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“Wonderful service and food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Home Place Inn & Restaurant

The Home Place Inn & Restaurant
21 Victoria Street East | P.O. Box 88 Prince Edward Island, Kensington, Prince Edward Island C0B 1M0, Canada
+1 902-836-5686
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Ranked #1 of 16 Restaurants in Kensington
Cuisines: Organic, Vegetarian, Pub, Canadian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: We wish to extend a warm and cordial Island welcome. Whether you are visiting us for business or pleasure we know you will enjoy your experience. We hope it will bring back memories of your "home place".This historic home was built in 1915 by local merchant Parmenus Orr and retains much of the original ambiance through thoughtful renovations, hardwood floors and period furnishings. Many of the family's original furnishings, antiques, photographs and oil paintings, painted by Orr family descendents, hang proudly on our walls. A large verandah on the front of the house is available for "old fashion" relaxing. In 1849, John Orr set sail from Charlottetown Harbour on board the Brig Fanny to seek his fortune in the California gold fields. His interesting account of the voyage is on display and a mural of the Brig Fanny graces the dining room wall.The Home Place has preserved the rich history of the Orr family and we cordially invite you to share this history and experience our comfortable home. We treat our guests as we like to be treated. We also invite you to visit our licenced restaurant which provides only the highest quality food and service and offers a dining area which seats approximately 45 people. Enjoy home cooking at its best
Kamloops, Canada
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful service and food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Attentive service, high-quality home made meal in a comfortable historic setting. I had the sesame crusted salmon served on a bed of greens with a wonderful sesame/orange dressing. Very good, and not a heavy meal. My husband had the breaded baked haddock and raved about it.

Visited September 2012
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Ottawa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“The best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We disliked the commercialism of Cavendish and made the drive to Kensington, not knowing what to expect. We stumbled upon The Home Place and wow, what luck! The restaurant is outstanding in every way - decor, service and food ! Be sure to try the deserts! They're homemade and absolutely incredible.

  • Visited August 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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Prince Edward Island, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Outstanding Lunchtime Treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

I have had many meals in this popular little restaurant but never visited their cozy little pub.
I fancied some oysters for lunch and requested a favour ... could the chef prepare an oyster Po' Boy for me? Without hesitation, the chef agreed and prepared a sandwich that outdid the original New Orleans creation! A generous serving of succulent fried oysters coated with a light crunchy breading on a perfectly toasted bun ... accompanied by an exceptional lightly dressed PEI salad of local greens. All of this was served up by a friendly, helpful server and the chef who wondered how I enjoyed her creation as I was leaving ... an outstanding lunchtime treat!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Eastern Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Pleasant place to dine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We went with another couple. I had the Ginger Beef & Broccoli which was tasty. My significant other had the Baked Haddock and enjoyed it.

The only negative thing about dining here is the fact that the tables are close together, which makes conversation difficult without others being able to hear everything you say.

All in all though, we enjoy The Home Place and will return!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Summerside, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A Must Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Recently we had the good fortune of dining at this fine little country I. The restaurant is full of PEI flavor from the welcome to the dining. Certainly one of the best local dining establishments.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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