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“Wonderful lobster rolls; huge serving of steamed mussels”

Richard's Fresh Seafood
Ranked #1 of 2 Restaurants in Stanhope
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$12
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Seafood restaurant and fish market
New York
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177 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Wonderful lobster rolls; huge serving of steamed mussels”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

We went here because the place we expected to go for a "real" dinner was closed for a private party...and every other place was either not yet open for the season or too far from our hotel for our preference. That said -- we were so so glad we came here. It is a basic seafood "shack"; order at one window, pick up at another; picnic tables mostly outside (including an upper deck), and a few tables in a covered, but open area. The menu is small; fish and chips, lobster roll and chips ($14); lobster-burger and chips, steamed mussels($8), and some other items I don't recall. Two selections of PEI beer on tap and a red and white wine -- beer and wine each $5.50 a glass. I ordered the lobster roll, my husband the fried fish (haddock). The beer was very good the wine adequate. It took about 15 minutes for the order to come up...both were absolutely perfect. The lobster roll was huge and the meat tender with just the right amount of mayo to hold it together; this was absolutely the best lobster roll I've ever had. The fish was perfectly cooked and tender with a crispy crust. The amount of chips was double what they could have served w/o complaint. This was so good, the following evening we opted to go back and get 2 lobster rolls to go (minus the chips) to bring back to our hotel for a later dinner. While we were waiting, my husband decided to order the steamed mussels --- we figured for $8 it would be an "appetizer" size. Not so --- there were at least 40 all nice sized, all perfectly cooked and delicious in their own juice, with melted butter on the side. The lobster rolls we had later were just as good as the previous evening. It isn't fancy dining but the food is just as good, if not better, than many "real" restaurants. This was definitely a "happy accident."

  • Visited June 2014
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North Rustico, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delish fish, great view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

We've been hearing about the great the fish and chips at Richard's Seafood ever since we moved to Prince Edward Island 4 years ago, and last night we decided to check them out. Wow, talk about hot, crispy and delicious!

This isn't a fancy restaurant but it's clean and has a terrific view over the water. You order your choice at a window (wine and beer available) and you get your number by way of an electronic gizmo that buzzes into life when your order is ready. No waiting, no food left under heat lamps while the server runs around. We had two good portions of fish and a pile of fries, wedge of lemon and coleslaw. The fish was flaky and tender - the breaded coating crisp and tasty. Definitely among the best we've had, so it's safe to say Richard's Seafood's reputation is well deserved. Oh, and the price is reasonable too at $12 a head.

Would we go back? Yes indeedy. Open noon to 9pm May 31 through September, this is a great little place to go while enjoying the delights of PEI's North Shore. Wheelchair accessible.

  • Visited June 2014
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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You have to go here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Each time I go to Prince Edward Island I have to drive out to have lunch. By far the best and freshest fish and chips on the island. The view is second to none. A little on the pricier side but so good.

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Charlottetown, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hands down the best fish and chips/lobster roll!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Worth the drive from wherever you are out to Richard's for fish & chips or the lobster club. It's our standard for comparing any other fish we order in a restaurant! No other place has even come close to comparing. The lobster club is amazing too, I wouldn't be able to leave here without ordering one. We usually split the steamed clams or mussels too and we're beyond full.

  • Visited May 2014
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Halifax, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stopped here for fish and chips 2 years ago. Beautiful view, friendly staff, and delicious food with some of the best tartar sauce I think I've ever had. We will definitely be stopping again the next time we're on the island!

Visited June 2013
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