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“very good oysters” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Carr's Oyster Bar

Carr's Oyster Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $30
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“very good oysters”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

we were visiting cavendish beach and green gables house, and asked the lady at visitor information center to recommend some local seafood restaurants. she suggested us trying carr's and we were glad we went to stanley bridge. everything is very fresh and tasty. i would recommend extra large oysters, lobsters, and crab cake, as well as french fries made by pei potatoes! we sat on the patio, and the view is very picturesque. it was a small bay, you can see the typical red soil sea shore of pei. i took quite a few pictures while eating. there was a heron fishing quietly in the water, very close to us; and a large flock of sea birds chasing fishes. unforgettable memory.

highly recommended for a quick lunch in cavendish area.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Summerside, Canada
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43 reviews
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“Wonderful Little Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

Sit indoors, or out on the deck overlooking the Stanley Bridge Harbour. Great food, pleasant staff, and very comfortable surroundings

Visited August 2012
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Syracuse , NY
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“Oysters 101”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

While planning our trip to Prince Edward Island, I saw that a course in oyster shucking was being offered at Carr's Oyster Bar. Oyster shucking has always looked so difficult with grunting openers and mailed gloves but my wife and I were interested. Our instructor gave us an informative lesson about oysters before making us feel like expert shuckers. She uses a simple meathod that is easy to learn and we each opened a half dozen oysters. They use Malpeque oysters(and now we know the distinction between them and others) that are harvested fresh daily in the waters outside the restaurant. With a drop of lemon juice and a spot of hot sauce, they were the best oysters we have ever had. We each were given an oyster knife to demonstrate our newly found talents to our family and friends. My wife and I returned for dinner and more oysters(sadly opened by the staff) and will return next year when we revisit Prince Edward island.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Steve L
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Montreal, Canada
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251 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
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“Just like mother would have cooked it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Hey! This is
Home Cookin!
A clam chowder that you can let your spoon sit, straight up in.
A seefood platter that you can just imagine the seefood being caught that day. A dessert like your mother made since you were good all week.
What else do you want? A smiling waitress. You got it and funny.
Just a charming, small, rustic but delicious little country restaurant.
You couldn't ask for more.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto
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“It's at the OTHER End of Stanley Bridge”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

We were in Cavendish visiting Anne of Green Gables house and looking for a quick lunch on the way to the Bottle Houses. Checked TA and read about Carr's. So we drove along to the Stanley Bridge, spotted the sign, hit the brakes and wheeled in.

A couple of TA colleagues had said the place wasn't much to look at.

Wow, were they ever right on that one!

Tiny little place.

So we went in and spoke to the woman behind the counter. "We'd like to try a few oysters", we said.

She replied "Sure".

There were no tables inside ... ???

And one solitary picnic table outside ... ???

But, we had heard it wasn't much to look at ...

"Can you shuck them for us?"

"Yes, but it will cost extra."

????

Then she smiled and said "I bet you're looking for the restaurant, aren't you? It's at the OTHER end of Stanley Bridge. This is the market where you buy to take home."

So, once we found the actual Carr's Oyster Bar, it was pretty good! Yes, they have tables, lots of them, both inside and on the deck. Chilly that day so we stayed inside but still enjoyed the wonderful view.

Interior was nothing spectacular, but clean and fresh. Lots and lots of wood. Some artifacts and collectibles on view.

Ordered a bunch of oysters to start.

And a couple of quahogs (or 'quahoags'). We were 'quahog virgins' and concluded that they must be an 'acquired taste'.

She ordered a Caesar. "You mean the drink or the salad", our server asked with a grin. "The drink."

I ordered a caesar, clarifying I meant the salad. A local brew. And a lobster roll. She ordered the lobster roll platter, including cole slaw and potato salad.

All good. (well, except the quahogs!) Home made rolls. Lobster was bare, served with a sauce on the side. Found the portions perfect.

Good service. Good food. Average decor.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TO_Trips
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