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Seafood, Canadian
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews seafood fried clams asked the waitress nice restaurant thursday night great food and service great meal new brunswick pei
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

The food and atmosphere were fantastic. Waitress was super friendly. Dessert is an absolute must!! Great prices too.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

Visiting New Brunswick and receptionist recommended this restaurant for seafood. We ordered the fish and chips. The fish was so-so. The fries were frozen fries. Very disappointed. My husband asked the waitress about the fries. She said that PEI had had an issue with the...potato crop last year and frozen fries were all they could get. Not such a great mealMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 27 September 2022

Great food and service. They even had a live band on Thursday night for dancing. Better if you book a reservation as it gets pretty full for dinner.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 September 2022

Customer service is outstanding! Food is exceptional! already been there twice and going back for sure! Love it!!!!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 21 August 2022 via mobile

An upscale casual restaurant conveniently located on Main Street. We were happy to have made reservations as the restaurant was packed on a Wednesday evening. Our meals were very good. However, our server was less than attentive and. Indeed we didn't see her unless she...was delivering our plates and had to ask another passing watress to order a post meal cup of tea. A great place for couples, families or both small and large groups. We'll return the next time we're in Shediac.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 1 June 2022 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch and had the fried clams (yum!) And lobster roll (even yummier!) The lobster roll was my absolute favourite. Filled to the brim and super tasty. Prices are a bit high considering but that didn't stop me from returning for another...round at dinner time. Nice restaurant. Staff is very friendly. Clean bathrooms. Live music on Thursday night.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2021

One of the nicest interior decor around. Food was good but not exceptional. Service was adequate. The staff could be a more friendly. The prices were reasonable.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 October 2021

delicious food for four - take out - they adjusted meal to be gluten-friendly Fast and friendly - would recommend

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

We met friends on Thursday evening for dinner and wow were we impressed. The fried clams are second to none, light crunchy batter over wonderful clams. The onion rings that a friend ordered were also fantastic.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 19 September 2021 via mobile

We went to this restaurant Saturday to eat and we’re told they were fully booked so we booked for today at 6, we got there just b4 6 and we were told our table was ready but they had 2 big party’s come in and...we would have to wait at least 1.5 hrs for our food, surely if they had 2 big party’s come in which had obviously booked would the resteraunt not have called us and told us about the delay, y would they have taken our reservation knowing they had these 2 big reso’s coming in or did the big resos come in today and they just put the small resos on the back burner, absolutly disgustingMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 28 July 2021

We found the food ok. Nothing special but good quantities. We arrived one hour before closing, ordered, ate and were having our drinks when the manager and servers started to move furniture around in our section and sweep the floors. We got the message and...decided to leave our drinks - it was unpleasant. When we approached the manager and told her that this should not be done when customers were still finishing she told us "there was nobody there" Indeed we felt that we were seen as "nobodies" - so much for hospitality and customer servicer at The Fisherman. I would not recommend this restaurant - they do not understand customer service and established restaurant protocol.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 22 June 2020

Cross-posted from another review site: The worst dining experience I have ever had. (If I could give zero stars I would. It gets one because that is the price of posting). If you can eat anywhere else -- say, cooking roadkill on a fire in...the woods -- do so. Truly horrible experience top to bottom (service, food, wait time). I wish I were joking. Here is the story: we arrive at shortly before 6:00 for a 6:00 reservation. They are slow to seat us but ... no worries. Eventually our server -- named either Holly or Polly -- no one seemed sure -- takes our order and says words to the effect: we will have this ready for you quickly. We wait ... and wait. No one comes, our server never checks in, does not bring more water, no one offers an explanation. After 55 minutes my wife goes and finds our server and asks when our food will arrive. Her reply "I don't know." The conversation ends without follow up. She never comes over to our table. So, we wait. No one comes over, no one refills water, no one offer any explanation whatsoever. Eventually, I ask another server who is walking by if they can check on our food -- "yes" -- and cancel my wife's appetizer. We wait .... the server never comes back to the table. As they walk by again, I ask "any word on our food?" The server says "I told your server -- either Holly or Polly, still not sure -- about it. She will look into it." She never comes over. At this point, another customer suggests we order breakfast because we might get that on time. We wait ... after an hour and a half, I ask another server for help and explain that no one has even asked if we want more water. She gets water and checks and says "the kitchen is catching up." I ask, "what does catching up mean?" She says, "it means you have been waiting a long time." I say "well, I was hoping for an ETA on the food." She says "I will check" and comes back saying "it is coming now." Our server re-emerges with the food. Like seeing a long lost friend, we are happy. And ... it is horrible. My daughter ordered fish and chips. The chips were concealed together in a mass and had been obviously sitting together in a warming bin for an extended period of time. Her food was warm; not hot. I ordered scallop carbonara. The scallops were cooked to the consistency of a hockey puck, the pasta was seriously undercooked, and the sauce tasted, I don't actually know how to describe it. To say that it was not a carbonara sauce would be an understatement. It was ... as if someone had just dump white goop on pasta. It was, in short, inedible. My wife's meal was likely the best. She had seafood casserole but again her sides (potatoes) had clearly been sitting around as they were blandly warming to cool. Here is the upshot ending this experience: no one cared. Our server literally dropped the food and ran. She put it down on the table as fast as she could and hit the road. I will assume she had a good reason, just don't know what it was. I eventually stopped the server who ended up bringing us water: "hi, excuse me." "Yes, is something wrong." "Yes, the food is inedible." I showed her my daughter's fries and she offered to get new ones. I said "No, we are not paying for this." She promised to get our server and a manager. They never came. I eventually walked up to the front desk and found my server to explain that I would not pay for something this bad. She said she would get someone to talk to us. They never came. I have never before seen such horrible service. Usually, if the food is bad, the servers will try to sympathize and see if they can fix things up. The take away: no one cared. Not our server, not manager who never came, not the other server who passed us off, not whoever cooked such horrible food. You might be tempted to eat here in the summer if you are on vacation. Do yourself a favour and don't. Addition: I wish I had read and paid attention to these reviews. I would never have gone. Someone replied to a Facebook review I wrote saying they were sorry the restaurant did not meet "my" standards. I wonder about their standards? If this is their idea of a good evening (being repeatedly ignored after after asking for assistance, waiting and incredibly long time, getting inedible food) ... well ... I know a place I can recommend to them.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 14 June 2020 via mobile

We opted for take out last night at this restaurant. 2 people with 2 checks- between my daughters order and mine, she took a phone order- I thought this was going to make us wait for food, but gave the benefit of doubt - ATM...was acting up - (not their fault) Sooooo we wait, and wait and wait - my daughters meal came up and she was left holding it for 15 MINUTES while we waited for mine- by the time we got to eat the food hers was cold and soggy, mine was mediocre fried food with 2 pieces of fish that looked like a fish nugget- and a small plate of fries and some scallops - FOR 23.99! Over priced by a long shot. The one positive was that my husband said the burger was good. I will save my money and head to any other restaurant in Shediac other that this one!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

This is one of my favourite local restaurant. The atmosphere is cozy and nicely decorated. The food is superb, lots to please anyone. The portion is excellent and the prices are affordable. The staff is friendly and efficient. This is a great restaurant to celebrate...an anniversary, birthday or wedding as they have a separate room to accommodate large crowds. In the summertime, they have a patio with live music which is great. I would surely recommend this restaurant if you are visiting the lobster capital of the world.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

Ordered a lobster roll. Got a plateful of fries and an extremely small roll. It was tasty, but the smallest roll I’ve seen on the East Coast.

Date of visit: February 2020
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