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The Cove Country Inn Restaurant

) #2 of 6 Restaurants in Westport $$ - $$$ , ,
2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
+1 888-268-3466
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (9 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
11:30 - 20:30All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
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1 - 10 of 229 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

The Cove has done more in the past decade or two to support great local music, with super good food and drink, in a quaint and beautiful location in the heart of Westport. We went on a Thursday Jazz night recently and were not disappointed....More

Thank 450cwilson
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your support and your kind words.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Why did we come here? Great reviews on TripAdvisor, so we stopped by after many long miles on the Motorcycles with our boys...OUR HUNGRY BOYS!!! We were seated fairly quickly at a small table for 4, (about the size of a bar table), guess as...More

2  Thank Durango_Traveller
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an outstanding place. We found it by asking the locals when visiting the Westport Bakery. The Cove restaurant did not disappoint. Although the flies were annoying (outside on the terrace), great food and service more than made up for that slight hassle. The...More

Thank dmeische
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your positive critique. We appreciate you taking the time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love this place. When travelling between Toronto and Ottawa, we go out of our way to experience the cove. The ambience is outstanding. There is a large patio beside a flowing river. When the weather is fine, it is packed. The serving staff is...More

Thank TorontoSER
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your positive comments. We always are working to meet our customer's expectations.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated our 60th wedding anniversary here with a dinner for 40 people. Maureen was easy to work with and all arrangements worked out perfectly. The room was lovely, the appetizers fantastic, the meal excellent and so was the service. Altogether it was everything we...More

Thank Martha G
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We really appreciate you having your event at the Cove. Please come back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 university roommates meeting for annual reunion. We stayed at the Cove Country Inn for 2 nights and had breakfast and dinner at the Cove Country Inn Restaurant. We all found the food to be good quality and reasonably priced. Among the 6 of us...More

Thank Anne M
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a real pleasure to have you all here. Thank you for taking the time to review our inn.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This rustic and quaint little inn is well situated in the centre of Westport. We liked that we could walk everywhere and that the lake was just across the street. The beds were comfortable and the room was very clean but there was no TV...More

Thank Emily_Cattelan
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your favourable comments. The building is 150 years old and so there is some noise between the rooms. We are happy that you would like to come back.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There were three of us: we ordered from the side of the menu that listed "mains." Above the list was this statement (or something like it): all the below items come with choice of soup, spring salad, Caesar salad, or potato. My husband ordered the...More

Thank worldgoer
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This was very unfortunate and we have rectified the situation. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner on the beautiful patio, with very pleasant live music and amazing view. The menu is not very elaborate but there is something for everyone. We had pasta Puttanesca-style and the all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner that comes with a variety of sides. Although...More

Thank lauder9
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We really appreciate your favourable comments.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had lunch on the patio. Caesar salad was bland but the hot turkey sandwich was quite good. I was disappointed with the hostess (left us waiting a long time before welcoming us) and waiter. The waiter was just minimally friendly. Did not check on us,...More

Thank Lori O
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

With thousands of happy people this summer we are so sorry that your experience was not good. We really hope that you will give us another chance.

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Skippyhippy71
21 August 2015|
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Response from Terry C | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring but we were so busy I am just now seeing your query at 1am Fri and we were fully booked for dinner last night. Hope you will try again at 613 2733636 or 1888COVEINN Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Cuisine
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 888-268-3466
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled on the shore of the historic and tranquil Upper Rideau Lake in the quaint Village of Westport, is our family-owned, four season inn. The Cove Country Inn is known as one of the grand old houses in Westport. It was constructed in 1876 by the Fredenburgh family who owned the local sash and door mill. In the late 1920's, the buildings were converted into the Lexena Hotel under the management of Alex and Lena Brown. In 1932, the Robert's family added the beverage room (now the Lounge) and the Tweedsmuir Hotel became the place to visit on the Rideau. As time passed, the hotel's ownership changed several times, but the late Dick Ready's name stood out as giving his heart and soul to the hotel. In 1988, renovations were undertaken by the Cowans and the Carvers to restore the Inn to it's original proud state. Today, the Inn is a special place for local residents & visitors alike to enjoy great food, comfortable accommodations and the best in live entertainment. The Cove stage is home to the long-standing Blues on the Rideau Series, popular Jazz Night, MUSICwestport and many incredible local and international artists. Perched on The Rideau's edge and Westport Pond, The Cove is comprised of 15 guest suites, a full service 200 seat restaurant and 100 seat patio dining in the warmer months. To compliment your stay at our inn, the full service Sundari Day Spa is located just next door overlooking Westport Pond. The Village of Westport boasts a variety of wonderful shops and warm hospitality you won't forget. The Rideau Lakes area offers great boating, fishing and snowmobiling on picturesque lakes as well as hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in beautiful Foley Mountain Park...all just outside our doorstep! Come visit and enjoy our unique rural Ontario town experience. We look forward to hosting you!
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