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The Cove Country Inn Restaurant

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Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
11:30 - 20:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 20:30
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Kingston, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Booked a room at the Inn for my Birthday, made reservations for supper and wanted to try the Saturday Night Roast Beef Buffet. We were seated in a section off the lounge (not the 'Dining Room) which would have been ok, had the bufffet not been in the dining room. This meant walking past several tables and past the bar... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was staying at the Inn and had both dinner and breakfast at the restaurant. Dinner was the best seafood linguine I have ever eaten - it was a very pleasant surprise! Breakfast was included with the room and was more than I could eat. The quality and service are very impressive. It is a humble property and it FAR... More 

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words to us. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Inn is charming and friendly, on the shores of the Rideau Lakes system, about an hour and a half west of Ottawa. The buffet was delicious and plentiful-especially the eggplant moussaka. The wine was also very good and not too expensive. The music, provided by Karen Lovely, a blues singer from Portland, Oregon, and her band, was fantastic. She... More 

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you and we hope you will come back anytime. More 

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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the little town of Westport, Ontario, there is a really good place for lunch or dinner. The food is excellent and the bar is well stocked. It is open most of the year including winter

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We all thank you for your wonderful posting and hope you will return again soon. More 

Belleville, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three of us went for lunch and none of us were satisfied with the meal or the service. It was at noon and there were a number of people in the restaurant. There was only one server. We waited patiently for our order to be taken. After awhile our drinks order was taken. One member of the group ordered coffee... More 

Thank Jenn439
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

As I hope you might expect, this is a blow to us all and we are very sorry for your bad experience. First, we would really like to hear from you as to the date of your visit and also so we can get your address so we can send you a gift certificate. Thank you. More 

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99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and inviting. Servers were friendly and the food was great. Enjoyed the live music while we ate as well. Great atmosphere, seemed like everyone was really enjoying themselves! A few tables would get up and dance in between food and drink breaks:) it was fun to watch:) Hot turkey sandwich was awesome comfort food to the max! We will... More 

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We want to thank you for such a great review. So appreciated by us all. More 

Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When we visit family near Westport, the Cove is our destination of choice. Food is good, the service is friendly and we love the roast beef dinner buffet.

Thank kfra2016
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Love to see you every time . Thanks. More 

Kingston, Canada
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch last Sunday on a drive through the area. Servers were friendly enough. Menu was a good size and food was decent. No complaints! The dining room could use a little updating, but was clean.

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi. We thank you for your visit. More 

Elgin, Canada
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We have been to The Cove on at least a dozen occasions for either a Blues night or to hear Turpins Trail. We always have dinner and without exception we have always enjoyed our meals whether off the menu or buffet. In addition the owners and other staff with their warmth and cheerfulness make for a highly pleasant evening and... More 

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your Cove visit. More 

Perth, Canada
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It had been a few years since I went to the Cove restaurant. Mostly because the last time I went there I complained to the management about the poor and extremely slow service. I received a rude "so what?" response. I went to the Cove again with a group of friends for lunch last week and I have to say,... More 

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Im baffled at how you find everything to be wrong when almost everyone else finds it to be right. If you wish to talk with us and explore the issue we would be more than happy to acommodate you and unearth the problem. Hope to hear from you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 18882683466
Nestled on the shore of the historic and tranquil Upper Rideau Lake in the quaint Village of Westport, is our family-owned, four season inn. The Cove Country Inn is known as one of the grand old houses in Westport. It was constructed in 1876 by the Fredenburgh family who owned the local sash and door mill. In the late 1920's, the buildings were converted into the Lexena Hotel under the management of Alex and Lena Brown. In 1932, the Robert's family added the beverage room (now the Lounge) and the Tweedsmuir Hotel became the place to visit on the Rideau. As time passed, the hotel's ownership changed several times, but the late Dick Ready's name stood out as giving his heart and soul to the hotel. In 1988, renovations were undertaken by the Cowans and the Carvers to restore the Inn to it's original proud state. Today, the Inn is a special place for local residents & visitors alike to enjoy great food, comfortable accommodations and the best in live entertainment. The Cove stage is home to the long-standing Blues on the Rideau Series, popular Jazz Night, MUSICwestport and many incredible local and international artists. Perched on The Rideau's edge and Westport Pond, The Cove is comprised of 15 guest suites, a full service 200 seat restaurant and 100 seat patio dining in the warmer months. To compliment your stay at our inn, the full service Sundari Day Spa is located just next door overlooking Westport Pond. The Village of Westport boasts a variety of wonderful shops and warm hospitality you won't forget. The Rideau Lakes area offers great boating, fishing and snowmobiling on picturesque lakes as well as hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in beautiful Foley Mountain Park...all just outside our doorstep! Come visit and enjoy our unique rural Ontario town experience. We look forward to hosting you!

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