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Charlene's Bayside Cafe

9657 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-756-8004
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (113 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
“scallops” (22 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
9657 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Great place to eat. Has a wide variety of gluten free options for those who are gluten intolerant - seafood chowder, fish cakes, GF fries, GF breads, desserts, etc. Service was excellent and our meal was perfect. Thanks to our server, Glenda, who was very...More

Thank AmackSydney
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Best home made food, best value and best people! A super menu gives a good variety for all tastes and there are daily specials which sometime feature local food. Really loved the slow pace too. I am a fan, and will be back!

Thank Sylvie108
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We stopped here for lunch and the experience was average. I had chicken quesadillas which was okay and my husband had one of the deep fried dishes which was also only okay or average

Thank Cantal
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I lived on the Northshore of Massachusetts for many years, prior to my move to the White Mounntains, so I've had lots of seafood, fish, clam, and corn chowder in my life. I first visited Charlene's Bayside Cafe 3 years ago while visiting some musical...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Small restaurant just off the highway. Nice homey atmosphere. Staff were pleasant and attentive. My wife had the fish and chips and her cousin had a cheese sandwich. Both said their meals were good. I had the fishcakes which were excellent. Tasty and cooked just...More

Thank CruisinSaskatoon
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We were in the area for a few weeks and went to Charlene's for breakfast, lunch AND dinner during our stay. The prices are reasonable and the food is very tasty. I never knew I liked fishcakes for breakfast until I tried them at Charlene's....More

Thank Kimikat
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Very popular local restaurant with great chowder. There are many breakfast choices and the blueberry pie was great.

Thank Russell C
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I was staying at the Whycocomagh Provincial Park up the road, and had checked into a few restaurants in the area to see what the reviews were like before settling on this spot. We went in for breakfast, and we were not disappointed. Although a...More

Thank JustTravelling4
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lunched at this spot on Thanksgiving Monday. Not a big place. Not licensed. Good service and good wholesome food. A place to stop for a really good seafood chowder!

Thank samsons4568
Reviewed 7 October 2017

New management perhaps but my wife and I visited in late September as we do every year in our travels to Cape Breton. My wife likes the Seafood Chowder. We stopped in about 1 PM and my wife ordered seafood chowder. She was told they...More

Thank larryplainspa
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9657 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Whycocomagh
  • Phone Number: +1 902-756-8004
Relaxed diner, family friendly dining with hearty home cooked meals.
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