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Welcome to the original Gahan House, located in the heart of historic Charlottetown. We’ve been brewing craft beer, serving great food, and showcasing the warmth and hospitality PEI is famous for since 2001. When you think about Gahan, you might think Sir John A’s Honey Wheat Ale and Brown Bag Fish & Chips or a great venue for local music and the perfect place to have a meet up with friends. No matter what Gahan means to you, the common thread is it’s always an experience. There are now Gahan locations across the Maritimes and we’re proud to be the ones that started it all. Experience the beer. Experience the food. Experience the culture. Come experience Gahan.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Soups
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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Reviewed December 6, 2022

My husband and I visited The Gahan House upon recommendation from our hotel concierge. We enjoyed the quiet, relaxed atmosphere, not overrun by TV's blaring or loud music. Jacob, our server, made us feel like more than customers with his wonderful conversation, pleasant nature and...professionalism. My husband ordered the beef sandwich and I had the brown bag fish with poutine. Both dishes were cooked perfectly and equally delicious. The fish had the perfect amount of batter. The poutine had a generous amount of cheese and tasty beef gravy. Jacob recommended 2 beers based on our preference - Beacon Blond and Beach Chair. The beers are local brews and both were so good, we purchased a few for later in the hotel What a wonderful introduction to dining in Charlottetown.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed November 6, 2022

We went as a group of 12 only two in the group enjoyed their food overcooked fries dried fish tacos and some mustard sauced potatoes that were too spicy to eat many of the dishes like the salad I had full of celantro which overwhelmed...the dish won’t be going back no longer a high end restaurant more pub style food and not done wellMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 31, 2022

Great pub atmosphere with a relaxed and welcoming vibe! The seafood chowder was among the best we've had! We also enjoyed their signature Brown Bag Fish & Chips, and the fish tacos with the side beet salad paired nicely together. The service was fast, friendly...and attentive.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 30, 2022

The resturant had such a great atmosphere, that we went there both nights of our weekend vacation to Charlottetown! The food was delicious, the servers were friendly!! And the Gahan beer was super tasty!!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 27, 2022

Sat outside on the patio for lunch. The server was very pleasant and efficient. Our food came pretty quickly and was very tasty. Good value and good craft beer.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed September 24, 2022

Very nice pub, they even brew their own beer in the basement. Very friendly waitress, great selection of craft beer..we all liked our choices

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 13, 2022

Not what I expected as it was so much more! No bland American style burrito, actually where was the burrito? All the elements are there but in so much better form. And follow it with a lovely microbrew I’m more than satisfied.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 6, 2022 via mobile

Pub food. We ordered apps and beers. The wings were good, had a sweet bbq sauce on them. Mussels were a bit overcooked, but fine. Service good too. Nothing to bring us back.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 31, 2022

We always enjoy a stop here and have never had a bad experience. Service is attentive but not pushy, food is good and the cold beer is awesome. Had oysters, chowder, fish and chips, all great.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

The servers and hosts were uniformly friendly, upbeat, and courteous. The drinks were brought out promptly and our water glasses were kept refreshed; but (we were told) the kitchen was slammed, thus it took 50 minutes to get our meals. As we had a 2:00...pm show to catch we appreciated that our server offered to cash us out promptly. Unfortunately when our four meals did come, the two Southern Fried Chicken Sandwiches were burnt, the Fries were cold, and a Tuna Tartare appetizer arrived with the Seafood Chowder. Sadly, both seafood dishes were bland and the biscuit for the chowder was dry and hard. With apologies we sent the sandwiches back. The sandwiches were replaced in under 10 minutes (chicken tough, but not burnt; buns soft but cold); though we suspected that the same fries were simply put under a waming light. We have eaten at Gahan in C'town a number of times in past years and thoroughly enjoyed our high quality meals. Today the food was barely edible. We hope that this is just a blip.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 17, 2022

