going up to Algonquin Park, any rec. for fine dining between Gravenhurst and Algonquin Park? thanks. Or a sports bar .
Thank You acd123.. they do suck. Try Muskoka on the Rocks. Decent pub food with a patio. Its on Hwy 60 at Hillside. About 5 mins from Huntsville and about 30 from the park entrance. Yummy burgers, ribs, and lots of beers on tap.
I seem to recall Tall Trees was pretty good, but that was a few years ago. Seating is limited so I think you have to have reservations
Arrowhon Pines is very nice but a little on the expensive side. It's a long drive in off highway 60.
Cottage Front Grill is a good family restaurant...gourmet pizza, steak etc. Located right on the river with a nice view (nice patio in the summer)
Stay away from 3 guys and a Stove or the Deerhurst Inn. Both are coasting on the past reputations (which weren't all that great to begin with IMHO)
We have a family cottage near Huntsville so we're always on the lookout for great places. We usually end up at Quiznos :-) I like the chicken liver appetizer at Tall Trees, the halibut and chips at West Side and everything at the Butcher's Daughter (especially the grilled Reuben and bacon cheese dog) and the Farmer's Daughter. Oh yeah, and Kawartha Dairy ice cream.
Some EXCELLENT news. My sisters went to a new place in Huntsville called La Dolce Vita (http://www.ladolcevitahuntsville.ca/). They're foodies and said it was very good. We haven't been yet but we'll go next time we're up. If it's as good as they say it is, we'll be very very happy. It will be nice to have some good Italian other than East Side Marios (although I shouldn't knock ESM because I've never been).
In terms of Algonquin Park, I did a canoe trip there last weekend. We had banquet burgers at the Portage Store which weren't bad. Maybe I'm saying that because I had it after eating canoe trip food for 3 days. Although come to think of it, we eat pretty well on canoe trips. We ate fried sandwiches (my fried pita pizza sandwiches are pretty good), chili cheese dogs (Baldwin dogs weren't bad), embellished KD, eggs and bacon, etc. We deserve food like that after all that portaging and dragging in low water conditions.