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Norsemen Restaurant

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International, Canadian, Seafood
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1040 Walker Lake Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada (Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.)
+1 705-635-2473
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Dorset, Canada
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been visiting the Norseman restaurant, (now known as the Lakeside Bistro) several times each year for the past decade and it just keeps getting better. Overlooking Walker's Lake a few kilometers east of Huntsville on Limberlost Rd. it's ambiance in the summer and fall overlooking the lake from a screened-in porch is refreshing. In the fall and winter,... More 

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Brighton, Canada
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Old fashioned dining room in need of refreshing. No cheerful welcome or friendly service. Extensive menu and nice presentation, but all four in our party were unimpressed with our four different entrees. Do not let this picture fool you. Black tablecloths inside, no cloths outside. No extras, like a candle or flower on the table. Zero ambience!

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Thank Edna C
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started with sharing a shrimp bruschetta which was very tasty. Wifey had pickerel and I had the ribs. Fries with the ribs were very good. Not so good was the corn on the cob which was tasteless. The ribs were okay. The pickerel was well cooked with a very nice aioli. The baclava was not the best we ever... More 

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Thank Mac S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this place via trip advisor, and chose to have dinner here after a long day of hiking in Algonquin Park. The meal was incredible. Best smoked ribs I've ever had, and my girlfriend loved her dinner as well. The manager and chef coming out to chat with us was also a nice surprise, and added a personal touch.... More 

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Thank James B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is in a lovely location overlooking the lake. The food was fresh and very tasty. The menu was interesting and varied and the service good.

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Thank Jane T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was recommended in our guidebook so we went there on a weekly evening. It was quiet so no trouble getting a table at the outside terrace. The service was good and friendly. The food was very tasteful. But most of all, it is a magical place. Close by the lake, very quiet and peaceful. I made one mistake:... More 

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Dorset, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an absolute treat to experience this wonderful restaurant with my entire family. I am a picky eater and thoroughly enjoyed the beautifully seasoned, fresh dishes and diverse menu. Portions are generous. I started with the grilled shrimp bruschetta, then sailed thru the main entire consisting of smoked back ribs & ended with a delirious peach breading pudding that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My second visit here since last summer.....lovely location. You can eat in a screened in dining area with a view of the lake. Dinner is expensive (but delicious!)....good for a special occasion! Service is friendly. Too bad the view includes the parking lot! After dinner, make sure to walk down to the dock and lake.

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

Thanks for coming back again and leaving us this great review. We're happy you enjoyed our location by the lake the food and the friendly service. Our chef Nate reads these reviews and appreciates that you found his food delicious. We hope to see you again. Les More 

Clarence, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this place years ago mainly because I have a "thing" for anything remotely related to Vikings. Now we make it a point to dine here whenever we are within an hour's drive. What a wonderful place this is! It's a beautiful treed setting on a lake. We sat on the porch on a perfect July evening. Dear Husband... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review. We love (and appreciate) that you make a point of coming here whenever you're within an hour away. We do our best to make it worth your while. Chef Nate from Tasmania takes pride in making wonderful food that is "worth the drive" and "worth coming back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I decided to enjoy our Anniversary dinner at the Norsemen, we could have been more impressed. We sat outside and looked out over the lake, it was a beautiful night. Our waitress went into the kitchen with questions my wife had. I had the Bison and Beet salad and the Roast Wild Boar, both were excellent and... More 

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Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing our restaurant for your anniversary dinner and for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're glad you were impressed with the food, service and ambiance and had a beautiful night. Our chef Nate appreciates that you found his dishes excellent and way above expectations. That's what he and all of us here strive for.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
Cuisine
International, Canadian, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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