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Sands on Golden Lake

Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada
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Dining options: Reservations
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- Jun 30, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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21 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was very very good, the stay in the lodge was excellent. Very clean rooms. Super service. Very romantic setting , view of the lake while you are having dinner.

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Ottawa, Ontario
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62 reviews 62 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had another excellent dinner in the Sands' dining room. They also make terrific gin martinis! We hadn't made advance reservations as I had intended to do, but luckily for us it wasn't too busy on that Sat. evening, so we got a table by the window anyway. Still, it's best for hotel guests to reserve at least a few... More

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424 reviews 424 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is good, the service is local and friendly and the view over the lake is spectacular in any season. Also a great place for a special occasion.

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Golden Lake, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat at The Sands quite often in both summer and winter and have never been disappointed . The views are fantastic and if you are fortunate enough to be there for a sunset , wow . The food is very good and is well presented . The staff are terrific and all is carefully watched over by the two... More

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Petawawa, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We made reservations to celebrate a family birthday and Thanksgiving. After driving for about an hour to get there, we almost left without eating as we were ignored by staff members for about 15 minutes even though the restaurant was not busy. The owner or manager looked at us a few times and one waitress actually walked right past us... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This restaurant has been around for many years and is very near our cottage so we have been going steadily for over 20 years. It was sold a few years ago and has steadily improved to the now excellent standard I write about. We went in for breakfast this morning and of all the places I've travelled I actually got... More

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Petawawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

According to Wikipedia, "A 'perfect storm' is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances... result in an event of unusual magnitude" and "... the earliest citations use the phrase positively...." When one considers the factors used by TripAdvisor to rate a restaurant, there could not be a better description of dining at The Sands on... More

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Eganville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Just an excellent dinner (went back for breakfast the following day). Great Service. God's in the kitchen - how do they produce such excellent food and such reasonable prices? Don't understand how the two Jeff's who own the place do it but get there and find out for yourself! I know of no other place in the valley that gives... More

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Petawawa, Ontario, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

my friends and I booked a spa weekend and loved our rooms, treatments and the food. dollar for dollar you wont find a better value

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Barry's Bay, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

The Sands on Golden Lake is the perfect place to stop off for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Full 'English' breakfasts are delicious and tastefully presented and there are a variety of dinner items to choose from - ribs to steak to tilapia and more - all obviously prepared with care and attention. My only complaint(s) would be that on one... More

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