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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:
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Always fantastic....always worth the visit.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
bfarrellBaysville
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baysville
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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baysville
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

A culinary gem in the wilds of the north. The drive in to the Norsemen location is quite unassuming. You might even think you took a wrong turn along the way but upon arrival you won't be disappointed. Chef Nate's dishes are both unexpected and wonderful. He has brought a bit of his Australian flare to Muskoka.

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you writing this great review, We're glad you found the drive here worthwhile and found our chef's dishes interesting and wonderful. The Australian flare is being really well received, Everyone is enjoying the the Australian accents on our normal Muskoka fare as well as the Australian specials we're offering. Thanks for your comments and we hope to see... More 

Oakville, Canada
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Our family ate dinner the the Norsemen this evening. The Thai shrimp curried soup was delicious, I will remember the flavours for a long time. We had the lamb shank, it was good but had an overpowering smoked flavour, a little strong for our taste. The boys had the ribs and ate every scrap they were so good. The crème... More 

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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. We're glad you liked the food and the service and enjoyed our "old" Muskoka ambiance. We pride ourselves on providing an enjoyable and unique dining experience nestled in the woods by the lake. We're glad you would come back, say hello when you get here. More 

Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This was my first weekend up North this year, and a wonderful way to welcome and celebrate the warm weather and a long awaited Spring. Our group of girlfriends had a quiet dinner with wine on the Friday evening, watching the sun go down overlooking the lake. The service was exceptional, and you very much feel like you are among... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your nice review. We're glad you and your friends enjoyed your food and the view of the sunset over the lake. Our servers and kitchen people work really hard to provide a great experience and they appreciate your nice comments about them. We look forward to your coming back again. More 

Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Had not been to the Norsemen for a while and was so pleasantly surprised with the amazing menu by the new chef. It was like coming home with a nice new surprise. Les is ever the good host. A must experience if you're anywhere near the area.

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write this great review. We're happy you came back and and that you loved our new menu by our new chef. I'm glad you felt like you were "coming home" as we strive for the restaurant to not only have amazing food but also for our guests to feel comfortable and... More 

Ontario
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

It was quite a while since I had been to the Norsemen and I was not sure what to expect. Let me tell you it was a I was pleasantly surprised with the huge improvement in food quality. The Ausrtalian Lamb .. with mint mango Au Jus was excellent great quality and great value. I will be back soon

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate you coming back to the Norsemen and that you found the food excellent and great value. We like our food to "excite the palate", as in the Australian lamb with mint mango au jus. We hope you'll return again soon. More 

Hamilton, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

If you are in the area, you HAVE to stop here. You will not be disappointed!!! I fully expect to have a difficult time getting a reservation next time we are here because word will spread quickly. Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Thank you and see you again soon!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. We're glad you found the all the food was delicious and beautifully presented. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Dorset, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Returning to the Norsemen after over one year away, we were a bit unsure of what to expect. Well, we were not disappointed. Nathan, the new chef from Tasmania prepared a wonderful meal for us. We started with a Caesar Salad and the Roast Vegetable Soup. The soup was outstanding and the Caesar Salad was as good as its presentation.... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for coming back and for taking the time to share your experience with us at the Norsemen Restaurant. Our new chef from Tasmania is thrilled to be here, meet our customers and offer them a taste of his creative Australian flair. We're glad you found his strip loin steak and seafood linguini were cooked perfectly and almost... More 

Huntsville, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Service was excellent. The food was excellent. I would definitely recommend the Norsemen Restaurant.

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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. We're really glad you found the service and food were excellent. All of us at the Norsemen Restaurant appreciate that you would recommend us and we certainly hope to see you again. More 

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had an anniversary lunch at the Norseman. We were not disappointed with anything they had to offer! The service was fast and efficient, the wine list extensive, and the food superb. Our steak arrived cooked exactly as ordered. The ambiance makes this a delightful place to enjoy a meal in the north! Thank you!

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for writing this great review. We appreciate that you chose to celebrate your anniversary at our Norsemen Restaurant and we're glad you found it a delightful place. Our chef and servers are happy to know you found their service fast and the food superb. We hope you'll come back again. More 

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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 16 - 37
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?