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Reviewed January 14, 2022

I had a lovely breakfast at the dinner bell pancakes scrambled eggs sausages mushrooms with maple syp was very filling. Thank you Debbie I will be back ASAP

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

Very nice family restaurant, favourite breakfast place in the area. Very much enjoy breakfast buffet

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2020 via mobile

Had meant to get over all summer, but it was often on the days they were closed that we would think of it. Today was the day! Hubby had the club sandwich and I had fish and chips. She asked one or two pieces.. I...said ,One? She said probably yes.. We were not disappointed. I was glad I went with the One Pieces (that was actually one filet cut in two) We even picked up some frozen cabbage rolls. They offer seniors in the area real frozen meals for a reasonable price.. and make extras for customers. We puchased a package of 8 cabbage rools for another meal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 30, 2019

Good quality food definitely worth the stopover, the staff that was serving us were very accommodating and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 25, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I have eaten at Dinner Bell many times and we have always been pleased with the quality and quantity of their food at a reasonable price. This past Friday we stopped in for their Friday Fish and Chips Special. We were the...first to arrive around 5:00 p.m. There are several alternatives on type of fish and sides. We both chose the 2 pieces of cod and chips with the salad bar option for $14.99. The All You Can Eat option is also $14.99 but no salad or soup. Salad bar was obviously full with an excellent choice of toppings and dressings. We had water which is served nicely in a big glass jug. Our dinner came promptly and was beautifully presented on a large wood platter as shown in photo. The French Fries were in a large wire basket and looked delicious and were golden brown with many very long fries indicating non-frozen. Unfortunately the chips were not hot and were limp like spaghetti and were not crisp. I love great French Fries and these were hugely disappointing and my wife and I agreed they were ‘terrible’. My mistake for not sending them back or complaining and we did leave a 20% tip as the service was very satisfactory. The fish was quite acceptable although my wife does not prefer the crispy hard shelled batter. By coincidence, we ate out with 6 others the next day at Camp Conewango and those that ordered their Fish & Chips received larger fish portions and the chips were likely the frozen variety but tasted better than we had at DB. I dislike leaving negative reviews, especially for a small family business but that is what needs to be done. For great French Fries I will need to return to Turcotte’s in Mattawa or Potato Headz trailer in North Bay.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

Staying at a local lodge and went here for the fish & chip dinner on a Friday evening. Place is cozy, got a table for 4, no problem. Fish & chips were quite tasty. Came with bowl of soup (which we didn’t receive - but...honestly didn’t need) and a trip to the “small” salad bar. Had to request lettuce - container was empty. Service was a little slow - but we were not in any rush. The owner (?) was chatting with us while we were cashing out. Very nice lady and friendly. I would go back and try other menu items. I would recommend eating here.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed May 13, 2019

enjoyed my two visits to the Dinner Bell the past 10 days once with my wife and once with my father always simple and enjoyable meals and nice friendly staff as well . I enjoy the small family owned restaurants over the variety of food...chains . Been going there for years and love itMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 28, 2019 via mobile

Great motel, clean and lots of fresh towels and a comfy bed! Lots of parking for truck and trailer, great starting point as the trail comes to their parking lot. Very friendly staff! The pickerel burger yesterday was delicious, breakfast this morning was great, homemade...bread, homemade jam... mmmmm, not sure what’s for supper yet, thanks Dinner Bell.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Debbie and Clem are wonderful generous hosts!! The rooms were perfect! Rooms are spacious, clean and warm! The food is homemade and just like Mom or Grandma would make. It fresh and delicious. We had the chicken parmesan and pickerel....all done to perfection! Saturday morning...breakfast Buffett was delicious, hot and fresh! 🤩 As well, they have a great gifts mixed into the restaurant!! Debbie does a wonderful job at picking some lovely items!! So I did a little shopping! 😁 We will be back for some more fun in the snow!! Thank you Debbie and Clem for your hospitality and the great conversations. Love you! 💜More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

Best restaurant in the north bay area I believe. Fantastic deserts too. Friendly bilingual service. I'll go back

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Breakfast Buffet (it is over at 1 I believe so it should have been fresh, we were there at 11) today was cold, most trays were almost empty, hard pancakes, hard french toast. I was so hungry I ate it. Husband ordered a omlette, over...1/2 hour was still not served. It was 9.00 for the egg, then 1.00 per additional ingredient! Only two other tables with 4 people ordering, 2 having the buffet. SLOW beyond belief! We finally just paid for mine, and left. Place needs a good clean up! Was good back in the day, would never recommend it now!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

This was a delightful place to stop for lunch. The food was very good - much better than you’d expect from a place on the side of Trans Canada. Homemade soup was good, as was the surprisingly varied little salad bar (including delicious bacon bits...fried up in house that morning). Grilled cheese sandwich on marbled bread was loaded with cheese, and the onion rings were crispy and tasty. The homemade butter tarts (made with a touch of maple syrup) were sinfully good. Nicest server we’ve met in ten days on the road (and we’ve met a number of very nice servers). Can’t recommend it enough for a roadside stop for lunch.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

We go a couple times a year. It is not on route to anywhere, we have to drive out of our way to go, but always enjoy it. We both had a club sandwich, mine with rings his with home cut fries. Both had real...sliced turkey =D Mine was $15 his $14. I always order water at a restaurant, as that is what I drink all the time - I LOVE how they serve it here.. such a great idea!! We sat out on the deck, and enjoyed the shelter of the roof, but the nice fresh air. Although we had no room for dessert.. their desserts are to die for!! we will be back for one!!!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Place was not full by no means but 1 hr and 40 mins to get our meal is crazy. We sure were not the only ones unhappy. Owners could have came out and explained if there was a problem. Had to feel for our server....Won't be back!More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

Service was good, waitress was really pleasant. We waited for the bills for quite awhile so we decided to go to the cash a just pay. So she punch in the bills as we came up not seeing our bill. We ask for copy of...all bills they were all messed up some people were paying to much and others not enough. To top things off when we asked for a copy of the receipt we realized that all the bills were wrong and there was a 15% gratuity charge after we all had tipped when paying with our debit cards. Not very honest of a place. She could of told us that there was a gratuity charge already on the bill or showed us our bill before paying. Not very happy. Will probably never go back. And really a gratuity Charge in a Bonfield Restuarant.....More

Date of visit: October 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4