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“wedding on the beach”
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Red Road Cafe & Grill
Cuisines: Native American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 9 June 2014

my daughter was married on Saturday and the reception was held at the Red Road, I can't thank you enough for the wonderful job your staff did in assisting us in making this the perfect wedding on the beach. The service was second to none, extremely friendly, helpful and very efficient. No one had to wait for their drinks as the staff was always making sure we were well looked after as well as the food was great and served on time.
This is the perfect location for a small wedding on the beach, we were able to light lanterns and release them over the water and have sparklers at dusk, you made my daughters dream wedding come true. I would highly recommend your restaurant for any occasion, thank you so much

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1  Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

For those of you who have been coming to Sable Beach on Ontario's "west coast" (Lake Huron) you'll remember a lovely summer restaurant right on the beach called the Driftwood. A number of years ago they closed. We we elated to discover during our late summer holidays this past September that an excellent restaurant has open up in the former "Driftwood" called "The Red Road Cafe and Grill". This gem is run, if I am not mistaken, by the members Saugeen First Nations . We were in for a delightful surprise. Having spent a day at the beach we went then off to explore the region with the plan to return in the early evening to dine at the Red Road whilst watching the sun set.
The restaurant has been tastefully refurbished and brightened without loosing the pristine charm of this Sable Beach landmark. There are lots of sparkling clean windows to view the panoramic vista. A greeter met us at the door on that cool and windy September evening and brought us to a lovely table facing the beach. She immediately asked us if we wanted a warming drink which was very much appreciated and attentive. The menu has wonderfully inventive food selections that I would have been delighted to see in Quebec City, Montreal or Toronto but here we were on the edge of Lake Huron with the dilemma of what from their lovely choices should we select! There is a very interesting and creative items on the menu. I urge you to try the combination platter that contains a sampling of first nations delicacies. That evening we chose to begin with a subtle roasted red pepper soup bright and flavourful. Both of us are fond of fish when we dine out and our fish was broiled with light handed seasoning that didn't overwhelm the fish and permit us to savour it. Carefully prepared fresh vegetables complimented the fish. They were gently prepared with the slightest crunch.
Our server was a young Saugeenman who was very attentive in consulting with us about the menu and when I dropped my fork, it's replacement was immediately and quietly replaced.
The food was so beautifully prepared and presented and so flavourful that that we simply had to return the following evening! I confess that we loved the fish so much we ordered again, thus I'm unable to provide you further descriptions of their great menu. At the point that we visited the Red Road they were not serving wine, spirits or beer. For us, this isn't actually an impediment because for us it is about the food. By the time the summer season opens again they may have added this to their offerings. Please do not let this hold you back from enjoying this wonderful restaurant. the Red Road also has lunch fare like hamburgers on their menu that is perfect for their patio or to take back you your blanket down the beach.
In a addition to the restaurant, the Red Road now boasts a very lovely beach-side patio with tables and umbrellas to enjoy their fare "al fresco". We can't wait until the warm weather returns and we can return to the shores of Lake Huron and our favourite new restaurant. You will not be disappointed. I want to thank the chef and the rest of the Red Road staff for creating such an imaginative menu and bringing fine bistro dining right to the beach at Sauble.
Sauble Beach, in my view, is one of the top natural attractions in Ontario, now the Red Road at Sauble is a top culinary attraction. Thank you for two memorable dining experiences!

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1  Thank Garnoch
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Reviewed 18 September 2013

We were there shortly after they opened so the kinks are still being worked out. There is a long wait for your food, but the servers are really nice. The food is very, very good. The problem is that this is a dry restaurant. This food needs good wines and that was not available. They really need to get a liquor licence since this food does not work with soft drinks. Once they are licenced, I'll be back.

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1  Thank LongforKeyWest
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Reviewed 5 September 2013

The wait was awful. No apologies for the wait, either.

Other than the wait, we really liked this place. Really large deck with a view of the beach and lake. Our server was a real sweat heart other than no acknowledgement that our 5 yr old and 7 yr old might be attending college before their food arrived.

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1  Thank illinileaf
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Although they still have some service kinks to work out, the food here is excellent, beautifully cooked and presented, with a really imaginative menu incorporating lots of traditional First Nations elements. Everything was light and fresh; the whitefish was yummy and the fries were surprisingly light and crispy. Staff was extremely friendly and the view from the beach front deck is awesome! Can't wait to go back to try something else on the menu. It's great to have such a great place to eat so far from town.

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