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Norsemen Restaurant

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International, Canadian
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1040 Walker Lake Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada (Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.)
+1 705-635-2473
17:30 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
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Mississauga, Canada
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Norsemen Restaurant was one of the worst restaurants I have ever been too! The restaurant service was extremely slow and was told by the server there was one new chef in the kitchen and it was a Saturday night! When my husband and I finally were served we both received undercooked Cornish Hens! The restaurant did apologize and asked... More 

2 Thank sunshineCDN123
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We celebrated our anniversary with two other couples. The meal was flawless and the service really amazing. I think the food is best in Muskoka, The food was inventive and delicious and you could tell that this chef is passionate about good food.

Thank shorthuntsville
Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're glad you enjoyed your anniversary here and hope you come back again soon. More 

Barrie, Canada
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately...... this place certainly has what it takes in regard to location. Beautiful setting, lovely surroundings. Really enjoy the art on display. The food was not really up to par. I had the Schnitzel. It tasted deep fried and over breaded. Service was again acceptable but by no means exceptional. Really too bad.......

Thank canadamaus
Toronto, Canada
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Stopped by the Norsemen during our stay at Deerhurst and enjoyed our meal at their quaint venue. Came by on the evening of Valentine's Day, and had the option of choosing off their set menu or usual version. No complaints with the food, although the staff, who I assume are likely the owners, can try their hand at being slightly... More 

1 Thank Nelson N
Waterloo, Canada
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Excellent fine dining kitchen. Will return on next trip to the area. Good home made soups, excellent service.

Thank Tom A
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

I have seen many glowing recommendations for the Norseman. So I finally set out with my girlfriend one blistering December evening to the restaurant’s setting in Walker’s Lake setting to see what all the fuss is about. Despite trundling through thick snow we made it to the Norseman located on the first floor of a historic lodge. First we encountered... More 

4 Thank gormaanda
Huntsville, Ontario
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 December 2016

My Wife and I have had the pleasure of eating here on five occasions. We have had different menu items each time, for the most part. Every dish we have had has been very yummy. The portions were just enough to fill you up leaving enough room for dessert. each visit was enjoyable and satisfying!

1 Thank DENNIS H
Norsemen, Owner at Norsemen Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're glad you enjoy our food and come back many times and that each visit was enjoyable and satisfying. That's our goal of course, for people to love the food and enjoy their evening out together. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. More 

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209 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning and stellar unexpected in the middle of the woods fine dining. Great service and the food was fabulous, try the pheasant. Incredible views.

Thank spiderwoman808
Port Elgin, Canada
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Thanks to trip advisor we happened upon this little gem. We decided on this place because of the menu and thought it looked intriguing. It is not a cheap place but we were prepared and don't mind paying for top notch food. The staff were friendly without being intrusive, but some times a little unorganized, bumping into one another with... More 

Thank Tammy B
London, Ontario
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We attended the final dinner of the season with wine tasting Oct 22,2016. What a terrific experience with 4 other couples on our 3rd annual dinner. The food was wonderful from Chef Nathan and Sommolier Peter Boyd matched the wines. It was a 4 hour dining extravaganza and we absolutely loved it

Thank Debbie772

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$31
International, Canadian
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1040 Walker Lake Dr, Huntsville, Ontario P1H 2J6, Canada
    (Hwy 60 and Limberlost Rd.)
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Huntsville
  • Phone Number: +1 705-635-2473
The Norsemen Restaurant is Muskoka's ultimate Bistro, with casual dining and "Old Muskoka" charm. Treat yourself to outstanding game, seafood, schnitzel, steak and Viking ribs. We also have delicious vegetarian and gluten free selections. The Norsemen has a reputation for great food and great times.Whether nibbling before a stone fireplace in the dining room or out on the screened-in porch, delight in a diverse menu beginning with appetite-enhancers like Garlic Shrimp Bruschetta or a Smoked Trout Caesar Salad. Inhale the savoury Venison Schnitzel, perfectly cooked Beef Tenderloin, Australian Barrumundi or Smoked Lamb Shank, considered relaxation-enhancing substances in six provinces. Stretch the languorous evening further by swaddling appetites in decadent desserts like our Rich Flourless Chocolate Cake, or bourbon and peach bread pudding, which performs its tongue ballet in tandem with lemon curd and drizzled with a sour blueberry coulis. Finish off perfectly with a cappuccino encore.(Please note the chefs changes the menu whenever he feels like it, so some items mentioned may not be available all the time)

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