Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Located on the waterfront in Cardigan, the restaurant boasts some of the finest seafood on PEI, an oceanside deck and menu that features a variety of local Island fare. Prepared in the classical eastern PEI tradition and served in one of the most spectacular waterfront locations on Prince Edward Island. A must-have dining experience while visiting the Island.
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JaneK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great. Service was very efficient and very friendly. Lots of choices in the menu and our choices were delicious. View out over the water was beautiful. I would definitely recommend it and would definitely go back.

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Pennant
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local food in a beautiful setting! We ate at Clam Diggers twice during our week-long stay in PEI and enjoyed the fresh local seafood and the excellent service. Highly recommended!

DG
vipDavidG
London
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local dining spot

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Jeepers
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, and atmosphere. A little pricey for a large family.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Varied menu w pastas and usual grilled options, but we most often go for the deep fried clams, scallops and haddock a couple times each summer. Fresh fish, with a very light breaded coating, and cooked well Every time. Served with excellent PEI fries and a nice crunchy coleslaw on the side. It can be busy if you go at 6:30-7pm so expect the servers to be stretched a bit but they hustle about and get you what you need in reasonable timeframes even during the peak. Gorgeous view of Cardigan Wharf and marina from a few tables.

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AnnM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food and ambiance were super.

The attention of the servers was great but we were very disappointed they were not wearing masks. Any restaurant we had been in previous to this one had been wearing masks. They should be required to do so.

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vipTastybuds
Atlantic Canada
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is one of our favourite places to eat on PEI. After being outed up with COVID-19 it was great to get out in the real world again. Food was great and continues to be best seafood on the Island. Always fresh, well prepared and served with a smile!

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were here 2 nights in a row-1st night everything exceptional! Service 2nd night very slow!

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ChrisB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a hot, sunny summers day there are few dining spots equal to the deck overlooking the Cardigan River. The menu was varied and everything that our group had was excellent.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood selection , good portion sizes , good service with a very relaxing setting

JM
JadenM
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a date night! The girlfriend and I really enjoyed ourselves!

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DeborahF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice quantity per serving! Clean restaurant and washrooms. Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Clamdiggers Beach House and Restaurant met our expectations. Actually beyond!
We went there to quietly celebrate our youngest son’s 40th Birthday!
The day was perfect, the setting was perfect. Our server was outstanding and oh so friendly.
The food and it’s presentation awesome!
We are so lucky to have this establishment in our area and will definitely be going back time and time again!
p.s. Ms Smith (no relation) the owner and chef has also developed 2 desserts for diabetics. If notified a few days in advance she can usually meet your needs for a truly delicious dessert made for your needs and those of others in your party.

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Jeepers
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and a comfortable atmosphere. The only negative comment I could give that there was limited parking.

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ConnieC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the best company! Thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with friends we had no really seen in years, and glad we chose Clamdiggers to do it ♥️

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TaylorK
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seafood was amazing. Steak was a little disappointing, great taste and well cooked but to much fat.

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Carol
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good. However, I had the summer salad but I couldn't eat the mango in it because it tasted fishy. I believe it had been sliced with a knife that had previously been used to cut fish. I am not allergic to fish but this could have been an issue for someone who is. I think all restaurants should have knives dedicated to specific uses. Other than that, the food was fine. We often eat at Clam Diggers and will continue to eat there. After reflecting, I thought I should apprise you of this.

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EvelynJ
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Clam Diggers is a beautiful spot and food is very tasty. I really enjoyed the lobster roll and my husband his fish entree as well.Staff very friendly and capable. Will be back.

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RobbieD
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating at the new location...beautiful location, my wife and myself left very satisfied! Keep up the great work.

Robbie

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ShawnaA
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best Fish & Chips ever!! Waitress was very nice and place was spotless.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Everything was wonderful however we were disappointed to be seated in the back room. Social distancing naturally took away from any ambiance. Too quiet. Scallops were beautiful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Canada Day celebration with a long time Friend & Neighbour made especially memorable by the location, A1 service and delicious food!

NP
NicoleP
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I always love my treks down east to enjoy the fried clams at Clam Diggers. Only minor things that didn't make my visit perfect this time were 1) no bread was offered in advance of the meal, and 2) due to the restaurant staff doing a wonderful job at physical distancing and following public health guidance for COVID-19, the table choices were limited, so I didn't get a view of the river. Hopefully next time... and there will be many more "next times" as Clam Diggers is one of my all-time favourites.

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Tamara
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We drove from Cornwall, PE. The food, price and atmosphere was well worth the drive. Definitely will be back and soon

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BrianR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice to be back again..dinner was lovely...good tunes playing
great company...we will be back for more.

BC
BillC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening! Great food! Great Service! Thank you

JA
JudiA
Atlantic Canada
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants. We are so grateful to have this high quality restaurant open in the winter

JA
JudiA
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We recommend ClamDiggers often, gorgeous view, great food and atmosphere. Staff are all just great and we locals so appreciate having a lovely restaurant open during the off season.

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AlexH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience and always is.
Excellent service and consistency in food and portions. Always a treat.
We will be back. Warm atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary celebration 70 weeks.

JA
JudiA
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favourite restaurants, gorgeous views, great food and the staff are very friendly. We have brought many friends there and they always love it and often come back again. We so appreciate that you stay open as long as you do.

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ArleneR
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a wonderful experience, the waiter was very engaging and made us feel very welcome. Our dishes of a mixed seafood dish, halibut and fried shellfish were all excellent.

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Flowers
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious. I had a lobster roll. Excellent and my hubby had seafood chowder and fish and chips and a Caesar to drink. His Caesar came with celery that we returned twice. Not cut and cleaned up properly. Waitress understood. His chowder was delish but short on potatoes (really they are cheap on pei) and he said his fish and chips were delish but fish pieces were small. Unfortunately we eat at Richards Seafood in Covehead and their food is excellent and huge portions so it's very hard to beat their fish and chips. I found the lobster roll at Clam Diggers as good as the one at Richards and told the waitress so. clam Diggers charge more but then they are a dine in restaurant. I would recommend Clam Diggers! And we will be back.

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ShariN
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited off-season...so reservations weren’t necessary. My husband and i split 3 items - the coconut curry mussels (so very good), the breaded clams and the sweet potato fries. Everything was very good.
The views are nice and a great atmosphere. Service was excellent.
Would definitely visit again.

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vipTastybuds
Atlantic Canada
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great place to go for seafood! Service is great and overall just a great dining experience!

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KateL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Server was great!
We will be back soon’

KS
KarenS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very casual, great food and excellent service. Best Beet Salad I ever had. Fish tacos, (grilled) yummy.

KH
KerryH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

My dining partner and I were not pleased with our meal taken at Clam Diggers on August 31. It was lukewarm and pre made. Not acceptable.

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HollyM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal with great friends. The server was lovely. She catered to all our needs.

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Joan
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Ordered scallop dinner. Potato salad was cubed and hard...tasteless. Coleslaw was not fresh. Scallops were fine. Decaf coffee was old. Turtle cheesecake was excellent. Cesaer drink was good

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Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 583-3111.

Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 153 OpenTable diners.

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