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“great seafood”

Claddagh Oyster House
Ranked #1 of 242 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: Canadian, Soups, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Queen Street
Description: THE ISLANDS ONLY YEAR-ROUND OYSTER BAR WITH FRESH LOBSTER TANK.Featuring more than just the best available oysters from PEI, the Claddagh Oyster House is a warm, contemporary dining room located within an historic building in downtown Charlottetown.A Constantly changing menu that features the freshest seafood, premium Island beef, chicken, pasta and more - combined with our extensive wine selections are sure to please.THE CLADDAGH OYSTER HOUSE - MORE THAN JUST GREAT OYSTERS!!
Charlottetown, Canada
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3 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

good atmosphere - great food - good menu choices - great dessert. Entertainment is unparallelled.. easy walking distance from Confederation Centre of the Arts

Visited September 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Food, Atmosphere, and Service MADE our Trip!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is the first time my boyfriend and I made a roadtrip to PEI. We weren't sure on where to go for dinner and thanks for Tripadvisor & OpenTable, we ended up at Claddagh Oyster House.

The atmosphere is absolutely stunning. It's a small but yet chic restaurant with the bar in the centre and the kitchen off to the side. The backdrop is a mirror with the restaurant's name and a continuous waterfall.

Our server is amazing and really made our experience at Claddagh quite enjoyable. Being tourists, she was extremely helpful with tips and places to check out. She told us about chocolate dipped ruffled chips and where to buy the best seafood. Our time with her was so pleasant that we just had to take a photo with her for our memories!

Now to the good stuff....the FOOD!! We ordered a variety of oysters, island lobster risotto, fried island lobster and crab cakes, and a 2lb lobster. The oysters were so fresh and our server was very attentive to our likes/dislikes when helping us choose which variety to try. The risotto is to die for. I'm super picky when it comes to risotto in terms of how it should be like lava running off of a plate and all the rice should be cooked evenly. This risotto exceeded my expectations! Every bite was heavenly that I just had to close my eyes when consuming it, in order to taste all the flavours. The lobster and crab cakes are packed with lobster and crab. Not your traditional cakes where they are mainly composed of potatoes then have a dash of crab in it. Lobster and crab probably composed of 80-90% of the cake. It was mouth watering. Now for the peace of resistance...a 2 pound lobster. Our server was so kind that she requested the chef to cut the lobster in half for us as my boyfriend and I were sharing. Normally it would come as a whole, but to help ease our sharing process, it was cut in half. Can you say that our server was super attentive to our needs!! The lobster was jammed pack with meat and was perfectly cooked. Simple steamed lobster with melted butter. DELICIOUS!!

The only disappointing thing about this restaurant is that it's only open for dinner. We had such a pleasant time that we wanted to come back for lunch but was told it's only open in the evenings. If we were to ever go to PEI again, this would be the first restaurant we hit!

Thank you for making our trip memorable!

  • Visited October 2012
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Wainwright, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Awesome!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

We went to this restaurant as a party of six and we had a wonderful time....the food was exceptional....the service was top notch...the atmsophere was second to none!!! Our waitress Cathy had her hands full as we were a rowdy bunch but she graciously took many photos, answered our questions and treated us like royalty!! It was an experience we look back on fondly. Highly recommend !!!

  • Visited October 2012
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Charlottetown, Canada
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“Wonderful heavenly resteraunt”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2012

I really enjoyed eating the oysters that were at the Claddagh Oyster House, they had alot of customers when i went a year ago whenever i went there the smell of oysters took my breath away and i felt like i was floating on a cloud of heaven. If i had the money i would go again to that wonderful heavinly resteraunt.

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“Amazing food, wine, and service!! One of the best restaurants in PEI!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Claddagh Oyster House is definitely one of the best restaurants on PEI! My boyfriend and I both loved our platters (Claddagh 'Surf & Turf' and Galway Bay), the waitresses and staff were extremely friendly and helpful with meal selections, and the atmosphere was perfect. The food was so fresh and perfectly prepared. The prices were very reasonable, and the portion sizes were perfect. (I often found that "fancier" restaurants jip you on portion sizes, but we definitely left full and satisfied!) This restaurant is one of our favorites, and the excellent food, affordability, and service, will keep us coming back! This is a must-dine for tourists and PEI residents for sure!

  • Visited November 2012
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