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Norsemen Restaurant

1040 Walker Lake Dr., Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
7056352473
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Ranked #13 of 66 Restaurants in Huntsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Venice, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The Norsemen is a comfortable, rustic, restaurant overlooking a lake in the Lake of Bays area. The menu offers wild fish and game, such as duck, venison and bison; however, steak and lamb are also on the menu for those who are more conservative in their eating habits. Service is very good, although our server didn't know what vegetables were... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We were visitors from Scotland living for a week at a cottage at Walker Lake with our family who live near Toronto. Our party consisted of 4 adults & 1 child. My daughter went into Norsemen on the morning of 31st July & made a reservation for dinner for 5 for that evening at 7.30pm. On arrival no table was... More

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This place is amazing. The view is gorgeous, the owner and waiters are very friendly and made us feel right at home. We all loved our food, everything was delicious and had added touches that made each course taste unique. Also the portions were the perfect amount of generous, which was great after hiking in Algonquin park all day. I'm... More

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Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The entrees were very good and well presented. Lots of variety of vegetables. Ambiance also very nice. The wine list is very good, but the house wine is a tad expensive.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We have been many times to The Norseman Restaurant and have never been disappointed. In fact each time we have been wowed. If you want an outstanding gourmet meal accompanied by impeccable service come to The Norseman if you are in the Huntsville Ontario area. We just celebrated our 39th wedding anniversary at The Norseman Restaurant (terrific roast lamb) and... More

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Oakville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our family party of 6 had an outstanding dinner here on Friday night. Chef Sean cooked to order perfectly (bison, beef tenderloin, lamb steak and scallops). Vegetables were al dente and well presented. We had avoided this restaurant after poor experiences a few years ago. Now we'll put it at the top of the list. Slower paced dining, higher end... More

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London, Ontario Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife, my daughter and I ate here on a Saturday night in July. When we arrived, the dining room seemed quite busy which may explain some of the issues we experienced. The name of this restaurant always put me off when driving by previously but the Tripadvisor reviews made me think I was wrong about the place. Unfortunately, it... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Even though we've had a cottage in the area for decades, we never went to The Norsemen until this past week. We were missing out! Do not let the decor fool you (it's dated) - but the food completely makes up for it. Calamari with the mix of capers and olives was lovely. Cheese appetizer plate was really yummy. Pickerel... More

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Charlottesville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We went to the Norsemen because we were staying nearby and had just arrived in the area not long before dinner time. We were optimistic when we arrived and we were told by our local host that it is very good, but it is definitely overpriced. The food was okay, They did some nice things like an amuse bouche and... More

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Huntsville, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A lovely dinner as usual. All five Appetizers, entrees, and desserts were delicious. I had the Seared Georgian Bay Pickerel, hubby had the Organic Atlantic Salmon, my son is still raving about the Duck and his Seared Diver Scallops and our friends both commented on how good the Bison Short Rib Gnocchi was. We topped dinner off with Spanish and... More

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