The Claddagh Oyster House, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
The Claddagh Oyster House is P.E.I.’s oldest independent one owner restaurant. The “Claddagh Room” was opened by Liam and Kim Dolan in 1983, and over the past 34 years has gone through several remodels and transformations.
Chef Mitchell Jackson and his team maintain the culinary philosophy of the freshest ingredients into simple dishes prepared perfectly. “More Than Just Oysters” is our signature and we are proud to offer our guests local Island Beef, seafood and produce. The Claddagh Oyster House has been supporting local farmers and fishermen for over 30 years….they simply walk the talk.
In 2003, when Food Day Canada was born, it was Liam who helped to convince then-Premier Pat Binns and the P.E.I. Cattlemen’s Association to kick off the World’s Longest Barbeque in downtown Charlottetown.
Prince Edward Island, wearing a necklace of ochre cliffs is a “gentle island” and a land of story tellers who recount legends as if they were yesterday’s news. Sweeping beaches with sands that sing as you wander their, often nearly-deserted expanses give way to dunes and beyond them, farms and fields as lush as any, filled with blueberries and potatoes and grazing cattle.
Fleets of sturdy boats drag for Irish moss and haul in lobster by the ton and in the brackish estuaries lay some of the finest oyster beds on the continent. And you can taste them at the Claddagh Oyster House…Raspberry Point, Lucky Limes, Pickle Point, Colville Bay, Uncle Willy Selects and Shiny Sea.
And there’s more…a classic ‘stew’ with PEI lobster, scallops, mussels, fresh market fish and Merguez sausage are bathed in a tomato and fennel broth. Lobster embellishes the crab cakes topped with roasted red-pepper-anchovy compote. Halibut is raised exclusively for them and served roasted with a green onion, cilantro and ginger salad. If you’ve not tasted a sticky date pudding, one of the staples on dessert menus around the island, save some room. It’s full of dates and served with both a whisky sauce and crême Anglaise.
Contact The Claddagh Oyster House at the number below to reserve a Food Day Canada table.
Contactez The Claddagh Oyster House directement, au numéro ci-dessous, afin de faire votre Journée des terroirs réservation.
Claddagh Oyster House
131 Sydney St,
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1G5