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The Port Bistro Pub

21 Front Street, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
+1 613-955-1409
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
21 Front Street, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Using TripAdvisor we were trying to find a place to eat and everything was closed...we stumbled upon this place. The place is quite nice and they have a lovely patio (was too cold to sit out). The service was great and the good was delicious....More

Thank Orgchaos70
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I said I wouldn't return but was overruled by friendly consensus. I am critical because this could be a really good restaurant and we don't have many in our area. Again, food and presentation was good. Service was not. Between 2 People we made 3...More

Thank just_eh_guy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and cozy, good service and interesting food. We opted for the combo of 3 appetizers for $30, and a couple bowls of soup. I tried a beer from Bath, and another from Napanee, both were good. Woodland snails, crab stuffed mushrooms and fish tacos;...More

Thank DiveProf
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

DiveProf Thanks for your comments. We will be bringing out our summer menu May 19. Please come back and try something new.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've now visited The Port Bistro Pub several times and find it a refreshing experience. Its a real gem and the ambience, food, and staff make this place a must stop destination if you ever find yourself in Quinte West. Lots of parking nearby, waterfront...More

Thank AntiguaRon
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

What a great spot to have a quick lunch. Staff was very pleasant and knowledgeable and the location is wonderful, price was a little high, but you have to pay for quality and that is what you will get. I would definitely return.

Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Been wanting to try this place for a long time. Finally got there. Nice microbrewery beer selection. Great apps and salads. Overall a nice menu. Everyone enjoyed their food. Our server April (Aubrey) was the best! If, like me, you're tired of the big chains....More

Thank ivansine
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The ambiance of the place is soo different from places, where you cannot even see what you eat. This pub has high ceilings, beautiful windows on each side. Very clean. Even the floors are clean. Attention to detail. Attention to food. Will come again.

Thank Ladislav K
Reviewed 4 March 2017

First visit. The food was good and well prepared. Service was fair. For not being very busy could have been better. Although auto gratuity for a family of 6 is insulting. You got your 18% and I will not return. Pro tip I usually tip...More

Thank just_eh_guy
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

Justa Our POS system picks up there are 6 people in a group and defaults to the 18.5% gratuity. The system cannot tell if there are 6 adults or 6 kids in the group, just 6 servings ordered. The policy is plainly marked on the...More

Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Bright sunny day overlooking the river. Best seats at the back for sure. Great lunch menu with great service. Awesome up beat music. A must visit in Trenton for lunch!

Thank Gloria W
Reviewed 4 February 2017

This is a great restaurant with great food and friendly staff. service is outstanding! try the mac and cheese - outstanding....great prices too!

Thank Mapdragon
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Liz R
Trying to find the full menu? On here....
23 October 2015|
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Response from jens h | Property representative |
Please go to our website or our Facebook page.
jens h
3foodie Sorry to hear about your experience, This is the first complaint I have heard about our crabcakes. They have been one of the most consistent crowd pleasers on our menu. Perhaps a bad day ? Please come back and allow us show you we are better than that. Ask for me, Jens. I'm the owner.
27 January 2015|
Response from jens h | Property representative |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$24
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Front Street, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Quinte West  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-955-1409
  • E-mail
Situated in the heart of Trenton, The Port Bistro Pub is located in a beautifully restored historical building overlooking the Trent waterway. In the summer season, there is a spacious patio where you can watch the boats pass. Inside we feature the work of local artists & live music on Friday nights. The Port features a menu of gourmet comfort foods made from the very best quality, local products. Everything is made in house including hand-cut frites, desserts, and all sauces and dressings. The menu changes seasonally. We are proud of our unique beer list featuring local, regional and international brews, a comprehensive wine list and a great selection of cocktails and martinis. Additionally, we offer warm, friendly customer service and a fun unpretentious atmosphere that is uniquely ours. We strive to go above and beyond our patron's expectations and make The Port something the community can be proud of. This is partially achieved through our Green Initiatives and by highlighting the area's finest produce, meat, beer and wine.The Port opened July 14th 2011, with new owners acquiring it on August 1st 2014. The Port is locally owned and operated. We invite you to join us for some shared plates with friends, a full course meal or just a drink on the patio.