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“A breakfast buffet to die for!”

the swiss country house
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Magnetawan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $33
Cuisines: Swiss, Canadian, German, European
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A breakfast buffet to die for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2011

We were at the Swiss Country House for a family wedding a couple weeks ago and loved it!
For dinner we all had various versions of the Schnitzel..3 of the men in our family decided to take on the XXL Schnitzel challenge (if you ever eat here you'll know what I'm talking about)...they all failed, but we all had so much fun.
On Sunday morning we had the breakfast buffet and WOW what a spread! If it wasn't so far away id eat there every Sunday. Truly amazing quantity and quality.
Highly recommend this resturaunt.

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English first
Muskoka District, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Authetic Swiss menu well off the beaten path...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Sometimes you stumble across a little gem in the last place you'd look for it.

Not sure about the history of this spot but The Swiss Country House was originally recommended to me several years ago and just got around to visiting. The thing is, Magnetawan is a little off the beaten path and it always seemed too far to drive. Forget it! If your travels take you to Ontario's Near North anytime -- and this is a year-round operation -- make time to eat here.

The main dishes include things OTHER than Schnitzel vom Schwein but it is the Schnitzel and "fixin's" -- such as the Swiss variant on Spatzle -- that make the drive worthwhile.

Added bonuses include European draft beer (check out the walls of glass in the bar area) and great desserts including Applestrudel of course.

Terrific service, amazing food, and beautiful surroundings. Drop by... I will do so again really soon.

  • Visited September 2011
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3 Thank DecoDoppler
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Barrie
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

We went twice during our 2 week stay at a cottage on Robinson Road. Once with friends and once with family for our Wedding Anniversary. Both times the food was absolutely wonderful. The Snitzel will melt in your mouth. The Ambiance is great too and the dining room overlooks the lake. Will definitely go again.

  • Visited July 2011
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3 Thank kcBarrie
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“The Best Weinerschnitzel since my Germany visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

The place is a really nicely done hidden gem in the middle of cottage country in Ontario, Canada. I highly recommend the trek to eat here. The prices run around $17 and up.
The best meal of all I believe to be the "Giant Schnitzel dinner" for $19.99 per person.
A full grown man usually has a hard time finishing this one. The schnitzel is prepared right there at the restaurant. You can here the cooks pounding the pork in the lower level to thin it out before they bread it. It is the best of anywhere in Ontario I can find and believe me... I have been looking. You can have a swiss fried noodle with it or schredded potato and then fried as well or wild rice. I always have the noodle. It is very good. The Swiss/ German beer is very good too! It is situated on a quiet lake / resort and is always a scenic spot to look out while you eat your dinner or lunch. It is open yr round too but the only down fall and I wish they would fix this. They have no air conditioning and it can be very uncomfortable eating a big meal and being hot. They have ceiling fans but they don't cut it on a hot day and all the windows open and have screens but on occasions we have gone and there is no breeze at all.

  • Visited July 2011
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4 Thank smilingmick
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Parry Sound
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Sensational food, atmosphere and staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2011

My husband and I moved from Waterdown, ON 5 years ago and have tried several restaraunts in our area (Parry Sound) The Swiss Country House is by far our favourite and we often bring our friends, family and children there who boost about it just as much as we do. The food, atmosphere, and courteous staff are unequaled.

  • Visited March 2011
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3 Thank BandBOBrien
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