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“Someone save the Norfolk!” 1 of 5 stars
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Norfolk Hotel & Tavern
Main St, Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #21 of 35 Restaurants in Port Dover
Cuisines: Canadian
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Selkirk, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Someone save the Norfolk!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

At one time it was a fun, friendly pub/restaurant. Crummy selection of draught where it was once the best around. The last time I ate there the meal was horrible. Used to look forward to meeting a crowd of geezers for a few rounds of interactive trivia on a Saturday afternoon but they took that out. Had a great local guy performing on saturdays, who probably cost them peanuts and is now gone. One of the few remaining great old Dinosaur taverns laid dormant by incompetents.

Visited March 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Good Pub Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Good place for a beer and some good pub food, exellent french fries and chicken wings, I would say most of the food is made on site. Historic circa 1850's hotel and tavern with some of the original woodwork still in place. Worth a visit.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Port Dover, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“What are they doing?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This used to be a great place to visit in PD. The Norfolk has gone down hill since new ownership took over a few years ago. The last time I was there on a holiday weekend they were out of any decent draft beer. All that was left was American beer?...
No service at tables. You had to go to the bar for service. Only a bartender working (and a manager who really does nothing) with no wait staff. Had a good band but why pay for a band to draw customers and when they come in there is no one to serve (sell) the products. They have food (apparently)but no staff to offer it. They just don't get it. If you have to serve yourself, why not stay home. They keep raising the beer price to near TO levels, probably to offset dropping sales because there are no servers (salespeople)

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Great wings and beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Great chicken wings with a wide variety of flavours, very well priced Especially on wing nights Mon - Wed, All food is good here, kitchen is open late, lots of room and lots of parking. Numerous beers on tap and premium selections too. Popular nightclub with bands

Visited December 2012
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