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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

€€ - €€€Seafood, , International
13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-3314
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2012

This was the fifth well reviewed restaurant we dined at in the province over two weeks. If you are looking for a world class salad then this is the place for you. Service was great, but the food did not live up to the price...More

Thank cdnaudioguy
charlottelane, Owner at Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2012

We are very sorry to hear about your experience at Charlotte Lane. We work very hard to deliver an outstanding product and are very concerned that your experience was not up to your expectations. We will do our best to look into and correct the...More

Reviewed 29 July 2012

I spent one evening of our holiday enjpying an excellent meal at Charlotte Lane. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and helpful.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 27 July 2012

I love Charlotte Lane - the gift shop has a selection of elegant, quirky, beautiful and interesting Nova Scotia products; the restaurant is small, funky, personal and and friendly: the food is to die for; the service impeccable but friendly and low-key. Reservations for dinner...More

Thank BJCoop
Reviewed 25 July 2012

I have dined at Charlotte Lane dozens of times over many years and have never been presented with a meal that wasn't perfectly executed with fresh ingredients. The menu is limited; but the choices are more than adequate. Service is exceptional. Do reserve. They are...More

Thank wabanmom
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Charlotte Lane was suggested by our Innkeeper at Cooper's Inn. We were NOT disappointed. It's a very nicely appointed little eatery. If the weather is good you can also eat on their patio. The food is to die for. We were there during Shelburne's Lobster...More

1  Thank Canam778
Reviewed 27 May 2012

I had the salmon special which was cooked perfectly. The salmon was not too dry nor too undercooked. I sat on the deck, sipped wine and relaxed - as the evening got cooler there were cozy blankets to keep me warm and a patio heater....More

1  Thank w_cougar
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Shelburne, Nova Scotia has many wonderful attractions, but when its time to eat... try Charlotte Lane. The food is scrumptious and has won awards for excellence in fine dining. Throughout the past few years, I've eaten some fabulous dishes - never been disappointed. The Cafe...More

2  Thank SnowOnFire
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We have eaten in good restaurants in Canada, the US and Germany and every time we say, this was great but not better than Charlotte Lane.

4  Thank villa6
Reviewed 3 March 2012

Our B&B hosts had recommended us this fine restaurant. The food and service was excellent and even the owners came by our table to check on things and engage in a happy chat. If you like fresh sea food and local fresh produce cooked by...More

Thank BergenRoland
Reviewed 27 February 2012

We absolutely love it here, the food is excellent and the atmosphere is so inviting! It is run with class, and elegance with an outgoing amount of warmth. I will return time and time again :)

Thank Cindy N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Shelburne
  • Phone Number: +1 902-875-3314
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Welcome to Charlotte Lane Cafe & Gift Shop.Best Small Restaurant in Nova Scotia Award from RANS 2013, Best Restaurant Chef Inspired Casual Dining by Taste of NS 2011, Best Restaurant outside of HRM by Chronical Herald. Follow the fabulous aromas down our quaint little lane in the historic district of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, step inside our heritage building and enjoy the warm hospitality and fine dining. Our restaurant offers innovative dishes and fine wines presented with attentive service in a cheerful setting. Since opening in 1995 we have attracted loyal and appreciative clients from near and far, and we invite you to join this happy circle.
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