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“If you're in the Collingwood / Blue Mountain area you have to check this place out!”

The Dam Pub Gastropub
Ranked #1 of 22 Restaurants in Thornbury
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$29
Cuisines: Scottish
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: A popular family owned Gastropub set in the quaint village of Thornbury, Ontario. We are featured regularly on The Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here!" Folks come for miles to enjoy Red Seal Chef Suzette Gerry's culinary delights, over 665 whiskies in Stephanie's Whisky Bar, and our impeccable service with seasoned waiters. All this nestled into our circa 1875 house with a welcoming and cozy ambience. Reservations highly recommended. YES when you see that little yellow airplane pulling a banner saying THEDAMPUB.CA-ALL DESSERTS HOMEMADE ...... that is us!
Peterborough, Canada
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“If you're in the Collingwood / Blue Mountain area you have to check this place out!”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

This place was recommended by the front desk at Club Interwest. It was a nice short drive and we liked the looks of the place from the get go. We had a great lunch, and ice cold draft. There was no way you were coming away from this place hungry. Very busy spot! The service was extraordinarilly friendly even though they were short staffed. This place is a very cool old house with a very nice period bar. It was a nice day though,so like most people we ate outside.

We liked this place so much we went back for dinner another day. A word of warning, this is also everyone elses' favourite place in the area so make a reservation if you want to go for dinner. Can't wait to be back in the area so we can visit this great restaurant again!

  • Visited September 2013
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Damascus,
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“Food and service”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We were very warmly welcomed and served lovely food. It was our second visit and we will return as soon as we are in that are again..

  • Visited September 2013
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Burlington, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Worth the drive to Thornbury”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

There on a Thursday night in early October, the place was nice and busy, always a good sign. Atmosphere was nice, but the lights on the bar could have a bit brighter for my 50 year old eyes.

Service was relaxed, but fast enough for us, but I suspect some might think it slow. The food was fine, and lots of it, but we would have preferred a smaller portion with more finesse and refinement, they are a gastropub after all.

Bill was $92.00, including tax and tip, and we'll go back again next time we're in the area.

  • Visited October 2013
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Gord P, Owner at The Dam Pub Gastropub, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
"It's worth the drive to Thornbury " a catchy phrase made famous by my good friend Stu Holloway who has since passed on. Then it was " It's worth the drive to Acton" developed for The Old Hide House. Than you for taking the time to review our Pub and I hope you will stop by again.
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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A few days away”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Food was excellent, service was exceptional, loved the atmosphere and people who worked there wanted to work there and it showed. We will definitely return. First time visitors were treated the same as regulars. Great time.
Ahoui

  • Visited September 2013
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Gord P, Owner at The Dam Pub Gastropub, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. I am so glad to here how you feel about our staff. We have a very low staff turnover rate. We try to treat all our staff as family.
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London, Canada
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“Great food, best people”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

Recommended by our resort, went with no expectations. The food was great, atmosphere relaxed and service superior. What a lovely evening... I had chicken, always have chicken ;) it was one of the best dishes I have had.. Thanks for a lively evening cheers to you

Visited September 2013
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Gord P, Owner at The Dam Pub Gastropub, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again
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