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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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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“chowder” (24 reviews)
“mussels” (7 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
17:00 - 20:00All hours
Seafood, Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
13 Charlotte Lane | Seasonal business in the historic district, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Small restaurant with adventurous and interesting menu - not your typical small-town Nova Scotia food. They were even able to provide a dairy-free menu. Service was lovely as was food. It is clearly a very popular choice with locals and tourists alike. They had provided...More

1  Thank seedym02
Reviewed 27 July 2011

This small restaurant in the Nova Scotia town of Shelburne was the highlight of our recent two week trip around the peninsula. The food, from appetizer to dessert was perfectly prepared and elegantly presented. All ingredients were fresh and delicately seasoned. The menu was innovative...More

1  Thank D_B_Carr66
Reviewed 26 July 2011

The restaurant is small, but I think ithat adds to it's charm. The service, food and prices make this place one of the better restaurants, if not the best in the area, including Yarmouth. It is a drive 1 hr + for us however I...More

1  Thank slwallace81
Reviewed 18 June 2011

This is a small award winning restaurant. We were lucky to eat there recently and it was a memorable occasion. My wife had the filet and said it was perfect. I had salmon and it was a generous portion well prepared. The wait staff was...More

2  Thank doublejn
Reviewed 17 June 2011

What a memorable evening. Our server Cora was a delight. The chef/owner Roland has a magic touch with his offerings. Hostess Kathleen is also co-owner and stopped at the tables chatting and making inquiries if all was well. No worries there! My filet in brandy...More

1  Thank rdrunnerATL
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Table promptly available, attentive but not intrusive service, friendly/polite. Food superb for all courses - freshly cooked of course Laid-back, relaxed and no hurry with anything. Table 'for the evening'.... A fabulous experience from arrival to departure (owners present throughout) : our guest maintained best...More

2  Thank wickingtonpaul
Reviewed 11 April 2011

Chef Roland doesn't like to brag about his cooking skills, so I will. He turns out a menu full of delicious, seasonal dishes that rock. And the choices!!! From super salads to the best scallops I've eaten in a long time. Can't wait for this...More

1  Thank CoachWendyJ
Reviewed 24 October 2010

What a charming restaurant. Great food, service and overall wonderful experience. I'd come back to Shelburne just to eat here. It's really small so book way ahead of time to make sure you can get a table. Really wonderful staff.

1  Thank SMLBARB
Reviewed 28 September 2010

I've travelled extensively, always looking for the unique and great food ! Man !! Charllotte Lane is absolutely, bar none, a wonderful gourmet experience. Our server was attentive, polite, informed and entertaining without being intrusive. The food was spectacular, well prepared, well presented and a...More

1  Thank rgray107
Reviewed 28 July 2010

Definitely book ahead, it is very small but the food was delicious!

1  Thank griffmarsh
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$32
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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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