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The Oar & Paddle

$$ - $$$, ,
530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
+1 705-687-8618
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (35 reviews)
“boar burger” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

We made reservations and glad we did as it was a thursday night and off season and super busy. Food was excellent, service was very good and a nice atmosphere too. We had fish and chips and three cheese pasta and cheese bread for appetizer....More

Thank FarAway151556
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for your kind words - I'll be sure to share them with our entire crew, including our ownership/management team!

Reviewed 4 days ago

My third visit to Gravenhurst for a concert, but the first time I've had a chance to get a proper meal. This place was recommended by the young man at the front desk at Howard Johnson. Folks here refer to it as The Oar and...More

Thank Regardez403
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for your kind words - I will be sure to share them with the entire team. We look forward to welcoming you back to Gravenhurst!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did not know what to expect when I complained that our food was late and that we had mentionned at order time that we had to attent a concert but the server's reply: [...]" you're loud and angry...I am getting the manager" was not...More

Thank pepelepew848
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback - I wanted to take some time to investigate and make sure that I have the details correct. I spoke with our manager who was aware of the situation - you were sitting at what we call 'the post' -...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for Valentine’s Day and they did everything right. Food was great, a one piece artist playing and great service.

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

Thank you very much - we hope to see you again for Valentines 2019!!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just wanted to send a post to say that the food and service was fabulous for our daughter’s wedding. It was a great location to host the intimate wedding reception dinner. One recommendation would be that the doors to the room have some type...More

Thank GetVacation2013
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you - it was our pleasure to host you:) Very best wishes to the bride and groom!

Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I can see why this restaurant is rated so high. 5 meals, and all of them were excellent. Numerous tastes in all of them and great service. Lots to choose from and a very busy place.

Thank hotsally
Reviewed August 26, 2018

10/10 Dinner at The Oar and Paddle. This is the place to go, ‘bursting at the seem’s’ line up’s and turn backs, were inevitable, (Reservations ARE recommended). We were served by Pat, extremely pleasant, responsive, and hospitable. Let’s get to the FOOOOD. WOW! 10/10 We...More

Thank Azim H
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

Please take this as an objective review and only want to see this place succeed. And I’m sure it is but vulnerable if anyone opens a decent place which will happen eventually. If your going to charge these prices you need to deliver a bigger...More

Thank raymuskoka
Reviewed August 19, 2018

The food was tasty, atmosphere casual. We ordered the fish and chips for one order and crustless quiche for the other. Menu is not extensive and the prices were a little high for a pub type of restaurant. Service was fair because the waitress forgot...More

Thank cpb15
Reviewed August 6, 2018

This is a popular place among locals. Great food in a nice atmosphere. We had fried chicken, cornbread, and mash. It was done extremely well. Other entrees looked delicious The menu was varied, with pastas and vegetarian options.

Thank allyismydog
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Questions & Answers
Lynda F
August 14, 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
October 19, 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$11 - US$23
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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