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“Great diner with excellent food”

Sea Shell Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 3 Restaurants in North Head
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, American
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Ottawa
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great diner with excellent food”
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We ate twice at the Sea Shell while on Grand Manan Island for hiking. The food is very reasnably priced and the cook prepares everything from scratch, which adds a few minutes to the wait but well worth worth it.

I had the fish and chips, which were excellent, and on our second visit I had one of the best lobster rolls I've ever had. Sue, due to allergies, stuck with hamburgers, which she said were better than Five Guys, a place we like to go to at home on occasion. The hamburgers are prepared from scratch, none of this pre-frozen stuff.

The Sea Shell is a great place to go for an inexpensive, good quality meal.

  • Visited June 2014
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Portsmouth, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Solid seafood shack”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

Cute little place right across from the ferry. There are cafeteria-style tables, but it's better to get takeout and bring it to Pettes Cove. The offerings are solid-- your usual fried seafood, as well as lobster rolls (it was passable, but I've had better), chowder, burgers, grilled cheese, etc. They also have a few salads on the menu, but I somehow got the feeling that vegetables might not be their forte. The onion rings are great, as well as the fish and chips and clam strips (very tender). Yum yum! They are open most days until 9pm, I believe.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nova Scotia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“WHERE THE LOCALS GO!”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

When we asked around where the best fish and chips were, the locals on Grand Manan told us to go to The Sea Shell. Well, they were absolutely right!! We had the fish and chips and the haddock was just as flaky as can be!
Don't go if you're looking for "abidance" because this is a sit down and be waited on restaurant but it's more of a take-out but don't let that stop you! You can take-out as well btw!
The staff were great, polite and the service was prompt and the food was great and hot! Great fries too!
The prices were very good and I would say the best on the island!

  • Visited August 2013
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