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Norsemen Restaurant

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1040 Walker Lake Dr., Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada (Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.)
+1 705-635-2473
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: The Norsemen Restaurant is Muskoka's ultimate Bistro, with casual dining...
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 Creamy Garlic Shrimp or a Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad. Inhale the savoury Venison Schnitzel, 15oz T-bone Steak, Australian Barrumundi or smoked lamb shank, considered relaxation-enhancing substances in six provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like our RichFlourless Chocolate Cake, or Lemon Friand which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with lemon curd and drizzled with a sour blueberry coulis. 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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  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Love the atmosphere!

I had the risotto, very good. We sat in the screened in porch looking out to the water. The staff are very nice and looked after us very well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Karry-Lee R
,
Georgetown, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Washington, DC
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We stumbled upon this place a year ago on a wet, cold, rainy night, and we were the only guests. We felt like we had struck gold off the beaten path on such a night! Nestled in the woods with a view of the nearby lake depending on your table, and feel that invited you to linger, not rush through... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I had the risotto, very good. We sat in the screened in porch looking out to the water. The staff are very nice and looked after us very well.

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COLORADO SPRINGS
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great service, good food and a quiet atmosphere. It is by the lake but only a window view. Prices are high but do compare to other restaurants in the area.

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great review. We appreciate your comments because "great service, good food and a quiet atmosphere" is how we want our customers to feel. We're glad you felt it was a good choice to come experience our restaurant nestled in the woods by the lake. More 

Collingwood, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Good food, great service! Venison schnitzel - delicious with light crispy batter! Local Pickerel "cooked to perfection" "Ribs good but a little too smoky for my taste, BUT I ate them all!"

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write your great review. We're glad you found our venison was delicious and our pickerel cooked to perfection. Glad you finished all the ribs too. We hope to see you again if you return to Muskoka. More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My husband rented a cottage for our 3 year anniversary! A extra surprise - A fantastic meal in the beautiful restaurant they have there. Good selection of wines we were the first to try the new summer menu ! bonus ! I had the in house smoked trout Caesar and my husband had the Beet and angus salad he said... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your great review. We're really happy that you had a wonderful anniversary experience at the Norsemen. We're glad you enjoyed an amazing meal as we pride ourselves on having, as you say, "steaks that you could cut with a fork", and other equally delightful items. Our staff read these reviews and they appreciate your comments about... More 

Oakville, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was the worse meal I have eaten in a restaurant in a long time the 34 dollar steak was frozen and tough, the lamb was dry, the chicken was dry, the mashed potatoes were lumpy. This place has huge potential - it is quaint, the staff are friendly, the food is over priced and unfortunately not very good. The... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for posting your review. We appreciate your comments and are very sorry you didn't feel it was as good as it should be. We pride ourselves on offering the best fine dining experience in Muskoka along with excellent value. We would love you to come back again and we will make sure you have the delightful dinner you're looking... More 

Dalian, China
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The Norsemen Restaurant, positioned between Dorset and the Dorset Fire Tower, on the border between Muskoka and Haliburton, not far from Algonquin Park, has a great location. It's a good restaurant for visitors and travellers. The location calls for a great restaurant!

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to our restaurant and taking the time to write your review. We're glad you enjoyed the location and the food. We hope you'll return again. More 

Barrie, Canada
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

After a pretty bad experience about five years ago we ventured back into the Norseman restaurant. It was unfortunately not very busy so it took a few minutes to locate a staff member. Once that was out of the way the evening was off to a good start. The food was truly very good. I had the Cesar salad with... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write your great review. We appreciate your coming back to try us again and were glad you found it so enjoyable. We're glad you plan to come back again and we look forward to you having another lovely evening. More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

tranquil fine dining restaurant on walker lake; will definitely be returning! The daily pasta was fantastic, as well as the smoked salmon caesar salad.

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your evening at our restaurant and found the food fantastic, and thanks for taking the time to write your review. We look forward to your returning and having another great evening. More 

baysville
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Generally a new chef every year but some how each and every one delivers fine fare and extraordinary flavours. Wine list is extensive but lacking in wines that are ready now at reasonable prices. The food is the star of the show as each new menus is always transcendent The best food in Muskoka hands down. Service is equally great... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your wonderful review. We're glad you like our new chef. Flavour is always the main thing with us, as well as new and interesting fare that will delight or customers. Our new chef is doing a great job of coming up with new ideas and new flavours that will make people feel they've had the best... More 

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Additional Information about Norsemen Restaurant

Address: 1040 Walker Lake Dr., Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
Phone Number: +1 705-635-2473
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Huntsville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 34
Cuisine: Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood, European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1040 Walker Lake Dr., Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
    (Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 705-635-2473

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 34
  • Cuisine: Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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 Creamy Garlic Shrimp or a Smoked Salmon Caesar Salad. Inhale the savoury Venison Schnitzel, 15oz T-bone Steak, Australian Barrumundi or smoked lamb shank, considered relaxation-enhancing substances in six provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like our RichFlourless Chocolate Cake, or Lemon Friand which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with lemon curd and drizzled with a sour blueberry coulis. 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)
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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