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The Purple House Cafe

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165 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M1, Canada
+1 613-463-9296
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Pizza is great here and is cooked right in front of you.The setting is very unique.They use herbs and veggies right from their garden.Great spot.

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Thank Julie B
Gananoque, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Perfect outdoor setting food cooked in front of you.Very unique setting.Service is good and staff are friendly.

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Gananoque, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

So nice to sit outside, enjoy a glass of wine a d eat a wood fired pizza. You can see it being made. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere can not be beat. You will not be disappointed.

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Thank travelinsight_10
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Small seasonal cafe offering local fare, limited menu with fresh local ingredients, oven fired pizza, great ambience on outdoor patio with view of St. Lawrence. Best coffees in town. Walking distance to Playhouse, boat line excursions.

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Thank Marilyn P
Whitby, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Probably some of the best pizza ever. Thin crust artisan pizza made to order in a big stone oven. Dining is outside in a small yard at picnic tables. Best to show up early as it is very popular and fills up quickly. There are usually one or two specials to compliment the menu and there is something for everyone.

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Thank TravelRus92
Gananoque, Canada
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have gone to this restaurant quite a few times and each time the food seems to get better and better. Love the pizza.

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Thank Christine M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We stayed in 1000 Islands for a few nights for our anniversary and our B&B hosts highly recommended this restaurant so we decided to check it out. It has a quaint patio with hanging lights that make it just beautiful in the evening. The wood-fired oven pizza is delicious, and we paired it with a large salad. It seemed family-run,... More 

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Thank Monica B
new jersey
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My 24 yr old son and I were fishing in Gano and stopped in on a Sunday night. We ate outside on a nice patio! Excellent salad and we really enjoyed the pizza. Margherita and pepperoni and mushroom. Thin crust and tasty. They have a wood burning oven outside. Friendly service. We are from the new jersey - new york... More 

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Renfrew, Canada
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Looking for a place for late lunch, this restaurant really worked for us. Very interesting ambience- we imagined it was very busy in the summer and we would have enjoyed the patio but it was a bit cool. We ordered 3 pizzas to share--the Vegetarian on gluten free crust; the butter chicken; and one with steak, pear and brie. They... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It was a perfect evening to eat outside. The PH cafe is half inside and half outside. Great pizzas freshly done in an outside pizza oven. My vegetarian pizza was delicious and dfferent, fresh beets, feta, fresh basil leaves, sundried tomatoes. Chilled cider, great company. We all enjoyed out pizza and a salad. I'll go again. Thanks Purple house cafe.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 15
Cuisine
Cafe, Pizza, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 165 Main St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2M1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Gananoque
  • Phone Number: +1 613-463-9296
Description
We are closed for the season. Thankyou all for a great season! See you in May.

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