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“Can't beat the buffet!”

the swiss country house
Ranked #2 of 7 Restaurants in Magnetawan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $36
Cuisines: Swiss
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Sundridge, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Can't beat the buffet!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

We went with friends for the Sunday Brunch buffet. Could not believe the amount of food. And the price was amazing. Everything was hot and we were glad we got there earlier because it filled up fast.

  • Visited October 2011
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Parry Sound, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
312 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
“awesome food and good prices”
Reviewed August 19, 2012

We went here for dinner and the food was excellent, the portions are very good and the prices very reasonable for the amount of food you get. The wine and beer list is extensive and that is great to see. Overall a great experience and we will definitely be back. It is 35-40 north of Parry Sound on Highway 124 and well worth the drive.

  • Visited August 2012
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Erin, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Taste of Switzerland in cottage country”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

This restaurant has become a favourite spot of my husband's and mine. The setting is a tidy blend of Muskoka Canadiana and Switzerland with the stunning lakefront views, wood clad chalet-like interior, and Swiss mementos decorating the grounds.

The food is authentically Swiss with the menu boasting a variety Swiss style unbreaded schnitzels but don't worry, they feature a traditional breaded wiener schnitzel for the die hards. My favourite is the piccata schnitzel but there are also a list of various roestis. They offer a wonderful assortment of fresh salads - but if you are planning on ordering an entree, skip the salads and appetitizers -- the portions are very generous. The meals are delicious and fresh - my only complaint has to do with the potato roesti offered with the schnitzel; they are very bland and could use some serious seasoning. I usually opt for the wild rice instead. You will likely be taking home half the meal, especially the wiener schnitzel.

Leave room for dessert! The apple-strudel is my favourite -- fresh diced apples, cinnamon, raisins (not too sweet) in a flaky phyllo pastry served warm with vanilla ice-cream. My friends loved theirs as well: vanilla ice-cream and berries, and the Swiss chocolate delight - chocolate sponge cake, ice-cream and chocolate.

And - if you are up for it - take the 3 lb XXL Cordon-Bleu Schnitzel challenge and get the free t-shirt and have your picture added to the wall of shame. Our cousin did it!

The staff are friendly and professional and go to great lengths to create a wonderful experience. It is country casual but also a perfect place to go for a special dinner. It is not cheap but it is excellent value. I recommend reservations to get a great lakeview seat.

  • Visited July 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best food!!”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

This place has the best food! Great service, great experience, highly recommended!

  • Visited May 2012
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Sundridge, Ontario, Canada
2 reviews
“excellent food”
Reviewed April 21, 2012

great place to visit and eat .. beautiful views .. GREAT food ... the brunches are out of this world

Visited April 2012
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