The Lost Anchor

The Lost Anchor

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Hours
Sun
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mon
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tue
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wed
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thu
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travelers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant?
About
A Cavendish favourite, now entering our eleventh summer in business. No visit to Prince Edward Island is complete without a stop at The Lost Anchor!
PRICE RANGE
$11.00 – $29.00
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Canadian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles575 reviews
Excellent
368
Very good
131
Average
34
Poor
25
Terrible
17
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Smilinghill
Halifax73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Had a great meal at The Lost Anchor this weekend. We made a reservation on line and when I inquired in the notes part about my daughter being vegetarian and could anything be modified they were quick to respond and be helpful. She had lobster gnocchi without the lobster and we all agreed it was the BEST gnocchi we had ever had. All of the food was great- mussels, fish 'n chips, and the greek salad was delicious. The portions were big, but not overwhelmingly huge. Staff were friendly and the atmosphere great. We will be back for more gnocchi and fish tacos next time we are in Cavendish!
Written July 12, 2020
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Tambly
Kensington10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 family
If you’re in the area, definitely visit this restaurant for delicious island food. You won’t be disappointed! Our group enjoyed the fish tacos, southern fried chicken sandwich, burrito bowl and seafood risotto that was out of this world! We loved eating out on the patio and the staff was super attentive. The owner even checked on us several times! I can’t wait to go back.
Written August 29, 2020
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MarcoNorthPolo
Lunenburg127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
We go here at least once every trip to Cavendish. The seafood is superb and the kids menu has lots of choices. The kids always get fish & chips or macaroni, while we tend to get the seafood chowder, mussels and burgers. The wings were good as well. Other years we needed reservations and it was always busy, but this year with the Atlantic Bubble just opening up a week ago, there aren’t as many tourists in town right now so you can be seated pretty well straight away. Highly recommended.
Written July 6, 2021
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PEIresident
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
Mussels were fresh and portion was generous. I asked if a side salad could be substituted for fries with my entre and was told yes. I always ask if a salad is possible and have NEVER not been told when there was an extra charge. When the bill came, the waiter said he "forgot" to tell me there was a $5 charge for the substitution. I would NEVER have paid that much and would have just gone with the entre without the side. But, thinking I am a tourist what would he care? I am not a tourist but given the restaurant's location, tourists would be the primary clientele. As a regular consumer of a variety of salads at PEI restaurants, I definitely recommend giving their arugala salad miss. I am only relieved that at the last minute I decided on another selection as my main meal, not this salad. My husband and I found the entres fine but nothing special. Stick with the mussels.
Written July 5, 2022
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Denise S
Barrie66 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
We read the reviews and chose this restaurant based on those reviews. Obviously they were having a bad night and/or were short staffed because there were people waiting and many tables still covered in food, plates etc. There was also food on the floor and flies everywhere. It was stuffy inside and I feel like the table was cleared quickly with a swipe of a dirty cloth. The food itself was good but not amazing like we had heard. They mixed up our two sandwich orders (wrong chicken on the wrong bun) The fries really were great. We also ordered a pitcher of Sangria that we did not finish. I don’t know what was in it exactly, but certainly hardly any wine. It just tasted like cheap fruit punch. The experience was ok but not spectacular.
Written August 19, 2023
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John L
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
My family and some friends stopped in here on our recent vacation to the east coast from Ontario. The staff was very friendly and accomodating our party of 7. The food was great! (highly recommend the fish tacos). It was so good that we made a point of letting the manager and owner know how much we loved it.
Written August 9, 2022
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Canada20152015
Charlottetown6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 family
This restaurant in Cavendish, PEI is a great place for drinks or a meal for couples, family or friends. You will find servers who love their job, a fun atmosphere, and delicious drinks and food. Can’t praise it more - a must stop for everyone!
Written July 27, 2022
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Ken E
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 family
delicious and fresh seafood. Scallops excellent. So were fish tacos and mussels. Service staff was young and inexperienced— food was slow to arrive. I think this is due to staffing shortages in summer 2022 and not really the restaurant’s fault. But be prepared to wait if it’s busy.
Written August 26, 2022
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Andrew T
Fredericton2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 family
Came for dinner July 12th. Patios were busy but were seated inside immediately. Tables have been separated for distancing and were sanitized once people left. Service was top notch throughout the night. Happy and friendly smiling staff! The food was incredible! Hands down one of, if not the best meals you will have on PEI. The scallops are the best. Huge and perfectly cooked. Get them! We also had the lobster dinner, lobster sliders, fish tacos and fish and chips. Good sized portions and great food. We can't say enough good things about this place!
Written July 14, 2020
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Larry T
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Very nice, casual place. Everything cooked to perfection. Candy cane beets. Potatoes. Fresh asparagus. Fresh scallops. Mmmm. What was missing? How about some dinner rolls or bread? $34 for the pan seared scallops is a bit much (7 scallops). I’d expect some dinner rolls or a salad to be included but no such luck. Overall: Delicious but overpriced for the tourists.
Written July 22, 2022
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Karen B
Bradfordwoods189 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 couples
We went mid afternoon on a Saturday so the wait was minimal. We shared a bowl of chowder and love it. My husband had the fish and chips (2 pieces). The batter on the fish was perfect. He asked for extra crispy fries and they arrived extra crispy! We took one piece of fish and some fries home. I had the Sicilian burger with sweet potato fries. The burger was fantastic with a lovely soft but hardy bun. Service was excellent. Our waitress Kiah was a ray of sunshine. The only downfall was that they just changed their menu and it was much smaller than the one online.
Written September 6, 2021
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Rosadiva
Ottawa109 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 friends
We came Sunday the 2nd and July - -4 of us and got seated inside right away. The hostess told us that our meal would be served in 30-45 mins. We agreed to wait. 90 minutes later our meal was served. Its a good thing that we were in no hurry. The chowder, crab cake, lobster mac (yummy) and fish and chips were very very good.
Written July 2, 2023
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Lenny K
Asbury Park8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 couples
Recomended by hotel and we sure were happy they did. Everyone there was so friendly and involved especially our server Denise. Both my wife and I had delicious lobster roll served with huge portion of fresh garlic mashed and I had potato salad which happened to be the best I ever had. Prices were ultra reasonable.
Written August 6, 2023
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B M
Grey County13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
Very hot day. Do you have AC? Yes. However was seated at a window with partial blind. In room air conditioner above reading 87F/31C, very hot, little ventilation. Fish was dry, not worth the expense compared to other local restaurants.
Written July 15, 2023
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Stephen C
8 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 couples
Staff was very accommodating as we were there during a busy time and allowed us to have a beer as we waited for a table. Our waitress was very friendly and happy which made it overall a great experience! We had the orange and rosemary mussels, never had that before, it was flavourful. We shared the fish tacos which was enough food for two of us after the mussels. Would go back again.
Written July 9, 2022
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