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The Oar & Paddle

$$ - $$$, ,
530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
+1 705-687-8618
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Delicious, countrystile food in large quantities ;-) Traditional, but very tasty with some extras. Good service, quick, helpful and friendly. Lovely place to sit in- or outside, lots of decoration. Live music in the evenings.

Thank MuffelMaeh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly and quick service with delicious Canadian classic meals. The southwest style chicken is to die for! A few other excellent options but my only complaint is the gravy on the poutine was a bit beefy. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert but the...More

Thank Mal_1313
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much - and I'll share your feedback on the gravy with the kitchen team:)

Reviewed 6 days ago

We ate fish and chips here and it was fantastic. It is a cozy restaurant with some great options. I will definitely visit the Oar and Paddle again.

Thank Chris B
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you - we'll look forward to welcoming you back into The Oar!!!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice looking place. We did not make a reservation (which they recommend). The Hostess said she would give us a spot as "long as we are gone in an hour". There were a lot of empty spaces in the restaurant so this felt a little...More

Thank Carol P
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback Carol - I suspect it was me that was hosting that night. We always struggle with whether to let people sit at tables that are reserved for later in the night. Many of our guests would prefer to sit at a...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this restaurant through Trip Advisor and was not disappointed. Live entertainment in a pub/restaurant setting. Lots of choices for refreshments and the menu had many pub and main type choices. The seafood pasta was very tasty and arrived hot. Service was also good. Overall...More

Thank Laen27
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's called the famous burger for a reason. Super good service, great cold beer, and right in town. I will go back in a heartbeat.

Thank Lucas M
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went for lunch. We were told that the homemade burger and the fish & chips were their speciality so that is what we ordered. We were not disappointed. I had the fish & chips and the fish was probably the best...More

Thank Barb5205
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took clients here. The atmosphere was great. Staff were super friendly. Our meal was really nicely plated and tastey. We all had dessert (cheesecake and buttertarts). Good stuff. Will definitely be back.

Thank Tracey B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place nicely reflects its setting, in a historic town by a lovely lake. We chose to sit inside in the appealingly rustic dining room, which was filled with wood, though others were taking advantage of the good weather (finally!) and sitting on the garden...More

Thank WoodsResidents
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for liking our special spot, our lovely town and our amazing service staff! We will share this with everyone involved!

Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered take out from this place on a Saturday night and we're blown away by the food quality! We ordered a Caesar salad that had good quality Parmesan cheese shavings over top, the fish and chips which was perfectly crisp, and the burger which...More

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Lynda F
14 August 2016|
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Response from AngelikaCanada | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant has many gluten free items and will modify existing dishes to suit you.
Gayle C
19 October 2015|
Response from Northrestaurant | Property representative |
Thanks for your email. We do have 2 cab companies in Gravenhurst - either would be great at bringing you into town. I do need to let you know that we don't have the Sea Bass on the menu anymore - sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$21
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Gravenhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 705-687-8618
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Celebrating 10 years of business in Muskoka. We welcome you to join us for a unique casual dining experience in one of South Muskoka’s favourite local hot spots. Chef Iain and his team have prepared an exciting  lunch and dinner menu that offers up traditional and vegetarian dishes from fresh, simple, and tasteful ingredients.
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