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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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Toronto, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Brighton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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 

Dorset, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016 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
Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. We're glad you enjoyed your dinner (except the corn on the cob, maybe yours somehow wasn't as good as the others we served that day, we'll keep an eye on that). We're happy that you had a nice evening on the screened porch. We hope you'll come back and try us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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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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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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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