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Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts

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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“chowder” (26 reviews)
“scallops” (24 reviews)
“salad” (23 reviews)
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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 August 11, 2017

We ate dinner here last night and really enjoyed everything about it. You enter through an interesting little shop selling jewelry, cards and artwork before being ushered into the cosy dining room. The service is very friendly but professional and the food is excellent. We...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Alki2010
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Our meal was spectacular. The service was super fast but we never felt rushed. There was nothing I would improve on. A must visit if you are on the South Shore of NS.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank slfdev
Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner at this restaurant in Shelburne. I highly recommend you make reservations, as it is one of the only dining options in this small town. The food was excellent and the staff were friendly and really added to the overall pleasant...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank GaspesianGirl
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Birthday lunch with a friend, our first time visiting for both of us, it won't be the last. A nice menu not too big, small dining area with amazing food. Be sure to make a reservation.

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank WeLTTravel2
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

I have eaten there twice this season and I have to say the quality of the food has decreased, even from last year. The service is still great and waitresses friendly, but the quality of the food is not what it used to be and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank S4341ULmichelled
CharlotteLane, Owner at Charlotte Lane Cafe & Crafts, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

We are very disappointed that you were not happy with your experience. Could you tell us what you had to eat please? We strive to serve only great food and want to improve if you felt it was not up to par. Thank you for...More

Reviewed August 6, 2017

Trip Advisor rates this restaurant #1 in the area. The rating is well deserved. This venue is well staffed with very friendly and professional staff! We arrived at a very busy lunch hour and were seated and served promptly. There is and excellent menu and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank TandTNovaScotia
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Best food on the South Shore. We have never been disappointed. Reserve early. Prices reasonable and the meals are excellent.

Date of visit: August 2017
1  Thank Hammer S
Reviewed July 31, 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended by numerous people - I can see why. The Service, food & ambience were outstanding. My wife ordered the Lobster & Scallops Brandy Gratin & I ordered the Scallop special. Both were phenomenal !! The Seafood Chowder is not to...More

Date of visit: July 2017
1  Thank paul O
Reviewed July 26, 2017

We heard so much of this restaurant, that I was quite excited to dine here. The service and welcome were wonderful and the staff could not have been nicer to us. The appetizer of scape and spinach soup was to die for. My entree of...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank BobP239
Reviewed July 14, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided we needed a 'date', (it had been quite awhile) so off to Charlotte Lane we go. We shared a tasty Caesar salad, followed by the soup of the day which was cream of cauliflower. So, so good. Cora was our...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank lipnicki
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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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