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15 Walker, Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
(519) 583-1908
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 12
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  • 16
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  • 4
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Perch lunch.

Go for the Perch, it's delicious. Fun family atmosphere with mermaid, sailor decorations! Short walk to the beach in Port Dover.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Vanessa G
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Port Dover, Canada
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205 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This location has been a standard in Port Dover for years. Excellent food at great prices. Great service. Great location.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

Go for the Perch, it's delicious. Fun family atmosphere with mermaid, sailor decorations! Short walk to the beach in Port Dover.

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Thank Vanessa G
Guelph, Canada
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161 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

This place is just ok nothing fancy very outdated. Just another greasy spoon dump. You can definitely find nicer places in Dover. Don't think we will ever return once is a nuff in a lifetime lol. It was a pleasure eating off paper plates need we say anymore lol.

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Thank schken
Ontario, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Great lil hometown fast food booth... Love the perch! and the students that work there are a hardworking happy bunch. Great for catering too!!!

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Thank Niki M
Fonthill, Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The restaurant is located very close to the beach and has inside and outside seating available. There is a window outside where can order your food to go. The Lake Erie perch dinner was very tasty and came with a salad bar. We sat inside because it was a very hot day. The service was good and the price for... More 

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1 Thank Ferguslyn
Cambridge, Canada
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119 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Out for one of our many drives by the water, we arrived at Port Dover just past noon. Not having been thrilled with what we had experienced at other eateries close to the beach, we decided to give Knechtels's (which had both window ordering and indoors sit down) a try. We went in and were shortly seated by a convivial... More 

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1 Thank David S
Hamilton, Canada
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been to Knechtel Foods many times . They offer average priced meals, portions are average. the quality of the food is great. Staff very friendly and attentive. The downside it gets very warm in side (no a/c). It can become very crowded fast. Being on the strip it is understandable but sometimes frustrating when the line for entering... More 

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1 Thank 33john33
Waterford, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Erie beach pricey but lots of people Love it to celebrate birthdays anniversaries or for just a nice evening or afternoon outing

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Thank Penny B
Hamilton, Canada
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14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It's been noted in other reviews that Port Dover must be suffering from a poor youth employee pool as the service at Knechtel's leaves much to be desired. The food is fine, but the staff seem incapable of getting anyone's order straight! I had read about this ahead of our own day at the beach, and was inclined to go... More 

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Thank ScottinHamilton
Burlington, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a beach town and I'm sure it's hard to get good temporary staff. That being said, our service was ok and the food quite good. The perch snack was quite ample for lunch and the price was reasonable - included salad bar. Will be back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15 Walker, Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Norfolk County  >  Port Dover
  • Phone Number: (519) 583-1908

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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