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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good51%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“perch” (17 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 yesterday

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

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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.

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

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 .

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

Thank D H
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!!

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

Thank J3r3my72
Reviewed August 8, 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 July 30, 2017

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

Thank jimcamel
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, 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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