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Garden's Gate Restaurant

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316 Highway 542, Tehkummah, Ontario P0P 2C0, Canada
+1 705-859-2088
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We had heard from many people about this place. Unfortunately we were quite disappointed with the prices and the service. The restaurant is licensed but we were not asked if we wanted anything to drink, we only found out later that it was a licensed dining room. We paid $61.00 for two mediocre salads, two ice tea and a piece... More 

Thank Barbara K
Cincinnati, OH
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73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is one of my favorite restaurants on Manitoulin. The food is generally very good, although can be a bit heavy on certain things like rosemary or curry. It's best to ask the waitress for details about prep. When they get it right - it's a 5 - when they don't it's still probably a 3. We've dined here for... More 

Thank debbieleeg
London, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We liked the cozy decor and there are a good number of options on the menu, however, for the price we paid we just weren't that excited by the food we were served. The desserts, however, looked fantastic, and perhaps we would return for those. It was also neat to read in the menu which farms on the island our... More 

Thank Hams17
Sudbury, Canada
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Don't miss this place. It's easy to find, just off Hwy 6. It's worth the 2 minutes it will take to get there from the highway. Very personable, friendly, and helpful service. The food is spectacular (I always have the whitefish).

Thank leigh484
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visited this restaurant 3 years ago and remember only the salad, or lack of ingredients in the salad. There's usually more lettuce & tomato on a garnish at at other restaurant than this one. Hasn't changed. A few leaves of lettuce and gratings of carrot with a cherry tomato ( though my husband didn't even get the tomato) on a... More 

Thank carolmC5508ZQ
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We had dinner at Garden's Gate after getting off the afternoon ferry. The environment was pleasant, the service was good and the food was okay. It had been suggested to us as an excellent restaurant, which it does not appear to be. However, among the limited options on Manitoulin Island, it is probably worthwhile trying.

Thank leonardoAZ
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7 reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We stopped by this beautiful restaurant. We were drawn in by the archway that leads to an amazing flower garden. They have an herb and vegetable garden that they use in their offerings. Quiet atmosphere but we had three children with us and the waiter brought over colouring pages saying that the best colouring pages would receive a prize. We... More 

Thank Linda N
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We knew we were travelling to Manitoulin so I searched for restaurants before we left. Garden's Gate was rated well so when we arrived on the island we headed there. It is about 20 minutes from South Baymouth. Our first impression was of a sweet little garden surrounded restaurant. We went in and waited a few minutes for a table.... More 

Thank PamG655
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We stumbled upon this restaurant by accident. What a gem! The decor is so very quaint. We didn't know what to expect, but the food was divine. You can't get more "local" than their vegetables. They have a garden just outside the parking lot! The organic burger I had was amazingly fresh and tasty. It was one of the best... More 

Thank CDFToronto
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Nice food at the Gardens Gate, a little pricey and not my type of decor. The restaurant has very nice surrounding and outdoor area. Food is really very nice and a good place to visit on the Manitoulin Island. They make great fish dishes and the salad is just as good. The only input would be the overall decor. Outdated... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Highway 542, Tehkummah, Ontario P0P 2C0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Manitoulin Island  >  Tehkummah
  • Phone Number: +1 705-859-2088

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