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Blue Mussel Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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312 Harbourview Drive | North Rustico Harbor, Rustico, Prince Edward Island C0A 1X0, Canada
+1 902-963-2152
11:30 - 21:00
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had dinner here one day. The staff and service were amazing. The food was excellent. It was very busy but yet we didn't feel rushed or that the staff were annoyed or overwhelmed. We felt they still were attentive and friendly. We had mussels and lobster. The atmosphere was great: fantastic view. We will definitely be... More 

Thank jess194
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a gem. We were there last summer and even though there was a bit of a wait for our table, the bartender kept us entertained. It turns out that the owner is from Pickering, ON-we're from Whitby. Small world. The seafood was fresh, flavourful and the view amazing. Highly recommend it.

Thank Moocha007
New Brunswick, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner here during our honeymoon, we were warmly welcomed when we arrived even though it was very busy, the service was excellent. We sat outside on an upstairs patio that had a great view. We started with the seafood chowder which was full of fresh seafood and deliciously creamy and came with a warm rosemary roll.... More 

Thank Prpeach
Ontario, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Had this place recommended to me by other local residents & so glad I stopped in for dinner. Small cafe & it was busy, not much is open by mid september. Delicious scallop dinner & great service at the bar. Will definitely recommend this place & will go back when i return to the area.

Thank Alohajlg
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I recently visited the Blue Mussel Cafe with a couple friends. This restaurant was one of the best we visited while in PEI. We enjoyed oysters and the lobster dip to start, and a few different entrees for dinner, including the award winning grouper. Everything was awesome!

Thank Mkclark13
Belmont, VT USA
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

During our four day stay in the area we ate dinner here three times, seems like a good indicator of the quality of the food. My son who is a classically trained chef judged the scallops to be the best he had eaten in a long time. Also enjoyed meeting the "official" greeter Trooper a grey bearded black lab.

1 Thank Belmont_VTUSATheguys
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Someone somewhere recommended BMC, we arrived to this great location on the water. Decor and ambiance are totally casual, the food was amazing, fresh, tasty and reasonable price wise. We shared the chowder, 11 out of 10! We both had the lobster, fresh and cooked to perfection. All was so good we tried to return a few days later but... More 

1 Thank cchatten
Port Dover, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

After having the seafood chowder here the coder anywhere else on the island just did not measure up. We too were staying on PEI during the last week of Sept. and ate here twice. Had read a review before coming and they lived up to every word. Had the lobster bubbly on our second visit and it was my best... More 

Thank Chris V
Hyde Park, New York
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We ate 1 lunch and two dinners here because we couldn't stay away! The chowder was to die for and the mussels equally good. The first dinner night we arrived close to closing time for oysters but they were already out. The great bartender managed to scrap up a couple which was really nice of him. We went back the... More 

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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were on PEI in late September and this was one of the only restaurants still open on the north shore. What an incredible find. This had the best fresh shellfish we've ever had anywhere. Incredible oysters, mussels and lobster right out out of the water. Great seafood chowder. Nice wine. Extremely friendly service which included the owner and his... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Seafood, Canadian, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Harbourview Drive | North Rustico Harbor, Rustico, Prince Edward Island C0A 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Prince Edward Island  >  Rustico
  • Phone Number: +1 902-963-2152
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!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?