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“Excellent Food at both the bar and the fine dining restaurant”

The Riverview Lodge
Ranked #2 of 38 Restaurants in Dryden
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $32
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Canadian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Serving lunch and dinner. Fine dining 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm Monday to Saturday in the dining room. Lounge meals available 11:00 am to 10:00 pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays and major holidays.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
307 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
“Excellent Food at both the bar and the fine dining restaurant”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

Fine Dining Restaurant
I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food at the Riverview Lodge fine dining restaurant. I was there twice during with my boyfriend during my stay in Dryden, and was very happy with the food and service both times.
I wasn't expecting the quality of the food to be this exceptional keeping in mind that this is the only fine dining restaurant in Dryden and has no competition. But they blew me away with their wall eye and sesame chicken dijon. My boyfriend thoroughly enjoyed his food too. And the bread rolls served with whipped butter are the perfect way to build your appetite for the main meal. A double thumbs up for the multi-grain roll.
The only minor gripe I had with this place was the service at times. Although it seems like a very well managed restaurant, they forgot to give us our menu's the first time we were there (they didn't come until we asked for them), and they forgot to bring some sugar along with our coffee and tea both times that we were there. But the food really made up for this.

Bar and Casual Dining Area
We really enjoyed our food here too. The chicken wrap with tzatziki sauce was perfect and the steak sandwich was really good too. Note: The steak sandwich tastes nicer with the sautéed mushrooms and caramelised onions on the side. So be sure to order those.
I ordered the raspberry mojito and found it to be a little too sweet. They use sprite in their mojito cocktails. So if don't like your cocktails too sweet, you should just ask the bartender to use less sugar syrup beforehand.

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Northwestern Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
190 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, good food, reasonalble prices”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Cozy atmosphere, great food, super nice service, always bustling and busy and a great place to meet up with friends but not a good place to bring your kids, people!

Visited April 2013
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5 Thank GloriousLakeSuperior
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Rosslyn
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Casually elegant lounge”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

No need to dress up, try Lodge's very comfortable lounge for a great burger and a beer. Apparently the blueberry tea is a hot seller that we will order the next time we are in Dryden Ontario.

Burgers and snacks consistently tasty and service is excellent.

If you're not from the area, ask for directions. Signage at night is hard to spot.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Ideasculptor
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Dryden, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Finest Dining in Dryden”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

The lodge continues to be consistant. The dining is excellent along with the service. For your special occasion this is the place to go. Reservations are recommended. Dress up, this is a classy place.

Visited December 2012
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1 Thank D-Ladouceur
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“excellent!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

passing thru Dryden on business and found this restaurant on trip advisor - what a find! Food, service and surroundings are all top notch!

Visited November 2012
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Thank wannagolf25
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