Where to Eat in Cavendish: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 22, 2017 Margarita Chappel

"Anne of Green Gables" enthusiasts flock to the appealing beach town on PEI’s north coast where Lucy Maud Montgomery lived and set her books. Visit Green Gables House, the author’s childhood home, and the Anne theme park of Avonlea Village. Those who want their vacation to turn a different page can hop on the trolley and explore 25 miles of sand dunes on Cavendish Beach in Prince Edward Island National Park, play champion golf courses, bike, sail and visit various family-friendly theme parks.
Things to do in Cavendish

1. Captain Scott's Fish & Chips

9139 Cavendish Rd, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1M0, Canada Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Seafood, Fast Food, Canadian Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$63 - HK$126 +1 902-963-3131
Excellent
41%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Captain Scott's Fish & Chips

Reviewed By Jimvcr - Vancouver

We were hungry after a long drive so we headed for this restaurant not expecting too much. The burgers were okay along with the fries. The fish and chips were fairly good but nothing to write home about, Definitely was an interesting atmosphere with people's review notes and comments stuck to the ceilings and the walls. It did the job of filling us up when we're hungry. Like everything in Cavendish, expect to pay resort area prices.

2. Chez Yvonne's

8947 Cavendish Rd - Rte 6, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer Canadian, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$31 - HK$243 +1 902-963-2070
Excellent
38%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
8%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 467 reviews

Chez Yvonne's

Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Daily Ocean View Deck Specializing in Island Seafood, Steaks & Poultry Great Home Cooking & Baking Full Children's Menu Sunday Special - Best Roast Turkey Dinner on PEI Gluten Free Options Available

Reviewed By JCKSaintJohn_Canada - Saint John, Canada

If you are looking for imaginative cuisine, this isn't your spot. If, on the other hand, you want a great hot Sandwich or a well-prepared chicken dinner, this is a great place. The cavernous dining room offers little atmosphere but that's okay too.

3. COWS Cavendish

9139 Route 6, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada (Formerly Cow's Ice Cream) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Canadian +1 902-963-2692
Excellent
62%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 512 reviews

COWS Cavendish

Reviewed By SSC-CP - Unionville, Connecticut

Loved it! We had Cows Ice Cream on the ferry to PEI, on the ferry back to Nova Scotia, in Cavendish, in Charlottetown, in Halifax...wherever we could find a location.
Ice cream never disappoints, but COWS always exceeds expectations. This summer, they had wild blueberries and PEI strawberries....best in Canada!
Be prepared to stand in line though - regardless of location.

4. The Pearl Eatery

7792 Cavendish Rd, North Rustico, Prince Edward Island C0A 1X0, Canada Parking Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$220 +1 902-963-2111
Excellent
73%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

The Pearl Eatery

The Pearl is located between the picturesque fishing village of North Rustico and Cavendish Beach on Prince Edward Islands North Shore. Once you step foot into this eatery, it becomes apparent why it has become a destination restaurant not to be missed. There is a love of detail that shows up not only in the food, but in the Pearl's ambience as well. The Pearl strives towards excellence, supporting local artists, farmers, fishers and foragers with the philosophy that sharing a meal that is fresh, creative and visual in an inspired setting, is simply the way it should be.

Reviewed By robroy18 - Boston, Massachusetts

The restaurant is charming but overly dark in that "we want to make you feel this is romantic approach and we think this means you need your cellphone flashlight to fully appreciate our menu". The braised lamb shoulder must have come from an extremely small animal as I had four sugar cube sized pieces of lamb that constituted the main part of my dish. The food was tasty enough but I had to eat lots of bread to supplement the portion size. My wife had the vegetarian medley which she rated as meh..... The waitress said the Knepfle (which originates in Alsace) was similar to Spaetzle. No, they weren't and I know Bavarians who would sue the restaurant for having their famed noodle dish put in even the same sentence with the very mediocre noodles presented that evening. The Beet & Chocolate Brownie dessert was good without being exceptional. They state on their website that the menu is evolving but so was the Dodo and if this restaurant doesn't shift up their game they are destined to go the same way.

5. Blue Mussel Cafe

312 Harbourview Drive | North Rustico Harbor, Rustico, Prince Edward Island C0A 1X0, Canada Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$55 - HK$181 +1 902-963-2152
Excellent
73%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Blue Mussel Cafe

The Blue Mussel Cafe is a seasonal seafood restaurant located in North Rustico Harbour, PEI just off the beaten path. We specialize in FRESH seafood and strive to provide food that is as fresh and local as possible. We offer a large variety of delicious and wholesome meals with NO deep fried food. We are committed to offering an authentic PEI dining experience and a view that you will never forget!

Reviewed By cny12 - Moravia ny usa

Blue Mussel Cafe was recommended to us by our B&B host and we were not disappointed. It was one of the few restaurants on the north shore of PEI that was still open in mid-October. For that, we were thankful. We were also thankful that we got to appreciate the great food and nice views without the crowds that apparently can be found here in high season. I had the Pan-Fried Haddock and my husband had the Bubbly Seafood Bake. Both were excellent. We topped it off with a share of the Chocolate Potato cake. Atmosphere is relaxed and staff very personable.

