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Rendez-Vous Dining & Lounge

American, Canadian
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1201 Idlywild Dr, Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M3, Canada
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Bright, cheerful dining room, with large windows overlooking the lake. Good food, generous portions, possibly the best restaurant in Fort Frances.

Thank Randy C
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the hotel we decided to eat in the connected restaurant and it was a great choice. Breakfast was cooked to perfection and a heads up that the pancakes are HUGE! Great cup of coffee and to cap it all off a beautiful water view. Beautiful way to start the day!

Thank QuinnCanada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

I`ve eaten here about 10 times now and have never had a bad experience. The staff is so friendly and accommodating and the food is always amazing. I`ve had everything from deep fried pickles to northern Ontario walleye and I`ve always been happy with my meal. However, if you`re not happy, accomodations WILL be made. They have gluten free options... More 

Thank Kelly M
Mission, Canada
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222 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We had dinner here for sixteen, all meals were served at once and everyone was happy with thier meals. My wife and I had the walleye dinner, I grew up on walleye and this was very good. Great location on rainy lake, good service and a very good menu. Bar is in next room if that is the atmosphere you... More 

1 Thank skipro4720
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

plenty of room and view is to die for, service is first class. If you are having the pancakes bring a big appetite.

Thank Kevin D
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We have eaten many times at this restaurant. The staff is just wonderful and they treat you like royalty. The food...not always that wonderful. Sometimes you will get a good meal and others not. Most of the dressings, sauces and gravies are made from a package, not too much from scratch cooking. Simple fare is ok, burgers, wings and fries.

Thank Jeannette C
Fort Frances, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Just attended a noon retirement party. Food was served late and cold. Coffee took forever and there did not seem to be sufficient coffee pots to deliver beverages to everyone at the same time. Staff need training, including wait staff and kitchen crew. The only thing this restaurant has going for it is a lovely setting on Rainy Lake.

Thank stonefence2016
Thunder Bay, Ontario
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82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Had an awesome meal of wild rice soup and the back ribs entree with friendly service. Had I known, however, that the overflow seating for the bar for Thursday wing night spills over into the dining room I would probably have gone elsewhere. I was looking forward to a relaxing dinner with a view of the lake and had to... More 

Thank tbayfinn
Fort Frances, Canada
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The view is outstanding. Outdoor seating in favourable weather. Decent menu and service is good. Love the atmosphere. Lunch Special each day. I usually visit after church or at lunch. Meals are tastey and decently priced. Wild rice soup is my favourite.

Thank McIrvine
Dryden, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

The food was great as expected but the staff in that place could use a time out. The manager and the wait staff were having a major argumement right in the dining room. The language used was not something you want to hear in a high end dining room. If my mother had heard that we would have been out... More 

Thank Murray A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Canadian
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 Idlywild Dr, Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Fort Frances
  • Phone Number: 807.274.9811

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?