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Address: 7445 County Road 21, Elora, Ontario, Canada
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+1 519-846-5455
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Not much else to do... It's fun!

We checked it out and had a great time! Make the best of what you got type experience! Not a ton of young people, but my hubby and I can have fun anywhere! Food in the buffet... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
Windsor, Canada
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Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

It was held at the Lighthouse Restaurant next door. Let me start with the food...excellent! The theme was an 80's telethon. The actors and audience were very interactive. They would come of the stage and work the crowd. We really enjoyed the show! Book in advance as it sells out! Next show is in September!

Thank Gerry R
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139 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

Had attended the murder mystery dinner theatre in the past and enjoyed the evening tremendously thus I suggested that our group of six attend the Johnny Cash event. Turkey was dry, sides cold (great eggplant but little compensation for a sad meal ) Plenty leftover on the buffet but seconds were not offered. The play? What kind of murder mystery... More 

Thank Nese
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

went to grand river raceway for Sunday brunch. It was better than I could image. The bacon sausage roast beef was perfect also eggs and scallop potatoes perfect. After all that the desert pecan pie yummee. the only way to make it better is to include coffee or pop in the price.

Thank bob c
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Horse racing here is amazing to watch. The food is great but not over the top. The staff is very helpful and kind when you order in the Captains Quarters. You can buy Raceway programs in the gift shop and at the Captains Quarters. Daily Racing Forms for horseplayers like me are avaliable also in the Gift Shop for $9.00... More 

Thank Conley E
Guelph, Canada
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128 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were looking for something fun and different to do, and we did. Betting on the races was new to us and the staff were fantastic to help and explain the process, there is also a brochure you can pick up to help. If you dine at the Captains Quarters your race program is included, so don't purchase on your... More 

Thank AnneMarie61
Cambridge, Canada
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123 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

went for the buffet dinner at the track, which for $17.00 is pretty good value. Reasonable selection for the meal, but the roast beef was tough, and has been each time we have gone. Good staff, attentive and friendly. Always enjoy the evening out

Thank Phil835
Waterloo, Canada
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38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We booked our table a few weeks ahead and we were happy to be seated at a front row table. We arrived around 6pm and were greeted promptly and warmly. Even though it was still early, a lot of items on the buffet already looked like they had been there a long time. The food was ok, not great and... More 

Thank Christine B
Windsor, Canada
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31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

We checked it out and had a great time! Make the best of what you got type experience! Not a ton of young people, but my hubby and I can have fun anywhere! Food in the buffet was meh... Not a foodies dream. But sustenance that didn't make me sick. The roast was delightful and the pie-wow!! The view of... More 

Thank Bella1982
Kitchener, Canada
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85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

We recently went to the track on the August holiday Monday for the a promotional horse race day. The facilty is fairly small but seems to be well run. We watched 10 horse races and then a real quick visit to the slots. The track area has pretty good seating-viewing areas. Some indoors and a covered area outdoors. We ended... More 

Thank BruceMcH
Guelph, Canada
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74 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Made my debut at Grand River Raceway and had a great time not only watching the races but the dinner buffet at the Captain's Quarters restaurant impressed me. Good old fashioned pot roast ( yes I did go up for seconds ) but I simply LOVED the cabbage rolls and perogies- talk about COMFORT FOOD. The number of selections on... More 


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