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“Awesome Pancakes and Maple syrup to die for” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp

Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp
1001 Highland Line, Lanark Highlands, McDonald's Corners, Ontario, Canada
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Price range: $4 - $18
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Experience the heritage, culture, and flavour of Canadian maple syrup all year long. Pancake meals with pure maple syrup are served in a heritage log chalet nestled in a 730 acre maple forest. Maple Syrup educational displays, maple museum, chainsaw and logging display, nature trails, farm animals, playgrounds. Seasonal activities include maple taffy-on-snow and maple syrup production. Open 7 days a week from 9AM to 3 PM. Free admission.
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“Awesome Pancakes and Maple syrup to die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This place has become a family favorite for the last 4yrs...it has now become a tradition to come here when we are on vacation. ..The pancakes and Maple syrup are just out of this world. ..the sausage can be a bit gamey though...but otherwise very good...The waitresses and waiters are very attentive to your needs. Very clean dining area...love the atmosphere and history behind the farm ...And love the fact they sell their maple syrup to take home

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Mark W, Owner at Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Guess what... we love our Maple Syrup too! It's great to have people like yourselves to share the love of our 'liquid gold'. Thanks for the review and see you again next year!
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Birdsboro, Pennsylvania
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“A new tradition for our family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Wheelers has become a regular mainstay for our family while on summer vacation. While it may be a bit off of the beaten path for some, its definitely worth the trip. As the name would imply, Wheelers is a functional Sugar Camp / Maple Syrup manufacturer on a fairly vast woodland property. The restaurant is a friendly, inviting log cabin lodge with spacious seating and view of the surrounding farm and property. We always the enjoy the breakfasts there and service has been responsive and friendly. One word of advice, arrive there with a healthy appetite! Wheelers pancakes are about the size of the diner sized dinner plates, and a little crisp on the edges (in an enjoyable, tasty way). Personally, I would recommend ordering "The Canadian" breakfast meal which gives you a big pancake, an Texas-toast size piece of French toast, and their breakfast sausage which are enjoyable on their own (no filler, fat, or grease like the off the shelf sausage in the super markets). The maple syrup is (naturally) fresh and plentiful (no annoying plastic packets or mini-bar sized bottles). While Wheelers is open year round (except for Christmas day), you should definitely plan to go early to get seated since it would seem that word is getting out about this place. As I've noted, its become a tradition for our family to visit Wheelers at least once a year... try it yourself and you may want to make it part of your traditions. Great place, plain & simple.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mark W, Owner at Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
Thank you so much for the wonderful review! Being a family business we love to see families visiting our farm and enjoying the company of eachother. We try to have a little something for everyone so the whole clan have a great time. Till next time...
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“Tasty Breakfast ”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The breakfast was really good. Pancakes were bigger than expected and they gave you an actual bottle of maple syrup to use vs some of the cheap places back home in Toronto that gives you itty bitty cups.

I found the prices to be a tad expensive but I really can't complain since they were so delicious and let's face it, maple syrup ain't cheep!

My only suggestion is they offer bacon as well. Personally I hate sausage and offering only pancakes French toast or sausage made it for a very limited menu which is why I graded it the way I did. Or even bacon and eggs since they use eggs anyways for the French toast.

Our server was shy but friendly and the restaurant was very clean. Overall this place was a good first experience but don't think I'd go back unless they open their menu up a little.

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Mark W, Owner at Wheelers Pancake House and Sugar Camp, responded to this review, August 21, 2014
You bet we put a whole bottle of syrup on the table... the only way to eat pancakes is SMOTHERED in pure maple syrup;-)

Thank you for your review and comments. When we first opened and decided on our menu we wanted to keep it simple. We wanted to make a fresh, fluffy, and tasty pancake from scratch to soak up that maple syrup... and we do. To go with that pancake (or french toast) we decided to make our own pork sausages infused with a hint of our own maple syrup. If you didn't try our maple sausages... next time give it a shot. I can't begin to count how many times I've been cooking and poeple have came up and said " I don't normally like sausages... but I LOVE these". Thanks for visiting!
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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“Canadian tradition”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We enjoyed a family reunion brunch at Wheelers. The pancales, sausages and maple syrup were the best I have ever tasted. Tim, our waiter was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is so cozy--log cabin, fireplace, etc.
We bought maple products to bring home before going through the museum. A great place to see the history of the Canadian maple business.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Great expereince”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

My wife and I were there for lunch today. Being a spring weekend during the height of the maple sugar season, the place was quite busy. Consequently we had to wait a few minutes for a table and to be served. Good size portions at a reasonable price were the norm. Both museums are EXCELLENT! I was amazed with the collection of chainsaws and pioneer farm implements there. Mr. Wheeler must love auction sales. Equally amazing was the building dedicated to the history of maple sugar. A vast collection of items including photos that were used in collecting and boilng sap are presented. The short video presentation is also most informative.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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