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The Maids' Cottage

223 Main St S, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9, Canada
+1 905-954-0202
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (58 reviews)
“tarts” (60 reviews)
“quiche” (11 reviews)
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Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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223 Main St S, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

This review is based entirely on the butter tarts, amazing, out of this world, I don't even know what else to say. We've tried other tarts from here, which were also good, but nothing compares to the original butter tart (they even have gluten free)....More

Thank lecassinad
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a lovely place to start your day! Staff is incredible. Meals hot and good portions. They are known for their tarts but was too full to try one. Should have purchased one for later. It feels like you are in someone's home.

Thank Marianne P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times . Service is friendly . Food is good except when you order something with pastry . If you order a meat pie or quiche( as I did this past Thursday ) it ruins the dish . I know they...More

Thank nancyfromaurora
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with my husband for lunch, I felt I was in my Grandmother's kitchen, you felt at home. Everyone was friendly and you could tell there where many repeat customers. Love the homemade bread with the sandwiches and soup of the day. Variety of...More

Thank bethlH2292PP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times for lunch so I've tried various items on the menu. Everything is very good and the service is always great. I found the portions generous in size and everything fresh made. The desserts are nothing short of amazing! During...More

Thank nancys2935
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my parents here when they came for a visit. My mom and I had the mac and cheese, it was just okay. Was a bit disappointed as it came recommended. I found the eating area a bit crowded and loud. My dad enjoyed...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The staff at the maids cottage has always been terrific. They are polite, friendly and enthusiastic. Their recommendations have always been bang on! The food is good and you won't be disappointed with the butter tarts. Simply the best.

1  Thank Colley51
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

I briefly visited Newmarket and when we walked past the "Ontario's #1 Buttertarts" sign, I knew I had to go in and try one. My mom refused to buy any because she claimed that she never liked buttertarts. So I bought one to go, and...More

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

The Maids' Cottage is a cozy cafe and restaurant in Newmarket's Main Street. They have a wide selection of desserts; including butter tarts, pies, muffins and other baked goods. The pecan butter tart is absolutely delicious. The cabbage rolls were very authentic and the mac...More

Thank Marcello_rates
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Great place for a girls lunch after shopping. Always very busy, food good and you can purchase their yummy butter tarts and pies, enjoy

Thank Dale J
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have gluten free options.
12 July 2016|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
Yes they have gluten free butter tarts, meat pies and fruit pies. yes they will take reservations
Do you have gluten free options.
12 July 2016|
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Response from Ragu_ON | Reviewed this property |
wayne b
Do they take reservations for a group of 7?
24 July 2015|
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Response from stick2theplan | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I have seen groups of seven in the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 18:00
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Main St S, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +1 905-954-0202
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