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1886 Lake House Bistro

$$ - $$$, ,
392 Main St S | Box 55, Callander, Ontario P0H 1H0, Canada
+1 705-713-0423
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Contemporary, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
392 Main St S | Box 55, Callander, Ontario P0H 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has become one of my favorite lunch spots. We always start with the mussels which change daily but are always excellent. This time we tried the lamb burgers with goat cheese and carmalized onions and i have to say it was perfect. The burgers...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank davidevanjones
Reviewed December 6, 2018

We've enjoyed dining here when it was called the Ram's Head. Again, they do not take reservations I believe. Maybe they should; it was packed. Thought we'd try it now that it's changed owners. The new owner didn't disappoint. Their specialty seems to be the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Limacharley
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This place evolved in early summer 2018. We tried it as it was brand new and have been back a dozen times. Shawn the owner who ran restaurants before in other parts of Canada. has an excellent grasp on what a first class restaurant should...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Great dinner! Nice local restaurant with fantastic food and atmosphere. The kids meals were enjoyed as well! The pickerel was excellent as was the bread basket!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mayniacmo
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here atleast a half dozen times and each time I come it never fails to improve the food is always delicious and the craft beer is great to ! I’ve tried the bistro burger, the Philly cheesesteak quesadillas and lots more! By far...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Ryan L
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food - tried the Sheppard’s Pie and it was awesome - the lamb shank was perfectly cooked. It was very busy - they recommend going early or late to avoid the rush. We sat on the patio and loved it!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

This place has it all! Food, drinks, craft beer and a great wine list. We have been numerous times and it just keeps getting better. Service is top notch. Owner is friendly and welcoming while servers are knowledgeable and happy. We always try something different...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Brandon C
Reviewed August 30, 2018

This was my fourth visit since it opened and I have to say the service and the food seem to be sliding. The owner greeted us by asking if we wanted a seat. He did not smile or seem gracious. The waitress was pleasnt but...More

Date of visit: August 2018
3  Thank jenkcallander
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

We had been here shortly after it opened and it was good, but returning now was great. They have a nice dining room and bar area and a fantastic shadey patio. Cocktails are creative and inexpensive and the selection of local beers is impressive. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank davidevanjones
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

This was our 2nd time here for their Sunday specials. Eggs Benedict and Caesars. The 1st time we ordered the Eggs Benny and it was served with NO hollandaise sauce? We were told the regular cook was off? Caesars and service was good so we...More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Bar, Contemporary, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 392 Main St S | Box 55, Callander, Ontario P0H 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Callander
  • Phone Number: +1 705-713-0423
  • E-mail
Cottage casual family bistro, contemporary cuisine, comfort food, kids menu, fresh pressed juices, infused martinis, award winning wines, beer & burger Mondays, 1/2 price fish & chips Tuesdays, mussels & martinis Wednesdays, wine & cheese Thursdays, bennies & caesars Sundays.
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