Luckily when you are on PEI, everything is close! I spent a lot of summers at Chelton Beach as a kid! Chelton is located within a 20-25 min drive to Summerside, where you find restaurants like Open Eats, South Central Kitchen and Provisions (lunch only), and Samuel's Coffee House!!! Also a newly opened Evermoore Brewery in the old train station!
Heading north you will find Kensington, restaurants like Broadway 45 and Island Stone Pub. This is the gateway to the north shore Cavendish area, where you will find tons of things to see and do for all ages!
If you like seafood, wander down to the Blue Mussel Café in North Rustico right on the wharf, you will not be disappointed! If you are in Albany make sure you drop by The Handpie Co, great fuel for any road trip!
Enjoy my Island!