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Thirsty Mate Restaurant

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$$ - $$$, Seafood,
459 Port Maitland Rd, Dunnville, Ontario N1A 2W6, Canada
+1 905-774-7500
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good49%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“perch” (15 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
“grand river” (15 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Canadian, Seafood, Grill
$$ - $$$
459 Port Maitland Rd, Dunnville, Ontario N1A 2W6, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I went to the Thirsty Mate for a Friday night dinner date. It was busy, as fridays in the summer usually are, but we only waited five or so minutes to get a table. Seating is inside or out and your wait...More

1  Thank hoovey
Reviewed 30 July 2017

It's all about the food - Perch was excellent. Lightly breaded, crips and light. View over the river was fun.

Thank jimcamel
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

By the the best deal for perch around town.The fries and coleslaw are really good too. If the weather in nice you can sit outside with a view of the river. Have eaten here several times and recommend to anyone. Open sesonal though

1  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Great food at a good price with a view of the Grand River. They have seating for large groups outside. Check their schedule, SADLY, not open early week or late season

Thank dunvilsteev
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Good food, good people, good atmosphere, good value all round great place to go for fresh fish/seafood caught by owners family daily!

Thank Muriel Z
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

You won't be disappointed. .gr8 service with outside patio ..onion rings r awesome servings are a good size..place it kept clean.

Thank themadfoodfinder
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Have visited here a few times and every time the food is really nice. The staff are very polite and friendly. They have indoor and patio both.... views from both sections are nice with river view and boats passing by frequently. They do have quite...More

1  Thank inferno16978
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Excellent, Excellent, as in my title, the view is fantastic, but now I will mention the food, Excellent. Been twice and first time I had the fishermans selection, couldn't eat it all. Second time had the perch dinner, cooked perfect , quickly and the wait...More

1  Thank vwguy
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had no reservations and it was very busy but being able to have a drink and watch the boats go by made the time go quicker. Servers were great and the food was excellent and very reasonably prices. Save room for the Sticky Pudding!

Thank 4Richardson
Reviewed 25 June 2016

Great spot. Wonderful, friendly service. Food was well made, tasty and generous proportions. My only complaint. Four visits and I would run out of choices. Fish is the primary offering. Breaded (I think Panko.Note, I think) and deep fried. I find that delicate fish like...More

Thank alistair b
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24 May 2016|
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Response from hoovey | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a chicken option with onion and cheese that is very good and gluten free. I have been there with a peon who is celiac and they ate that and they liked it and didn't have any problems.
16 August 2015|
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Response from Solocamper | Reviewed this property |
I think if you enter thru the left side of the parking lot you can almost drive up to the building there may even be a ramp not sure on that point. However I doubt believe the washrooms are accessible
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$14
Canadian, Seafood, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 459 Port Maitland Rd, Dunnville, Ontario N1A 2W6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Dunnville
  • Phone Number: +1 905-774-7500
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