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“Very good food and service”

Sands on Golden Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $22
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 18, 2014

I have been to this restaurant a number of times and have never been disappointed. The food is good, the service is local and friendly and the view over the lake is spectacular in any season. Also a great place for a special occasion.

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Thank ericon991
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We eat at The Sands quite often in both summer and winter and have never been disappointed . The views are fantastic and if you are fortunate enough to be there for a sunset , wow .
The food is very good and is well presented . The staff are terrific and all is carefully watched over by the two owners.

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Thank Fordhoser
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

We made reservations to celebrate a family birthday and Thanksgiving. After driving for about an hour to get there, we almost left without eating as we were ignored by staff members for about 15 minutes even though the restaurant was not busy. The owner or manager looked at us a few times and one waitress actually walked right past us to take another patron who had come in after us without a word to us. When we finally were seated, we noted that the prices were on the high side however,the quality and quantity of food was definitely not worth the price. Our meals were just warm...not hot. The turkey was tough and the fish was not a good quality. The carrots were hard: each plate had 3 slices plus a piece of cauliflour and a slice of a beet!! There was more plate than food. We had never eaten at this restaurat before and we will never eat there again.

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Thank Rhonda637
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

This restaurant has been around for many years and is very near our cottage so we have been going steadily for over 20 years. It was sold a few years ago and has steadily improved to the now excellent standard I write about. We went in for breakfast this morning and of all the places I've travelled I actually got my eggs and bacon done perfectly. The service is great and the food just keeps getting better. The prices are very, very reasonable. It's definitely great for local dining, or as you're passing though.

It's right on Golden Lake, so has great lake views.

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Thank kinch1
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

According to Wikipedia, "A 'perfect storm' is an expression that describes an event where a rare combination of circumstances... result in an event of unusual magnitude" and "... the earliest citations use the phrase positively...." When one considers the factors used by TripAdvisor to rate a restaurant, there could not be a better description of dining at The Sands on Golden Lake! The atmosphere is incredible, with an absolutely breathtaking view of the lake so close you feel you could just step out into the water - especially at sunset, when the sight is truly spectacular! The building has a cozy, rustic feel, and the service is outstanding, with knowledgeable and attentive staff who never fail to make us feel completely at home. There is often live music by truly gifted local artists who make the experience that much more special. The value is excellent, especially considering the atmosphere and the food. And speaking of the food... delicious, incredible and mouth-watering are only a few of the adjectives that come to mind, and none of these do the food here justice. From appetizers to main dishes to deserts, everything has received the Midas Touch of perfect preparation that would satisfy the most demanding gourmand. In short, between the atmosphere, service, value and food quality, The Sands on Golden Lake is the Perfect Storm of dining experience!

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