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“Delicious!”

Claddagh Oyster House
Ranked #1 of 254 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $39
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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!!
Calgary, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed August 25, 2014

The lobster and seafood chowder were absolutely delicious! Staff were awesome in getting us out in time for our evening show!

Visited August 2014
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Buffalo, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Has it all”
Reviewed August 24, 2014

Ate with a group of 6 , food was excellent , great ambience and outstanding friendly service . I had the halibut was GREAT , others had surf and turf ( pork belly and scallops ) , everybody happy . Top restaurant in Charlottetown !

  • Visited August 2014
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Georgetown, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great Service and Good Food”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ended up here after walking out of another restaurant that evening. It was an anniversary dinner for us and our first choice was not going well so we bailed on it.

From the moment we walked in (with no reservations by the way) we were welcomed and everyone there worked to make our dinner special.

It started out with some fabulous cheddar biscuits. They were so good we asked our server Cathy if she had the recipe (we won't be competing with them from Texas) and she gladly emailed it to us the next day. My wife decided on the 1 1/2 lb. lobster and it was about 50% larger than a lobster supposedly the same size we had elsewhere. It was cooked perfectly. I had a beef tenderloin that was moist, tender and well seasoned. Both meals had good sides that were well done as well. The wine selections were modest at best but we found some good choices.

When we return to Charlottetown, this will certainly be a spot we re-visit.

  • Visited August 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“More hit than miss.”
Reviewed August 21, 2014

Stopped in with my husband on a Tuesday night. Cozy spot with really good service.
Oysters on the half shell were excellent and the server could talk about them and where they came from.

Fried oysters with beef tartare was a bit disappointing - the tartare was so overdressed that the meat had no chance to shine...just drowning. Two of the three fried oysters were good - briny and crisp - the third was a salt bomb.

My husband's steak was a thing of beauty. Cooked very rare, not cold inside, very tender. His only complaint was that the plates could be warmed to help a dish like this from cooling off to quickly. I had a lobster risotto, which in fairness could be relabelled lobster and cream in rice - but who cares what it was called? the lobster was plentiful and the dish was delicious.

The sticky date pudding was just about the best traditional pudding I have ever had. Amazing.

Overall a great night and we'd definitely go back.

  • Visited August 2014
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Maine
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226 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our dinner at Claddagh, but the food certainly did not live up what we read on Trip Advisor. A drink with no discernible liquor, fried oysters that were so highly salted as to be inedible, and a very small serving of lobster risotto which was lacking much lobster and filled with stringy cheese made our meal much less than what we expected.

The service was good and they took 10% due to our dissatisfaction, but that was no substitute for good food.

Visited August 2014
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