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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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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, Herb crusted Salmon or Princess Chicken, considered relaxation-enhancing substances in six provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like our RichFlourless Chocolate Cake, or Caramelized Preserve Crepe which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with hand whipped vanilla cream 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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Chef N8 is great!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Johanne T
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Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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!!!

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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
21 reviews 21 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
7 reviews 7 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Although we have been wanting to try the Norsemen's yearly wine tasting dinner for awhile, we finally got to go this past weekend. It was amazing! A perfect balance of excellent wine, explained in detail by a wonderful sommelier who came in from the highly acclaimed Scaramouche in Toronto and excellent food, explained in detail by the Norsemen's incredible young... More 

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Huntsville, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We often go for dinner at the Norseman, its close and the food is always good...I can be very fussy...My steak is always cooked to my liking..and the scallops..so yummy...we usually top dinner off with the flour less chocolate cake. They have a extensive wine list as well...service is always spot on. Thanks Les, Suzy and staff.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Fantastic food and excellent service. The steak was perfect and the calamari to die for. We loved the art and atmosphere too. I scored big points with my wife for bringing her here. It was charming and romantic with a nice fire going in the stone fireplace. What a great night! We will most definitely be back.

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Bracebridge
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I visited the Norseman homepage on the web and was delighted to read "Prime Rib Three Course Dinner soup or salad; fresh roasted prime rib au jus with Yorkshire pudding and mashed potatoes; crème brûlée or chocolate cake. SERVED SUNDAYS $34". Don't believe it for a moment. I informed my guests on the way to the restaurant what we were... 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 15 - 36
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, European

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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, Herb crusted Salmon or Princess Chicken, considered relaxation-enhancing substances in six provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like our RichFlourless Chocolate Cake, or Caramelized Preserve Crepe which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with hand whipped vanilla cream 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?