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The Explorers Cafe

345 King Street, Midland, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-527-9199
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Ranked #2 of 73 Restaurants in Midland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: If arriving by foot, we are on the east side of King between Yonge and Elizabeth. If driving, approach from Midland Ave. between Yonge and Elizabeth, free three hour parking in municipal lot.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We enjoy everything about Explorer's. From the best food, always changing menu but still keeping the favourites, to the Tapas and Tastings evenings with Rob's great stories. Our favourite in the area for sure!

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Toronto
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134 reviews 134 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had the burger with fries quite tasty...my hubby had the French onion soup he said it was very flavorful and he had a beer whole meal with drinks was $30.00...the inside of the restaurant was cool...a whole bunch of artifacts and cool stuff from all the different expeditions the owners have been on...really cool concept for this small cozy awesome... More 

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Ontario
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The food here is all homemade and prepared with fresh, local ingredients. They are accommodating to switch things up for you and it's a great restaurant in a great community.

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Midland, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The carefully planned and thoughtful menu is a delicious change. This restaurant is tucked in a little away from the Main Street. It is warm, cozy and usually busy so plan ahead with a reservation. My favourite starters are the lightly fried sardines and Flat Stanley. The mains are prepared fresh with locally sourced ingredients. Service is solid and support... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We only stopped in for a drink while our son was getting ready for his evening hockey game just up the street. What a find--great menu, great ambiance. Wonderful staff. Can't wait to get back here for an actual meal!!

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Barrie, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

One night my wife and I were looking for a place to go for dinner. Midland is less than an hour from where we live and we felt like getting away but not too far away. I found reference to the Explorer's Cafe on Trip Advisor and it sounded intriguing so we tried it. WOW!! this place is amazing. They... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

the food and service at The Explorer's Cafe are exceptional. Richard is an exceptional server who ensures children are entertained while ensuring that adult guests also are catered to. menu selections incorporate local fresh produce. I am glad to hear that Tapas and Wine tastings will be returning this fall -so delicious and so delightful.

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Midland Ontario
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The food is great , out of the ordinary and interesting. The place is hidden down a laneway, inside it's a cosy spot with treasures displayed from the owners world travels. On top of all that they have lovely staff.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

My family and I meet here often when we are all in town together. Every time we come, we are always greeted with awesome wait staff who really know the menu. The food is absolutely delicious every time I go. I finish every visit with a piece of their carrot cake -- so good! I love that their menu changes... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We really enjoyed the night out we had at this restaurant in Midland, Ontario. I wasn't sure what to expect, but upon entry I could see right away that the restaurant doesn't take itself too seriously, which is refreshing. The atmosphere is adventurous, curious and bold, which you also have to be to enjoy the many diverse and delicious offerings... More 

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Additional Information about The Explorers Cafe

Address: 345 King Street, Midland, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-527-9199
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Midland
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: International

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