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The Explorers Cafe

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345 King Street, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7, Canada
+1 705-527-9199
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Description: If arriving by foot, we are on the east side of King between Yonge and...
If arriving by foot, we are on the east side of King between Yonge and Elizabeth. If driving, approach from Midland Ave. between Yonge and Elizabeth, free three hour parking in municipal lot.
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  • 14
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gastro trip to fabulous

Menu is very fresh and always interesting. Service is fast, friendly and trust their recommendations! The atmosphere is eclectic and the walls are covered with artifacts from different corners of the world courtesy of the chef from his travels…hence the name. The best place to celebrate with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Midland, Canada
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Midland, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Menu is very fresh and always interesting. Service is fast, friendly and trust their recommendations! The atmosphere is eclectic and the walls are covered with artifacts from different corners of the world courtesy of the chef from his travels…hence the name. The best place to celebrate with family and friends, or just for a quick lunch - although you'll be... More 

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Thank 2015TO
Midland, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you ever have the opportunity to go to one of the once monthly tasting dinners, do not hesitate - say YES!!! Always a full house, always excellent Food and wine/beverage pairings and their creative chef/kitchen staff are WONDERFUL. Tables are set up for groups, giving you an opportunity to meet some new people, sample some different foods from around... More 

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Thank brendaslater
Whitby, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken out for dinner by our daughter and boyfriend to The Explorers Cafe since it's their favorite restaurant and she wanted to treat us. From the time we walked in the door, Richard made us feel at home with his enthusiasm, knowledge of the menu and hospitality. The menu was impressive. The wine list is huge. We had... More 

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Thank Mr_Shawa
Midland, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can't say enough about this fabulous locally sourced sustainable restaurant. .with wine paring nights and monthly tasting dinners..where you better book early or you won't get a seat as it always sells out. Make a reservation so you won't be disappointed

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Thank Angelathunderbeach
Port Severn, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing atmosphere, very charming, good variety on the menu, amazing staff. We were a rather loud group and the staff chimed right in with our wit. I would definitely go again.

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Thank Camodoodler1
Victoria Harbour, Ontario, Canada
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58 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Recipe - Take two accomplished chefs' add extensive world travel, a dash of eclectic culinary vision, mix well and feast on an array delectable dishes. Small and intimate, this restaurant is not only a feast for the palate but also for the eyes as the owners display a collection of treasures gathered on their world travels. A definite "must" for... More 

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Thank Sandi S
Mississauga
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212 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

A little tucked away, but worth the find. The food is fantastic, with a lot of different and authentic choices. The service is as good as the food. I will be back.

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Thank Omar B
Waubaushene, ON
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

I had only been here once or twice in the past, quite some time ago. My wife and I had been meaning to go for a long time so I treated her to a birthday dinner here with some friends. As I had remembered, the menu was not large, but interesting. Plus if you know about dining, you should know... More 

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Thank Ontario_Craig
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Small menu but modified it for allergy and vegetarian individuals. Atmosphere was lively. Suggest reserve seating.

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Thank Barbara J
Western Australia, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Loved the décor at The Explorers, great location in Midland town centre. Good range of choices on the menu. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 King Street, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: +1 705-527-9199

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

If arriving by foot, we are on the east side of King between Yonge and Elizabeth. If driving, approach from Midland Ave. between Yonge and Elizabeth, free three hour parking in municipal lot.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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