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Marty's World Famous Cafe

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5 Manitoba Steet, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2 of 5 stars
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Several years ago, we were in Bracebridge and stopped for coffee and desert. Three of us shared a slice of apple pie and a butter tart (though the crust in both cases was thicker than I like) - they were simply amazing. The apple pie was really "mile high" and the butter tart was sinfully gooey... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2014
Chris W
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Ottawa, Canada
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English first
Bracebridge, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Yes, everything in this cafe is overpriced but if you like ooey gooey, dripping, sweet and huge buttertarts...then you can't help but pay $5 for a memorable treat. Always a busy spot all summer long.

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Bracebridge, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Marty's tarts are overpriced for the value you receive as are most of the items on his menu. Myh opinion is he is" a legend in his own mind " only. There are so many more memorable places to visit and things to do in Bracebridge that are so much more worthwhile.

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The food isn't nearly as good as the owner thinks and is waaay overpriced. He treats his staff horrendously, and is just plain rude to any customer who complains. The outdoor seating is beside the garbage bin!

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were visiting in Gravenhurst and had heard about the wonderful butter tarts at Marty's. We drove to Bracebridge, paid for parking at the meter, only to discover that most stores were closed on Mondays. However, there was no sign in the window indicating such. So we thought we would come back on Tuesday. Tuesday about 2:00 p.m., we headed... More 

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Bracebridge, Ontario
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

"World famous" buttertarts are overly sweet, lousy pastry, the size of a small pie & the price of a mortgage!

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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Several years ago, we were in Bracebridge and stopped for coffee and desert. Three of us shared a slice of apple pie and a butter tart (though the crust in both cases was thicker than I like) - they were simply amazing. The apple pie was really "mile high" and the butter tart was sinfully gooey. Yes, the service was... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I lived in Bracebridge for a large part of my life- Marty's is not what you think! I read that the staff are grumpy- that's because they are treated badly. I have witnessed the owner being rude to them often. After I took a friend from out of town for lunch- I only went back for the tarts and coffee.... More 

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Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Not the greatest flavours, cash only and everything is overpriced! The butter tarts suck and they cost waaaaay too much!

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Silves, Portugal
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was the first 'restaurant' we visited during our stay near Bracebridge and it really is a rip off. The prices are rediculous and the food only very average. It's dirty and the staff are rude. There are lots of much better restaurants in town - so don't waste your time and money on this one. When we got back... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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75 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

This place was small, and had a lot of flies. They were also sold out of several items like veggie sandwiches ( once they are sold out they won't make more). The staff was rude- aloof and kind of seemed to make fun of us. The butter-tarts were good, but it we'd $50 for a dozen. That's insane! They were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Manitoba Steet, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Bracebridge

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

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