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The Maids' Cottage

223 Main St S, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9, Canada
+1 905-954-0202
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (59 reviews)
“tarts” (40 reviews)
“quiche” (14 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 Main St S, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious butter tarts. Issue was that is was in syrup form. I ended up with it all over my shirt. I’m not sure if they were too fresh or maybe an issue with the cooler they were kept in. Anyways. I plan to try it...More

Thank Gerald H
Reviewed October 19, 2017

This is a perfect little spot to stop! It has not only the most amazing butter tarts you've tasted, but a wide variety of other sweets plus a lunch menu! Everything is delicious and the staff is almost as sweet as their desserts.

Thank BriWags
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Went there for lunch a few times, All their soups and sandwiches are made fresh and in house. Great friendly service. They make you feel welcome. The butter tarts are outstanding. A good dining experience. Price and portions are a good value. Will go back...More

Thank cmonk40
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Great food, good service and I appreciate the gluten free options offered for those of us who need to be gluten-free! The Eggs Benedict are to die for!

Thank Chuck029
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Cozy deli , restaurant on Main St. They have great pastries and the best buttertarts in York Region.

Thank ld0bs0n
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Stopped with friends who know the owner of the restaurant and as they claimed, staff is very friendly with a good attitude. The place is smallish but tables are well laid out well, as you can move around without asking every second person to move....More

Thank Local-traveller63
Reviewed October 2, 2017

Family oriented restaurant with good basic home cooked meals, great butter tarts, ask for seat by back window to watch what's going on at Newmarket common.

Thank lizandrob
Reviewed September 30, 2017

This is a great little restaurant on the Main Street in Newmarket, serving all-day breakfast, salads, sandwiches and a wide range of prize-winning butter tarts. We started our lunch with pots of tea and moved on to salad. We ended with butter tarts, and while...More

Thank Margaret F
Reviewed September 25, 2017

Bought a few of the famous tarts to try. Lemon merigue one was runny, not properly cooked. Butter tarts were runny (they like the runny style here apparently) but so much so, so very runny, that is was like the sugar filling was poured in...More

Thank Mystic_mama74
Reviewed September 20, 2017 via mobile

They truly have the best butter tarts We have ever tried! We stopped by one evening for desert after having dinner down the street! We rave about this place to all our friends :)

Thank Floric3l
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July 12, 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have gluten free butter tarts, meat pies and fruit pies. yes they will take reservations
July 12, 2016|
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July 23, 2015|
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Response from stick2theplan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen groups of seven in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Main St S, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +1 905-954-0202
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