Dining out throughout life I’ve always noticed PEI mussels on menus. Back then, I never gave the item an extra thought. I’d never even heard of Prince Edward Island all those years ago. As my interest in travel and Canada grew, I put two and two together and eating PEI mussels on PEI became bucketlist to do! Dinner at Blue Mussel Cafe [312 Harbourview Dr, North Rustico Harbour, PE C0A 1N0, Canada] was the perfect choice.
Whimsical décor and natural setting adjacent to the bay. If you have a wait for your table, put your name on the list and head to the bar – or look for birds out back.
We spotted plover and heron hunting for their own dinner.
There are multiple seating areas, on a sunny day grab one of the rooftop tables,
sit inside the screened in patio, or out on the deck.
Once seated and after ordering food came out promptly. The dishes are fresh and local with an emphasis on seafood. Of course, you have to try the namesake mussels. They will call to you as you drive around the island and see the farms in the water, and they do not disappoint. Two options are available, steamed in white wine and garlic or with local gahan blueberry ale, lime, and garlic.
Tender, flavorful, hot, and a whole lot! A scrumptious CHECK on the bucketlist. A unique dish on the menu, the seafood chowder poutine was phenomenal! PEI potatoes, seafood, the warmth, the spices – I loved this dish.
All of the tables near to us had the lobster mac, it looked too good to miss out on.
Vibrant and delicious – totally filling, and paired with a delightful Caesar salad. Good to know:
+No reservations by phone, but you can come in and put your name on a list and receive a text when your table is ready