Nothing says “summer in Ontario” quite like boating to dinner. Dock & dine is a way of life and we are here for it. Whether you keep a boat on one of Ontario’s many beautiful lakes or find yourself renting, we hope you find yourself pulling up to one of these delicious destinations this season.
Henry’s Fish Restaurant
FRYING PAN ISLAND, Sans Souci, ON henrysongeorgianbay.com
Located on Frying Pan Island, Henry’s is a Georgian Bay classic. It’s been an iconic fish & chips restaurant for as long as we can remember. New owners took over in 2018 but kept the original Henry’s vibe. You can dock your own boat or give a Fly & Dine tour a try if you’re looking for a really cool experience!
27 SR 406 Severn River, Coldwater, ON facebook.com/TheWaubic
The Waubic was originally built on the Severn River between Lock 43 and Big Chute in 1913. There are twenty spots available at their dock, which is important because the restaurant is boat access only. They’re known for their fish & chips and craft beer selection, but we wouldn’t turn down an order or two their Baked Butternut Squash Ravioli.
The Whistling Duck Restaurant
75 Harbour St, Brighton, ON whistlingduck.ca
Formerly known as “Dougalls on the Bay”, this bayside spot is named after the brother of a murdered fur trader. You can read the harrowing story on their website! They offer four slips of courtesy docking and serve up a great menu with a good view of Presqu’ile Bay.
The Boondocks Eatery
Georgina, ON theboondockseatery.com
Located on Lake Simcoe at the ferry docks to Georgina Island, this family-owned eatery specializes in comfort food. We recommend stopping in for brunch and ordering the Prime Rib Hash with poached eggs.
Tulo’s Taqueria Muskoka
2 James Bartleman Way, Port Carling, ON
This popular spot serves up classic tacos, icy margaritas and plenty of vibes. Anti-glutites take note: you can get their wildly delicious fish tacos as lettuce wraps!
177 King St, Midland, ON boathouseeatery.com
You’ll find the Boathouse Eatery located at the foot of King Street offering a spectacular view of Georgian Bay located at the Town Docks of Midland. They boast that they’re the largest waterfront patio in Ontario, and while we haven’t been able to verify it we can definitely say it’s BIG. Plus, they’ve got live entertainment Thursday – Sunday and an extensive menu full of summer classics.
Harbour House Georgian Bay Eatery
2754 Honey Harbour Rd, Georgian Bay, ON
The Harbour House, located at Nautilus Marina, is a relatively new addition to the dining options in Honey Harbour. They’ve got plenty of craft beers on tap and offer a ‘Dock n Dash’ service of family style cottage-ready meals. We recommend their stone baked flatbreads and chorizo poutine.
225 Memorial Drive, North Bay, ON theboatnortbay.com
Imagine boating up to another boat for dinner? The experience can be yours at The Boat in North Bay. The original 1946 99-foot steel hulled passenger vessel, Chief Commanda, was converted into a lakeside restaurant and has since been voted one of Canada’s most unique spots by the Food Network. They’re known for fresh pickerel and sunset views across Lake Nipissing.
Muskie Jake’s Tap & Grill
550 Stone St S, Gananoque, ON muskiejakes.com
For more than 60 years the legendary fishing guide “Muskie” Jake Huntley led guests of the Gananoque Inn & Spa to their quest for the elusive muskellunge. His boat can still be seen tied up the docks at this popular waterfront eatery.
The Cody Inn
1953 Lakehurst Rd, Buckhorn, ON codyinnrestaurant.ca
Calling the Cody Inn an institution doesn’t do this place justice. Generations have been picking up their cottage Chinese-food here and enjoying it lockside or in their charming dining room.
The Waterfront Grill
1222 Main St, Wolfe Island, ON wolfeislandgrill.ca
This popular Wolfe Island spot offers day docking, live music, and a menu that features fresh local ingredients. As a bonus for those without their own boat, you can take the short ferry ride from Kingston to get that ‘wind in your hair’ feeling boaters love!