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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
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Orillia, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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!

Thank OrilliaMike
Barrie, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank listeningsister
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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158 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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 

Thank BadKtty
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100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We came here for an early Monday meal. It was a quiet evening but picked up around 6pm. Our server was prompt and friendly. The decor is very Muskoka and you definitely get the small town feel here. We had the pull apart cheese bread to begin (delicious!). We shared a tasty bottle of Sauvignon Blanc which paired well with... More 

Thank gawkdontstare
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

we stopped in for a bite to eat while out with our realtor while looking for a home in muskoka. The interior is cozy and defiantly a muskoka theme. The service was slow and there was only 6 tables in the restaurant if appeared as if their weekend plans were more important than serving guests. Menu is busy and they... More 

Thank mbali107
Niagara Falls, Canada
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127 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife and I travelled to Gravenhurst to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and had a lovely meal at the Oar & Paddle. We also enjoyed the entertainment provided by a guitarist who sang popular songs. Our Server provided exemplary service. Highly Recommended.

Thank RickyLeeca

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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?