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“YUM!”

Charlene's Bayside Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $14
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Relaxed diner, family friendly dining with hearty home cooked meals.
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“YUM!”
Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had a "mission" to find the best seafood chowder on our recent trip to Nova Scotia and PEI. Several times people recommended Charlene's, including someone who had just had a chowder at another well-known extablishment. The gentleman said to him Charlene's was the best. We went out of our way to find it, got there too early (it hadn't finished cooking for the day) but waited to get the best chowder of our trip. Bowl-licking good! Loved the consistency on the thick side and the variety of seafood, no fillers.

  • Visited July 2014
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English first
Hampden, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“These gals are the greatest”
Reviewed July 30, 2014

Excellent food and very nice people. The fish chowder is the best ever. The seafood basket had clams, scallops, shrimp and a generous piece of fish.

Visited July 2014
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Thank kentito
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Tampa, Florida, United States
Level 6 Contributor
456 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
“Good food!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had great service and good food. We had the fish and chips, very good! We would definitely go back!

Visited July 2014
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Thank oneyearride
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Culinary Treasure”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

On our motorcycle trip back to the USA, eleven of us stopped at this unsuspecting culinary treasure. We stopped at the direction of a local rider, who claimed that the food was really good. Well, after we all got settled at a table, I quickly learned that the staff at the restaurant was incredibly cordial and helpful with suggestions about what to order. The bottom line is that this was the best meal I've had in a long time, and the prices were very reasonable. I sampled from several different plates and found everything to be tasty, hot; and full of flavor. Coming from a seaport city, I know good seafood; and Charlene's selections are right-on-point: Fabulous. Charlene's will definitely be on my list of places to stop when I make another visit to this wonderful country. Thanks for the delicious experience!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Harold H
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Nova Scotia, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Best Seafood Chowder!”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

The best seafood chowder with 7 different seafood in it and no filllers!!! Great fish and chips, so fresh it came right off the boat! The servers and staff were very friendly and helpful, got 10% discount for staying at Fair Isle Motel down the road. Excellent !

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank retiredlady49
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