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Gahan House Pub Brewery

126 Sydney Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 1G4, Canada
902-626-2337
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Ranked #10 of 199 restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Gahan is a name unknown in Charlottetown today, but in the middle of the 19th century, John Gahan was a prominent merchant, an importer of teas, wines, and family groceries. His place of business was on the corner of Queen and Sydney Streets, the former McIsaac building. Mr. Gahan lived next door to the shop, at 126 Sydney Street, in a wooden house he had purchased from the Brenan Estate. In 1880 he replaced that residence with the mansard-roofed brick one now at this address. It remained in Gahan ownership until the beginning of the 20th century when John Gahan’s widow, Marguerita, sold the property to Edward Kelly, the enterprising Irishman who built and owned houses all over Charlottetown. After Edward Kelly’s death in 1922, the premises became the property of the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation. The Sisters of the Precious Blood built a large addition to the house and used it as a convent until the 1960s. In the last quarter century the Gahan House had been used as a boarding house. The Gahan Brewery (formerly Murphy’s Brewing Co.) was established in March 1997 next to the Lone Star Café at 449 University Ave. Due to the increased popularity of the beer, we relocated to its current location, 126 Sydney Street, thus doubling its production capacity and giving it a permanent home in Old Charlottetown in the Gahan House. Murphy’s Brewing Co. was renamed The Gahan Brewery in November 2000 and remains the only brewery on Prince Edward Island. The Gahan House Pub opened in June 2001 and quickly became one of Charlottetown’s favourite restaurants. It’s unique and friendly atmosphere, food, and fine Ales has helped to establish The Gahan House as a destination of choice for locals and tourists alike.From our house to your house... Cheers!
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Ottawa, Ontario
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101 reviews 101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We went here on our first night in PEI. Although it was very warm inside the pub, we really enjoyed our meal. My husband is a beer drinker & he loved the home-brew. My fish & chips were great as well has his burger. Service a bit slow but we were in no hurry. Would go back again.

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Lincoln,RI
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84 reviews 84 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Casual restaurant in an historic area. The beer was great - loved the Island Red and the chowder was fantastic. We all ordered the traditional fish & chips which were delicious. The orders were served in paper bags which added to the fun, some say presentation is everything :-). The staff were warm and friendly and the service was excellent,... More

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Rothesay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Two weeks ago, my husband and I decided to go into Charlottetown to see the Lenny Gallant show. ( worth the trip) We had been told that all the restaurants on Victoria Row were good. We couldn't get into either of the two we were trying for so we settled on Fishbones. We ordered calamari to start which was fine.... More

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Novi, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Casual, friendly, outside dining on the side street, or plenty of room inside this old, historic building. Staff trained well, kitchen sends out good food. Have eaten there several times and never been disappointed. East to find in downtown Charlottetown and you will not regret it.

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Peterborough, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were recommended this place while we were on our honeymoon. Glad we went. It was excellent. My husband sampled a couple flavors of beer and thoroughly enjoyed both. He had the brown sac fish and chips, which was excellent. I had curried mussels, which we both shared because they were AMAZING. Service was a tad slow... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I've had fish and chips throughout the UK. Up until now the best were in Scotland. Gahan's were fantastic. The seafood chowder was well deserving of its award winning status.

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Bainsville
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6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The ambiance is wonderful in this classic building nestled into a side street right off the main drag. The variety of choices will please even the pickiest of eaters with many dishes from the sea. I particularly liked the attempt to maintain the traditional décor while adding a modern twist. A good selection of wines is available to compliment your... More

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Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

We wandered in to this place to have a drink before doing some more exploring of the city. What an awesome little hang! We sat at the bar and Dillon was perfectly attentive giving us the info on the place and what they were about. We just sat and sampled different beers brewed right there in the place and chatted... More

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Kitchener
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

You have to try the Blueberry ALE!! I brought 8 bottles back to Ontario in my suitcase. Sorry friends you'll have to go to PEI and get your own!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

Lunch with the beer sampler and fish tacos. It was very good and a fun place to go for lunch. The salads were fresh and interesting.

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