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Carousel Restaurant

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American, Canadian
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116 Lansdowne St E, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7N9, Canada
+1 705-745-0060
07:00 - 22:00
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Hamilton, Canada
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141 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Driving through town at lunch time. We stopped at this place because there were lots of cars parked outside. The place looked a little dated but was clean. Lunch was good. Cold plate and BLT was no less than you would expect. Service was very good as well.

Thank BazRasty
Peterborough, ON
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222 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hadn't eaten here in over 10 years, so thought we'd go there again. We had the buffet, which is good, but it hasn't really changed since the last time, which is alright. It is always busy in there, and there were a few large groups.

Thank Jurora
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely one of the nicest restaurants we have been too! The waitresses were all very pleasant and accommodating and the owner and managers stopped to talk too. Our boys can be a little picky with their eating and the cook even made them chicken tenders and a cheeseburger for breakfast one day (so they would be ready for their big... More 

Thank Missy B
Penang Island, Malaysia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the Canoe Museum at Peterborough, and after a very educational and fun time there, we proceeded to the Carousel for dinner.It was indeed a good decision cos the food there was simply delicious, and the spread was very varied.The pasta was cooked on the spot, and the chef even delivered it to our table personally made this... More 

Thank 137Maple1962
Peterborough, Canada
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Cheap and dated decor. Food was almost inedible. Caesar salad was limp and coated in a tasteless dressing. Greek salad had no olives?! Steak sandwich was a lump of (not medium rare as asked for) chewy, fatty meat with dried out mushrooms on a limp bun. Chicken panini reminded me of the rubbery chicken cutlets from subway. Took two bites... More 

2 Thank Amy P
Peterborough, Canada
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Super selection of salads, main courses and desserts. For sure, try the freshly carved roast beef, it's great! Several other meat dishes are always available too. The salad bar has an amazing number of choices, including 2 fresh soups. The desserts...at least 5 different pies, plus ice cream and more! Friday evening is 'pasta night', with a made-to-order pasta bar,... More 

Thank williamk470
Peterborough, Canada
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My wife and I just had lunch there, but not buffet because we were too late for lunch and too early for dinner. We didn't expect much, but we were still disappointed. My wife had the French Soup and Shrimp Salad. The only part of the soup that was good was the cheese, the rest was mostly soggy bread and... More 

1 Thank Zilvar
Cambridge, Canada
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234 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

In Peterborough for business, this eatery was close to my hotel. I didn't need a buffet, and so entered the side section. It was a bit sparse, but clean enough (the wash room was adequate, as well, in cleanliness!). The servers seemed too busy chatting with one another to pay full attention to a customer, even though there were only... More 

1 Thank David S
Peterborough, Ontario
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

There is a good selection. However the beef was very tough. Breakfast items were all very well done. Price of just under $40 before tip I though was a bit high.

Thank howrunow
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have been to this restaurant multiple times and enjoyed it every single time - I will definitely return. The food is wholesome and consists of a wide variety of options. Always hot and delicious.

Thank bryand848

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 116 Lansdowne St E, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 7N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Peterborough
  • Phone Number: +1 705-745-0060

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