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The Woodpecker Fresh Dining and Lounge

608 Goderich Street, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0, Canada
+1 226-453-3025
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good19%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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Cafe, Grill, Healthy, Gastropub, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
608 Goderich Street, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

On vacation from Scotland and visiting my family we had a day out in Port Elgin. Looking for somewhere to have lunch we found The Woodpecker...best find ever. A varied menu made choosing difficult but we all enjoyed our choices with a nice glass of...More

Thank Cagney18
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful meal, Server was excellent. We had the veal milanese, and the squash ravioli. Both were prepared to perfection. Definitely a must if you are in that area!

Thank rio904
Reviewed 16 August 2018

We took our family here while visiting Port Elgin. Between the four of us (two adults/two teens), we had four different meals and two appetizers. My son had the scallops which he said were the best he'd ever tasted. My daughter had the beef/rosé tortellini,...More

Thank Roxanne O
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We stopped for lunch after a visit to the Olive Oil Company in Southampton. My wife ordered a glass of the house Chardonnay and I had the House Pinot Grigio, both very nice. I opted for the Montreal Meat Sandwich, while my wife had the...More

Thank Artie1
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I ordered "The Famous Mussels" which were good. My main was Beef Tenderloin with goat cheese and pecans. I ordered medium rare and it arrived well done. The waitress blamed the kitchen and did not take any responsibility whatsoever for the mistake. Most decent restaurants...More

Thank Colette M
Reviewed 15 July 2018

French Onion Soup, highly recommended ,was warm not hot ,bitter taste. Service slow in taking order and serving dinner. Steak was cooked to my liking and favoured very nicely.Veggies had a wonderful taste to them ,well seasoned.Would go again ,hope soup much better.

Thank spmaurice54
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Seafood chowder - very greasy - no seafood pieces other than salmon, claims to have salmon, artic char , mussel, with lobster bisque " - explained to waitress and she claimed " cannot guarantee to get the seafood pieces you want because it's scooped out...More

Thank Alice P
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Wonderful cozy atmosphere, great service and scrumptious food! Love the fact that everything is sourced locally. Highly recommend this restaurant if your in Port Elgin.

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Disappointed. Screwed up my order, I ordered lamb and the the waitress brought me shrimp. When we, group of seven made the order, the waitress did not write down our orders and friend even questioned whether she can remember our order. She came back from...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Port Elgin is lucky to have this little gem of a restaurant and I want to make sure to return for their dinner options as well. Tastefully decorated in French Bistro style it was comfortable right from the start. We tried their daily soup (ginger...More

3  Thank Peytonsage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 608 Goderich Street, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Bruce County  >  Port Elgin
  • Phone Number: +1 226-453-3025
  • E-mail
Refined yet relaxed dining. Premium beers and wine. Starbuck's coffees and Tazo teas. Everything made on the premises. Two different menus. For lunch, enjoy specialty sandwiches or "build your own". Wonderful soups and desserts as well. For dinner, you will find sharing platters, delicious appetizers, and main courses such as fresh steaks, pastas, lobster tails and gourmet crocks. Outdoor patio (seasonal) and wonderful decor will complete your experience. Come for a fabulous meal or just to enjoy our beverages.
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