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Norsemen Restaurant

1040 Walker Lake Dr., Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
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Ranked #8 of 64 restaurants in Huntsville
Price range: $18 - $32
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.
Description: The Norsemen Restaurant is Muskoka's ultimate Bistro, with casual dining and "Old Muskoka" charm. Treat yourself to outstanding game, seafood and steak or try our Summer Monday Bistro menu with gourmet pizzas, wings and ribs. The Norsemen has a reputation for great food and great times.Whether nibbling before a stone fireplace in the dining room or out on the screened-in porch, delight in a diverse menu beginning with appetite-enhancers like Baked Woolich Goat Cheese or Lobster Ravioli. Inhale the Pinot Noir and Blueberry Bison Striploin, Greek Style Rack of Lamb, Thai Glazed Back Ribs or Filet of Pickerel in a white wine butter sauce, considered relaxation-enhancing substances in six provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like our Warm Chocolate Brownie, which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with hot fudge sauce and french vanilla ice-cream and finish off perfectly with a cappuccino encore.(please note the chefs changes the menu whenever he feels like it, so some items mentioned may not be available all the time)
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

The Norsemen Restaurant is a good choice for a good, special meal when in or around Huntsville. Overall, the restaurant is good, but not great. Both of our entrees were rather salty, and my partner's dessert - a mousse - was way too cold (semi-frozen rather than "moussey"). The decor is quaint and not incredibly exciting or comfortable. Overall, the... More

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Huntsville, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Great music and amazing food. The service was spot on and prices reasonable for such an enjoyable evening. David serves up some excellent dishes and you must have les make you a Spanish coffee...best I have ever has. Thanks again Les and Suzie.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

I dined at The Norsemen for the fourth time in October and cannot say enough about this restaurant. I ordered the beef tenderloin, which I must say, exceeded my expectations, even for The Norsemen. The cozy atmosphere adds more to the experience, and the warm, friendly staff top it off. I can't wait to go back in the spring.

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write this great review and for continuing to come to the Norsemen. We take pride in our restaurant and are glad we exceeded your expectations. That's our goal. Our chef and staff read these reviews and appreciate your nice comments. Have a great winter and we look forward to you coming back... More

Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This was our third time dining at the Norsemen and we have never been disappointed. It is always a winner and deserves to be rated much higher than number 7 in Huntsville on Tripadvisor. The exterior still has not been painted but the food and service both continue to be excellent. My wife opted for the onion soup and phyllo... More

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to write this nice review and for coming back to our restaurant again. We're glad you enjoyed all the dishes so much and found them interesting. Our chef enjoys adding his own touch. We're also glad our service was just right and we hope you'll return for a fourth time. More

Vaughan, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I recently celebrated my birthday at the Norsemen. It was a wonderful evening filled with great company, atmosphere and service. The food was to die for and Chef Dave was very charming! Les and Susie are always very gracious and accomodating. If you are looking for a fabulous evening out, the Norsemen is where to go.

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We're glad you had a wonderful evening and a fabulous birthday celebration here. All the staff here appreciate your comments about the gracious and accomodating service and the chef is very pleased that you found the food "to die for". We hope you will come again. More

Richmond Hill, Ontario
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were canoeing in Algonquin Park in an unseasonably cold and rainy September when we went to the Norsemen for dinner. The drive to it off the highway was probably quite scenic (we love gravel roads) but we saw little of it due to the pouring rain and dwindling light; too bad, because the restaurant has a beautiful screened patio... More

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for writing such a thoughtful and nice review. We're glad you enjoyed the scenic drive up to the decor and the excellent service we strive to provide. Happy you liked the black cod which is an unusual find in most restaurants. We like to offer "specials" that are a bit "off the beaten path", just like we are. We... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We had a great meal at the Norseman after a day of hiking in Algonquin Park. Food was good. Enjoyed a turkey dinner with all the trimmings and lamb chops. We particularly liked the Sweet Potato-Pear soup. Our only complaint was that there were no options for our young children. Our seven year olds ended up splitting a pasta order... More

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Aurora, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Out on a camping trip with my boyfriend and we were heading up to Ragged Falls. I red about the restaurant before hand and found the prices too high so it wasn't our first choice. We saw it on the way and decided to stop by. This restaurant experience was one of the highlights of our trip. Lots of character,... More

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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visiting friends inHuntsville hosted a night out at one of their favourites.Found the atmosphere ;food quality and service a welcome surprise.We had 2 fish dishes both excellent and the Friday special; a schnitzel.All were delicately prepared and well presentred.My French onion soup was a good as I have ever had including France! Only let down was the Strawberries Romanoff which... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

A little of the beaten path but well worth the effort. The food was extreamly good in a quiet setting about 10 km out of Huntsville. Signage could be better but the remoteness made it even nicer. Try the beef tenderloin very well prepared

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