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Musky Widows Tavern

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38 Queen Street, Manitowaning, Ontario, Canada
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Dining options: Dinner
Description: Nice local restaurant / bar (probably the only place to eat after 8 in...
Nice local restaurant / bar (probably the only place to eat after 8 in town) - really relaxed and friendly, nice porch/patio and great Canadian wildlife mounted on the walls (fish, a lynx, owls etc)
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  • 5
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  • 13
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  • 4
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  • 0
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very welcoming!

Came in on a Wednesday night when staying at a motel down the road, as this place was recommended. However, as it was October, this may have been one of the only 2 places to eat open during this season. The style of the interior was roadhouse with a twist: TV and wood, but lots of native paintings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 2, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Came in on a Wednesday night when staying at a motel down the road, as this place was recommended. However, as it was October, this may have been one of the only 2 places to eat open during this season. The style of the interior was roadhouse with a twist: TV and wood, but lots of native paintings on the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Simple menu, limited drink selection, average portions. If you stick with the specials or their specialties the food is good. Don't try to think outside the box.

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sandhurst
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you happen to visit Manitoulin Island in Ontario you MUST eat here. It's in a hamlet called Manitowaning. Looks uninspiring from the outside and like no more than a regular small town bar inside but the food (prepared by the chef/proprietor) is AMAZING - absolutely world class. First night I had duck stew with wild chanterelles served over lentils.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This is a bar and grill with great food. I had the lamb dinner and really enjoyed it. Friendly service, too.

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Stratford, Canada
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Some menu items were already gone when we arrived at 6:00, but we ate well regardless. The menu was surprisingly different for a small place - chanterelle mushroons and braised lamb was unexpected, and very good. Well worth eating here.

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Elmira, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The waitress was charming and engaging and didn't seem like we were inconveniencing her. The food was ok, I had a burger and fries. Homemade patty at least. My friends had wings and seemed to really like them. Not a bad place to eat at all.

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Orillia
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103 reviews 103 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Everyone is very freindly in Manitowaning which is defeintely part of its charm. We had the special - pan fried trout, which was very tasty.

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Kitchener, Canada
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Chefs input. Walking distance from motel. Fresh fish and owners is the Chef.do not judge before you have a chance to experience the food.

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Hamilton, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Great homemade pizza, cold beer and wonderful waitress made for an enjoyable afternoon stop while motorcycle touring the island.

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Teignmouth, United Kingdom
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171 reviews 171 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Great dining, generous portions and really nice staff made this establishment a winner when we were in Manitowaning in the summer. Lovely fresh fish on offer and top quality pizza too. Would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Queen Street, Manitowaning, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Manitoulin Island  >  Manitowaning

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Canadian

Description

Nice local restaurant / bar (probably the only place to eat after 8 in town) - really relaxed and friendly, nice porch/patio and great Canadian wildlife mounted on the walls (fish, a lynx, owls etc)

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