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All 84 Niagara-on-the-Lake Restaurants

The Charles Inn Restaurant

209 Queen Street | P.O. Box 642, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
+1 905-468-4588
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $50
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Steakhouse, Canadian, Tea Room
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Simcoe St
Description: The HOB NOB Restaurant serves contemporary French cuisine with a regional flare. The restaurant features breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea. Visit the dining room, lounge, wine bar or fully licensed patio where you can enjoy a wide range of delicacies accompanied by a vast selection of Niagara wines. The HOB NOB restaurant has been recommended in publications such as Gourmet Magazine, Wine Spectator and Toronto Life and is the proud recipient of the CAA Four Diamond Award as well as the VQA Gold Award of Excellence.
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English first
Naples, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Had not been here in years and wasn't too sure it would be what we were looking for, but what a wonderful surprise. We had Shepard's Pie and a burger on a salad. Both were prepared perfectly and the service was superb. Very friendly, helpful and professional.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Tonight was not the first time we have been to the lounge at The Charles Inn. Great burgers. Although the menu is small, there is variety. Very limited seating and we are told the lounge menu is not available on the enclosed porch. I found the fries a little too salty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Just great food, but not boring and been there, done that menu. Very good wine list that features many Niagara wines, which are excellent. Service is knowledgeable, unobtrusive and attentive.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had a 1pm lunch reservation and 1/2 our party of 4 didn't make it until 2pm but they never rushed us or made us feel bad that we were only sitting there drinking coffee and waiting. Everyone loved the meal. I had the spinach/mushroom puff pastry tart. My only regret that there weren't more mushrooms. Other than that, it... More 

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Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Four of us had lunch on November 16 during Fabulicious week. We had been told that this was the restaurant of choice for locals in NOTL. We were not disappointed: food was outstanding and very reasonably priced; Jason, our waitperson, was courteous, knowledgeable and attentive. We had absolutely no complaints. Highly recommend.

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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We received a voucher for a meal at this restaurant, which had been given great reviews by friends. A total disappointment. We went there when Fabulicious was on, but were told we could order from the regular menu. Big mistake - it took an hour and 20 minutes to receive our appetizer, by which time the first bottle of wine... More 

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toronto, ontario
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20 reviews 20 reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

6 of us dined here on Nov 22 and everyone's dish was fantastic. Everything was delicious. Nice ambiance, great service and top quality food & presentation. Especially liked the meglamaniac red wine, a must have. We are foodies and it was one of the best.

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Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

It is clear why The Charles Inn is one of the Top 10 restaurants in NOTL, but we are surprised its not #1. We went here for a quiet dinner on a Monday night and had a fantastic time. Since the weather was a little insane (re: extreme wind) , we pretty much owned this place. Picture an old manor... More 

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have had both lunch and dinner at this wonderful establishment. Both were wonderful! Their hamburger is to die for. We have also been for special teas, etc.

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Fonthill, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We've tried several Niagara on the Lake restaurants over the past few years when the Fabulicious specials are offered. This was our first time at The Charles Inn Restaurant and we were not disappointed. High ceilings; chandeliers, linen table cloths, and 2 roaring fires in the 2 fireplaces provided the ambiance. There were a lot of staff on and they... More 

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Additional Information about The Charles Inn Restaurant

Address: 209 Queen Street | P.O. Box 642, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 905-468-4588
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Niagara-on-the-Lake
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 13 - 50
Cuisine: French, Steakhouse, Canadian, Tea Room

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