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Norsemen Restaurant

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International, Canadian
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1040 Walker Lake Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada (Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.)
+1 705-635-2473
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning and stellar unexpected in the middle of the woods fine dining. Great service and the food was fabulous, try the pheasant. Incredible views.

Thank spiderwoman808
Port Elgin, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

Thanks to trip advisor we happened upon this little gem. We decided on this place because of the menu and thought it looked intriguing. It is not a cheap place but we were prepared and don't mind paying for top notch food. The staff were friendly without being intrusive, but some times a little unorganized, bumping into one another with... More 

Thank Tammy B
London, Ontario
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

We attended the final dinner of the season with wine tasting Oct 22,2016. What a terrific experience with 4 other couples on our 3rd annual dinner. The food was wonderful from Chef Nathan and Sommolier Peter Boyd matched the wines. It was a 4 hour dining extravaganza and we absolutely loved it

Thank Debbie772
Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016 via mobile

Our second time at this wonderful restaurant in a lakeside resort. Food was truly excellent. Delicious Caesar salad with smoked trout to start and a very delicious venison rack, perfectly cooked. One of the lightest and creamiest creme brûlée I've ever had. A surprisingly great wine list with knowledgeable suggestions for pairing with the meal. Very attentive staff. Would recommend... More 

Thank Peter D
Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

We've been going to this restaurant for a few years now and until now it's always been amazing. But this time everything was awful. To start, the menu has changed a lot since the new chef arrived, the poor list of appetizer includes one salad and a bunch of breads - not what you expect at a fine dining restaurant.... More 

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The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

The only let down was the setting inside, could do with a small fix up, the rest was very good, food tasteful, size...more than enough, location perfect

Thank Keessi
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

When we arrived at the restaurant for our very first time last August, we found Chef Nathan Gard standing in the parking lot rather than in front of the oven minding the kitchen. He told us that there had been a power outage in the area, making it impossible for him to prepare a meal for us that evening. Upon... More 

Thank zorozorozoro
Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. Our chef Nathan always goes out of his way to help give our our customers the best experience they can have. We're glad you enjoyed the dinner he prepared for you under a difficult situation as well as him going above and beyond by lighting your candle... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

If you're around Algonquin Park this is a place you should go to. On our table we enjoyed a romantic candlelight dinner. I had a martini and a Portobello mushroom risotto. Everything was delicious. The waitress was polite and attentive. I highly recommend it.

Thank Juliana I
Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your great review and taking the time to write it. We're glad you enjoyed the food and had a nice romantic evening. Our chef appreciates that you found his food delicious. More 

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

We were here for the Labour Day weekend. Finally got to try this place. Nice porch area for having a meal on a summer day. Service was good. Ingredients were fresh especially the zucchini. The portions were large so we had to share a dessert in the end. My husband had wold boar while I had the lobster ravioli. We... More 

Thank Monica L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

My infrequent visits here go back more than 30 years and I have NEVER been disappointed. Although the menu is limited, what they do, they do to perfection. The staff is attentive and the food diverse. Should be your destination when in the Huntsville area.

Thank RadarAir
Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this great review. We appreciate your coming here all these years and glad you found the food and service to be excellent. We hope you'll come again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $29
International, Canadian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Walker Lake Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
    (Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 705-635-2473
The Norsemen Restaurant is Muskoka's ultimate Bistro, with casual dining and "Old Muskoka" charm. Treat yourself to outstanding game, seafood and steak or try our Summer Monday Bistro menu with gourmet pizzas, wings and ribs. The Norsemen has a reputation for great food and great times.Whether nibbling before a stone fireplace in the dining room or out on the screened-in porch, delight in a diverse menu beginning with appetite-enhancers like Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta or a Smoked Trout Caesar Salad. Inhale the savoury Venison Schnitzel, perfectly cooked Beef Tenderloin, Australian Barrumundi or Smoked Lamb Shank, considered relaxation-enhancing substances in six provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like our Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, or Almond Friand which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with lemon curd and drizzled with a sour blueberry coulis. Finish off perfectly with a cappuccino encore.(Please note the chefs changes the menu whenever he feels like it, so some items mentioned may not be available all the time)

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