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Cape Light Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Pub, Soups
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6864 Water Street, Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada
+1 902-583-3111
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Auburn, Maine
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2014

I am so picky about fried fish (I'm from Maine, so I have very high expectations when it comes to seafood). The fish was beer battered and it was light and crisp with a fresh flavor. The decor is a little cheesy and they do like you to make reservations (this place is not open late, so plan to eat... More 

Thank Katherine L
Halifax, Canada
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

In Eastern PEI you're hard pressed to find anything to compare to this wonderful spot. Just have a Caesar Salad and a big Bowl of Seafood Chowder and you will be thrilled. Not to say that is your only option... Anything but!

Thank Colin D
Cochrane, Canada
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2014

We stayed on PEI for two weeks, near Cardigan, so we dined at this restaurant a number of times, for lunch and dinner. We did notice inconsistencies in the quality of the food. When it was on the poorer side, it seemed to coincide with staff issues/shortages. But, the staff who are there do go out of their way to... More 

Thank Colhills
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014

A nice setting, but the food was disappointing. Yes it has a large selection of fish items on the menu which was printed too small to easily read, but we are not fish lovers. There we no appetizer choices that didn't include fish. The ribs I ordered were acceptable; the chicken my spouse ordered was not sufficiently cooked, and the... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

On our second trip to PEI we stopped in to eat. What great meals we have had! This time there were 9 of us. Without a doubt, I had my best meal while on the island. I had a craving for fried clams and they were done to perfection. Everyone else was very pleased with their choices as well. Our... More 

Thank Alexa R
Edmonton, Canada
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111 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Fantastic view of the marina - make sure you eat on the patio if the weather allows. Very good food, and the usual wonderful PEI service. Can't go wrong with almost any of the seafood dishes; I had the seafood casserole - very generous portions of salmon, shrimp and haddock, and very very yummy. Reasonable prices too.

Thank Gary S
Windsor, Canada
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We ate outside on patio, overlooking the marina. Waitresses were very helpful and accommodating(as we had our three young children with us). I had the lobster tacos...mmmm grilled succulent with a hint of spice. Wish I had some right now! I highly recommend! Fantastic atmosphere...I could go on and on!

Thank amanda88878
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

we eat outside on the patio overlooking the Cardigan harbor. I ordered the Lobster cocktail as an appetizer and it was very good. For my main course I had the seafood Linguine and it had generous amounts of scallops, lobster, shrimp with a tasty creme sauce. I will definitely be back for this dish. My wife ordered scallops in a... More 

Thank jipster
Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2014

If you are looking for one of the best homemade breakfast's around, this is the place! We have been here a few times, & would be here more often if we lived close by!! Each time, I try a new omelette, this time, the seafood (lobster, haddock, and scallop). F.Y.I......there is a whole lobster in it. Tail and two large... More 

Thank Rena860
Charlottetown, Canada
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had a late lunch in late June, still not full season, but at 2pm things were still busy. We ordered clams & chips and fish (0ne piece) & chips. The clams were excellent, local and well done. But the fish was well beyond excellent... memorable. Price was normal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Pub, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6864 Water Street, Cardigan, Prince Edward Island, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Cardigan
  • Phone Number: +1 902-583-3111
The Chef was written up in local magazine "Occasions PEI"s Celebration of Food & Drink" on page 29 www.occasionsmagazine.ca

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?