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Trading Bay Dining Company

1089 Main, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-766-9777
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good41%
  • Average21%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“brisket” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1089 Main, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had pickerel and my wife had trout. The trout was fabulous but the pickerel was overcooked. Still edible but was in the fryer a bit to long. Service was ok, atmosphere and location wonderful. Worth a stop

Thank Darren C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very problemtic service issue at this restaurant at any time of year although we've never been in the winter. Always short staffed so expect to wait. All well and good if it's a beautiful day and you have the time to lounge on the patio...More

Thank Beth106
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a good idea to make a reservation, otherwise the wait can be lengthy! Wait staff seem run off their feet, our servers was great but you can see that they could have use more servers. The food was very good and although it...More

Thank David C
Paul B, Owner at Trading Bay Dining Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am very sorry that the wait time on your meal was lengthily. It is very challenging to find and retain servers in a resort village such as ours. This year particularly has been tough and the serving and kitchen staff leave early to go...More

Reviewed 18 August 2017

we have an all nut allergy in our famly we arrived to cottage tired and hungry staff were super thanks so much the chapmans ice cream at end meal was a big hit as adults we also thoroughly enjoyed our meal

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Went to Trading Bay for dinner on the 16th. It was busy but at our arrival we were not advised there was a server issue. We were seated but waited for 1/2 hour for a server to even come to the table. We made 3...More

Thank Liz B
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Stopped by there on "wing night". We arrived at 5:30...were told twice by server that she'd be "right back" to take our drink orders, and we never saw her again....another server tried to help us about 20 minutes later....received our wings and sandwiches (nothing complicated)...More

Thank timmD6794PE
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had lunch. Long line ups but staff were great and were hustling the entire time / remaining calm and friendly. Food was fine . Great view on patio . Ladies washroom two stalls , one was out of order other was messy. Bathroom was not...More

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Walk in and was greeted by a guy who didn't even seem to care to be there. Waited about 10min to just sit down. Got to watch at least 3 people walk by the food that had been sitting in the window since we walked...More

Thank xELG22
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with the family the other day and enjoyed the experience. Everyone's meal was great and the prices were reasonable for a restaurant that knows they attract tourists. Unfortunately the outdoor dining was not an option but the view was still lovely. Waitress...More

Thank Tuscanfan2013
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We rarely go out to dinner at the cottage, but a recent 6 day power out had us looking for a good meal with no dishes. We had eaten at this location before and the food was very good. We had chicken wings, they were...More

1  Thank Janet M
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Paul B
29 June 2015|
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Response from susie f | Reviewed this property |
I don't know why you are sending me this response since I didn't write anything bad about your restaurant--I enjoyed my meal there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1089 Main, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Lake of Bays  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 705-766-9777
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