Charlene`s Bayside Cafe in Cape Breton Island

9657 Highway 105, Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia, Canada, Cape Breton Island

Overview

Cuisine
  • American
  • Seafood
  • Canadian
  • Soups
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Gluten Free Options
Features
  • Highchairs Available
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Free Wifi
  • Takeout
  • Seating
  • Waitstaff
  • Reservations
Good for
  • Local cuisine
  • Kids
  • Families witd children

Restaurant Hours

Monday

11:00 am

Wednesday

11:00 am

Friday

11:00 am

Sunday

11:00 am

Wats the specio today

Meatloaf

Is this restaurant licensed to sell alcoholic drinks?

Not that I'm aware of ,highly doubtful my friend

Is there a good lobster place to eat in Whycocomagh

The seafood chowder at Charlene's is awesome!!!!

Is this a good 0lace to eat?

The food is Great! Try the seafood chowder it has won the best on the Island 3 years or more in a row.

What fish is in the chowder?

Haddock

Is restaurant opened on thanksgiving Sunday & Monday.?

Not sure. Best to call them directly.

Review

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Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
MM
Marie MacDonald Mac Isaac
google
09.28.2021
5/5

Excellent service and food.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Deborah Sampson
google
09.06.2018
5/5

Great food ad staff. Desserts are fabulous. Something for everyone. Very busy place for good reason. Loved it

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Sonia and Drew Richard
google
08.26.2018
5/5

That chowder, amazing! No other words. Very filling, no potatoes And the turtle cheese cake just as good. It has a feels like home atmosphere, small little restaurant and really nice!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
JH
Jonathan Hilder
google
05.10.2018
4/5

Great little spot, quick service, not allot for vegetarian or vegan options though

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
LM
Lynne Morris
google
04.25.2018
4/5

Very nice service. The seafood chowder is every bit as delicious as they make it out to be and excellent seafood-to-broth ratio. As with most Cape Breton restaurants, not really any vegetarian options aside from grilled cheese otherwise I'd give it 5 stars!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Linkport Canada
google
04.13.2018
5/5

Amazing food and best customer service. I’m a vegetarian and they customized my dish with loads of veggies. Excellent! Thank you!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Derrick Jamieson
google
03.15.2018
5/5

Great chowder. Excellent service. Enjoy.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
MK
Mike Killian
google
03.06.2018
5/5

Best seafood chowder! Very warm and friendly!!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Erica Shupe-Dietrich
google
03.02.2018
5/5

My husband and I made sure to stop by this sweet little restaurant on our way back to the mainland from our stay in Cheticamp. The staff was so friendly, and the atmosphere warm and inviting; the quote board across the top of one wall reminded me of some of the places I've worked. The chowder was incredible, so full of fresh seafood and worth every penny, and the lobster roll was definitely a classic not to be missed. My family looks forward to making it out to Cape Breton again, and we will definitely make sure we stop at Charlenes once more!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
AH
Allan Hann
google
03.01.2018
5/5

Chowder best on the Island.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
JD
Jim David
google
02.18.2018
5/5

Absolutely wonderful fresh chowder with homemade biscuit was a meal in itself. I did have a bit of room left for coconut cream pie. My wife had the lobster roll. First but not the last visit for sure.v

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Brad MacDonald
google
02.14.2018
5/5

Great family restaurant, friendly staff and great prices recommend a stop in and enjoy a fantastic meal and a wonderful setting

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
BB
Bob Brewster
google
02.06.2018
3/5

The food was good but service was terrible. After an hour of waiting we asked how much longer. The answer was, WHENEVER, we complained to another waitress about that answer and she went to kitchen and came back with just a few more minutes, because it would take an hour to get to another place to eat we stayed.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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arthur ehler
google
01.24.2018
5/5

Had fish and chips food was fantastic, staff always courteous and friendly !

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Pam Parr
google
01.13.2018
5/5

This was a wonderful restaurant! The seafood chowder was the best I've ever had. Chocked full of lobster, crab and scallops. Creamy and delicious! Fish and chips and the lobster roll also fabulous. I'm sorry I didn't have room for desert because they also looked to die for. Service also excellent.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
WB
Wallace Barkhouse
google
01.03.2018
5/5

Great food. Great prices. Phoenomonal seafood chowder!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
RD
Rose Duykers
google
11.27.2017
5/5

Seafood chowder was incredible! If you have the opportunity to eat here do it, you won't be dissapointed 😁

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
AG
A Google User
google
11.23.2017
5/5

Full of locals, super quaint place with an amazing vibe. Delish famous chowder, excellent coffee & desserts. Highly recommend ... and we’re very picky;)

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
DC
Daniel Côté
google
11.04.2017
4/5

Pleasant and friendly atmosphere. The seafood chowder is out of this world! I'll definitely be back for it.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
HM
Heather Montgomery
google
10.26.2017
4/5

Great chowder, friendly atmosphere. Make this place a destination when you're in Cape Breton, it's well worth it!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
BE
Bob Edwards
google
10.18.2017
5/5

Excellent Maritime hospitality and great food. Ww highly recommend it.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
KK
Kenneth Kissmann
google
10.08.2017
5/5

