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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 good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chowder” (108 reviews)
“seafood” (42 reviews)
“scallops” (21 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 yesterday via mobile

Unlike the seafood we had on PEI, the deep fried clams, shrimps and scallops were not fresh here. I am now sorry I asked for deep fried seafood because it wasn't fresh. I believe they had and served fresh fish in some of their other...More

Thank woodmister
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard of this little gem on way to Newfoundland for holidays so over the last three weeks we tried several seafood chowders and had several very good ones along the way. We were getting ready to leave cape Breton and the bell museum in...More

Thank Mellfunn
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't get our servers name but she was amazing. It was close to closing time and we were from out of town and she was amazing. Welcomed us with big open arms and made us feel so welcome. The menu was great home cooked...More

Thank MTBMama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food at a very good value. We had both dinner and breakfast there and enjoyed tasty, wholesome food, well prepared. The seafood chowder was the best we've had among at least a half-dozen samplings around the province. Great deep-dish blueberry pie. Very friendly, attentive...More

Thank tjw007
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Fair Isle Motel and the Manager told me about 'the restaurant just a few feet down the road'. I had the Seafood Chowder-:they were out of lobster by the time I got there, just a few crumbs of it in my bowl;...More

Thank jackie1125
Reviewed 1 week ago

Big bowl of the seafood chowder and fresh baked biscuit is all you really need to try here for a really local taste! Superb! Friendly service. Busy place, so come either before OR after the lunch rush. Fortunately, our timing arriving here from Truro/Halifax en...More

Thank RobbyofMaui
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best burgers ever....Staff very nice and helpful. Can't wait to visit again. Nice and cozy spot. Very clean and nice portions. You know it is good when everyone close stop by to eat.

Thank Angeline M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If your Cape Breton route takes you past this tiny restaurant at, say, breakfast time, it's well worth a stop. The menu may be limited but what's offered is prepared well and served quickly, with cheerful service. Servings are generous and prices are wallet friendly.

Thank NMDave
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Charlene's on Aug 20th. We had the special, Roast Beef dinner and Spinach Salad and both were very good. I would highly recommend these meals to anyone who visits there. Service was very good as always and we will be...More

Thank Sydney_NS_Couple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I want to go back to Charlene's right now! Prior to our Maritime trip I checked out the "You Gotta Eat Here"book and I am so glad that I did. We loved the food here! We ended up eating at Charlene's both nights that we...More

Thank Michelle H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$14
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 20:00
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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