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The Oar & Paddle

Certificate of Excellence
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530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
+1 705-687-8618
11:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We are in the process of building a new house in Gravenhurst so we have been driving up in the morning and going to The Oar and Paddle for lunch. It's a great little building with beautiful wide pine floors and comfortable tables. The menu has lots of variety and the choices are hearty but fancy enough that you feel... More 

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Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this review

Thank you so much - and welcome to Gravenhurst!! More 

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398 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

1) thick, juicy burger 2) cool toppings and good sides 3) freshness and preparation remain good even on quiet days 4) personable service Enjoy !!

Thank Faizal B
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this review

Wow - We will be sure to share your kind words with our team! More 

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Atmosphere at this restaurant is wonderful, warm, and inviting. The staff are very helpful, friendly and courteous. The aroma's coming from the kitchen were amazing and the food was even better. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank TandD2001
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming you back into The Oar! More 

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90 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Gravenhurst recently & wanted a bite to eat at someplace other than a 'fast food' restaurant....and came upon this place. As we walked up to the restaurant & saw the "Certificate of Excellence" awarded by Tripadvisor displayed in the front window; we were confident we wouldn't be disappointed. Everything proved to be great: décor, service, food &... More 

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Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this review

Thank you!! More 

Huntsville, Canada
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58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and fast service. It was a little pricey but I had southern fried chicken and corn fritters that were delicious. My wife had a burger and onion rings which were also very good.

Thank thebeamingbumpkin
Northrestaurant, Owner at The Oar & Paddle, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I just had my first experience at the Oar & Paddle I ordered a burger as I do every time at a New to me restaurant, at first I was startled by the $18.99 price tag but before I knew it this hand crafted delight was sitting in front of me. I knew then I would not be disappointed in... More 

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Burlington, Ontario
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112 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We visited for the first time and had trouble deciding what to order - everything looked so good. When our amazing waitress, Kelly, told us the special we were both sold. Beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon, on a bed of cheesy polenta, with blistered tomatoes, roasted acorn squash, jus and maple butter. To. Die. For. Seriously one of the best... More 

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586 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I'm so so happy. Last time I was here I had such a terrible plate of spaghettini and meatballs ( and the kitchen did nothing about it) I was almost afraid to bring my friend here ( their first time ) but I have had such a great experience another time ... And yay!!! I'm glad to say it was... More 

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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Boar burger, fish & chips, mushroom ravioli, mussels, wings, pullapart bread, soup, pulled pork...they NEVER disappoint. Amazing as always ♡ (+ craft beer!)

Thank Jodi G
Orillia, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Had a wonderful anniversary supper on a quiet night in January. Wait staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Our meals (pork chop with creamy mushroom risotto and quinoa cabbage rolls with house tomato sauce and steamed root veggies) were nicely presented and delicious. An all-round pleasurable dining experience!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 530 Muskoka Rd N, Gravenhurst, Ontario P1P 1G3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Gravenhurst
  • Phone Number: +1 705-687-8618

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