Food and drink
Get closer to the sea and our informal rural lifestyle through our food! Like many rural communities, family and social life revolves around the food we serve and the times we spend together.
Experience fine dining, coastal style! The Rossmount Inn, one of NB’s Signature experiences, is owned and operated by renowned chef Chris Aerni, serving locally-grown dishes, using the food often grown on the grounds of the inn itself. Braxton’s at the Algonquin Resort with new Chef James May bringing his unique style to delight guests. Award winning Chef Alex Haun will tickle your tastebuds with the offerings at Savour in the Garden, located on the grounds of Kingsbrae Gardens.
Almost every community in our region hosts a weekly farmers market during the May to September season, with special market events held throughout the year. You’ll find local crafts and art, baked goods, preserves, and locally grown products at our markets. Find out when each community hosts its markets in our Events section.
Bay of Fundy seafood is unlike any other. This is where you’ll find fresh seafood and you will taste the difference. Experience the flavours of our succulent lobster, clams, scallops, and white fish during your stay. Whether you prefer a fine dining experience or a boil on the beach, our seafood will definitely be a memorable part of your stay. If you can’t eat enough salmon, lobster, or scallops then you can take some home with you. Visit Wolfhead Smokers and Oven Head Smokers and East Coast Smoke all near St. George, as well as seafood sellers R&M Fish Shack, or local meat shops Terry’s Beef N More and Stewarts Meat Market that carry fresh seafood of course but also an excellent selection of quality products for everyone on your list.
Nothing says New Brunswick quite like the take out. What is it? It’s a humble place, quite often on the roadside in rural areas, where you can stop for no-frills, stomach filling seafood, burgers, and ice cream. Don’t let the exteriors fool you, though – these take outs boast the best deep fried clams, seafood, and lobster rolls you’ll ever find! Ocean View Takeout or the 45th Parallel on Deer Island or try some authentic Korean food at JC Kitchen or traditional home cooking at Grass Roots Take Out & Bakery both located in Hooper’s Convenience in Blacks Harbour. Jonesies located in Pennfield have amazing poutine options or try the Highway Good Wok for excellent combos. Join in with the locals and experience this summertime take out tradition.
PUBS & DINERS
We also love our pubs and diners here in the Charlotte Coastal Region. Don’t miss the iconic Carmen’s Diner which still has operating table-top jukeboxes or Diner 81 both with good, down home flavors in St. Stephen. For fans of craft beer and great food, try the 5 Kings Restaurant and Picaroons Brewery in St. Stephen, or savour the bites from The Shiretown Inn and the Red Herring Pub in St. Andrews. The Pub on Main, BirchGrove Restaurant, and for an Asian inspired menu Fortune River in the mall but all in St. George. Comeau’s Seafood and The Ridge Restaurant and Harbour Road Pub in Pennfield and The Baybreeze Restaurant in Pocologan where you can sit overlooking the water and share your fries with seagulls.