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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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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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    Very good
  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Friday night outing

Wow, friends took us out for the evening to this wonderful restaurant. The service was amazing (Friday night) and the food was to die for. There were six of us and all the meals and presentations were so appetizing. Will definitely visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Dee D
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Whitby, Canada
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Stoney Creek, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Food was excellent...beef tenderloin, fish, lamb, and venison dishes were all enjoyed by myself and friends. Chef is very creative and I would highly recommend The Norsemen.

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Huntsville, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The service we had from start to finish was like we were second class citizens. The host that sat us was unprofessional. We were there 30 minutes early thinking we would sit at the bar for a drink. He couldn't find our 7 o'clock reservation and there were only a couple of other people there. He said he was glad... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Wow, friends took us out for the evening to this wonderful restaurant. The service was amazing (Friday night) and the food was to die for. There were six of us and all the meals and presentations were so appetizing. Will definitely visit again.

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Cambridge, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We ate here on a Friday evening; were able to get a nice table on the screened in porch without having a reservation. They were very gracious about our desire to share a meal (the meat portions are over twice what Canada's Food Guide recommends). The wait staff mainly seemed to have their minds on something else; service was distracted... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The Norsemen is in a delightful secluded spot on the lake and it's absolutely gorgeous inside - so cosy and cute. The staff were friendly and the food was fantastic. I had the pickerel followed by the flourless chocolate cake which were both so delicious - apparently there's a fairly new chef here, and he does a great job! Wish... More 

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Plattsburgh NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I had wanted to eat here for some time, so when we heard the "bistro menu" advertised on the local radio, we made a bee line for a light dinner. That menu is only offered on Monday nights, but no one batted an eye when we opted for lighter fare which included a variety of appetizers and a salad each.... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We had dinner at the Norsemen this past week. Based on the review we read, the dinner was average. My husband had the stuffed chicken and it was bland. I had the duck crepe, the crepe was great and the duck good, but this was the smallest breast of duck that I`ve ever had for the price. And the alcoholic... More 

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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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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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 

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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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