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“Awesome Back Patio in the Sunshine!”

Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar
Ranked #18 of 264 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, Pub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar excels in seafood and local favourites while offering a warm and inviting atmosphere. If it's oysters you're after, look no further - our raw bar has a wide selection of local oysters from Malpeque Bay to Colville Bay and everywhere in between. The next time you're looking for a great evening out, be sure to stop by the Merchantman! Hours Sunday- Wednesday 11-9pm (kitchen) 12am (bar) Thursday-Saturday 11-10pm (kitchen) 1am (bar)
Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great happy hour oysters & local beers! And live music on the patio as well, very enjoyable for some appys and beverages!

Thank AJ_14_Calgary
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Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a good lunch spot . . . nice patio. Enjoyed the summer salad with a nice blueberry vodka soda. Service was quick. Nice little spot!

2  Thank yllem
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped in for dinner after noticing the restaurant during a tour of the city. The menu offered a good range of food, but the spotlight is on the seafood. We started with the seafood spring rolls, which were nice and crispy, although a trifle greasy for my taste, with two really good dipping sauces. I had the scallop and mussel linguini, which was absolutely delicious. Oddly, although advertised as linguini, the pasta used was spaghetti. No big deal, except that they might have mentioned the substitution. My partner had the chicken, which was thoroughly enjoyed. Fairly good wine selection.
The service was good. Our waitress was prompt and polite. The only downside to the meal was that we were sitting next to the reception desk and were obliged to listen to the hostess and servers' discussions of their social lives, which was annoying.
Other than that, I would recommend a visit to the Merchantman. You will enjoy it!

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1  Thank shyviolet76
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Reviewed August 2, 2014

Meal was great. Awesome lobster spring rolls. Also had the pan fried haddock which was also very yummy. I do feel it is a little expensive though. You pay more for the atmosphere.

1  Thank Lori_AnneVM
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Have been in Charlottetown for 3 days, and usually disappointed with dining. Saw the great Trip Advisor reviews of this place, and decided to try for our last night in town. We arrived a little before 6 pm, the place was full, but we were offered a wait at the bar until a table was ready. The bartender was very helpful, we noticed that oysters were 1/2 priced, and we settled in at the bar, ordering drinks and oysters while waiting for a table. Before our oysters arrived, we were told our table was ready and the bartender asked if we wanted to stay there, order food at the bar, or go sit at a table. My wife wanted the table. So we moved, the bartender found our table with our oysters, and that was the end of good service.

Our waitress seemed to be moving in slow motion, she took forever to find us, take out order, bring our food, check back w/us, take our credit card, etc. The food was decent, we had a mix of appitizers (mussels, lobster spring rolls, chowder), but the sloooow service was definitely a drawback. We shoulda stayed at the bar - the bartender was much better!

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1  Thank NH_Joe
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