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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!
PRICE RANGE
USD 7 - USD 24
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Seafood, Canadian
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, 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, Table Service, Waterfront, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, I am glad we stopped at this restaurant. The servers are very nice and the place is well decorated. The food is good and the restrooms are clean. The prices are reasonable. Lots of choice in the menu. Don't miss it!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Very busy place but we utilized the wait list on their web site and we were early for dinner so we didn’t have to wait that long. Service is excellent - someone checks on you every few minutes. I think that’s how they...can feed so many people - it’s not that big of a place. Seafood was fresh- the seafood chowder was the best we had while on the island. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic flavourful food, perfect portion sizes and spectacular service!! Everyone was helpful, friendly and personable. Could be the best meal we've had on the Island.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no better place to celebrate the distinct PEI island culture and food. They don't have take-out or reservations but the waitlist on Yelp works very efficiently and makes it easy to get a table at the busy (popular) establishment.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

These positive reviews don’t do it justice. It’s better than that. The mussels, both in wine sauce and in beer sauce, are phenomenal. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. And, there are many of them. Lastly, get the bread pudding. Not sure they always have...it, but it’s the best I’ve ever had!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 11 September 2021

What an excellent restaurant, apparently voted best on PEI and I can understand why. the only problem is that waiting list app they're using, so hard to get a spot for dinner and even lunch but if you don't mind waiting an hour or so...you will enjoy it. OH YES, the haddock burger is OUT OF THIS WORLD!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 September 2021 via mobile

Our group of 18, on a cycling tour, were there for lunch. In spite of the cafe and deck being busy the staff went out of their way to pull together the needed tables Our waiter was exceptional and everyone was able to order and...enjoy their meal without any delay. I had the Lobster Roll which was really good while my partner had the Lobster dip which she thoroughly enjoyed. Highly recommend the cafe if you are into seafood.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 7 September 2021 via mobile

Few time I will take the time to write a review but this on is well deserved, amazing food, on point staffs great environment overall hands down the best restaurant so far in the island.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

I read many good reviews on this restaurant and when we arrived it was lined up outside for opening for lunch so we were looking forward to a nice meal. I informed the waiter I had a serious celery and celery salt allergy. I was...hoping to have a lobster roll but was informed it had celery and they could not make one up for me without celery. How hard is it to throw some lobster and mayo in a bowl and mix it up? Then was told the chowder also had celery. I couldn't find anything on the menu that I could eat or desired to eat. The waiter was a little condescending saying there was this and that on the menu but I told him they were things I wasn't interested in and ended up not eating anything. My husband had mussels that still had sand in them. Our friends had the lobster roll and said it had so much dill in that it took away from the taste of the lobster. It came with potato salad and they were no other choices for a side dish. We were very disappointed in this restaurant and will not be returning.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

Such a charming place full of cute touches and character. They have a join the wait list service on their website which was easy to use. Be sure to check this information out. We had a bit of a wait even on a very rainy...Thursday at lunch, I can’t imagine what it would be like on a beautiful evening! Both the haddock and lobster roll were delicious. The service was both efficient and friendly. Our meal was very quick. Keep this in mind if you are someone who enjoys a long dining experience. I personally think this place would be better for lunch or a casual dinner….don’t expect anything fancy. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and it will be on the top of my list when I’m back in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Molly J
17 April 2019|
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Yep we do a kids menu during our lunch service of all home made & locally sourced items. Mac & Cheese, Grilled Cheese & a Hamburger. Unfortunately, the kids meal is not available during supper service.
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don22cc
23 March 2019|
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Response from Blue M | Property representative |
Yep, the entrance is wheelchair accessible but there is a 8 in step up into the washroom area but the washrooms unfortunately, are not large enough to be wheelchair accessible.
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whalisonwh
9 March 2019|
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Response from Blue M | Property representative |
Good answers to your question already but to add in, we do have a number of items that are not seafood. We have more options at supper but we do have good non-seafood lunch options as well. For supper we serve a stuffed... More
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Blue Mussel Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5