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Spirit of Manitoulin Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
International, Canadian
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38 Queen Street, Manitowaning, Ontario P0P 1N0, Canada
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 am
Mon - Tue 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Toronto, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Unfortunately appears closed. Real Estate signs on building. Though there are advertising signs on highways on Manitoulin, when we passed by, the restaurant appeared shutdown with real estate signs on it.

Thank Jim M
Trent Hills, ON
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

When I was there it was called Muskie Widow, but it's changed in name only, apparently. I was there in the off-season, so it was very quiet. I had an excellent dinner that was tasty with just the right potion sizes and reasonable price. Friendly lady who served me. I'll be back again.

1 Thank Bradford M
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91 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2015

dark building on a dark road. but a nice little French surprise. CASH only. ask the owners for recommendations and don't be surprised if their child is playing somewhere in the restaurant

Thank Jordan L
Ingersoll, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2015

We recently visited this restaurant while doing a motorcycle trip of Manitoulin Island and the Algoma Loop. On the referral of the motel we were staying at we walked over to this restaurant for a late Thursday night dinner. Even though the menu (on a chalk board as it changed often) seemed to have limited choices, the two meals we... More 

Thank 2_on_a_Goldwing
Atlanta, Georgia
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283 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

Charming old building pretty close to the little marina. There was nice outdoor seating but I choose indoors because it was the kind of summer evening when windy storms keep popping up. It seemed to be a family operation, with the husband cooking and the wife waitressing, and various (flawlessly bilingual) kids wandering through the place needing Mom's attention, although... More 

Thank FoodieOnAHarley
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2015

We ate at The Spirit of Manitoulin one night when we were staying in Manitowaning, Nice little restaurant, not too fancy but the food is fantastic and fancy wouldn't fit. It wasn't too busy the night we were there and we had a chance to visit with Genevieve and Matt even made and appearance from the kitchen. I had the... More 

1 Thank Bradi W
London, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

We ate there 2 nights in a row...the first night my husband and I both ate the BBQ Pork ribs and they were beyond delicious...fall off the bone and tasty! The chef was able to easily deal with my Celiac issues and I could safely eat a wonderful meal. The second night my husband ate pan fried trout and he... More 

3 Thank Myra H
Thornhill, Canada
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015

We were looking for the Musky Widow and it took us a while to figure out that it had a new name. nice pation, friendly staff, good food with a menue a little bit different from the usual dishes. We had chicken (a little salty), duck, vegetarian stir-fry, salad and it was all good.

Thank Gisela68
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

Food experience that can't be missed. New name is "Spirit of Manitoulin". Chef MATHIEU serves scrumptious meals! Geneviève is a gracious host.

2 Thank Andrew R
Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights and ate both nights at the Musky Windows, now called the Spirit of Manitoulin. Firstly, the owners, from Montréal, a husband and wife team are very welcoming and we felt like regular after those two nights. The chef, Matthieu, is passionate about his dishes and everything that we tried (lots of fish), was delicious. Veggies cooked... More 

1 Thank CBellerose

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $24
International, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 am
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Queen Street, Manitowaning, Ontario P0P 1N0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Manitoulin Island  >  Manitowaning
  • Phone Number: 17058591800
Spirit Of Manitoulin Restaurant serves Local and International Food , Daily incredible Specials , come and experience the taste !

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?