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Loondocks Restaurant

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98 Joseph Street, Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0, Canada
+1 705-765-5191
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Rome, Italy
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've been here twice and everytime is a great experience. Thank to Kevin and his wife Brittany to be so welcoming. Kevin is a good chef and he's able to satisfy even the most demanding palates. I think is the best place to experience the Taste of Muskoka. They also help you with good advices to explore port carling as... More 

Thank Isabella V
1 review
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My husband, son and I had dinner there and it was delicious! Everything about this restaurant is spot on - the service, the food and the view. We sat on the patio and it was lovely!

Thank Kelly B
Annandale, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

The outside space remodel is terrific and loses nothing from the previous space. I was with a group of "sharers" and so I can say that the appetizers were a terrific and the pasta, beef and trout were all very well prepared and presented. The staff is always very attentive without being hovering. Must do a shout out of congratulations... More 

Thank Meg P
Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

After staying at the Marriott Resort at Lake Rousseau and reading the bad reviews of the restaurant there, we opted to go to Loondocks Restaurant in Port Carling. So glad we did. Quaint and friendly restaurant with outstanding service. We were pleasantly surprised by the superb dinners which were served. Certainly worth the drive from the resort and reasonably priced... More 

Thank walkflydrive2016
Mississauga, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I had a lovely dinner at Loondock. We shared the Muskoka salad which was delicious. We both had the trout with puréed squash. Again delicious. Desert was creme brûlée and a flourless chocolate cake, both were fabulous. The service was superb. The setting was lovely as well overlooking the Port Carling locks. I highly recommend dinner at... More 

Thank Debbie R
Naples, Florida
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99 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

On the rainy evening in September, we were greeted in such a friendly way, it set the mood for us to enjoy the meal. We had traveled for most of the day and stopped in for an early dinner. We sat on the covered porch and enjoyed a lovely meal. We applaud the staff and the food. A wonderful greeting... More 

Thank middlebeach41
Toronto, Canada
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My husband and I recently went to Loondocks for dinner with 2 other couples. The setting is beautiful, overlooking the south end of Lake Rosseau. We were not able to get a table on the back deck as it was fully booked so we sat in the covered porch area -- not as good a view but still nice. Five... More 

Thank LMGToronto
Thornhill, Canada
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130 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This restaurant is perched over the Port Carling locks and diners can choose to sit outside and watch the boats or inside. For a treat, book a table outside on a summer evening. The menu is small with carefully chosen plates to reflect the local availability of fresh ingredients. There is a variety of meat, fish (Milford Bay trout), poultry... More 

Thank Debi1959
Ottawa Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

We had drinks and appetizers on a beautiful evening. All were very tasty and beautifully presented. The staff is wonderful: friendly, knowledgeable, helpful. We'll be back for sure!

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Westport, Canada
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Peaceful dinner with my husband. We enjoyed the fresh Vietnamese spring rolls but thought they could be more generously filled, the peanut sauce was very mildly flavoured. We ordered the gnocchi ( pleasant ) and the beef filet with one shrimp ( beef was overlooked but still very tender and had good flavour . The jumbo shrimp at $7 each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$29
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Joseph Street, Port Carling, Ontario P0B 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Port Carling
  • Phone Number: +1 705-765-5191
Fresh and local fine dining in the heart of Muskoka.

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