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The Oar & Paddle

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Pub
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530 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
+1 705-687-8618
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Burlington, Ontario
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109 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited for the first time and had trouble deciding what to order - everything looked so good. When our amazing waitress, Kelly, told us the special we were both sold. Beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon, on a bed of cheesy polenta, with blistered tomatoes, roasted acorn squash, jus and maple butter. To. Die. For. Seriously one of the best... More 

Thank MissFitz88
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554 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I'm so so happy. Last time I was here I had such a terrible plate of spaghettini and meatballs ( and the kitchen did nothing about it) I was almost afraid to bring my friend here ( their first time ) but I have had such a great experience another time ... And yay!!! I'm glad to say it was... More 

Thank Lisetteki
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Boar burger, fish & chips, mushroom ravioli, mussels, wings, pullapart bread, soup, pulled pork...they NEVER disappoint. Amazing as always ♡ (+ craft beer!)

Thank Jodi G
Orillia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a wonderful anniversary supper on a quiet night in January. Wait staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Our meals (pork chop with creamy mushroom risotto and quinoa cabbage rolls with house tomato sauce and steamed root veggies) were nicely presented and delicious. An all-round pleasurable dining experience!

1 Thank OrilliaMike
Barrie, Canada
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

A busy place on a Saturday night. Casual fine dining. Split Pea soup great. Ravioli small serving size for the cost and no bread alongside. The staff are very attentive and that made our meal experience exceptional.

Thank CleoFin
Bracebridge, ON
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Early Friday evening dinner after a wintry drive. Shrimp in spaghetti pasta, Haddock and sweet potato fries. Pasta dish was good with lots of shrimp. Fish not so good - generous portion but not crispy and very oily. Lots of fries. Service marginal. Price a bit high - $60 with tip for two.

Thank donclem
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This place is very, very, expensive and if you can read the menu your lucky. Went once but couldn't afford to go again.

1 Thank listeningsister
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Charming spot in equally charming Muskoka. Variety of menu options and local brews on tap. Call ahead for group reservations and enjoy outdoor seasonal seating.

Thank PalmettoTraveler
Toronto, Canada
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177 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in this place many times when it was 'North' and offered fine dining. It has successfully changed its format and menu to a general restaurant but has preserved its excellent quality of food and service. Reasonably priced with fast, friendly service.

Thank Craig C
Richmond Hill, Canada
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We were short on dinner options since we were in Gravenhurst on the off-season and almost everything was closed for the season. This is a wonderful, quirky little place that seems to be a locals favourite. What a surprise when a duo of guitar and music machine started a set - there was even a couple who started dancing! Food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Muskoka Road N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Gravenhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 705-687-8618

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?