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The Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar excels in seafood and local favourites while offering a warm and inviting atmosphere. If it's oysters you're after, look no further - our raw bar has a wide selection of local oysters from Malpeque Bay to Colville Bay and everywhere in between. The next time you're looking for a great evening out, be sure to stop by the Merchantman! Hours Sunday- Wednesday 11-9pm (kitchen) 12am (bar) Thursday-Saturday 11-10pm (kitchen) 1am (bar)
PRICE RANGE
US$8 - US$22
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, Seafood, Canadian
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 22, 2022

Our server recommended the steak sandwich, and it was delicious. The house salad was definitely better than most. I’m not a seafood fan but would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Kelsey, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the steak sandwich, house salad, and the overall experience! We hope to see you again soon! Thanks, Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed October 11, 2022

We were in Charlottetown just for a day as we toured the Canadian Maritime Provinces, which are all wonderful. They offered us outdoor seating, which was perfect on a nice warm September afternoon. The service was very good. Our waitress arrived at our table as...soon as we sat down and she was always checking on us. We were on a mission to eat seafood throughout our holiday. The oysters were fantastic. I enjoyed the Seafood Chowder, which was chocked full of chunks of fish, scallops, and mussels. My spouse enjoyed the fish and chips, which were lightly battered. I would recommend Merchant Man Seafood & Oyster Bar to anyone coming to Charlottetown.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2022

Hi aerete, We're very happy to hear you enjoyed the oysters as well as the seafood chowder, we will make sure to pass your compliments along to the chef and the staff. Thank you for sharing your review, we hope we'll see you again. Thanks...More

Reviewed September 22, 2022

We stopped in for a bite to eat at lunch time. We ordered the salmon board and some oysters. The salmon board was amazing! Came with smoked salmon, warm naan bread, pickled onions, capers and a delicious salad. It was also very visually appealing. We...loved it! The oysters were excellent too.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! The salmon board and oysters are great choices! We're so glad you enjoyed them. Thanks again. Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed September 21, 2022

We were in Charlottetown just for a day on a cruise stop and decided to have lunch at their outdoor area. Service was fantastic (Israel). Food was excellent (Seafood cakes), prices were fair, and it had a great atmosphere. It wasn't that busy, as it...was mid-afternoon, but could definitely see it being a 'hot spot' in the evening. Would definitely recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your lunch with us here at Merchantman and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks again, Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed September 15, 2022

The meal itself was great, when it eventually arrived. It wasn't busy, we were there well after the lunch rush. The server really just seemed to disappear.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2022

Hi Trevor, Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the food, however, we apologize for the disappointing service. We would love to talk with you further if you'd like to send us an email at gm@merchantman.ca. Thanks again,...More

Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

We met friends here for dinner. Service was excellent and efficient. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. We wanted to be able chat easily as we were 2 couples meeting up after a 2 year COVID hiatus. It was a great atmosphere and chatting was...easy- the background noise / music were at a respectable level to allow comfortable conversation. Food was delicious for all of us.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! We are thrilled to hear you and your friends enjoyed the service, food, and overall atmosphere here at Merchantman! We are looking forward to your next visit. Thanks again, Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed September 6, 2022 via mobile

The oysters were fantastic. The calamari was exquisite and equally as delicious. We didn’t have a reservation but the hostess was friendly - and was able to accommodate. The attitude of the staff resonated from the first step in and throughout. Our server was very...nice - as was anyone else we chatted to. The alcohol selection was excellent as well. The Caesar was delicious, as was the blueberry ale (of which I had to get two just to make positively sure ha!). The restaurant itself is beautiful on the inside and has lots of variation of seating as well as private areas you can hold events at. In fact, a group of lads were doing a fantasy league draft in a private area! Would recommend to anyone and will be back.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2022

Hi PJ H, Wonderful choices with the oysters, calamari, and the drinks! We're very happy that you enjoyed your time here at Merchantman and we hope we'll see you again soon. Thank you for sharing your review, Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

