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Erie Beach Hotel Cove Dining Room

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19 Walker St., Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
519-583-1391
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This restaurant is at The Erie Beach Hotel
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: This restaurant is part of the hotel, and is opened to the public.

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  • 37
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
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  • 6
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, but that's about it...

Very nice spot just across from the lake. The perch was amazing. The 'personal salad bar' was very unique. We waited for a table by the window only to get a view of the recycle bins and garbage area - not very appetizing... Service was adequate. The young lady seemed inexperienced and seemed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
smiley234kvillian
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Kingsville, Canada
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English first
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88 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

went for a visit to port dover this past weekend and like usual when we go we eat lunch at the cove dining room. Although the interior is quite dated the service is always great and the food fantastic. They have this specialty which is their celery bread instead of say a corn bread role and its really awesome. my... More 

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London, Canada
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The Erie Beach Hotel was a destination after a leisurely drive along the waterfront trail from Port Stanley. We dropped in to make a reservation before taking a walk. When we returned, we were led to a nice window table. Service was efficient and fast- almost too fast not allowing for a thorough reading of the menu. Most people already... More 

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Ontario
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Good food...but a little on the pricy side. Lots of salad served with meal...and that is why people go...always for the celery bread. The perch is also a top seller and the fish was fresh and tasty.

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Kingsville, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Very nice spot just across from the lake. The perch was amazing. The 'personal salad bar' was very unique. We waited for a table by the window only to get a view of the recycle bins and garbage area - not very appetizing... Service was adequate. The young lady seemed inexperienced and seemed to have the 'let's get it over... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have heard a lot about the Lake Erie Perch at the Cove Room in the Erie Beach Hotel. So after a cute matinee play at the Lighthouse Theatre, we went there for dinner. The retro atmosphere was so old it was in. The salad bar was a treat. I couldn't help but think of restaurants from the I Love... More 

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Waterford, Ontario, Canada
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Friends were in town and we stopped at the Erie Beach Hotel for an early dinner. We had the perch plates in the Cove Room. Good, fresh fish with salads and veggies from the salad cart. Some would complain that the food is boring or outdated, but we had an excellent meal, with efficient, well paced service.

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Thornhill, Canada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Haven't been here in over thirty years and blessedly, nothing has changed (except they changed the name of the ambrosia salad to Mandarin sunshine something or another). Decor hasn't changed..plants are fake so they haven't aged. Some of the staff look like they have been pickled...which brings me back to the salad bar. The cole slaw drips blissfully with mayonnaise.... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Back in the seventies, we used to make a special trip to Port Dover to lunch at the informal and casual Terrace Room of the Erie Beach Hotel, at least once a year. We always kept it simple: platters of perch, celery bread and draught beer. Well a few decades later, my better half and I did just that, after... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A trip to Port Dover is not complete without a meal enjoyed at the Erie Beach Hotel, Cove Dining Room. Not much has changed in all the years I have been coming to the restaurant. The menu is dependable and is consistent in the offerings. Some would say a tad boring, but if it isn't broken don't fix it way... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A spot we meet at to plan trips overseas with friends. Centrally located for us and a good variety on the lunch meal. The waitress is always friendly and fails to amaze us how she can remember the orders without writing them down.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Walker St., Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Norfolk County  >  Port Dover
  • Phone Number: 519-583-1391

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Canadian

Description

This restaurant is part of the hotel, and is opened to the public.

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