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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was looking forward to taking our family out to a home cooking style restaurant. Sadly while the service was satisfactory, the food was not. It was exceptionally expensive for what we received in the way of badly overcooked food. Liver was cardboard, chicken was tough...and very dry. Pasta was undercooked. Needless to say it was a horrible diner. Don't waste your money on this placeMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed September 1, 2022 via mobile

Returned for breakfast after the dinner chaos of several weeks ago. Great breakfast, reasonably priced and excellent service. Would highly recommend. Just don’t go at the dinner hour as they can’t handle it right now.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 24, 2022

Arrived to a pretty empty restaurant, we waited about twenty minutes for the waitress to take our order. It was for rinks only , we waited longer to be able to place our food order. 45 minutes later , we asked about our meals, and...were told that it would be 10 more minutes since the kitchen was too busy with take out orders. We watched as several people came to the takeout window and ordered food, received their food , and we still had not been served. Finally , we got oar food, no apology for the wait , not a care in the world! Lindsey and Stephanie ( both ex employees) would NEVER have let this happen! Terrible experience. I have eaten there 20 t0 30 times in the past few years. It is a shame ! Probably my last visit there.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022 via mobile

My husband, daughter, in laws and I were in the area over the weekend. We have visited the area three times previously and this was our first meal at Mill Pond. First I must say our server Kim was an absolute treat! We were thoroughly...entertained! The food was fantastic. Home cooked meals prepared when ordered. The deserts were homemade and out of this world. I couldn’t recommend a place more. We were all so stuffed and happy when we left. Kim, Thank you so much! We will be back again most definitely.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 24, 2022

Arrived for my reservation at 6:15 on July 22nd. The restaurant was completely full and had only 2 waitresses, one of whom was in the parking lot dealing with what looked like a fender bender. Most people did not have their food and were just...sitting there. By 7 pm and with no table imminent and the restaurant actually set to close at 7pm we left to find another restaurant. Very disappointing experience. Since this restaurant is only open at the dinner hour 2 nights a week, I would not recommend it for dinner - they just don't have the staffing.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022 via mobile

Ate here twice during our vacation in Minden Hills, once for breakfast and once for lunch. Delicious food, great service, good menu with lots of selection. Lovely location and lake view. Enjoyed our meals. Hope to return next summer. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022

We have had several breakfasts here. This restaurant is always full, sometimes with customers lined up outside. Reasonably priced. We come here often when at cottage.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 29, 2022

I could agree that renovations are not a fine dine. But I never got a bad food inside or take out. If you want a black tie affair....stay in Toronto. No need to come to our county. Food is fresh, made with care and on...time. And saved us from going without, when we didn't had power. I love it, I like it, I will always go back. Thank you.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022

Good 'diner' style eateries are few and far between in this area. The decor needs an upgrade, but the food doesn't. Great quality, properly prepared grub at a reasonable price. This is where the 'locals' go.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2021 via mobile

Nice spot to stop and eat off Hwy 35. Great food, great service, reasonably priced. Takeout available.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed November 8, 2020

Good food & prices and service. Decent menu selection. Short drive out of Minden but open more than options in town for a dine in place.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 26, 2020 via mobile

We had our first visit to the Mill Pond Restaurant. Staff was very friendly upon our arrival and greeted us right away. We had made reservations for the picnic area that overlook a lake. Hand sanitizer was available and we went to our table. The...takeout window was very busy which is always a good sign. Patio area is an area with well spaced out picnic tables. Area was spotless. Nothing fancy but who needs fancy? Our server was very friendly and welcoming. Some of my family are fussy eaters so for example we ordered liver with no bacon and no onions. Our orders came out quickly. Our food was hot and exactly as we ordered. Fries are amazing. A few bites in and we knew we would be coming back. Our server checked on us and when we told her this was our first time there, she took the time to welcome us and chatted with us about the area. Unfortunately we didn’t have room to try the desserts. Food is reasonably priced. Throughout our meal, people were coming and going for take out. Thank you Mill Pond, we will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Dine here quite frequently and am always impressed by the service as well as the quality of the food - flavourful and home-made.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

Always good food! Quite a variety of lunch and dinner meals. Special meals Prime Rib Beef, Turkey dinners on weekends. An awesome sauce on the shrimp/chicken pasta! The best greek salad in the county! Freshly baked pies, not on the menu, depends on what has...been made that day. Everything here is delicious!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 25, 2019

We have enjoyed The Millpond on a weekly basis for the past 3 years. By far the Millpond has the BEST breakfast in all of Minden/Canarvan as well as a great menu with many options! Stephanie who is a server there makes our experience wonderful...each and every time, in fact she is the main reason along with the food that we go every week. Unfortunately, this summer we did experience hostel behaviour on a couple of occasions when Stephanie was not there by a younger blond server. We have discussed this with other locals and they have experienced the same hostel behaviour by the same younger blond server. I hope the Millpond addresses this girls behaviour or we will stop going, as we look forward to a pleasant experience each and every time. However on a good note, we highly recommend this restaurant and appreciate the kitchens efforts to serve great hot food even when it is insanely busy during tourist and holiday times. Keep up the great work!!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Hello. New Years Eve falls on a Monday. According to the website the restaurant is usually closed Mondays. To be sure of their holiday hours call the restaurant at 1-705-489-3353.
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Mill Pond Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4