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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2015
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English first
Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

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.

Thank FamilyStone1995
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank FredericM7070
1 review
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 

Thank Alex S
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83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Gunth
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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!!!

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 

1 Thank SocialButterfly1962
Holden, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

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 

Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
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 

Thank philindy
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 

Thank Justin L
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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.

Thank Margaret D

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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 - 21
  • Cuisine: American


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