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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

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13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop.Best Small Restaurant in Nova...
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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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Delicious dinner and excellent service. We enjoyed it very much. Make sure you make reservations. Fairly expensive but so worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Nova Scotia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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English first
Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious dinner and excellent service. We enjoyed it very much. Make sure you make reservations. Fairly expensive but so worth it.

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Lunenburg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We went here to try their Seafood Chowder because we heard they won awards for it. We were NOT disappointed. It was exceptional. We also had an entree which was also very tasty but I would have been perfectly satisfied with the chowder alone. Very good service. For the amount of seafood you get in the food, well worth the... More 

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Shelburne, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Food from a first class kitchen prepared by an award winning chef within a lovely heritage site close to the historical museum area and beautiful waterfront.

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Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This little restaurant was recommended by a local person. There were 3 of us in our party and we all were more than happy with our meals. My husband had the chowder-one of the best he has ever had. Our daughter and myself had salads which were very fresh and had a different amazing combinations in both the salad ingredients... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went here for dinner. Reservations are highly recommended! They were very accommodating of my mom being in a wheelchair. The owner, Kathleen, came over to talk to us and was such a sweet individual. She is also a musician. . The food was incredible and the desserts were or if this world! They don't have a kids menu but... More 

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Bridgewater, Nov
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We saw Charlotte Lane on CTV News at 5 on Friday night and since we were going to Shelburne the next day, decided to try to find it. It was so easy to find. It is located on Charlotte Lane! We had the award winning Chowder. So different from your run-of-the-mill chowder. So different and so delicious. We had one... More 

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Shelburne, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A taste of heaven, as usual. Intriguing new items but always drawn to our favourites. New staff are settling in nicely.

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Senior Reviewer
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6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I grew up on Nova Scotia's southwestern shore. Shelburne has very few restaurants worth your patronage. Not so much when it comes to Charlotte Lane. I've travelled far and wide, eaten things that make my scull melt into my collar. This place won't quite do that, but it will offer lip-smacking cuisine you won't find anywhere nearby...and nearby is a... More 

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Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Comfortable and friendly setting. The food selection made for a challenge. So many choices of appealing dishes. Return trips are a necessity to experience the variety. My seafood dish was 'original' in taste and texture...so very good...and I'm a somewhat critical Nova Scotian.

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We reserved for a company dinner here in Dec/14 and had a very nice time. Our appetizers and meals, wine and drinks were all delicious and arrived with perfect timing. The staff were very attentive and we never had to ask for a thing. Love this place!

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Additional Information about Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

Address: 13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-875-3314
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: European, Bistro, Continental

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 902-875-3314

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: European, Bistro, Continental

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?