Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant

4.6
176 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Seafood
Located on the waterfront in Cardigan, the restaurant boasts some of the finest seafood on PEI, an oceanside deck and menu that features a variety of local Island fare. Prepared in the classical eastern PEI tradition and served in one of the most spectacular waterfront locations on Prince Edward Island. A must-have dining experience while visiting the Island.
What 176 People Are Saying
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4.6
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HollyF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a fabulous birthday dinner at Clamdiggers. The service was excellent, I enjoyed my curry mussel chowder and my dining companion enjoyed her seafood chowder. We split the fried seafood platter which was just the right amount. The only minor complaint is that the home made tartar sauce settles in it's little container and you don't figure that out until you hit the bottom and find all the flavor and pickles, etc. lol Up until that point I thought they just didn't make very good tartar sauce. So lesson learned... stir your tartar sauce lol. Would definitely come back again.

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ElisV
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere for spending time with friends. Great service!! Delicious food! Perfectly cooked salmon highly recommended. Their bread pudding was the best ever!!

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RamonaG
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased with the service and the food.

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MikeS
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great! Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Islander
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I had the special - Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Appetizer- squash soup was excellant. Dinner - very good. Would have preferred home made cranberry sauce and more fresh cooked vegetables. Dessert - pumpkin cheesecake was very good. Would have preferred the traditional pumpkin pie. Overall it was very good.

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Charles
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Service was excellent! Clamdiggers is always a wonderful experience!

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Carsh
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, good service, beautiful view and setting. ! Plan to return !

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Molly1cat
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved the chowder made with mussels and curry. My husband enjoyed the other other one without the curry. Our entrées were tasty. The service was the usual happy combination of PEI friendliness and attentiveness. Everyone socially distanced and so the restaurant was not crowded. It was our first restaurant meal since the lockdown and it was a great restaurant to choose for this treat. I highly recommend!

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Banshee1Lov
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Love the fish and chips.
Wonderful waitress!
We keep coming back!

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RickM
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is is always excellent. Tremendous servers and service. Clamdiggers is a destination. You won't be disappointed.

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MelanieS
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate here twice for dinner. Food was great. Seafood was fresh. Service was excellent. Food came out fast, fresh and hot. Would recommend this place if looking for some fresh seafood.

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ToddS
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited Clam Diggers several times and are never disappointed. Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service. Seafood is excellent.

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MarilynE
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was extremely slow for a Wednesday evening. It was evident there was a staff shortage as our waitress was serving three tables of six individuals each who had arrived very close together. We had reservations and assume the other two tables did as well because they were together seated at two tables because of the number of them. Our waitress was excellent! She smiled and maintained her professionalism throughout the evening. My steak was overcooked and she immediately took corrective action and adjusted the bill. All other meals were excellent. We consider the staff shortage and overcooked steak an anomaly and would definitely return.

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TedL
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall great experience from food to service with the proper social distancing!

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BernadetteM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local establishment with some great seafood selections! Covid rules being followed - food was delicous. Restaurant was chosen because it’s gluten FREE! Yippee!!

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing meal and experience! Can't wait to go back!

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SharonM
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We would definitely go back. Overall is was good. They staff did seem somewhat disorganized. Great view from our table.

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Griff
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had clams, fish and chips , crab cakes and gluten free fish and chips all great.
The sweet potato fries are fantastic

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vipTastybuds
Atlantic Canada
23 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Clamdiggers is without a doubt the best seafood restaurant on PEI. Our server Jen was excellent! The food is always consistent and the seafood fresh and cooked perfectly!

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PaulM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet place to eat and enjoy the beautiful scenery plus chat among yourselves.
The service was excellent, our waitress was friendly, polite and very professional.
The food was so fresh and well prepared it must have been caught the same day.
The portion size was just right for me and the others in our party.
Highly recommend this restaurant especially for seafood but everything there is tasty....

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RochelleC
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Restaurant was nice . Food was satisfactory. Steak sandwich was very dry and no flavour . Seafood chowder was delicious.

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peipb
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our server was efficient and charming BUT we were very surprised that non of the servers were wearing masks...and we were seated inside.

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JaneK
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was great. Service was very efficient and very friendly. Lots of choices in the menu and our choices were delicious. View out over the water was beautiful. I would definitely recommend it and would definitely go back.

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Pennant
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent local food in a beautiful setting! We ate at Clam Diggers twice during our week-long stay in PEI and enjoyed the fresh local seafood and the excellent service. Highly recommended!

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vipDavidG
London
20 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local dining spot

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Jeepers
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service, and atmosphere. A little pricey for a large family.

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SteveM
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Varied menu w pastas and usual grilled options, but we most often go for the deep fried clams, scallops and haddock a couple times each summer. Fresh fish, with a very light breaded coating, and cooked well Every time. Served with excellent PEI fries and a nice crunchy coleslaw on the side. It can be busy if you go at 6:30-7pm so expect the servers to be stretched a bit but they hustle about and get you what you need in reasonable timeframes even during the peak. Gorgeous view of Cardigan Wharf and marina from a few tables.

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AnnM
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food and ambiance were super.

The attention of the servers was great but we were very disappointed they were not wearing masks. Any restaurant we had been in previous to this one had been wearing masks. They should be required to do so.

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vipTastybuds
Atlantic Canada
23 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This is one of our favourite places to eat on PEI. After being outed up with COVID-19 it was great to get out in the real world again. Food was great and continues to be best seafood on the Island. Always fresh, well prepared and served with a smile!

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were here 2 nights in a row-1st night everything exceptional! Service 2nd night very slow!

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ChrisB
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a hot, sunny summers day there are few dining spots equal to the deck overlooking the Cardigan River. The menu was varied and everything that our group had was excellent.

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PaulM
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent seafood selection , good portion sizes , good service with a very relaxing setting

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JadenM
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for a date night! The girlfriend and I really enjoyed ourselves!

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DeborahF
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, nice quantity per serving! Clean restaurant and washrooms. Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Clamdiggers Beach House and Restaurant met our expectations. Actually beyond!
We went there to quietly celebrate our youngest son’s 40th Birthday!
The day was perfect, the setting was perfect. Our server was outstanding and oh so friendly.
The food and it’s presentation awesome!
We are so lucky to have this establishment in our area and will definitely be going back time and time again!
p.s. Ms Smith (no relation) the owner and chef has also developed 2 desserts for diabetics. If notified a few days in advance she can usually meet your needs for a truly delicious dessert made for your needs and those of others in your party.

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Jeepers
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service, and a comfortable atmosphere. The only negative comment I could give that there was limited parking.

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ConnieC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and the best company! Thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with friends we had no really seen in years, and glad we chose Clamdiggers to do it ♥️

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TaylorK
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Seafood was amazing. Steak was a little disappointing, great taste and well cooked but to much fat.

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Carol
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good. However, I had the summer salad but I couldn't eat the mango in it because it tasted fishy. I believe it had been sliced with a knife that had previously been used to cut fish. I am not allergic to fish but this could have been an issue for someone who is. I think all restaurants should have knives dedicated to specific uses. Other than that, the food was fine. We often eat at Clam Diggers and will continue to eat there. After reflecting, I thought I should apprise you of this.

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Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (902) 583-3111.

Clam Diggers Beach House and Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 176 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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