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“Great food!”

Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar
Ranked #22 of 282 Restaurants in Charlottetown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$23
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian, Pub
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Good for: Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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)
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We stopped in for dinner after noticing the restaurant during a tour of the city. The menu offered a good range of food, but the spotlight is on the seafood. We started with the seafood spring rolls, which were nice and crispy, although a trifle greasy for my taste, with two really good dipping sauces. I had the scallop and mussel linguini, which was absolutely delicious. Oddly, although advertised as linguini, the pasta used was spaghetti. No big deal, except that they might have mentioned the substitution. My partner had the chicken, which was thoroughly enjoyed. Fairly good wine selection.
The service was good. Our waitress was prompt and polite. The only downside to the meal was that we were sitting next to the reception desk and were obliged to listen to the hostess and servers' discussions of their social lives, which was annoying.
Other than that, I would recommend a visit to the Merchantman. You will enjoy it!

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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Meal was great. Awesome lobster spring rolls. Also had the pan fried haddock which was also very yummy. I do feel it is a little expensive though. You pay more for the atmosphere.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Have been in Charlottetown for 3 days, and usually disappointed with dining. Saw the great Trip Advisor reviews of this place, and decided to try for our last night in town. We arrived a little before 6 pm, the place was full, but we were offered a wait at the bar until a table was ready. The bartender was very helpful, we noticed that oysters were 1/2 priced, and we settled in at the bar, ordering drinks and oysters while waiting for a table. Before our oysters arrived, we were told our table was ready and the bartender asked if we wanted to stay there, order food at the bar, or go sit at a table. My wife wanted the table. So we moved, the bartender found our table with our oysters, and that was the end of good service.

Our waitress seemed to be moving in slow motion, she took forever to find us, take out order, bring our food, check back w/us, take our credit card, etc. The food was decent, we had a mix of appitizers (mussels, lobster spring rolls, chowder), but the sloooow service was definitely a drawback. We shoulda stayed at the bar - the bartender was much better!

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1  Thank NH_Joe
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We had lunch on the deck outside The Merchantman. It had a good menu to offer. We modestly had a sale with salmon/shrimps. On a sunny summer's day there is a considerable choice of restaurants. We liked this one because though on Queen Street it was just away from the busiest areas. The service was fine. Though by the road the traffic was light and not a disturbance.

1  Thank GBeef
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

Visited this place with 2 Coworkers and had a really nice dinner. We shared a couple orders of really nice mussels, and had lobster for dinner. Great service and really good food at a reasonable price.

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2  Thank Rink64
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