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Loondocks Restaurant

98 Joseph Street, Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0B 1J0, Canada
+1 705-765-5191
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“trout” (32 reviews)
“gnocchi” (23 reviews)
“salad” (20 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
98 Joseph Street, Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0B 1J0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Loondocks last night for the opening of another summer season. We sat out on the patio and enjoyed the view of the lake. My husband and I had a glass of wine and enjoyed a great conversation with owners Kevin and Brittany...More

Thank lucyJ7516EA
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We had a special table outside overlooking the falls, the menu offered an enticing selection and we enjoyed ourselves from perfect martini sharpener to the devilishly good cheesecake finish. Our waitress was delightful and friendly but NOT in an intrusive way, but rather helpful and...More

Thank Patricia C
Reviewed October 10, 2017

Amazing food! a short menu for all different tastes. A classy spot for a weekend, relaxed destination.

Thank Lorenzo M
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Went in September after golfing. Limited places open. Started with duck confit flatbread which was nice. Our table had the trout and filet. The fish was very well cooked with crispy skin. The beef was very flavourful. It was from Alberta. It had a beefier...More

Thank Janet K
Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

We travelled almost an hour to visit Loondocks and it was well worth it. The food was excellent and superior presentation. Our server, Megan, was great and they had a surprisingly good wine selection. Coming after Labour Day avoided any crowd and the visit is...More

Thank BennyCPA
Reviewed September 8, 2017

Table Service - outstanding Management - outstanding (accommodated us showing up without a reservation on a busy long weekend Friday night) Quality of food - very good; Oka Chicken, chorizo gnocci both top notch, downside pasta (was a bit overdone but not too far gone)...More

Thank Muskoka_cottager_12
Reviewed September 6, 2017

This is our absolute must-go restaurant every summer. The food is consistently delicious with a focus on local foods when possible, view is amazing, and service is always friendly. Love coming here every time :)

Thank ms19842017
Reviewed September 6, 2017

The presentation of the meal was a work of art. The chocolate fudge cake did not disappoint. Thank you for a very enjoyable evening.

Thank Jan F
Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

I have no idea why this restaurant is so highly rated. It is extremely over priced and the food is nothing special. $7 to add one (1) shrimp to a pasta dish? I have never heard of something so ridiculous. I came home to Toronto...More

3  Thank Jeff F
ChefKevin99, Owner at Loondocks Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

We are sorry to hear you did not perceive good value! However this is not your normal cocktail shrimp here, this is a rare and beautiful Jumbo Black Tiger Shrimp (our cost is over $4 for each piece!) We are confident our pricing is competitive...More

Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

Was at Loondocks the other night for date night and the service and food was second to none. If your in the Port Carling area it's a must!!! Thanks for the great service Julia and the incredible food Chef Kevin!

1  Thank thompsonmerger2016
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Questions & Answers
February 21, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Adriano G | Reviewed this property |
don't know sorry
Judy W
April 9, 2016|
Response from ChefKevin99 | Property representative |
Hi Judy, we are currently open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5-8pm.
March 20, 2016|
Response from ChefKevin99 | Property representative |
Hi Angelika, thanks for your inquiry. We will be open on those days, as we are open Friday - Sunday from 5pm-8pm. Our menu is available on our website. As for gluten free options, we have many. A fair amount our dishes are... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$29
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98 Joseph Street, Port Carling, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario P0B 1J0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Muskoka Lakes  >  Port Carling
  • Phone Number: +1 705-765-5191
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Fresh and local fine dining in the heart of Muskoka.
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