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The Cove Country Inn Restaurant

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££ - £££
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
+1 888-268-3466
11:30 - 20:30
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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A wonderful experience had by all in our party of eight. Four adults, four teenagers. Parking was ample, the weather was awesome and our huge group was easily seated on their large shaded balcony overlooking the scenic Westport pond. The lunch special of the day was a chicken wrap and it was special, chalk full of flavor and goodness. The... More 

Thank Ben L
Kingston, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

stay a weekend in Wesport, lots to do, the cove is a great place to stay and it, it has been in their family for many years , always improving, very large tasty menu, with noce patio over looking the water

Thank Ann S
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We like a trip to Westport once a month or so. Always stop at the Cove for a bite to eat and are never disappointed! Great view, service and food.

Thank drew1967I
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was excellent! I cannot remember exactly what I had, but am thinking fish. I DO know I enjoyed my whole meal. My husb had the steak and he thoroughly enjoyed it. The presentation was beautiful and appetizing.

Thank Robin B
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just returned from another pleasant stay at the Cove Inn at Westport. My wife was hospitalized for the months of late December and most of January. It was hard to try to celebrate Christmas during such a grim time. My wife and I decided when she was well enough, we would escape and celebrate her new... More 

Thank Stuart M
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. Good size servings, nice selection including pickerel as a daily special on one day. Great service. Nice atmosphere.

Thank Kim E
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed at the Inn and enjoyed the restaurant on several nights we were in the area. It was enjoyable and I would recommend it.

Thank CatskillMountains1
Portland, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had another wonderful staff luncheon at The Cove. We had a table overlooking the beautiful frozen lake and Foley Mountain. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. We will be back.

Thank christineZ3011LY
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch, and went early to get a seat by the window. Great view! I can't wait for the Lake to unfreeze. I had a lime margarita, the coconut shrimp, Caesar salad, all so amazing. It may be the best coconut shrimp I've ever had !!!

Thank 708annea
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Your enthusiasm has moved us . Thanks More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

A bottle of wine and two glasses in our room upon arrival, who does that? Well the Cove Country Inn at Westport does. We arrived early and were given access to our room at no extra charge. It was warm and cosy just perfect after snowshoeing at Foley Mountain. We sauntered down to the pub for a local craft beer... More 

Thank cherhanniman
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Every owner longs for customers like you. Thank you for your comments. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: +1 888-268-3466
Nestled on the shore of the historic and tranquil Upper Rideau Lake in the quaint Village of Westport, is our family-owned, four season inn. The Cove Country Inn is known as one of the grand old houses in Westport. It was constructed in 1876 by the Fredenburgh family who owned the local sash and door mill. In the late 1920's, the buildings were converted into the Lexena Hotel under the management of Alex and Lena Brown. In 1932, the Robert's family added the beverage room (now the Lounge) and the Tweedsmuir Hotel became the place to visit on the Rideau. As time passed, the hotel's ownership changed several times, but the late Dick Ready's name stood out as giving his heart and soul to the hotel. In 1988, renovations were undertaken by the Cowans and the Carvers to restore the Inn to it's original proud state. Today, the Inn is a special place for local residents & visitors alike to enjoy great food, comfortable accommodations and the best in live entertainment. The Cove stage is home to the long-standing Blues on the Rideau Series, popular Jazz Night, MUSICwestport and many incredible local and international artists. Perched on The Rideau's edge and Westport Pond, The Cove is comprised of 15 guest suites, a full service 200 seat restaurant and 100 seat patio dining in the warmer months. To compliment your stay at our inn, the full service Sundari Day Spa is located just next door overlooking Westport Pond. The Village of Westport boasts a variety of wonderful shops and warm hospitality you won't forget. The Rideau Lakes area offers great boating, fishing and snowmobiling on picturesque lakes as well as hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in beautiful Foley Mountain Park...all just outside our doorstep! Come visit and enjoy our unique rural Ontario town experience. We look forward to hosting you!

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