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“A Must !!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Pearl

The Pearl
7792 Cavendish Road, Rustico, Prince Edward Island, Canada
+1 902-963-2111
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Ranked #1 of 6 restaurants in Rustico
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Charlottetown, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A Must !!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

By far the best food on PEI !! Unbelievable chef and the service is excellent . The owner is to be commended for operating such an establishment --the atmosphere is so joyful yet calm . Absolutely a "must" for anyone visiting PEI and if you want to treat someone to a special feast.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Pearl of a place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

At Maxine Delaney’s charming country restaurant I'm served a steak grilled to perfection by chef Andrew Millar, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of Canada school in Charlottetown. My island-grown beef tenderloin is served with local potatoes and vegetables, with fresh local berries for dessert. Pearl is a prime example of locavore dining and a former winner of the annual “Taste our Island” Award.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Alway's a treat during summer on PEI”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The Pearl is alway's on our list for a place to have a great evening during the summer. The food is excellent

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Hadn't expected much from the island restaurants but The Pearl Cafe is a true standiut”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Delicious treat in P.E.I. After days of glorious vacation and fun but limited satisfaction dining out we decided to try The Pearl. We expected kitsch and a mediocre meal at high prices (for the island anyway) but were totally thrilled by the incredibly tasty and somewhat inventive fare. Decor is still not my taste but P.E.I. is Atalntic Canada tourist destination in all its glory. To be fair they try to have some interesting art on the walls. Service was good but the restaurant is somewhat small.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Lynchburg, Virginia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Best Place on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is where I feel the islanders go when they want a nice dinner out. We didn't make reservations upon arriving, but after being there I realized that was probably a smart thing to do. There are only about 12 tables or so as it is a small place. We were there in the off seasons where the whole island seemed to be participating in an event called Fall Flavors. The Pearl had a special "Fall Flavors" menu for like 50 bucks and all three of us decided on it. We were in for such a treat. The food was outstanding. I felt like we were all just sitting at the table moaning about how good the food was. The flavors were very different but blended well together. We had scallops and this brown sugar coated bacon with corn and cranberries as a side that I could not get enough of. The atmosphere in this place is beautiful as well. Very well done. If I ever get back to PEI I will be coming here again.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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