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Anchor Cafe

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Seafood, Canadian
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Fisher Street, Across street form fish plant, Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4C0, Canada
+1 709-861-3665
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Edmonton, Canada
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Stopped in here for dinner while in town on recommendation of the B&B owner. Unfortunately they were all out of moose (which my husband was on the look out for), so we had the local shrimp plate instead. The local shrimp are the tiny kind but the serving was huge, fresh and they tasted great, If I went back I... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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602 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 350 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is a wonderful little restaurant - a great place for lunch if you are doing the Viking Trail. We had the chowder and a sandwich - both were excellent. The outside of the restaurant has a nautical theme and that is carried through to the inside decor. The menu is nicely varied and there should be something for everyone.... More 

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Thank trainfan2000
Management response:

DEAR CUSTOMER.your review is greatly appreciated ,I am honoured that you took the time to write trip advisor .we always aim to please .once again thank you !!!! More 

Hamilton, Canada
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A lovely little cafe. The front of the cafe is a boat with a wooden fisherman standing beside it.The inside of the cafe is astastefully decorated as the outside is cute.The waiter was a lovely out going person who immediately made us feel welcome. Food is excellent. The fish chowder is wonderful.

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Edmonton, Canada
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93 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

This is the place to come for cold water shrimp. I had the shrimp sandwich and chowder combo. It was excellent. Others in our group who did not eat seafood found the menu varied enough that they could find good things to eat. The decor inside and outside the cafe is very interesting.

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Brooklyn, NY
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

One of our favorite restaurants on our trip. We stopped on the drive back to eat here again. The panfried cod is great, the sticky pudding is great, the mooseburgers are interesting.

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Thank eminbk
Management response:

Thank You for writing a review about us CHEERS !!!!! More 

Eastport, Newfoundland, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

I had a delicious bowl of french onion soup and salad but my friends had hot turkey dinners which they all said wasn't very tasty. Turkey was not freshly cooked but tasted like frozen and tawed in a microwave which made it rubbery. But i am sure most of their menu items looked good as they were served to others... More 

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Hod Hasharon
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Ben Ploughman at Ben's Studio (reviewed by me separately) recommended Anchor Cafe to us. Well, Ben is slightly biased because the place is owned and run by his third cousin......But we went and weren't sorry at all!! The service was friendly and efficient. The food was freshly prepared and delicious. The atmosphere was pleasant. What more do you need? We... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The local specialty is small shrimps, which you will find on their menu in sandwiches, salads, hamburgers. not bad. the restaurant is decorated with plenty of artifacts related to the sea, the fishermen. very beautiful.

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Guelph, Canada
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265 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little fisherman's wharf type motive, no real cook here. Everything is fresh, but out of moose so don't restock because end of season?! Charged me a dollar for hot water? Don't have the shrimp burger or other shrimp products. Could make it better at home. Only option is cod or fish and chips. Guess Newfoundland has oversold itself this... More 

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Thank ric i
Management response:

Thank you for your response on your visit no real cook here ????we are never without a" cook" cant imagine a restaurant without one ,as for the shrimp burger I am very sorry that you did not enjoy it as it is fresh daily & is our own local fishery that most of our customers rave about among many other... More 

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82 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful little cafe. Unique design with the bow of a boat as the front of the cafe with patio. Quaint and homey inside. Waitress very friendly. We had the cod fish & chips along with seafood chowder and shrimp salad sandwich. Delicious! Highly recommend getting off the 430 just to have a meal here. We will be back... More 

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Thank Carla C
Management response:

Thank you for your feedback to trip advisor .we aim to please repeat business!!!! is our main goal More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fisher Street, Across street form fish plant, Port au Choix, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 4C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  Port au Choix
  • Phone Number: +1 709-861-3665

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