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5 Not to be Missed Coastal Takeout Spots in New Brunswick {Pt. 2}

Welcome to New Brunswick, where the possibilities for fried clams, lobster rolls, fish and chips, and so much more are as endless as the ocean.

From the Acadian Peninsula to the US border, we have so many amazing roadside takeout spots for you to try this summer which is why I’ll be sharing 15 of my favorite roadside restaurants in Southern Coastal New Brunswick here on the blog in a three-part series.

In {Part 2} of this series – here are another 5 of my favourites that are now open for the summer season!

Our go-to on Grand Manan Island and most notably, the restaurant that turned my husband into a lover of lobster rolls. More on their epic lobster roll later.

Sunrise Seafood is located about 10 minutes from North Head in Woodwards Cove. On a busy evening, it can be a bit of a wait but you can always call ahead to place your order.

Their fried clams are an island favorite, as are their halibut bites and scallops. And regardless of what you order, you’re going to need to add a Gull’s Nest on the side. A fun twist on onion rings, if you’ve ever had a “blooming onion” in a restaurant, this is very similar. And it’s a must!

Mermaid Favorites: Their lobster roll is known around the island and is arguably, the biggest lobster roll I’ve ever seen around these waters. It’s also served on a buttery, homemade bun making it irresistible once you’ve had it. They now offer two sizes – small and large, but if you’re hungry, spring for the large. Trust me.

Things to know before you go: This takeout spot is CASH ONLY, so bring your sand dollars. It’s also outdoor dining and takeout ONLY. There is no indoor dining and no public washroom.

📍Sunrise Seafood, 14 Woodwards Cove Breakwater Rd, New Brunswick
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If you’re spending the day in Alma or camping in Fundy National Park, a visit to Fundy Take-Out in Alma is a must. Located right at the edge of the park, it’s the perfect place to hop over to at lunch or to fill your hungry bellies after a day of hiking or exploring in the park.

They’re definitely known for their Fisherman’s Platter that has a little bit of everything, but my go to has always been the fried clams. They’re delicious and the portion is just right!

Mermaid Favorites: The fried clams have my mermaid heart.

Things to know before you go: This cute spot offers both outdoor dining and a handful of tables inside. If you’re going during peak summer season, be mindful that there may be a bit of a wait.

📍Fundy Take-Out, 21 Fundy View Dr, Alma, New Brunswick
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An absolute classic around these waters. Chez Leo is where I have the very best memories of fried clams from my childhood, spending my summers on the shores of New Brunswick and begging my parents to take me to Chez Leo for fried clams after a balmy day playing in the ocean.

Known for their fried clams (no, seriously, people come from ALL OVER for these clams) you really can’t go wrong if that’s your order. But just like any other coastal takeout spot, they have a large menu for you to choose from during your visit.

Mermaid Favorites: I mean, my aunt and uncle go here first for fried clams before visiting family when they drive down from Ontario, if that tells you anything. 😉

Things to know before you go: Chez Leo offers indoor and outdoor dining. Because of its fried clam fame, you can expect anywhere from a 30 to 60 to sometimes 90 minute wait for fried clams during the summer months. But trust me, it’s totally worth it.

📍Chez Leo, 3868 Route 134, Shediac Bridge, New Brunswick
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The Porch at Friars Bay opened under new ownership last summer and it is an absolute GEM on Campobello Island. From a tasty breakfast menu to some of the best burgers around these waters – if you’re on Campobello Island (or hanging out in neighboring Lubec, Maine) a visit to the Porch is an absolute must.

As its name implies, they have a large outdoor porch for dining in the summer months, as well as an indoor restaurant for those foggy, rainy days on the Bay of Fundy. They’re also licensed and make the tastiest cocktails. And their desserts are pretty, freaking epic too.

Mermaid Favorites: They have a build your own nacho, which I’m a total sucker for any day of the week. But if you’re ordering one of their delicious burgers, you’re going to want to add an order of their loaded fries too.

Things to know before you go: Sunday through Wednesday, the Porch is only open until 4:00pm but they’re open later until 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday! So plan accordingly.

📍The Porch at Friars Bay, 724, NB-774, Welshpool, New Brunswick
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Want to know where to catch this mermaid on a beautiful summer day? Probably sipping a cold drink and eating a lobster roll or bar clam dip at Euston Park, Parlee Beach.

A “beer garden” type outdoor dining experience, Euston Park Parlee Beach flips the script entirely on the traditional idea of a beach canteen, and offers the most delicious menu items including a seafood poutine that is to die for, trust me. If you’re heading to the beach for sunset yoga or to catch the sunset in the sand – I highly recommend planning a stop at Euston Park for a little sip and snack first.

Mermaid Favorites: I love absolutely EVERYTHING at Euston Park Parlee Beach in the seafood realm but their bar clam dip, which is Chef Gene’s family recipe is a must for me every time. It’s so good, you’ll want to order a second.

Things to know before you go: Euston Park Social is an outdoor dining experience at Parlee Beach Provincial Park, therefore, very dependent on the weather. If it’s a rainy day, check their Facebook before venturing out to the beach as they may be closed due to the weather.

📍221 Parlee Beach Rd, Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick
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Stay tuned for {Pt. 3} of my favorite coastal takeouts splashing ashore next month!

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