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US$4 - US$14
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Diner, Canadian, African, British
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 12, 2022

Flavours of different cuisines all in one place. As skeptical as we were when we came to dine here, my god did it taste delicious. One issue we had was that it took a really long time for the dishes to arrive, but despite the...sleepiness and hunger, it somehow was worth it. I ordered the vegetarian Pad Thai which I wiped clean, and are really looking forward to another opportunity to visit again.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed March 3, 2022

Great experience - food is always fresh and the menu is not your run of the mill menu. The owners have done a wonderful job creating a bistro style atmosphere - keep in mind that in the summer months in particular it can be VERY...busy. Reservations are available for indoor dining. We have been several times, never disappoints. Wine/beer available + awesome desserts.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022

March of 2017 ~ The last time I remember eating at Marydale's was really kind of cool. I had lunch by myself, sitting at a quiet table. There were a couple of other guests, and the service was good. The man at the next table...did a "Pay It Forward" thing, and bought me lunch. I was very thankful but can't remember where he said he was from. I still miss Marydale's fries, and have to see if they taste the same given the new ownership. They always reminded me of the Chip Wagon fries in Owen Sound. Very similar!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed September 7, 2020

I never write comments on Trip Advisor because I don’t really care, but I had to warn customers about this traumatizing experience. We are 4 girls who never had to leave a restaurant, but this time, it was so horrible how we got treated that...we had to leave. My friend went to ask the waitress if it was normal that she really didn’t have a lot of kitchen in her panini (she’s not the complaining type but she had like 3 small pieces of chicken in a normal size panini... which was supposed to be a chicken pesto panini (so the chicken was the main ingredient lol)). She was not mad, she just asked nicely. The waitress took her plate from her hands, threw it in the chicken and said to my friend: “If you’re not happy, just don’t eat it.” Then, the chef and owner of the place came to our table from across the restaurant saying in a really confronting way: “So who’s the one complaining about my food???”. I swear... he was scary. He was shouting at us without a mask, really close to us, spitting over our plates (it’s COVID period). He was so mad, he started insulting us. He invited us to leave, he didn’t care if we didn’t pay, he preferred wining his argument. We’ve never been treated that way in a restaurant. That’s not a way to treat customers. Never go there! The food was not worth the bad service and the traumatizing experience. We ended up across the street at Rachel’s and the service is really good!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 2, 2020

Server told me my order for my family would be ready in 20 minutes, an hour later , still no food, when we finally got it, the order was wrong, the owner was extremely rude and didn’t even offer to get our order done properly....never..never...again, no thanks..More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed August 15, 2020

Picked up an order, got to the car, and we could smell lots of stuff that we did not order. Called the restaurant and the owner said she does NOT read the orders (which we spent a lot of time confirming on the phone). Waited...25 minutes for the correct burgers, by which time all our side orders were stone cold. Owner brought out the replacement burgers and proceeded to start arguing with me (rather than apologizing for her carelessness and the long wait). Very unprofessional!!! Any other restaurant in town is a better choice. BTW this restaurant changed owners and its name several months ago. I think they are profiting from the high ratings from the former Marydale’s.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 2, 2020

My husband and I went to Marydales at the end of a long day of hiking/swimming at Lion's Head. The restaurant was super busy and we weren't sure we'd be served. The waitress kindly sat us down at a table (despite the sign that said..."By reservation only.") We had to wait a while but it was worth it. The food was terrific! Customer service - excellent. I loved listening to the music while we waited. I will definitely recommend Marydales to people going up this way.More

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

Out for a ride on the bike and ended up in Lions Head On. Stopped to get some lunch at Marydales. Had a great meal, met the new owners who have a lot of great plans for this restaurant including several new menu items ....Will need to come up again!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 25, 2020

Order take-out and was very disappointed when we opened the container. Only received 5 onion rings as the side to a burger (which tasted like soap.) A chicken wrap which I think was pre made and heat up, chicken was hard with a VERY small...amount of fries which now have a spice coating on them and they were not cooked. I’m not sure we will be giving the new owners another chance after this meal. Also asked for no tomato on my wrap, but was filled with tomato. Took a half hour after being told it would take 10 mins.. they were very busyMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

We live 30 minutes from Lions Head and will stop for breakfast or lunch if we're travelling the Peninsula. We visited Marydales to support the new owners this time and checkout the new food. 25 minutes later we were on the road again without even...been served a beverage. It was 1 pm, 4 tables, 2 were finished and chatting and 3 staff. No acknowledgement when we arrived. After 10 minutes a waitress brought food to the table next to us but made no eye contact with us. After 15 minutes the owner came with menus and no comments other than a friendly hello. She asked if we'd like something to drink. We said coffees. She retreated to the cash area and casually worked on paperwork. Never did receive coffees. That was long enough. We left without ever being served.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

New owners have updated the restaurant both in eating area, and with the menu. Very friendly staff made it a pleasant visit

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 13, 2020 via mobile

The best clubhouse sandwich. Breakfast is also great here. Staff are friendly and service is good. The service is a bit slower in the tourist season. They sometimes get swamped with customers.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

We decided on a Sunday breakfast out, so we thought we would come here again, not too busy but took a long time for waitress to even acknowledge us, and when the food did come out it was tasteless, I could have made better at...home, our mistake for going in, but hey you decide, cheersMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 27, 2019

We dropped by after a hike for a cap and sweet treat. The butter tart was delicious but served cold out of the fridge. I wasn’t convinced that the cappuccino was “real” - certainly coffee was just so-so and no fancy frothed milk design but...still paid the cap price.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 15, 2019 via mobile

Enjoyed breakfast with friends here recently. Very comfortable environment, a good menu selection of food and terrific service. We’ll be back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Marydale's Family Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4