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The Oar & Paddle

$$ - $$$, ,
530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
+1 705-687-8618
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (34 reviews)
“wild boar” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Came here after finding Dock of the Bay was closed for the season. Great staff and atmosphere. We had boar, venison and blueberry burgers which were delicious! What a great find.

Thank ELCtoronto
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you - we are happy that you chose The Oar - and we look forward to welcoming you back another time!

Reviewed 1 week ago

had an awesome visit with relatives but found temp was cool in restaurant had fish and chips fish excellent but chips were cool 1 of our party had the special spaghetti and meatballs but found that it was lacking enuff sauce entertainment for dinner during...More

Thank David J
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts - I'll be sure to share them with the team!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice dinner here, a little pricey, but hey it's Gravenhurst. Quite a few nice menu options, friendly service, local craft beers on tap. Decor is pretty out of date, and booth seats are cramped and uncomfortable, but no big deal, some would just call it...More

1  Thank brant585
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your feedback - it's appreciated!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great find...the food was delicious. 4 of us for dinner...4 different menu choices...all extremely tasty...good portion sizes! Very friendly staff! Reasonable prices! Will definitely go back when passing through Gravenhurst again!

1  Thank Vicki B
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We'll look forward to welcoming you back into The Oar! Thanks!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

5 of us had dinner here. The fish and chips were great. The quantity was big,and the food and beer prices were very reasonable/ It is located right in Gravenhurst and there is street parking in front of the place. Service was also good. I...More

1  Thank Normu
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Have to say disappointed. Out of a box food. How do you mess up wings ? Server was asked for just flats well done sauce on the side Unfortunately they came out mixed with sauce. Maybe thats what a pen and piece of paper would...More

1  Thank lb1168
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Went with two local friends. Really like the atmosphere. Great draft beer selection. We all had something different and absolutely no complaints! My wings were awesome, and the hot sticking dip on the side was fabulous.

Thank Goochimom
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to the oar and paddle on our week vacation in gravenhurst. The food was amazing I had the pork tenderloin and my husband had the salmon. By far our favourite restaurant we found in Gravenhurst. Can't wait to go back....More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2017

Thank you! We can't wait to welcome you back!!!

Reviewed 21 September 2017

Delicious, countrystile food in large quantities ;-) Traditional, but very tasty with some extras. Good service, quick, helpful and friendly. Lovely place to sit in- or outside, lots of decoration. Live music in the evenings.

1  Thank MuffelMaeh
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly and quick service with delicious Canadian classic meals. The southwest style chicken is to die for! A few other excellent options but my only complaint is the gravy on the poutine was a bit beefy. Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert but the...More

1  Thank Mal_1313
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2017

Thank you very much - and I'll share your feedback on the gravy with the kitchen team:)

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Questions & Answers
Lynda F
15 August 2016|
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Response from AngelikaCanada | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant has many gluten free items and will modify existing dishes to suit you.
Gayle C
20 October 2015|
Response from Northrestaurant | Property representative |
Thanks for your email. We do have 2 cab companies in Gravenhurst - either would be great at bringing you into town. I do need to let you know that we don't have the Sea Bass on the menu anymore - sorry!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 20
Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Gravenhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 705-687-8618
  • E-mail
Celebrating 10 years of business in Muskoka. We welcome you to join us for a unique casual dining experience in one of South Muskoka’s favourite local hot spots. Chef Iain and his team have prepared an exciting lunch and dinner menu that offers up traditional and vegetarian dishes from fresh, simple, and tasteful ingredients.
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