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The Dam Pub Gastropub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
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53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
+1 519-599-2110
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Was fortunate to be in Thornbury on the third Tuesday of October to participate in monthly wiskey tasting. While usually Scottish beverages, can be Canadian ryes or US bourbons etc. Stephanie is very knowledgeable with histories and other interesting facts. Space is limited. A well-spent $25.

Thank Ray T
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went to lunch with my parents. They were a little short staffed, but they still managed to get our meal and drinks to us in very timely fashion. The ambiance is nice and the waitress was fantastic and the food delicious. There was a gluten free option for the burger. The lunch sandwiches were huge. All in all a great... More 

Thank Kyle E
Ontario, Canada
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Came her on a Saturday for lunch and ate in the pub area (by the bar). Service was slow, no friendly greeting. Food took a long time. No offer to refill drinks, had to flag down the waitress. Food came good and hot. The shepherd's pie was good. When we left, no "Thanks for coming" or any kind of acknowledgement... More 

Thank Rosalinders
Lucknow, Canada
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22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I were on a short road trip to enjoy the fall colours and decided to head to The Dam Pub in Thornbury. We had dined there once before with friends while on a motorcycle trip. This day the wait to get a table was very long. There were empty tables but the two servers on staff were... More 

Thank John P
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We went Sunday for Prime Rib. Our entrée was a ceasor salad and bruschetta which were both very very good. (the cooked garlic on the bruschetta plate was an added bonus and tasty) The prime rib was amazing and the Yorkshire puddings were huge! So my bride decided to have desert, bread pudding and she said it was her favorite,... More 

Thank Guysaircraft
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Some friends and I were looking for lunch last weekend in or around Thornbury. We were drawn to the Dam Pub because of the advertised selection of whisky. They have nearly 800 different choices on offer. As it turned out we did not have any whisky as it was lunch time and a warm sunny afternoon. The restaurant was busy... More 

Thank Herbie51
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Appetizer was the mussels- to die for. The sauce is incredible and available to purchase separately. For mains we had bangers and mash, and chicken supreme. Local sausage and grilled veggies with delicious gravy and mashed potatoes! Chicken stuffed with feta, apple and spinach, in a mustard white wine cream sauce- almost had to steal my girlfriend's meal! For dessert... More 

Thank Aaron I
Windsor, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

What an unexpected pleasure! Great food, great whiskey - and if you're really not an experienced whiskey drinker, by all means ask for suggestions! The engaging and erudite Meredith set us up with a great one, and even provided us with the LCBO call number so we could buy it at home. Our courses arrived at just the right pace,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Score, beautiful fall day at blue mountain and a lovely meal to end the day! We had great service from start to finish, as it was thanksgiving weekend they were pretty busy and booked up yet found room to accomidate us at the bar. The meals were lovely and came within a good time frame, lots of flavour and cooked... More 

Thank Vanessa T
Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Absolutely fabulous food, amazing service and fabulous ambience. My family and I enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Dam Pub. The ambience in this restaurant brought us back to Scotland, the food was to die for, staff were courteous and efficient. The selection of Whisky was mind blowing. The owner's history was the cherry on top. Ace Aviator Gord Price... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Scottish
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Blue Mountains  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: +1 519-599-2110
A popular family owned Gastropub set in the quaint village of Thornbury, Ontario. We are featured regularly on The Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here!" Folks come for miles to enjoy Red Seal Chef Suzette Gerry's culinary delights, over 665 whiskies in Stephanie's Whisky Bar, and our impeccable service with seasoned waiters. All this nestled into our circa 1875 house with a welcoming and cozy ambience. Reservations highly recommended. YES when you see that little yellow airplane pulling a banner saying THEDAMPUB.CA-ALL DESSERTS HOMEMADE ...... that is us!

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