We arrived at Gahan House with 12 people (6 adults and 6 children) We attempted to sit outside at 2 picnic tables. It took at least twenty minutes to even get someone to take our drink order. We were completely ignored, even though there were...many waitresses milling around. Eventually it started to rain, so someone came, took our food order and offered to have us sit inside. We relocated to inside tables with unfriendly waitresses and then proceeded to wait another 30 minutes or more to get the food delivered. The food was mediocre, nothing special, beer is fine. I would not return to this establishment, the wait staff was very unorganized. After we received our order they kept coming to our table with food & drink orders that were for other tables.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 14, 2022 via mobile

I'm writing regarding the incredibly rude staff and manager at this restaurant. Prior to the pandemic, we'd had dinner here and lived it. Clearly, they cannot find decent staff. I'd called on Sunday, August 14, to inquire if they could seat 8 people at 4:15....I was told that it would depend on the others in line but they could possibly put us at two tables for 4. When we arrived, they said the would not seat us nor could we be at two tables. When inquiring further, the male staff member said we had no right to question his decision. We asked to talk to the manager who was equally rude and said they didn't take groups of eight although it was on their list that they had tables set up for groups of nine. She back pedaled and said she could give us two tables for four...we told her her minion had told us that wasn't possible. Gehans needs to clean house with their Sunday staff. For a restaurant that should be catering to their tourists who want to spend their hard earned dollars, they have no clue. We went across the street to the Olde Dublin Pub...excellent, kind service and live entertainment. Do yourself a favor, don't go to Gehans till they learn to be mannerly and helpful. The manager is to blame for misinformation and allowing staff to act like jerks.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022

My daughter (who was home for a visit) and I (a resident here) visited here twice. The first time we had a great experience with delicious food and good service but the second visit was quite different. We sat inside for our first visit and...outside at the front patio for our second visit as my daughter had her dog with her. We ordered our food with an appetizer and our main course. There was no water dish provided for her dog (which would have been nice), the beer she ordered took forever to arrive, and the mussels that came were served in this unappealing white, thin sauce with maybe 10 mussels in total. Two of the mussels were not open and one had a broken shell. So we sat there for 45 to 55 minutes waiting for our main course. We had already asked our server twice when would our food arrive and being told a few minutes. My daughter finally went in and asked again when would our food arrive and was told that it hadn't even been started yet. My daughter told the person that we had already waited over an hour between our appetizer and our main course and that we were leaving for another venue. So we paid our bill and left. The reason for the wait and poor service couldn't have been because it was busy because there was hardly anyone in the main restaurant. If the reason was due to a shortage of staff it would have been nice to have been told this and a wait maybe be expected but was told instead that it was simply busy.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 27, 2022 via mobile

Arrived as a walk in at 6:45 and was quickly seated as family of four on the back patio, which was fine for us. Ordered drinks, appetizer (fish cakes) by 7:00 and our meals shortly thereafter. Received our fish cakes, they were tasty and well...presented and drinks were good too. At 8:30 (!!!!!!!!) we still had not received our food, despite inquiring a few times and told it would be “just a few minutes”. Kids were starving, as were we. We paid for apps and drinks and left exceptionally disappointed. Apparently the kitchen staff was backed up and no compensation was offered……. Truly a huge disappointment, our last evening on the island. :(More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 21, 2022 via mobile

Our family of four were just walking in downtown Charlottetown and saw this restaurant's front patio. We checked out the menu and decided to stay, and we are glad we did. The service was excellent and so was the food, especially the cauliflower and halibut...tacos. They brew their own beers, and I was even offered a couple of sleeves to sample before deciding on a delicious lager. It is an old style pub atmosphere (there was no availability on the patio) and we really enjoyed our meal at Gahan House.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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I am not sure y u are asking me this question i hade an excellent experience my service was great and I don’t have allergies
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Hi AnnieBou11, Kids are definitely welcome, we have a kids menu! For reservations you can contact us, our info is on our main page or our website! Thanks!
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The Gahan House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5