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The Port Bistro Pub

$$ - $$$
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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21 Front St, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
+1 613-955-1409
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

We arrived by chance - a neighbouring restaurant had a 45 minute wait on a Saturday evening, so we went next door. The Port Bistro was busy, and we didn't have a reservation, but they gave us a table anyway - we had the choice of inside or on the patio, and we chose the latter. The exclusively craft beers... More 

Thank Belinda W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

I was in town on business. My choices were limited. Luckily I found THIS place. The Lamb Ravioli was insane! It was astonished at the taste and presentation! The atmosphere is very "chill" and comfortable. I normally never get dessert, but this time I had the ice cream sammy. Prepare to have your taste buds jolted to life! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Thank Eric N
Quinte West, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Used to go before they sold to new management. I ordered the roasted chicken and my spouse ordered the butter chicken. It took 50 minutes to get our food on an empty night. The chicken was not cooked through and I brought it to the servers attention. He apologized, talked about how they care about the quality of food and... More 

Thank saintz0r
jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

saintzOr Truly sorry about your experience. And, I would think, the chicken should of been comped, along with the wine. I will take this up with the server and the chef from that night. We would like an opportunity to show you we're better than that. Please reconsider. Our new summer menu comes out in June. More 

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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

The atmosphere is excellent. Great selection of beverages (beers, wines, etc.). We were planning on only having a drink, but then decided to have an app as well. The ribs were excellent; however, there were only 4 on the plate. Tasty but expensive for what we got.

Thank Foodie4Life1982
Picton, Canada
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Visited here a few times in the past and have never been disappointed. Went again a fews weeks back and had dinner with friends, It was a Sunday evening and it wasn't that busy. Our server was very attentive and professional. I would make a reservation if going on a weekend, you'll need it! We ordered the 3 appetizers for... More 

Thank J0773
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

My husband and I dropped in and decided to try a platter of appetizers before ordering dinner. After having the shrimp, flat bread and the crab cakes, we were glad that we hadn't gone ahead and ordered a dinner. It was all room temperature. Shrimp were fine. The crab cakes were more like crab flavoured bread. We will not be... More 

jens h, Owner at The Port Bistro Pub, responded to this review

Frecklelady. Sorry you were disappointed. Our Crab Cakes are one of our most popular items. I wish you had told us when you were there.Absolutely nothing I can do about your experience now. I am truly glad that you enjoyed Tomasso's, your trip down our way wasn't wasted. Hopefully you'll give us another try :) More 

Quinte West, Canada
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We've had lunch here 3 times and the food has been great each time. Their wings are the biggest we've seen anywhere and the variety of ways they can be served is outstanding. The turkey burger is excellent. The frites that accompany most meals are great. Nice selection of craft and local draft as well. Last time there we had... More 

Thank Johnny D
Ennismore, Canada
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

Ambience above average, they have an outside seating area which is nice during better weather. Food is excellent, and great service. Price range gives full value for your dollar.

Thank Garry M
Trenton, Canada
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Great place to go to support and enjoy local produce and products. Beer, Beef, cheese... Great place for a beer, meal, and lice music. Great patio in the summer.

Thank JennyHero
Trenton, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

great coffee small snacks nice place to relax read your book close to down town please cant sat much more great parking near the river

Thank david s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$4 - $24
Bar, Canadian, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Front St, Trenton, Quinte West, Ontario K8V 4N3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Quinte West  >  Trenton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-955-1409
Situated in the heart of Trenton, The Port Bistro Pub is located in a beautifully restored historical building overlooking the Trent waterway. In the summer season, there is a spacious patio where you can watch the boats pass. Inside we feature the work of local artists & live music on Friday nights. The Port features a menu of gourmet comfort foods made from the very best quality, local products. Everything is made in house including hand-cut frites, desserts, and all sauces and dressings. The menu changes seasonally. We are proud of our unique beer list featuring local, regional and international brews, a comprehensive wine list and a great selection of cocktails and martinis. Additionally, we offer warm, friendly customer service and a fun unpretentious atmosphere that is uniquely ours. We strive to go above and beyond our patron's expectations and make The Port something the community can be proud of. This is partially achieved through our Green Initiatives and by highlighting the area's finest produce, meat, beer and wine.The Port opened July 14th 2011, with new owners acquiring it on August 1st 2014. The Port is locally owned and operated. We invite you to join us for some shared plates with friends, a full course meal or just a drink on the patio.

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