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Thirsty Mate Restaurant

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
459 Port Maitland Rd, Dunnville, Ontario N1A 2W6, Canada
+1 905-774-7500
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good51%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“perch” (18 reviews)
“fresh fish” (2 reviews)
“fries” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Canadian, Grill
$$ - $$$
459 Port Maitland Rd, Dunnville, Ontario N1A 2W6, Canada
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

The rest not so much. Prices should be better than they are. We had perch with mashed potatoes. The first couple of visits were good. The last time the mashed were like watered down instant and not even hot. I guess it's hit or miss...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chuck333
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant as it was recommended by a family member. The food was good. The location even better. We went on a beautiful evening with a nice summer breeze. It felt like we were away on a vacation. Give it a try.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MMMAC67
Reviewed September 23, 2018

Empty inside, packed outside but still seated quickly outside at the back by the kitchen under an awning with our little Sheltie! Service staff appeared to be students working for the summer: all were pleasant and obliging. Environment is casual, menu is not fancy but...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Frances H
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

A great place with seating outside on the Grand River. Fresh perch was amazing. Service quick and friendly even though it was extremely busy. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 4Collvers
Reviewed August 19, 2018

Nice place service was fantastic view is great and fish dinners are marvelous. Atmosphere was relaxing and the view was fantastic. Would recommend this placebo anyone, by the way the beer was cold and tasty swell as my spouses Cooler drink.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Loretta Y
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Thirsty Mate was recommended by the company we rented a cottage from at Sandy Beach and was worth the trip. We had a half hour wait on a Sunday night, which wasn't bad and enjoyed the view of the Grand River outside. We had a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sabresfan01
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We both had the starter Greek salad and the perch dinner. The fish was done perfectly and generous portions. We sat outside and had a lovely view. Good value ,relaxed atmosphere , good service. I would highly recommend .

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank dissatisfied96
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit this restaurant based on a recommendation from family members. We were not dissapointed. The food was excellent and plentiful and the staff were friendly and attentive. The view is beautiful sitting right beside the Grand River. We will return. If I...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 712DH712
Reviewed July 10, 2018

We enjoyed the whole experience, dinner was great, the view is gorgeous, friendly staff, and desserts were amazing! We were there on a perfect day to sit outside, loved it!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Mary-Anne H
Reviewed July 2, 2018

We went on an evening that was a bit cool so there were few people taking advantage of the outdoor portion of this restaurant. We had a nice opportunity to chat good service and the perch as always was excellant, we took a take out...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank J3r3my72
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May 24, 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.
August 16, 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
Seafood, Canadian, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
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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