6. Rachels Restaurant

Cavendish Corner, Route 6, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island PE C1A 8L1, Canada Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout Canadian, Pizza Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$31 - HK$173 +1 800-565-2243
Excellent
25%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
13%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 237 reviews

Rachels Restaurant

Reviewed By Cass8-4U - London, Canada

Our dinner plans crashed at the last minute when our restaurant in North Rustico had to close because of high kitchen temperatures.
Finding a restaurant still open at 8 p.m. in PEI is no easy task. Although Rachel's was supposed to close at 8:30, they were still admitting diners. However,there was an interminable wait to be seated, We had to ask for a beverage menu and selected a wine. " Oh,we haven"t been able to get that wine all summer!" Well, perhaps it should be removed from the list! Our adult son ordered the beef tenderloin. " Oh,sorry, we're all out but strip loin is a better cut anyway!" NOT!
After these initial hiccups, the rest was great. Our waitress was happy and outgoing. Food was VERY good. The crisp crusted bruschetta topped with diced tomatoes, onions and melted cheese resembled a personal pizza.The seafood chowder was exquisite- a rich creamy base full of shrimp,lobster,fish and scallops. The strip loin was perfectly grilled. A side of mushrooms was extra.The pan seared fish was atop a tasty citrus sauce. I loved the seafood casserole- scallops,shrimp,lobster and delicate salmon in a velvety Alfredo sauce topped with crusty cheese from the oven. NO complaints about the kitchen!

To finish,we were unable to resist the chocolate pecan pie which turned into a taffy pull! A really decadent dessert!!

7. Island Favorites

8989 Cavendish Rd - Rte 6 | Route 6, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Healthy, Soups, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$94 +1 902-360-2096
Excellent
69%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 241 reviews

Island Favorites

Opening Island Favorites was a dream come true for me, having over six years experience in the food service industry I noticed the most crucial standards have been declining. Quality of product and customer satisfaction is what Island Favorites strives for; I just knew that there had to be a better way. I opened Island Favorites in May, 2012 I am not a chef although I strive for excellence each and every day. The look on my customer's faces says it all even after indulging in just one bite! Join us at Island Favorites where we have a strong desire to make your Island seafood experience a memorable one. PEI's first and only restaurant to specialize in Lobster Rolls. We also offer the finest Lobster Chowder, PEI Loaded Baked Potatoes, Panini's, and a healthy variety of children's items. Hungry and heading to the beach? Let us provide you with a Family Beach Pack. Island Favorites takes pride in offering the freshest ingredients in a non- deep frying environment. Our Mission is to raise the standards of service by always putting the customer first. Not one customer will leave Island Favorites without feeling 100% satisfied.

Reviewed By dkchef - Arnprior, Canada

Change in ownership from last visit 2 years ago. Plump moist lobster served with large side of potato salad. Large chunks, not chopped or knuckle meat. Good value for price. Chowder was not as good as expected, otherwise would have received higher rating. Not very hearty. Interior has been updated, but still a casual but spartan decor. Friendly owner and staff.

8. Islands Frozen Yogurt

8572 Cavendish Road | Prince Edward Island, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Outdoor Seating Canadian HK$16 - HK$63 +1 902-963-2329
Excellent
47%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
9%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 31 reviews

Islands Frozen Yogurt

Islands Frozen Yogurt Bar is the first frozen yogurt bar in the Maritimes. With 15 flavours of frozen yogurt and over 40 toppings you can mix and match to create the best treat ever! Open late June to Labour Day.

Reviewed By revykiwis - Canmore, Canada

A fun, self-serve frozen yogurt bar where everyone can have just what they want, including toppings. The only drawback was the price ... won't be hurrying back to pay so much money for a cold snack!

9. The Lost Anchor

8572 Cavendish Road - Route #6 | Across from the Information Centre, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Digital Payments Bar, Canadian, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner HK$63 - HK$118 +1 902-218-7251
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 306 reviews

The Lost Anchor

Reviewed By kingsmediation - Kingston, Canada

Well done, Lost Anchor; from our arrival to our departure we had excellent service and delicious food!!! Although very busy, our server, Samantha, was very attentive and helpful making meal suggestions for a GF customer. You made a young girl's day with the Strawberry Buoy dessert, thanks!!!!

10. Captain Kidd's Dairy Bar & Takeout

8528 Cavendish Road. Route 6, Cavendish, Prince Edward Island C0A 1N0, Canada Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Canadian, Fast Food Lunch, Dinner 963-3738
Excellent
32%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
7%
Terrible
11%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 85 reviews

Captain Kidd's Dairy Bar & Takeout

Reviewed By Jennew82 - Orono, Canada

Order of 2 burger platters and 2 kids chicken strips took over 40 minutes. When we finally got our food, order was wrong. Burger toppings were incorrect and one platter was to be a poutine, not plain fries. By the time the attendant paid attention to us, fries were cold. They wanted the entire platter back. Took back the platter of now cold food, threw cheese curds on top, then poured gravy all over everything- including the salt and ketchup packets. Really??!?
The burger was actually fairly good. The wait time when it was not busy, and the incredibly poor handling of the poutine puts this place on my never return list.

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