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New Dundee Emporium

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169 Front St, New Dundee, Ontario N0B 2E0, Canada
+1 519-696-2059
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Tue - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

First time for me eating at the New Dundee Emporium! Went for lunch with a special friend and truly enjoyed our lunch :) asparagus cream soup and garden salad were delicious! Our server was very attentive. Definitely will return! You need to try this hidden treasure.

Thank bonnie j
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Met with friends and had a good lunch,our waitress she was fantastic and for us was the best part of the experience. She was very attention to detail and was one of the best. Clothing shop was lovely and the jewellery and accessories top notch. Great selection and colours.

1 Thank Lola M
Waterloo, Canada
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249 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Visited the Emporium for the first time with friends. We booked High Tea in advance. Warmly greeted at the door and shown to our table. Our server took our tea orders and food arrived shortly after the tea was served. High Tea is a special kind of lunch which fosters great conversation about the food as all of us have... More 

1 Thank mschmitt255
Kitchener, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Great value for your money and a wonderful menu to choose from. The menu gave you the opportunity of many types of food to enjoy. The attached store with baked goods, preserves and country store, filled with many items to purchase was a great way to end a great luncheon experience.

Thank jojacbro
Elmira, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

On a fun day of exploring, we happened upon this little gem. The warm reception at the door was just the beginning of a delightful experience. Hot carrot and apple soup followed by Montreal smoked meat on a pretzel bun was perfect for a cold Friday. My hubby chose the pickerel and rated it a 10. Following such a lovely... More 

1 Thank Myrna S
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Happily, I'm old enough to remember when you could visit the Emporium when it was the only thing open on Sunday before Sunday shopping became legal in Ontario. On a snowy Winter's Sunday, you would enter to roaring fire in the wood burner and the proprietor Mr. Simpson joyfully sitting at a player piano (pretending to play) while Mrs. Simpson... More 

1 Thank Abbycat47
Kitchener, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Had the most amazing lunch and the most amazing dinner (yes a few days apart) at the New Dundee Emporium. My favourite is the cheese and onion tart for lunch and the burger for dinner. Had a great special of spicy lamb stew. All round really good food, great service and of course the great shopping experience. I would definitely... More 

1 Thank Evelyn M
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203 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

High tea comes in a wonderful presentation. Lots of variety in sandwiches but are more of the North American chunky style than in typical dainty small bite size sandwiches. If you want petite fours you won't find them here but you will find mini carrot muffin, brownie, shortbread cookie, butter tart. All delicious and served with a smile and the... More 

Thank Bearthoughts
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Potatoes were cold, onion soup had no taste and salad soggy.The dinner menu could have more options. I don't feel comfortable telling owners.

Thank abcgem
Hamilton, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We arrived at the Emporium a little early so that we could look around in the clothing section. When all of the ladies arrived we were seated at our table. The table was bare, I had never been to a High Tea without a table cloth. It was set for six of us, two of us had ordered the Indulgence... More 

Thank whitenanny

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Front St, New Dundee, Ontario N0B 2E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  New Dundee
  • Phone Number: +1 519-696-2059

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?