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“Best Fish and Chips we've ever had” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Gilly's

Gilly's
Ranked #1 of 4 Restaurants in Nobel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Canadian, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Charlottesville, Virginia
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2 reviews
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“Best Fish and Chips we've ever had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

My family frequents Gilly's every summer by boart from our cottage at Pointe au Baril. The food is consistently great so it's worth the 45 minute boat ride and all the gas we use to get there and back. We've tried most of the items on the menu at one time or another and been very satisfied with almost all of them. The battered whitefish is our favorite meal. We've had fish and chips from some of the most recommended places in the UK, Australia and the US but Gilly's is best we've ever had. The batter is unique and the texture of the fish is less flakey and more moist than cod or haddock. The slaw is course cut with a light, distinctive, mayo free dressing and the fries are fresh cut, not frozen. It's worth going out of your way for and, while you're there, ask about their smoked fish. It's always available in the restaurant but is often sold downstairs in small grocery store as well.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bradfordwoods, PA
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83 reviews
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“A must if you are in the area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Fresh local fish cooked a variety of ways! If you like fish, find Gilly's. We were staying in Parry Sound and drove the 25 minutes but it is definitely worth it.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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813 reviews
557 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
“A Georgian Bay Gem”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Every year we spend time with friends up on Georgian Bay. Gilly's is a delightful restaurant run by the family who also run the marina, docks, and local store. It is located in Snug Harbour a most attractive sheltered bay serving cottagers and vacationers. Being a waterfront cottagers' restaurant it is of course casual and relaxed; but it has clearly had considerable time, energy, love and money spent to make it as attractive as it is today. A group of us had dinner there this week. Service was friendly and excellent. The food was similarly very good. Grilled shrimps and fried calamari for the table to start. Entrees of pickerel, perch and whitefish with great home made french fries. Prices are reasonable. Great views across the water. All in all a very nice dining experience when up at the cottage.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Canada
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203 reviews
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“Amazing food. Well worth the drive.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2013

Had a fantastic lunch. All 3 of us agreed it was the best fish we have ever had (and we eat allot of fish). Even the after meal coffee was superb. Beautiful scenic views as you eat. Would highly recommend it

Visited June 2013
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mifflintown, pa
2 reviews
“Wouldn't be a trip "up north" without going to Gilly's!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This is our 11th year going to Gilly's. It is about a 15 minute boatride from our cottage. My first trip there in 2003 was to get gas, and the owner was cleaning fish in the basement of the restaraunt. I figured that was a good sign!
I have always ordered the fish and chips. Even though it is not on the menu, for a couple of bucks more you get 50% more fish! Never dissappointed. Others we take are always very pleased with their meals and experience.
Get there before 5:00PM for dinner, otherwise packed. Often we do a late lunch. I am just so glad this place exists! A huge asset to the area!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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