Donald McIsaac erected this beautiful three storey brick building in 1862-1864 on Sims Corner, so called because the property had been in the possession of Thomas and Charlotte Alchorn Sims from 1806.
The most colourful owner and occupant of the building was Mr. P.P. Gillis, who ran the “Red Pharmacy” between 1895 and 1910.
A drug-store in the front half of the building and a reputed conviviality shop in the rear, proved very popular with local businessmen while prohibition was in effect. This location has also been a large family home, apartments and a barber shop.
In the fall of 2005 local restaurateur Kevin Murphy purchased the building and began the process of renovating to create what you are experiencing today.
Murphy Hospitality Group is proud to present you with Prince Edward Island’s first authentic Steakhouse, and “Atlantic Canada’s Premier Steakhouse Experience”.
Kevin and Kathy Murphy, along with operating partner, Craig MacMillan, hope that you enjoy your stay at Sims Corner and welcome you to join us in our philosophy that a relentless commitment to great steaks, big wine, and PEI hospitality come together to create the ultimate dining experience.
Meghan joined the Murphy Hospitality Group team as a bartender with The Gahan House in 2014 and quickly moved into the Assistant General Manager (AGM) position. She joined Sims Corner as AGM in January 2018 and has been an integral part of the Sims team ever since, holding the role of AGM, Reservations & Sales Manager, and now General Manager.
“Sims Corner prides itself on having beautiful food to complement our beautiful venue. It is my pleasure to help you create a memorable evening.”
All of our beef is raised right here on Prince Edward Island. We work with Atlantic Beef Products, located in Borden, PEI. Atlantic Beef Products Ltd. prides quality over quantity by producing beef on a small scale. Their farmers feed their cattle a diet consisting of only potatoes and grain. This helps ensure each cut meets the strict requirements needed to reach the top classification of “Canadian Prime” and offers a distinct flavor making PEI beef a much sought after product.
Here at Sims, we try to enhance that flavor even more by aging our steaks for a minimum of 45 days (dry and wet age). Our beef is butchered right here at Sims to our own exacting specifications, providing you, our guests, with the absolute best quality there is. The staff at Sims are proud to serve high quality prime local beef that directly supports local farmers on the Island.