We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Excellent place to unwind and enjoy great food and atmosphere” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Federal Tavern

Federal Tavern
4 Day Avenue, Kirkland Lake, Ontario P2N1K3, Canada
705-567-5161
Improve this listing
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Delivery, Late Night
Cambridge, ON
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent place to unwind and enjoy great food and atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Recently, I took my son and his friend to Kirkland Lake for their summer tree planting jobs. Given that we arrived the night before they had to report in, we decided to go to the Fed based on the Tripadvisor reviews. They were spot on! The place is very unpretentious and typical of Northern "establishments", however the food was excellent. My son and I ordered the chicken parmesan dish with a starter caesar salad. Both were superb and the portions were enormous and the flavour bordered on exceptional.

We will go back for sure should the opportunity presents itself again.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

27 reviews from our community

77% Recommend
    9
    12
    3
    3
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Sudbury
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“the name says it all”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

the chicken wings were great. the beer was cold and the ceasers were good as well. Nice little spot keep up the good work.

Visited February 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
East York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A fun place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The locals in KL are quite familiar with the Fed. Being relatively new, I have discovered a relaxed and fun place to socialize with the good folks in this gold-mining community.

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kirkland Lake, Canada
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Never left hungry after eating at "The Fed"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

The Fed is our favourite place to eat and enjoy a great time in Kirkland Lake. The portions are more than you can imagine. The choice of cusine is excellent. Mona, the Fed's resident chief goes above and beyond to insure your meal is cooked to perfection and the presentation is awesome.
The customer service is second to none. The Fed's staff make you feel right at home while enjoying a terrific break from your busy schedule either for lunch, supper or a night out.
We highly recommend stopping in at The Fed, enjoy the food, have a beverage of your choice and maybe even try theiir Hot Wing Challenge.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Kirkland Lake, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“"Great place to eat "”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Fantastic food, excellent service and good times with family and friends. Highly recommended. CHEERS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Federal Tavern also viewed

Kirkland Lake, Northeastern Ontario
Kirkland Lake, Northeastern Ontario
 
Kirkland Lake, Northeastern Ontario
Kirkland Lake, Northeastern Ontario
 

Been to Federal Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Federal Tavern, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.