Your Ultimate Outdoor Dining Guide

Spend your summer sipping seaside; this is your ultimate outdoor dining experience guide.

It may be nearing the end of August, but summer is still here in the City by The Sea, and the awesome restaurants that offer up delicious seasonal eats are still open!

While the days are still a bit longer and the warm weather lasts, sitting deck-side is one of the best parts of the summer season.

In Summerside, several restaurants feature outdoor dining so you can enjoy the ocean air and laid-back atmosphere of the city. This is your ultimate outdoor dining experience guide!

The Deckhouse

Located in Spinnaker’s Landing, The Deckhouse offers a friendly, east coast environment on the Summerside waterfront. Nestled right in the corner of the boardwalk, the Deckhouse provides lower and upper level dining, all while being a stone’s throw from the waterfront.

Favourite features of the seaside restaurant include summer-infused cocktails, local beer and the extreme milkshake.

On the menu are delicious seafood dishes, gourmet burgers, and pub favourites. For seafood lovers, try the super savoury lobster B.L.T. (croissant bun anyone?), fish tacos, Drunken mussels, fish and chips, or house-dipped haddock. For the turf foodies, meals include nachos, wings, various fry options (loaded, poutine, sweet potato), and local Island salads.

The Quick Facts:

  • Friendly, east coast environment
  • Summer infused cocktails, a local beer on tap, or an extreme milkshake
  • Seafood, gourmet burgers, pub favourites
  • Located at Spinnaker’s Landing

Jolly Roger’s Seafood Takeout

Open from early June until mid-to-late September, Jolly Roger’s Seafood Takeout offers a casual, warm, and welcoming atmosphere. For precise opening and closing dates, check their Facebook page!

While takeout is in the name, Jolly Roger’s offers indoor seating along the waterfront. Also, based in Spinnaker’s Landing, it only takes a few steps to go from indoor dining to the waterfront.

“We offer beautiful New England styled fried clams, scallops and shrimp. All of our seafood is fresh and hand breaded. Our fish is lightly battered and cooks very light and crispy,” said Andrea Locke, owner of Jolly Roger’s.

What else is on the menu? Seafood chowder, lobster rolls, and chicken options for non-seafood lovers.

“What sets us apart is the fact that our menu is homemade and fresh daily. My employees go above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome and at home. We pride ourselves in cooking our food to perfection each and every time!”

The Quick Facts:

  • Eat-in and take out seafood restaurant
  • From P.E.I. potatoes to our Atlantic seafood – “our P.E.I. hand cut Fries are “soaked and parred off daily.”
  • Located seaside at the Spinnaker’s Landing boardwalk

Evermoore Brewing Co.

Located in Summerside’s historic train station, Evermoore Brewery is “Where the Water Meets the Rails.” As Summerside’s first craft brewery, owner Alex Clark and his crew focus on fun and flavourful dishes while using and promoting local products.

Weekly trivia nights and Saturday Ceilidhs (a social event with Scottish – or in this case Irish – music, singing, and dancing) are fan favourites at Evermoore!

Since opening, Evermoore has produced 11 beers and ales, including the most recent The Two Gaels – a citrus pale ale.

“Referring to your nautical history in the strong gaels and nod to our Gaelic history as well, combining to the Two Gaels. Brewed for easy drinking, this light coloured pale ale has bitterness of citrus and the floral notes of summer herbs.”

The Quick Facts:

  • Summerside’s First Craft Brewery
  • “Where the water meets the rail.”
  • Focus is on using & promoting local products
  • Fun and flavourful dishes, from the classic braised beef to a tasty mac and cheese to beer-infused pizza
  • Created over 10 beers

The Sunset Room 

Offering a unique twist on classic East Coast dishes, the Sunset Room offers a front-row seat to sip the evening away and take in the nightly sunset!

Located along the Baywalk (Summerside’s impressive 6km boardwalk), The Sunset Room is committed to providing the ultimate P.E.I. experience! Filled with friendly service, tasty dishes and a rich atmosphere, there’s something for everyone! The Sunset Room also features the city’s first beer garden, with live entertainment and local drinks!

A glimpse at the menu has our stomachs rumbling! Mussels, oysters, and shellfish stuffed potato skins, oh my! Other flavourful options include Salmon baklava, Smokey sunset burger, a clubhouse sandwich, and vegan and vegetarian dishes!

P.S. – For those of you looking to get hitched the Island way, The Sunset room provides an oceanfront destination for an unforgettable day!

The Quick Facts:

  • Unique twists to classic East Coast dishes, staying true to our roots while showing innovation in our kitchen
  • “Mother Nature provides the beautiful backdrop and we handle the rest!”
  • Friendly service, tasty dishes, and an incredible atmosphere

The Breakwater Bar and Grill 

Open year-round, the Breakwater Bar and Grill offers a relaxed and family-friendly environment for everyone to enjoy! The outdoor deck is open from June to September (weather depending) and overlooks the Summerside Marina. In 2021, the lower deck was expanded to accommodate more patrons.

The rooftop patio is based at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Club, one of the city’s popular event venues. Live entertainment plays every Friday and Saturday night.

Dominque Hughes, the office and events manager at the Silver Fox Club, always recommends the lemon pepper haddock. “It’s my favourite dish! Our cooks always do a great job, and it’s perfect for the summer.”

“At the Breakwater, we have a summer seafood menu and a great summer drink menu including frozen cocktails all summer.”

The marina influences the atmosphere of the Breakwater, said Hughes.

“I find it’s relaxing being right there on the water, and there’s usually always a visitor boat in so it keeps it interesting.”

The Quick Facts:

  • Rooftop patio at the Silver Fox Curling & Yacht Community Complex
  • Located at the Summerside Marina
  • “Delicious meal in the restaurant, entertainment and pub food in the lounge or a relaxing coffee break on the patio while you enjoy the beautiful views of Summerside Harbour.”deckhouse-1

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