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Sands on Golden Lake

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Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada
613-625-2525
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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal at the Sands

We were again very pleased with our dinner at the Sands and our breakfast the next morning. Good thing we had made a dinner reservation, as there was a large party there on that Sat. evening (for a wedding anniversary). Fortunately, the restaurant had enough servers on hand that evening and most of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 19, 2014
Ottawa_retiree
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Ottawa, Ontario
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ottawa, Ontario
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were again very pleased with our dinner at the Sands and our breakfast the next morning. Good thing we had made a dinner reservation, as there was a large party there on that Sat. evening (for a wedding anniversary). Fortunately, the restaurant had enough servers on hand that evening and most of the other diners, including ourselves, were able... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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ontario
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
81 reviews 81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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ontario
Top Contributor
500 reviews 500 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
209 helpful votes 209 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Golden Lake, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Golden Lake
  • Phone Number: 613-625-2525

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