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Sands on Golden Lake

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13163 Hwy 60 | Golden Lake, Ontario, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J 1X0, Canada
+1 613-625-2525
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great view, great food, great value

This family friendly restaurant, just a short drive up the road from the Greystone on Golden Lake B & B where we stayed, had a super view across Golden Lake (which really IS golden as the sun sets!) and offered great food and happy, friendly staff. Would certainly eat there again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2015
Robert M
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Sydney, Australia
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Barrys Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Jeff & Jeff the owners and all the staff make you feel welcome from the time you walk in the door all the way to the time you leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Jeff & Jeff The Owners and Staff make you feel welcome from the second you walk in. The food is great and the lake view is spectacular. The offer a spa and great rooms overlooking Golden Lake.

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Thank Stan Q
Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

This family friendly restaurant, just a short drive up the road from the Greystone on Golden Lake B & B where we stayed, had a super view across Golden Lake (which really IS golden as the sun sets!) and offered great food and happy, friendly staff. Would certainly eat there again.

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Thank Robert M
Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

You could not find a better place to eat and view the colors of the Ottawa valley. The most gracious hosts are attentive to your needs.

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Thank FamilyStone1995
Belgium
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

We had dinner on September 18th. This restaurant was recommended by our B&B and was quite nearby. We had a good dinner, no complaints. Service was ok.

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Thank FredericM7070
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

My family and I had our thanksgiving dinner at the Sands on Golden Lake and it was delicious. Me and my spouse both do not eat meat and the kitchen was able to put out two great dishes and serve them with the rest of the meal in good time. The wait staff was very attentive even during a full... More 

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Thank Alex S
Ontario
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We enjoyed the breakfast daily during our stay! Not sure about the other meals unfortunately but will change that on our next visit.

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Thank Gunth
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Family breakfast ,never chewed food so long lol eggs like rubber embarrassed to have subjected my family to a beautiful view and not satisfy anyone's need for good food!!!

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1 Thank Debee S
Pembroke, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We just had a large group dinner (12 adults) at Sands restaurant to celebrate a couple milestone birthdays and the atmosphere, service and food were fantastic! We have had experiences with large group dinning in other establishments in the past, and the Sands put those experiences to shame. The view from the restaurant is spectacular and we were treated to... More 

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Holden, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Having been to the Sands before for dinner, I was expecting more. Not gourmet dining to be sure, but, certainly a better quality. Our large family had an event there which included a buffet. First, the bar had very limited options. We were told to go upstairs to the main restaurant if we wanted something different. The salad was plain... More 

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Thank Diane L
Jeff S, Owner at Sands on Golden Lake, responded to this review

Diane, I am so sorry your meal was not to your liking. All the buffet options were chosen by your group organizer. We received many rave reviews from your extended family & friends. I truly hope on your next visit to Canada that you will try us again. We appreciate you staying with us. Many thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13163 Hwy 60 | Golden Lake, Ontario, Golden Lake, Ontario K0J 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Golden Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 613-625-2525

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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