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Irwin Inn

RR 2, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada
(705) 877-2240
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Ranked #16 of 31 restaurants in Lakefield
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60% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

Terrible, aweful experience. We will never go back. We will tell everyone we know to spend their money with someone that cares about their customers. Dennis Irwin treated our family like 3rd rate citizens. The place is run down and shotty. It looks like it is ready to fall in the lake.

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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

We stopped here for a very late lunch on our way around the Kawarthas area. We had a nice lunch- the tomatoe basil soup was excellent. If you choose the spinach salad- you might like to request the dressing on the side since it was quite heavy on my salad. My husband had the grilled cheese and enjoyed it. The... More

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Peterborough, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

Irwin Inn is a nice resort with excellent food and a wonderful staff. Had never been until we booked our wedding there and had a wonderful experience. We have been back since and will surely return.

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Lindsay, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

This is a resort but has been a long standing piece of dining quality in the Kawartha Lakes area. It offers good albeit somewhat expensive dining while overlooking the confines of Stony Lake

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Cornwall, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2011

We stayed at the inn for the long weekend in July, and overall had a great time. The kids loved the kayaks, canoes and fishing, and we enjoyed the tennis and watersports as well. The staff were very friendly and courteous. The cottages were quaint and comfortable. The downsides were simply that the owners need to put some money into... More

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Irwininnkeeper, Owner at Irwin Inn, responded to this review

Irwin Inn in the summer months is especially for Kids and families - safe environment, gorgeous lake & area. Kids recreation program has always been popular. We have not used any insecticides or herbicides on our "golf field" for 10 years. We tell guests it is a small, fun area, for kids and families to play at no charge. It... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2011

Our dining experience at the Irwin Inn restaurant while on our honeymoon was of luxury standard, quality and service. The restaurant has idyllic views of the lake and was above and beyond what we were expecting. The staff were very polite, friendly and helpful and made us feel so welcome. The food was beautiful and the best we've ever experienced,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2009

We wanted a fall get away ,in the tradtion of a family owned lodge (which is so diifficult to find today , we always went to Muskoka but all the family owned lodges are either now gone or owned by a chain and are costly for what they offer.) Thank goodness we went to the Irwin Inn, its family owned... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2009

We havent been to the Irwin in over 8 years, and was looking forward to the short getaway we had this past week July 2009. Like many years ago the hot tub and sauna were still NOT up and running! , also to our surprise the pool was out of service as well for a few days, no television with... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Right on Stoney Lake... beautiful views, friendly and helpful staff, country inn style accomodations, fine dining. The people at Irwin Inn are like family. They truly want you to enjoy your stay at the Inn, and will go out of their way to make it happen. Lots of activities for every generation -- kids recreation, adult activities, great food, opportunity... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

The Irwin Inn experience is like none other I have ever had before !! It truly was like a weekend away with my best friends.. from the moment we arrived we were treated like family and provided with every amenity you could imagine ! The location, the food, the hospitality and the rooms are out of this world ! It... More

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