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The Grand Experience

€€ - €€€Pizza, American,
171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
+1 705-324-9444
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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Pizza, American, Bar, Grill, Canadian, Pub
€€ - €€€
171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place feels as old and as tired as most folks in Lindsay. Feels dated and a bit dingy. The food is nothing special. Prices are average. Lots of better places in town to eat or hang out. Not sure I understand the appeal of...More

Thank ZackAttack89
Reviewed 5 days ago

We left our Basset Hound with Bekkers while we traveled to the Caribbean for a few weeks. Being as this guy was a loved dear member of our family we wanted to ensure he got the best of care and rented their top suite for...More

Thank aurora11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were attending an event in town that finished early and showed up at the Restaurant an hour earlier than our reservation. “Not a problem !” was the welcoming response, and we were seated right away with a drink order arriving shorty afterwards. Appetizers and...More

Thank Simcoe441
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife and daughter. The burger was good and the salmon as well. Service was also good and very friendly. Would recommend.

Thank FortHemlock
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We're happy you and your family enjoyed your meals and the service. Thanks for any future recommendations you give us, and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I used to be a regular at the Grand, but found that the seemingly endless rotation of staff was taking its toll on what had once been a favourite haunt. My wife and I decided to pop in for dinner before a movie. Now, granted,...More

Thank Darryl B
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Darryl - Thank you so much for your review, and so sorry to hear about the service on the evening you visited. If you could please send an email directly to thegrand@nexicom.net, with further details of your visit (time and date, etc), we'd really...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Prompt service, generous portions, well-presented food. A reasonable place for family, friends or business groups to lunch. Will visit again when in Lindsay.

Thank vmaley
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks so much for choosing us while in Lindsay, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience here. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Had the "works personalized pizza" it was also discount night for pizza. Large portion, could only eat 2 slices so brought the rest home

Thank Betty R
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

'The Works' pizza is one of our best sellers and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 5 July 2017

I had the pleasure of joining some friends at this restaurant last night (Tuesday). There was about 17 of us, and we had one server who was great. He may have seemed a little overwhelmed by the number of people ordering at different times from...More

Thank adlc58
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank-You for such a positive review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed you experience! As a previous server I can understand that some times it can be overwhelming, so thank you for your patience with our staff. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Went with my family for father's day around 2pm. Considering it wasn't busy, we waited 30-40 minutes for a large pizza, pizza/ salad combo and a small Greek salad!  Our server was not very friendly...whole ordering we all said what we wanted and she would...More

Thank JenniferS2377
Kristen A, Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hello, Jennifer First of all thank you for taking the time to let me know about your experience. We here at the Grand take pride in our customer service, so I am very upset to here that you did not receive that kind of treatment....More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I know it is Father's Day but it wasn't busy and we sat and waited to even get a menu, then we waited to get our drinks ordered. Then we waited 15 minutes for drinks... then we were waiting to order and watched 2 tables...More

Thank hmorey17
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank You for taking the time to give us this feed back. I am sorry about your horrible experience. I personally will look into this and find out exactly what was causing your wait. We strive for perfect service but it seems like my team...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Pizza, American, Bar, Grill, Canadian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kawartha Lakes  >  Lindsay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-324-9444
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The Grand Experience has been a Lindsay staple for decades. Encompassing half a city block, it's become known to local patrons as the place that has 'something for everyone'. Originally known has the Market Hotel, the building occupied a position of importance in Lindsay's shopping area in the late 1800's. The Queens Square was where farmers would display their wares each and every week, with The Grand being a spot for the travelling merchants and their horses to stay while they were in the Lindsay area. Fast forward to the early 1980's, when The Grand Experience restaurant was added to the The Grand building, giving Lindsay a popular dining spot to go along with the well known Grand Pub. As of today, The Grand is owned and operated by Charlie McDonald since 2010. Since Charlie's arrival, The Grand Experience has seen several renovations to better accommodate his customers, so if you haven't been to The Grand lately, you should take an evening, stop by for dinner and check out The Grand Experience!
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