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the Flying Chestnut

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199 Pellisier St, Eugenia, Ontario N0C 1E0, Canada
+1 519-924-1809
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Lancaster, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited this restaurant in October and was extremely impressed with both the food and the service. Our waiter was extremely attentive, polite, and wonderfully knowledgable about wine. The setting is charming, funky, and welcoming. The food, oh the food... Chef Shawn is a creative genius! The food is sourced locally so is incredibly fresh. I will definitely go back... More 

Thank emccormick1
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting family in the area and wanted to go out for a nice dinner. When we arrived it started out OK. We were seated and the standup blackboard was plunked down in front of us with that evening's menu. We each ordered the crab cake appetizer. It arrived and it wasn't that great. One of our party asked... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We weren't told any of the drinks or specials. The wait staff's first words were are you ready to order. She was short and unhelpful. The food was better than the service, but I wouldn't rush back.

Thank TPrincie
London, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This is a fabulous little restaurant about 45 minutes south of the Georgian Bay in Ontario. It's in an old, somewhat remodelled store/post office in Eugenia. The chalkboard menu contains a range of excellent appetizers and main courses. The food is beautifully presented, very fresh, and focuses on local provenance: exceptional meat dishes, very fresh fish, seasonal vegetables, etc. It... More 

1 Thank Bill A
Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Drove 1 hr to get to this place only to be greeted by insolent and ill-mannered wait staff. Food is way over-priced to boot. Had a drink and left, drove to Owen Sound and ate at Casero Kitchen Table where the atmosphere is fun, food is amazing and reasonably-priced, and staff are polite and amiable.

2 Thank CatherineOwen
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We had heard that this would be good altho' pricey. Well it is definitely pricey but definitely not good. We both ordered as a starter, the puff pastry with smoked trout and goat cheese. After waiting 40 minutes the server brought our orders. The puff pastry was burned to a crisp black. It was topped by a small chunk of... More 

2 Thank Brenda K
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were told that you can only come with a reservation, but were able to just walk in - lucky us! The food was wonderful and plenty of it. If you are in the area, make sure to visit this spot. A true culinary gem :-)

Thank amberdragoness
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Seems totally hit and miss and that goes for the Flying Spatula and the flying County Burger, that never seems to be open. Last experience at the Spatula was whether they could tailor cook their burgers to medium. Response was that they don't grind but bring in ground beef and make the patties themselves. Woo hoo, we do that at... More 

1 Thank peter r
Owen Sound, Canada
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

I was taken to the Flying Chestnut for the first time (for my birthday) the atmosphere was excellent. The service was superb. and the meal was exquisite. Will be going again and again.

Thank pim13900
Kitchener, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Although we were a big group of friends out for dinner, I'm already planning to return with my husband for a romantic dinner! The Flying Chestnut is serious about food, but the atmosphere is very light and eclectic, almost whimsical. It's a very friendly space you feel instantly comfortable in. The menu changes frequently based on what's fresh and in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 199 Pellisier St, Eugenia, Ontario N0C 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Eugenia
  • Phone Number: +1 519-924-1809

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