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Railhead Jim's & Gentleman

480 Granville St, Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N 4K6, Canada
(902) 888-2647
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Ranked #29 of 60 restaurants in Summerside
Most recent review
- Jun 8, 2014
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26 reviews from our community

38% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

On our trip to Summerside, we were disappointed to see many places not open for the season yet, so went to Gentleman Jim's. Very disappointing. The potato skins consisted of twice-baked, dried out potato wedges with cheese and bacon. The fish cakes were more potato then fish, and the haddock fish and chips were very average.

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Charlottetown, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

I asked the server if the Clam Chowder was made with 'real' PEI or Atlantic Clams and not 'canned' clams from some East Asian country. He said they were local. WRONG......I could tell by seeing and tasting them. Way tooooooo small for local. Tiny baby clams that you would find from a can of baby clams from 'You Know Where'.... More

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Saint John, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We booked well in advance to celebrate a family event, and had about 20 people in our party. Restaurant wasn't my choice. My meal was OK, could've got the same thing at a fast food joint, and none of the other meals I saw looked that good that I thought, "Should have ordered that." One person that had the beef... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We ate here twice in two days. The restaurant came recommended to us by our B & B hosts. The food was rather average. The food was lukewarm. Certainly nothing outstanding. Probably more disturbing was the lacklustre service. On both nights, the restaurant was almost empty. Our waitress was less than welcoming. We ate there as it was open quite... More

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Bordentown, NJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Our meal here was probably the least expensive of any on our recent trip to PEI and Nov Scotia, so in that regard, it was good value. I got the mussels and a salad, and my husband got the chowder and one of the dinner specials. Nothing stood out as particularly good or bad, including the service.

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Kitimat, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had the seafood casserole special for $14.99, which was very good, & very filling. It came with a tasty clam chowder. The casserole had lots of cheese on shrimp, scallops & haddock. We aren't big eaters, so we were full after this & didn't have dessert. We had a very nice waitress & the service was good. Thank You!

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Summerside, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The food was fine, not terrific, but the service was terrible. The waitress was rude and abrupt. There was another waitress however, who was absolutely remarkable. She is, for lack of a better term, a larger lady with very short cropped hair. The rude waitress was a long haired thin blonde, probably in her 40's.

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Oromocto, NB
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013 via mobile

We decided to eat here after reading the reviews. As long as the food is good, we figured we could handle the carpet! I had one of the dinner specials, pan fried haddock with potatoes, fresh veg, and a clam chowder to start for $14.99. My meal was really good and the portions were good too. My husband got surf... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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128 reviews 128 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We've been several times. The first time we went, we stumbled on it, as it was about the only non-fast-food restaurant. We had a truly great meal, and we went back the next night and had another. Now we go whenever we're in town. My particular favorites are the PEI mussels (as good as any I've had on the island)... More

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PEI, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Went to this restaurant for lunch with family. If you're looking for ambience, this is definitely not the place to go. The decor is stuck somewhere between 1970 and 1980, and I'm not a fan of the carpeted floors. The entire place is dark and would benefit from turning up those wagon wheel light fixtures!! That said, the menu was... More

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