Big Tancook Island Cafe & Restaurant BTI Cafe & Restaurant

Just steps from the ferry’s berth, bear left at the head of the Wharf Hill and you’ll find this charming establishment overlooking Northwest Cove. The menu features a variety of soups, wraps and panini grilled sandwiches, including a sausage and sauerkraut item inspired by Tancook’s history and heritage. Both indoor and outdoor seating is available, and it is located conveniently alongside the bike rental shop.

Island Boys Fries


Established in 2011, Island Boys Fries is located on the main road within view of the government wharf where the ferry docks.  The “boys” specialize in 100% hand cut fries and homemade burgers. They also serve a variety of other hot items, ice cream treats, and cold drinks.

Closed Summer 2017

Other Options

There are a couple of additional options to satisfy your hunger while on the island, including Carolyn’s Restaurant and Crafts  (open seasonally), and a number of spots to grab snacks and cold drinks. Remember too that there are lots of great places to enjoy a picnic lunch.

To supplement a home-packed meal, you will find that some residents also sell fresh fruits and vegetables from their gardens at stands in front of their homes.  The Tancook Island Recreation and Tourism Center (opening late June 2017) also offers refreshments including candy, coffee, tea and cold drinks. Wishing Stones Gallery (open now for the 2017 season) sells bottled water, and offers complementary icy treats for their younger guests.

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