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Mark's Finer Diner

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French, Seafood, English, Diner, Canadian
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128 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7P7, Canada
+1 705-742-8181
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Locally owned and operated! There is always something going on at Mark's...
Locally owned and operated! There is always something going on at Mark's Finer Diner! Join us for Comedy Nights, Singles Nights, Applefest, Live music, NFL Sundays, NFL Mondays, NFL Thursdays, and many other fantastic events.
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  • 13
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  • 20
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Definitely Diner...Finer, not-so-much

Had been to the previous location so we were looking forward to it. The service was lacking, the food ok, but mostly cold by the time it arrived. We were with a big party, which is tough to manage with a small staff and kitchen, but surely they can do better. Particularly disappointed in the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Wannabe C
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Bowmanville, Canada
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Bowmanville, Canada
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had been to the previous location so we were looking forward to it. The service was lacking, the food ok, but mostly cold by the time it arrived. We were with a big party, which is tough to manage with a small staff and kitchen, but surely they can do better. Particularly disappointed in the formerly friendly owner. This time... More 

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Ontario, Canada
Top Contributor
131 reviews 131 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

First time here. Our granddaughter was getting married the next day so a lot of friends and family came to dinner here after the wedding rehearsal. There were at least 30 of us. We were given a special menu with 5 food choices: pork loin, curried chicken, chicken parmiganno, fish and chips and I can't remember the other one (or... More 

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Indian River, Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a very interesting place with live entertainment occasionally. Personally I don't think the food is as good as it could be but there are things you will like. Stay away from the Sunday brunch.

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Ontario
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Food was cold, and service slow. Came for karaoke that was word of mouth, not advertised. Place was cold and they were treating the wood. So I couldn't stay longer than I was able to, but because I ordered I stayed longer than I wished. Kept going outside to breath. Drinks were charged differently for each server. The time frame... More 

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ptbofoodie, Owner at Mark's Finer Diner, responded to this review

Thanks for jumping on the band wagon really don t know what your talking about could you even guess when you were here cause it sure and hell wasn 't lately. Just like to thank you for all the hard work your doing for some one else And you should give us another chance sometimes one is not enough and... More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Family booked here for Mothers Day Brunch. Not sure why they call it brunch! Restaurant was overbooked.The actual buffet was ridiculous; toast.....omelet....bacon...ham...and sausage mixed together. Yuck. I ordered a Spanish Omelet which was gross. It looked like wet dog food inside. The owner made the waffles and ripped them with his hands and placed them on my daughter's plate. After... More 

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ptbofoodie, Owner at Mark's Finer Diner, responded to this review

Mark here from the finer diner, the one that took the waffle from the maker. Sorry but it’s no different than a toaster I like to call it a Breakfast Marche or a Breakfast buffet NOT brunch. It’s totally breakfast, omelets to order eggs Benny if you wish, and there to die for, homemade baked beans all three breakfast meats... More 

Cambridge, Canada
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

the food was plentiful, service friendly and efficient, but not a restaurant that suits my tastes. Not likely I would return

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Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Stopped in for a late brunch. Eggs bennedict as good as always. The special treat was the big Band Sound happening upstairs. Good thing Toronto music buffs have not heard of it. Where do you go today for the big Band Sound. 16 musicians, and immerse yourself in memories of yesterday. And if you still can dance, there is enough... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch, had a Yorkshire pudding stuffed with REAL roast beef, gravy peppers and cheese...mmmmmm. Awesome lunch, love the atmosphere and the service was superb:) I will be back!!

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ptbofoodie, Owner at Mark's Finer Diner, responded to this review

Mark here form the finer diner wow something positive thank you so very much some of these revieues break my heart we do our best here and I demand it thank you from me and the staff at the finer diner More 

1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went there last Wednesday for diner. I had the roast duck, my sister the stuffed chicken and my wife soup and salad. The food was above average. Lots of cool stuff to look at and friendly atmosphere. Went upstairs and it was like the ultimate man cave. Pool, ping pong, darts, shuffleboard and of course a bar. Full menu as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Best one I've ever had..like eating in someone's kitchen! Can't wait to try the stuffed chicken..will go back for sure!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 128 Lansdowne Street East, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7P7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-742-8181

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French, Seafood, English, Diner, Canadian

Description

Locally owned and operated! There is always something going on at Mark's Finer Diner! Join us for Comedy Nights, Singles Nights, Applefest, Live music, NFL Sundays, NFL Mondays, NFL Thursdays, and many other fantastic events.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?