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“A truly awesome Maritime experience!”

The Dunes Studio Gallery & Cafe
Reviewed September 19, 2011

I would suggest making a reservation.
The food was to die for. So many wonderful choices in all categories and equally as delectable I am sure.

We had the crab cakes (appetizer) tomato pie with carmelized onions (main) and bread pudding (dessert) on TA recommendation. Believe me even if even the thought of bread pudding turns you off as it did me....this is incredibly awesome.

The service was impeccable, although busy we did not feel pressured, we had a wonderful leisurely lunch.

The cafe is open concept to the gallery...surrounded by paintings, artwork such as glass, wooden sculptures etc (you can purchase), and windows exposed to the gardens.

A real gem!

Thank luckygirl1
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Reviewed August 17, 2011

Food is wonderful and setting is paradise. The grounds are emmaculate and they have very many unique items for sale in the Art Gallery. We ate once for lunch and once for supper, but I would recommend eating at lunch time since it is more reasonable

Thank Jill R
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

The Dunes is amazing! The gardens are exquisite and the gallery is a feast for the eyes! Speaking of feasts, if you visit the Dunes you have to try the cafe. I think it is about the best food on the Island (and there are a lot of great eating spots in PEI). The service is great, the food is beautifully presented and the flavours are an explosion of goodness in your mouth! This is an absolute must see!!!!!!

1  Thank sicilyToronto
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Reviewed July 13, 2011

We love The Dunes Studio Gallery & Cafe, situated just outside of PEI's National Park. The setting is spectacular, the gardens are amazing and the selection of art and related objects is arguably the best in Atlantic Canada. The selection of pottery, (made on the premises), glass, jewelry, wooden objects, household accessories and clothing is outstanding. To go to PEI without visiting The Dunes would be a mistake.

The cafe is cheerful, bright, spotless and welcoming. The service is professional, friendly and unobtrusive. We really, really enjoyed the fresh PEI mussels that were perfectly cooked in an amazing Asian-influenced broth. There is a good selection of main courses..and all of the food is made from local ingredients as much as possible. That being said, our main courses (a lobster Pad Thai, and a salmon 'special') were very good, but not exceptional. The Pad Thai contained far too much lime. The diner behind us agreed and told that to the server. The salmon was very good but nothing special. Perhaps the setting, the view, and the out of this world mussels were reasons to expect out of this world entrees. That being said, we would still highly recommend The Dunes Cafe for dinner. We have eaten there on several occasions and have always found all of the food to be 'excellent'. Desserts focused on local ingredients and, this being July, strawberries were the focus. The wine list is very good and there is a great selection of cocktails including martinis. We wish there was a rating higher than 'very good' but lower than 'excellent' as a 'very good plus' rating would be the one that we would use.

2  Thank Irish_Harry
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Reviewed July 12, 2011

We just popped into Dunes thinking it was a good place to get out of the rain, only to find that it has a huge collection of high quality island crafts, a fabulous restaurant, and (when the rain stopped) a beautiful garden. If you're anywhere near that part of PEI, don't miss it.

Thank ethornbu
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