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Reviewed August 22, 2021

We were very disappointed with our stay here - the room was very dated, especially the bath room. There was also a musty smell. The person who checked us in was very rude and acted as though we were a bother to him. The most...disappointing thing was that the restaurant was closed on Tues and there was no place in town to eat. We had to drive to Blind River.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 18, 2021

Stayed down the road a bit but ordered burgers from here. They were absolutely excellent. Highly recommend them.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed September 24, 2019 via mobile

I am from this area of the country and looking forward to a Whitefish dinner. We ordered and it was very slow and then the came overcooked and potatoes bland so disappointed for the price we paid.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 27, 2019 via mobile

Second time staying here, room price very reasonable. It is clean and a step back to 1961. Wifi and coffee machine yes, refrigerator no. Restaurant is great for dinner and breakfast. Desserts don't come from a factory. Menu changes often, food is superb. Great service...without the syrupy fluff. Definitely not a greasy spoon. Each dish has just the right amount of flair to make it unique.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019

I've lived about an hour away from here most of my life and drive by a hundred times when leaving town. The humble outside and prominence of the Motel part made me give it but a head turn. On a recent motorcycle trip with a...buddy we were due for lunch and nothing else was open so we tried it... White tablecloths, haute cuisine, but local food prices!!! Don't let that drive you away if you have kids! The two owners there have had it for 20 years, the chef is dressed as a chef (nice change over the t-shirt cook), and I will now plan my travel around landing here to eat for lunch or dinner. A MUST STOP PLACE TO EAT.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

I remember dining at this establishment as a young child with my grandparents, who had retired in the area near Bright Lake. Close to 30 years later I was able to take my wife here for her 30th birthday. Very affordable, upscale cuisine and wine...choices, considering the area! Who would think you could enjoy a squid ink seafood pasta dish, or housemade salmon gravlax, with a lovely bottle of Rioja, in the quaint little village of Iron Bridge. The owners even enhanced our experience by allowing me to drop off a special jewellery gift for my wife ahead of time, to be presented during dessert. If you happen to be visiting the area, do not pass up a chance to try out the Red top. You will not be disappointed! Two thumbs up! (P.S. if they have the cheesecake made with goat's cheese, give it a shot, amazing!)More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We stopped for lunch and hoped to experience a special meal, based on these reviews. The food gods were not with us that day, however.. I ordered the club sandwich and my husband had the lamb burger. The club was made on ordinary bread and...there was nothing special about it. And nothing with it, either, not even a garnish. For $12. The lamb burger was dry and unflavourful.There was supposed to be a sauce on it but it was well hidden. So, I guess we missed out. The varied menu written on the chalk board had several nice sounding entrees, but were a bit too pricey for a quick lunch. There were some cute souvenir items for sale. And, I was happy to see Ontario wines on the wine list.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 4, 2019

We were near Iron Bridge for a birthday party and heard this was a good place to eat. A great referral. The menu offers travel staples like salads, burgers, sandwiches and entrees. They also have a daily menu offering an interesting selection of meals. The...server was very knowledgeable about allergies, including gluten free requirements, and pointed out meals that were, or could be made, gluten free. All 4 of us had excellent meals.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 5, 2019

WE arrived late at almost eight pm after a long days driving. The manager allowed us to squeak in at the very last minute to eat. Spaghetti with wild leek (ramp) pesto was delicious. After having spent a few days in Michigan where the only...things that seem to be on the menu are burgers in some form or another, wraps and ersatz Mexican food, this real food was very welcome. Other menu specials included, mussels, lamb chops and a chicken dish A serving of cardamom cake with a nice ice cream was a great finish to our meal. The prices were fair, service was pleasant and attentive but not pushy. Coffee was good quality and the cup was refilled . wine and beer were available. If you find your selves on this long stretch of highway from the Soo to Sudbury, do try to get a meal here. you wont regret it.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

I am sure this is a quaint and interesting place for couples but it’s not appropriate for children. We were travelling and needed to stop for dinner but they don’t have anything really appropriate for children and the prices were too high for kids who...wouldn’t appreciate the flavours. My wife and I didn’t order anything much because we knew it would be a hefty bill as it is. Again, the menu looks great for the more discerning diner but wasn’t for us.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Red Top Motor Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4