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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“chowder” (24 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
5:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We've been going to Charlotte Lane for over 20 years on a regular basis. Every meal has been memorable. The staff are great and the meals are superb no matter which one you go for. All freshly cooked for you. Highly recommended. For an evening...More

1  Thank Bob D
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for our anniversary- the service was outstanding! The owner put every effort into making sure we were comfortable and enjoyed our experience fully. The menu was interesting and varied and the wine list was impressive. The chef even personally...More

2  Thank Megan W
Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We went there for lunch today after trying yesterday to book dinner reservation but it was all booked up for the next two days, just to show you how popular this place is and not surprising as it is a very unique and lovely place...More

1  Thank thedove88
Reviewed August 19, 2017 via mobile

We were coming from Halifax on our way to The Trout Point Lodge. We highly trust trip advisor's reviews and once again, spot on ! The food was outstanding, LOVED the mushroom soup !

1  Thank Doug C
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This was my first visit, ordered the Smoked Salmon special. Really delicious, it was served with a caesar salad and bread roll. You may eat inside with air coditioning or outside under parasols. The seating is limited(counted 22 seats inside, not sure about outside), I...More

Thank lmlv2013
Reviewed August 14, 2017

We heard about the Cafe and arrived on a rainy Saturday afternoon and were lucky to be seated almost immediately. The hostess and waitstaff could not have been warmer or more helpful. We had the best seafood chowder several of us had was simply fabulous...More

Thank mark l
Reviewed August 11, 2017

We ate dinner here last night and really enjoyed everything about it. You enter through an interesting little shop selling jewelry, cards and artwork before being ushered into the cosy dining room. The service is very friendly but professional and the food is excellent. We...More

1  Thank Alki2010
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Our meal was spectacular. The service was super fast but we never felt rushed. There was nothing I would improve on. A must visit if you are on the South Shore of NS.

Thank slfdev
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at this restaurant in Shelburne. I highly recommend you make reservations, as it is one of the only dining options in this small town. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and really added to the overall pleasant...More

Thank GaspesianGirl
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Birthday lunch with a friend, our first time visiting for both of us, it won't be the last. A nice menu not too big, small dining area with amazing food. Be sure to make a reservation.

Thank WeLTTravel2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 902-875-3314
  • E-mail
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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