Stopped in by chance on our way back to Ontario and OMG are we happy we stopped. The service was super friendly the food was way past expectations. The chowder was out of this world. The lobster roll tasted great as did the club sandwiches. Then came the bread pudding and shortcakes. What a great ending to and truly enjoyable meal for our family. If your near or far Eat and Enjoy here.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
TA
Tammy Aucoin
google
08.12.2017
5/5

Well, it was the best seafood chowder ever! No potatoes, no fillers, all seafood. Well worth the price! It might not look like much from the outside, but do go in and try their fabulous chowder! You won't regret it, yum!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
PW
Patrick Wong
google
08.03.2017
5/5

Stop there back there in late August just before we start our drive on the Cabot Trail. All we can say is the Chowder is delicious. Full of seafood and no potatoes. It was so good that we made a second stop on the way out.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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Michael Laird
google
07.27.2017
5/5

Wow! Charlene's seafood chowder is astonishing delicious, with scallops, small shrimp, several types of fish, cream (but not too much) in the milk, secret subtle spices, and a crab claw in the middle. It's a prize winner in the midst of many other delicious menu offerings. And check out the home cooked desserts. Wow!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
PC
Peter Cain
google
07.11.2017
5/5

Great seafood and friendly atmosphere

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
RC
Rod Campbell
google
07.02.2017
5/5

I think it is the best seafood chowder that I've ever had definitely worth a visit

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
ES
Eleanor Stewart
google
06.26.2017
5/5

Loved the atmosphere and the food is delicious...best fish chowder....

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
MT
Mai Thai
google
06.24.2017
5/5

World famous chowder... the best seafood chowder I have ever had.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
MH
Mark Hubley
google
06.13.2017
5/5

Great diner, great staff, great food, a dependable place to stop along the way.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
DH
Doug Hanley
google
06.13.2017
4/5

Had Thanksgiving supper at this little diner. Just like home! Excellent seafood chowder as well.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
CM
Cynthia Murphy
google
05.18.2017
5/5

It really does have the best chowder.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
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deanne michalik
google
04.14.2017
5/5

Seafood chowder and carrot cake, so fresh and delish, you have to try them both

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
MH
Marcus Horowitz
google
04.09.2017
5/5

Came for the seafood chowder and was not disappointed!The best seafood chowder on our East coast road trip, we also ordered the seafood bucket, and really enjoyed it too!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
DL
Dayana Lee
google
04.01.2017
5/5

Best seafood chowder and homemade biscuits that I have ever tried! I'm in love!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
SO
Sherry Ott
google
03.16.2017
5/5

Awesome east coast breakfast - what a local hidden gem! Had the chowder and fish cakes - must try it if you are a seafood lover!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
LM
Lisa Mossing
google
02.15.2017
5/5

What a wonderful delight to find this place while traveling. They were very accommodating to my dietary needs with celiac disease. It was a WONDERFUL crab roll on gluten free bread and an AMAZING bowl of seafood chowder, also GF!!! Thank you Charlene and staff!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
PK
Peter Keddy
google
02.14.2017
5/5

The seafood chowder lives up to its name! It was amazing and no wonder it's award winning. I recently visited with a group of three and none of us even opened our menus - we just went straight for the chowder. Highly recommended establishment! Will definitely be visiting again next time I'm in the area!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
RL
Roberta Leblanc
google
01.16.2017
2/5

Seafood chowder was ok but not 37$ for two bowls and water and not including the tip 😲 we where shocked!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
NS
Nas S
google
10.23.2016
5/5

I had the best seafood chowder here!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
YM
Yvette Muise
google
08.11.2016
4/5

The lobster claw in each bowl of seafood chowder is rare and the tastes heavenly. I found the portion in the seafood basket enough for 2 meals. Everything delicious but the coconut shrimp a REAL treat. Don’t drive by.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
CartoonCritter1985
google
08.09.2016
4/5

Great food!

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
CF
Candace Fleming
google
08.02.2016
5/5

There has never been a better chowder made

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
CS
Crystal Smith
google
05.19.2016
3/5

The food was good, but a lot of coming and going so keep your coat on in the winter. Also there were more employees then actual people in the restaurant. Asked for my bill and they were too busy chatting to each other for me to get it. I mean I might stop there again if it was the only place for hours and was really hungry.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
kj
karen jensen
google
05.10.2016
5/5

Biggest lobster roll ever! Just full to overflowing with big chunks of lobster. The chowder was amazing. Never had it without potatoes before. Want it that way all the time now.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
DM
Denzyl Monteiro
google
03.21.2016
5/5

Love this place so much. Had to come back again. Seafood chowder is to die for. Plus they don't add potatoes like most places. This makes it a great tasting experience. Highly recommended.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
JH
Jerry Hughes
google
03.20.2016
5/5

Friendly service, very delicious home cooking, and lovely atmosphere.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
EF
Eddie Francoeur
google
03.05.2016
5/5

I can't believe any of the reviews that say they aren't friendly. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and the seafood chowder was amazing! This would be the first place I recommend to anyone visiting the area.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
PP
Pierre-Luc Pineault
google
02.07.2016
5/5

Cool staff, nice ambiance, good food.

Charlene`s Bayside Cafe
JG
Joel Gallant
google
01.14.2016
5/5

Their chowder is, hands down, the best chowder I have ever had. Full to the brim with fresh haddock, scallops and lobster and the broth was the perfect consistency and flavor.No wonder it has won awards :)Also, save room for their desserts - you will not regret it.

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