Stopped in here for dinner and it was amazing. We had the Seafood Boil and it was well worth the money we paid. The seafood was tasty and plentiful. It consisted of lobster, crab legs, scallops, corn on the cob, mussels and potatoes. We did...not have a reservation but they were able to fit us in. Service was outstanding the sangria and the beer we had while waiting for the meal to arrive were perfect. I would definitely go back again if I ever make it back to Charlottetown.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, Other at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2022

Hi there, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your feedback with us! We are so happy you enjoyed the seafood boil, drinks, and overall experience! We hope to see you again next time :) Thanks again, Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed August 24, 2022 via mobile

Great food, totally reasonable prices. The calamari was delicious, the salads were fresh, overall really great choice.

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 1, 2022

Hi Leigh E, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us! The calami and salad are great choices! We're so glad you enjoyed them :) Thanks again. Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed August 21, 2022

We had a very nice lunch here with two couples. I had the mussels and a spinach salad, my wife had the haddock tacos and our dining companions had seafood chowder and lobster roll. All were served promptly by very friendly and attentive staff, servings...were generous and prices were not out off line. We'd go back if staying longer in the area or returning in the future.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2022

Hi Regomatic, Thank you so much for sharing your review. We are so happy you enjoyed your lunch with us here at Merchantman and we hope to see you again soon! Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed August 18, 2022 via mobile

We spent three nights in Charlottetown and this is the best restaurant that we ate at during our stay. We sampled several dishes (baked oysters, mussels, seafood chowder, spinach salad with tuna, house salad) and we were all happy with our selections. Excellent dining experience...overall.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2022

Hi there, We are honored you chose us as the best restaurant! We're so happy you enjoyed everything and we look forward to your next visit! Thanks again, Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed August 14, 2022

This is a great place to stop for lunch, dinner, or just for a drink at the bar or on the deck. Service, food, drink choices all great. Lobster roll, mussels, beer, wine all excellent, as is the hospitality. If I lived here, this would...be my local pub.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2022

Hi Allen W, We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience here at Merchantman! Thank you for stopping in and for sharing your feedback, we hope we'll see you next summer. Merchantman Guest Services

Reviewed July 30, 2022

My wife and I recently visited Charlottetown and had the pleasure of dining at the Merchantman on two occasions. We didn't have reservations, so we sat at the bar both times. On our first visit, we each had a cup of clam chowder and split...an order of fish and chips. Their cup is more like a bowl. The meal was delicious. On our second visit, we had the crab cakes and clam chowder again. Of course, we sampled some of their craft beer on both occasions. The service people were both friendly and efficient. Steve, at the bar, was an excellent bar tender. The restaurant is spacious and clean. Will definitely return when we visit Charlottetown again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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MMGM79, Owner at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2022

Hi there, Thank you for visiting us! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the chowder, fish and chips, crab cakes, craft beer - all excellent choices. Thank you for sharing your review, we always love hearing from our guests. Hopefully we'll see you again soon,...More

Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

I rated 4 out of 5, the only thing I would change is my salmon was under smoked and raw (just not what I was expecting) The experience was excellent, the drinks were perfect (best caesar I've ever had) and the service was so friendly.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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MMGM79, Other at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2022

Hi Mandy G, Thank you for coming to Merchantman! We're happy to hear you enjoyed the experience, drinks, and service however, we apologize about the salmon. We'll make sure to pass your kind words along to the staff. We appreciate your feedback and we hope...More

Reviewed July 24, 2022 via mobile

We were told it was a 45 minute wait. At 45 minutes I just went in to inquire and they had my incorrect phone number. So who knows if they gave my table away. The hostess wrote it down wrong. We then proceeded to wait...another 30 minutes which is a really long wait for perhaps their error. Finally seated and our waitress was very good and you can’t deny that they food was delicious.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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MMGM79, General Manager at Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2022

Hi Bela N, Thank you so much for sharing your experience! We're happy you enjoyed the food, however, we are sorry about the wait time. We always appreciate hearing from our guests to help us improve. Thanks again, Merchantman Guest Services

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Merchantman Fresh Seafood & Oyster Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4