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

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Midland, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

The food, the atmosphere, the service.... the best. Absolutely love this place. If you happen to be in town for one of their themed meals, it will blow you away.

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Banff
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

It would be too bold of me to suggest that restaurants like this will save the world one day but the fact that they devote most of the menu to locally inspired dishes with locally sourced ingredients is a big win. Couple that, with excellent, ebullient service (which is just enough of a shade under over the top) in a... More

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2Expl0rers, Owner at The Explorers Cafe, responded to this review

You get it too. Thank you very much for your review. We shared it with both our front and back of the house teams, to reassure them they're doing a wonderful job. It's nice to get such positive feedback, we all truly appreciate it. More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

Explorer's Cafe is a fantastic restaurant. The atmosphere is relaxing yet elegant. The food is wonderful, and the service is exceptional. This is always a FAVOURITE dining experience for us. Thank you.

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Ottawa Ontario
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Friends who live locally, reserved at this gem of a restaurant during my recent visit. It is understandably their favorite restaurant in Midland and is now mine. I love moulles et frites ( mussels with fries) and Explorer's fare did not disappoint. The mussels were fresh and locally sourced and the suce- cream, pernot and coconut was superlative. My friends... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The food is absolutely fabulous unfortunately it is almost impossible to be in and out in an hour (lunch hour).

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2Expl0rers, Owner at The Explorers Cafe, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and have addressed the timing issue with our staff. It's true, sometimes our food takes longer than expected and we are working on developing a 'quickie' lunch menu for those with limited time. If you choose to visit us again, and are in a hurry, please let your server know immediately so that we can let... 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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: International

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