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“Charming”

Stonewater Pub and Irish Eatery
Ranked #5 of 50 Restaurants in Gananoque
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 11, 2013

We loved the charming, friendly atmosphere in the pub -- low ceiling in a small, intimate enclave with live entertainment and friendly service. Dinner special for 2 (meal with wine/beer) was a good deal. Salmon was a little overdone; risotto was very rich but yummy. Yay, local cider on tap!

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Reviewed January 27, 2013

We went here for lunch as we were staying next door at the Gananoque Inn (also great) and we didn't want to walk far in the freezing cold. We were greeted warmly by the barman, who may have been the manager but he didn't introduce himself as such. What he did do was make us very welcome from the moment we stepped in, without being overbearing. We had just started looking at the menu which was pub fare, but he came over and told us about the specials. The smoked duck pizza sounded so good we ordered one to share, with a side of fries (a big bowl of nice soft fries). Delicious.
He was attentive with our drinks and brought my husband a taster glass of chocolate bitter with his second pint of Guinness. He also came to have a chat with us about our stay and what our plans were. Really nice guy and a relaxing lunch, which was very reasonably priced. We will definitely return.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

This is the loveliest pub in town. It's warm and inviting and has a wonderful ambience. Unfortunately, their food does not measure up.
We went in a party of four and found the menu to be quite interesting. What arrived was a let down. I had the meatloaf with onion rings. I declined the mashed potatoes and was served green beans instead. The first bite of meatloaf was slightly dry. The taste was a bit strange and it was over salted - and I usually like salt. It had obviously been kept warm in an oven and the edges were dry and hard. The onion rings were enormous and heavy with greasy batter. The green beans were abundant but stir fried and greasy. Everything was covered with a not bad gravy. It was a generous portion.
My partner had their fish and chips nightly special. This consisted of two pieces of panko bread crumb battered salmon and sweet potato fries. Now bread crumbs are intended for breading not to be used in batter. The batter was very thick but held much more oil than a conventional flour-based batter would. I found the batter to be under or un- seasoned. The sweet potato fries were very tasty. There was a portion of quite good coleslaw.
One of our friends had the regular fish and chips. This was cod but also fried in a bread crumb batter. She found the batter excessive and greasy as well. Her regular fries were also very good. Our other friend had their brisket dinner. This was quite good and served with mac'n'cheese. He seemed to enjoy it. The brisket was quite well prepared.
For dessert they have about four items on the menu. We had their apple crumble which was quite nice and a chocolate fudge layer cake. The cake was disappointing. The icing was heavy and tasted like it had come from a tin.
At about 1:00 am my partner awoke with nausea and vomiting. I attributed it to the considerable quantity of grease in his meal.
Charming as this establishment is, I would avoid their kitchen. If you do go in winter be aware that their enclosed porch room is not winterized and bitterly cold.

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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Great food, home cooked, interesting, friendly staff, cozy atmosphere. Love this pub. We have a cottage in area and have tried most of the restaurants but this is a favorite. Well done!

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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Authentic irish food on that day. Live music Fri-Sat downstairs in intimate bar. Quieter upstairs on the porch. Good friendly service. Reasonably priced.

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