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Lobster on the Wharf

Lobster on the Wharf, is a seafood restaurant and market, and is committed to providing a quality product.

Lobster on the Wharf has been “the place for lobster” in Charlottetown since 1981. But there was a lobster pound on this site for many years before that. Gordon MacKinnon operated a business under his name for 17 years. Hence our incorporated name is MacKinnon’s Lobster Pound and the local habit is to refer to us as MacKinnon’s.

We, Jim and Helen Larkin, purchased the lobster pound in January of 1981. Five years later we began a seafood restaurant that has expanded to 240 indoor and 110 outdoor seats, now doing business as Lobster on the Wharf. Whether heading to the waterfront for a delicious seafood meal, or purchasing lobster, mussels, clams, oysters, crab or fresh fillets from the seafood market, this has been the spot to go in Charlottetown for over 30 years.

After Hurricane Juan (September of 2003) eroded the ground beneath the original building, we had to tear down everything but the parkside dining room constructed in 1995. Now the seafood market and the original “over the water” dining room have been totally rebuilt.

Having been forced into construction, we decided to add on a second storey dining-room and outside deck, both with fabulous views of the heritage Hillsborough River and Charlottetown waterfront.

Our success has been built through over 30 years of hard work and service. The seafood market meets the stringent requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s food handling standards. Our kitchen and serving staff offer a superior dining experience in this unique waterfront location.




May 1st - October 30th
Monday - Sunday
11:30am - 10:00pm

May 1st - October 30th
Monday - Sunday
9:00am - (7:30pm-8:30pm)