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All 6 Golden Lake Restaurants

Sands on Golden Lake

Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • English first
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English first
Cobourg, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Breakfast with a great lakeside view...perfect! The menu is standard breakfast fare, but lots of choice, well presented and well served. A good choice.

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Kitchener, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I were in Golden Lake for our mini honeymoon, we stayed at a cabin further up the road. We stopped in here for dinner and had excellent service from our waitress. She was kind, happy and answered all our questions. We loved the decor and feel of the place, our table was right beside the windows which... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My husband and I went there for a nice holiday Monday breakfast. When we entered the resturant there were several emty tables. When the greeter met us at the door she informed us that they were really busy and there would be a 15-20 minute wait. We decided to wait because we had drive 60k to get there. By the... More

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scharfj, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we value all feedback. The long weekend in August is the busiest weekend of the year. We do everything possible to serve the hundreds of people that choose to visit us on this weekend. We also do our best to keep our customers informed of any delays that may keep them from getting back on... More

Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This establishment was recommended by our B&B owners and a few other residents of Killaloe. At first glance, you might think of high tailing it out of here, but in this case, appearances do deceive. 4 diners chose 3 different entrees. 2 had perch, 1 had the Prime Rib special and the other had Chicken Carbonara (large portion and very... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

My fiancé and I we're looking for a nice dinner place to celebrate my birthday so we asked a few locals what would be a nice place to have dinner and we were recommended the Sands on Golden Lake. A hidden gem I must say. The dinner was delicious. The staff - Bonnie!!! Was fabulous as she answered ALL my... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 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
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Top Contributor
436 reviews 436 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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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