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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, Breakfast, Lunch, 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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good food, nice view

Dining room has a good view of Golden Lake. Service was friendly and reasonably quick. All three of us enjoyed our food very much; pickerel, trout and smokehouse burger (which was outstanding).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
John G
London, Canada
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

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!!!

Pembroke, Canada
1 review
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 

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 

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 

Ottawa, Canada
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38 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This restaurant has a varied menu, ranging from top grade beef to fish. Our meal was quite satisfactory for a reasonable price. My biggest complaint however was the loud live music played throughout the meal. The vocalist & guitar was not needed & we disliked having to shout to be heard. Soft quiet piped in music would have been far... More 

Smiths Falls, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Living on Golden Lake in the Summer, when you do not feel like cooking, options are very limited as far as dinning goes. Have been to the Sands several times before for breakfast and dinners, meals were always overpriced but decent. The last trip there is just that, going to be my last. I attended The Sands for dinner with... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This resort restaurant serves excellent food at reasonable prices. We stayed at the resort and were quite please that this restaurant was so good. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The restaurants hours fit our schedule very nicely as well. Would recommend this spot for any meal to anyone staying at the Sands or just passing by.

London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Dining room has a good view of Golden Lake. Service was friendly and reasonably quick. All three of us enjoyed our food very much; pickerel, trout and smokehouse burger (which was outstanding).

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good choice of food, and very good service. . There are not many restaurants in the immediate vicinity so very busy at times and can need booking.

Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Great restaurant with a super friendly staff & a/c. We ordered the Ravioli and Atlantic Salmon. Both dishes were tasty, arrived at the right speed and hot. The restaurant also offered a kiddy menu even though it's not printed. We were lucky... Showed up without a reservation but I would suggest calling in advance.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Great view of Golden lake and staff was very friendly, food was equivalent to your average Montana, kelseys or TGIF meal but a little pricier.


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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 - 21
  • Cuisine: American


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