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Charlene's Bayside Cafe

9657 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-756-8004
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (113 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9657 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this restaurant on advice from our motel just down the street! It appears to be a family run restaurant with friendly faces and good home style cooking!!! When we arrived it was first noticed that the "You Gotta Eat Here" logo was...More

Thank Bridget N
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Amazing ... many types of seafood represented including lots of lobster .. broth is delicious and not too heavy.. Roll was tasteless and service a little slow but the star is definitely the chowder!

Thank rachelfran
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Small but busy home-style restaurant. Delicious fish chowder. The home style meals are good and worth the value. Nice desserts and pies. The "Mud Puddle" was a chocolate challenge! If there is a line-up, wait. It is worth it.

Thank John C
Reviewed August 12, 2017

Service was excellant and friendly and food and prices very good.Nice atmosphere. Would dine there again.

Thank Linda Gayle Z
Charlene M, Owner at Charlene's Bayside Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thank you for the compliment we are very proud of our little establishment Would love to see you again. Charlene

Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Great east coast food. The seafood chowder is the best in Cape Breton! We stop here every time we're passing by and are never disappointed. We also highly recommend the fish cakes and beans.

Thank Todd S
Reviewed August 11, 2017

Saw a review on where to eat,recommended the chowder and they weren't wrong,we would return. Situated on the main highway and has a small gift section

Thank Mary P
Reviewed August 3, 2017

Wife had seafood chowder, I had fish & chips. Fish was excellent. Chowder wife said was excellent. Service was fast and friendly. I highly rate the food at this place for a road side place!

Thank Murray D
Reviewed August 3, 2017

this was recommended by our motel and certainly did not disappoint. We were told the chowder was world famous and after trying it I cannot disagree it is superb and very filling we then shared a mixed fish platter which was more than ample for...More

Thank 47wise
Reviewed July 31, 2017

If you like chowder this is a MUST STOP! It is loaded with seafood ... and minimal potatoes. Really great flavor!

Thank hicynthia13
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Went with a group of ten people (group travel) right before closing time but the staff still welcomed us. We all had the chowder and agreed this was the best chowder we ever had. If you are in the area, definitely a must!

Thank Manu D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9657 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Whycocomagh
  • Phone Number: +1 902-756-8004
Relaxed diner, family friendly dining with hearty home cooked meals.
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