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Firehouse Restaurant-Resort

18860 Hwy 35 | Algonquin Highlands, Minden, Ontario K0M 1J2, Canada
(705) 489-4608
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Ranked #6 of 25 Restaurants in Minden
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Most recent review
- Sep 17, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Bonarlaw, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has an amazing location on the shore of a beautiful lake. The view from the deck is worth the visit. The food is excellent, well prepared, and great quantity. In particular, the schnitzel sandwich is huge and delicious, and comes with a heap of very good fries. The coffee is superb. The service is exceptionally friendly, prompt, and... More

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Barrie, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Enjoyed dinner at Firehouse Restaurant. Husband is a firefighter ... Was interesting looking at all the different FF patches from around the world, FF memorabilia and taking a look at the guest books signed by visiting FFs over the years ... Was interesting to see the names of old friends and coworkers ...

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We visited the restaurant August 2014. Arrived between 5-6pm on a rainy afternoon. The decor inside the restaurant is very dated and tired. Chair backs were lacking stain. We sat midway in the restaurant. The waitress did turn the lights on but the lighting consisted of white string lights that you would use at Christmas time. Not much help. Felt... More

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Aurora, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We have had a cottage in Haliburton for 18 years and always driven by this restaurant. We went in last week and had a great time.The atmosphere and decor is very laid back. Our waitress was funny and amazing! The food was excellent (another couple had the onion rings and said they were the best they ever had). Lot's of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Everything was ok here, with a few exceptions. Liked the beer selection and the outdoor seating. Service was friendly and prompt. Food was definitely the ok part. We ordered the kids pasta with marinara and it was far too peppery for my daughter to eat. After one bite she was upset because it was too spicy! I tasted it and... More

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Kawartha Lakes, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Nestled right by the Ox Narrows on Lake Kushog, it's easy to access this restaurant by HWY 35 or by boat on the lake. There's lots of good docking facilities there. The food is good to very good, and the waitresses are friendly. The real appeal is just kicking back with your meal, seated at one of the outdoor tables... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We love this restaurant; a real cottage country gem, right on the lake, where you can seat outside on the deck overlooking the waterfront, watch passing boats, and relax sipping your wine or beer, feeling the soothing breeze, and enjoying great food. We went for a boat ride with our friend and decided to stop for lunch early afternoon. The... More

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Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Love this restaurant, right on the lake, in the beautiful Algonquin Highlands! Excellent meals AND desserts. The restaurant is like a little firehall museum, very cool to peruse the artifacts, and enjoy the view, indoors or on the patio. Funny, friendly staff, great service and great value! (This is not a late night bar scene restaurant)

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Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I've been going to this establishment for years & years & have never had a bad experience or a bad meal. Yes , its a very busy spot in the winter during sled season , but , that should tell you something. The owners are the best & they go out of their way to make sure you're well looked... More

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Sutton West, Ontario, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

We love to stop in at the Firehouse on Friday night as we arrive at the cottage on Kushog Lake. Great meals, abundance of food, friendly service, and choice of eating indoors or out! Excellent family atmosphere and the grandchildren love the candy and ice cream selection! Nice to be able to arrive by boat or car.

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