mouth was in heaven with every bite. My wife and I were sharing the different items with one another. Excitement in the strongest term would not... More

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Jackson, NJ
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84 reviews 84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Gary O'Connor at the Rose and Griffon recommended we try Charlotte Lane for dinner on our Saturday Night in Shelburne and he was dead on the money! Our meals were excellent, the service was friendly and efficient and there was enough variety on the menu to please everyone in our party. The restaurant's craft shop was charming too. You will... More

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Northern NJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The restaurant was very good and charming. I rated it "very good" only because I think it is over hyped in the travel books. That is not the restaurant's fault however. Having now completed our trip in Nova Scotia I would say the food here was excellent but I would not change your itinerary to get here. If you are... More

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This place is a 'must go' if you like really, really good food served well in a very comfortable environment. Certainly the best restaurant experience I've had in the Maritimes in 12 years of living here. It's been going for 20 years and reservations are essential - which in itself is a good sign, given the transience of good eateries... More

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Gladwin, Michigan
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

A small casual dining place a block off of the dock street, easy walk from Cooper's Inn. Reservations are a must as they have small eating area. Very professional wait staff serving excellent food. You must try the English Sticky Toffee Pudding with the Butterscotch sauce - fantastic

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naples fl
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Always a joy to have a meal here. Friendly, obliging staff, service and quality of food never fails to please. This small, cosy restaurant is second to none. Make a reservation and enjoy a truly delightful dining experience.

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Chester Basin, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Need a reservation here as this place does not have a lot of seating, but that's what makes this place special. Nice and cosy with great service and friendly staff.

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Kentville, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are going to be in or around Shelburne, NS definitely make a RESERVATION and for for a meal at this restaurant. As soon as we walked in the door and were seated, the service was fabulous. Fresh, fantastic ingredients and a great wine list, made for some great combinations. The gift shop up from is also very nice,... More

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