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“Beautiful Location but?” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Spectacle Lake Lodge

Spectacle Lake Lodge
17-B Spectacle Lake Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0, Canada
1-800-567-4044
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Ranked #4 of 13 Restaurants in Barry's Bay
Price range: $6 - $18
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Ontario, Canada
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179 reviews 179 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 52 cities Reviews in 52 cities
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
“Beautiful Location but?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We saw signs on the highway advertising this resort and restaurant, so decided to give it a try for breakfast. We drove in off the highway and found the resort. It consisted of many cabins, a lodge, a restaurant and a bar right on a lake. We walked it and no one was there. then a woman asked what do you want? My husband said we were going to have breakfast. So we went in to the front part overlooking the lake. The restaurant is made up of 3 parts, a big back part, the front part and an outside patio. We were brought menus and ordered coffee while deciding what to get.
we ordered and my husband had a normal breakfast-eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast.
I ordered a western sandwich. My husband got juice, and a fruit dish included and I got a fruit dish included, which made my husband say usually if you get free items up front the meal is usually not that great. I did not necessarily believe that but he was right. His eggs were hard cooked, instead of easy over. His toast was not well done like he asked. The hash browns he got and so did I were overdone and tasted like the oil needed to be changed. My husband did not like his meal, and my sandwich was okay but I only ate a few hash browns and they really upset my stomach. We asked the waitress were everybody was and she said oh, they are still sleeping. this was at 10:30 am. For such a lovely setting, we were really disappointed. They could make so much of this location.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
barry's bay on
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Very good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The food is not from a box at his restaurant.
Very tasty food, nice presentation.
The client from Switzerland at the next table was enjoying the evening also.
The waitress was efficient and very friendly.
Look forward to returning soon.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Great food, great spot, great staff. Will be going back asap. The area is breathtaking. Lots to do and see. Close to Algonquin and other touristy spots.

Visited September 2012
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Brampton, Canada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Great food, very friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed at Spectacle Lake Lodge for a couple of nights this summer, and ate at the restaurant for three breakfasts and two dinners. The food is excellent and the selection is very good, including a variety of meat dishes, fish, pasta, salads, and deserts. We loved the Sunday brunch, which offered a wide range of breakfast and lunch dishes. We purposely left Toronto early enough on Sunday to make it up in time for the brunch. The view is spectacular... a great way to enjoy a meal. We've been to Spectacle Lake Lodge 5 or 6 times, and always enjoy the food and good hospitality!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Nice Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Our cousin took us here for Sunday brunch. It was well worth the trip from Whitney. The kitchen makes a real effort to provide a brunch with variety, and they do succeed at that. Ham croquettes, soba and stir-fried vegetables, twice-baked potato skins, pierogies, and of course omlettes to order, among many choices. Nice little outlay of desserts, too - make sure you get some bar cookies before you leave.

Cousin said the restaurant was in different hands last year and was going in the wrong direction until the original owner came back on board. I would not know about that...just had a very pleasant brunch on our first visit this year. Would definitely return.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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