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Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar

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££ - £££
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
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23 Queen St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4A2, Canada (Formerly Merchantman Pub)
+1 902-892-9150
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Ridgmont, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they said when you go to Prince Edward Island eat the lobster now I know why the restaurant is very nice with a good mix of old and modern ..... and just great lobster

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Thank Ralph C
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ralph, Thank you for making us a part of your PEI experience! We're so glad you enjoyed the lobster and we hope we'll see you again the next time you're on the Island. Thank you for sharing your review, Alyssa More 

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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there on recommendation of a flight attendant on the way into Charlottetown and was not disappointed. Very high quality food and tasty, but did not break the bank! Good location downtown and close to the water.

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Thank gordonk593
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi gordonk593, We're so glad your flight attendant recommended us! Thank you for making us a part of your Charlottetown experience, we hope we'll see you again the next time you're in town. Thank you for sharing your review, Alyssa More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant interior is modern and well designed. We had super customer service which is so important. A couple of us had the fish and chips and found the portion to be on the small side for the price... We left still feeling hungry. Good beer selection though!!!

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Thank Lisa H
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lisa, Thank you for sharing your feedback, we always appreciate hearing from our guests as it helps us learn and improve in the future. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the atmosphere and service here at The Merchantman and we'll make sure to pass your compliments along to the staff! Thank you, Alyssa More 

Prince George, Canada
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four us went here for lunch and the food was very delicious.Nachos,huge and amazing.beef stew,best I have ever had.The only complaint if any, is the fact they need to pour a better beer,,,,Where`s the head??

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Thank fuceneh
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi fuceneh, We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your meal! Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your feedback, we hope we'll see you again soon. Thanks again, Alyssa More 

Charlottetown, Canada
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as two couples. It was an evening out with friends. This restaurant has been in place for a long time downtown Charlottetown. A few years back, it was taken over by the "Murphy Group". Many of the people I knew as regulars were not very hopeful about the quality of the place. Murphy group owns a lot of... More 

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Thank JGBJGB
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi JGBJGB, Thank you so much for visiting us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the steak sandwich as well as the service here at Merchantman. We hope you'll visit us again soon! Thank you for sharing your review, Alyssa More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Good food, good service, great ambiance! Would definitely go back. Lots of variety on the menu :))))

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Thank Noella K
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Noella, Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your review, we always appreciate hearing from our guests! Looking forward to seeing you again, Alyssa More 

Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Oysters, local beer, and fish - a great mix in a nice atmosphere. A large group met at the restaurant (whole section was reserved for us) and we had a great time chatting and having a delicious lunch. The oysters were fresh and tasty, the local beer was great, and the fish plate wasn't your average fried halibut. The fish... More 

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Thank TravellinMan73
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi TravellinMan73, Thank you for visiting us! We're very happy to hear you and the rest of your group enjoyed your experience with us and we hope we'll see you again soon. Thank you for sharing your review, Alyssa More 

Yorkton
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here for a relaxing evening. For our very first time ever, in our lives, we decided to try raw oysters. Our server was so friendly and knowledgeable. She made suggestions to us "oyster newbies "! We greatly appreciated her help. We enjoyed our freshly shucked oysters, more than we thought possible. They were so Fresh... More 

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Thank Diane R
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Diane, We're so glad you enjoyed the oysters! Thank you for visiting us and for sharing your feedback, we always appreciate hearing from our guests. We hope we'll see you again soon, Alyssa More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Loved this place! The curry mussels were the best I've ever had! Tried oysters for the first time and now I'm hooked! Service was friendly and chatty Wasn't sure what to expect for the food scene in Charlottetown but this place blew me away. Don't miss out on Merchantman!

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Thank Katrina T
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi Katrina T, Thank you for making us a part of your Charlottetown experience! We're so happy you enjoyed the mussels as well as the oysters and we'll make sure to pass your compliments along to the kitchen. Thanks again, Alyssa More 

Fort Myers, Florida
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The restaurant is fabulous, food is outstanding & the employees' are wonderful! Our dinner was an experience that had us wanting to stay for another 3 days just to have lunch & dinner 2 more times...........can't say enough about the restaurant......just get there!

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Thank BarbH332
MMGM79, Social Media Coordinator at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Hi BarbH332, Your review just made our day! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback, we're absolutely thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience and we'll make sure to pass your compliments along to the staff. Hopefully we'll see you the next time you're in town! Thanks again, Alyssa More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Queen St, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 4A2, Canada (Formerly Merchantman Pub)
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Charlottetown
  • Phone Number: +1 902-892-9150
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)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?