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Trading Bay Dining Company

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American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Barbecue
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1089 Main, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada
+1 705-766-9777
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Waterdown, Canada
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Dropped in after sledding for the afternoon and was pleasantly surprised at how knowledgeable the staff were regarding gluten. The chef came out to speak with me personally and laid out my options. Great service but a long wait for food to arrive. Food was delicious.

Thank sure_shar
Holland, Michigan
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113 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Rented a snowmobile from Backcountry Tours located in Dwight. For the full day tour they recommended riding down to Dorset, grabbing lunch, filling up, and riding back....so we did. The snowmobile trail coming into Dorset puts you right into the parking lot of Trading Bay Dining Company. We were looking for a place to warm up and grab lunch, and... More 

Thank flounder08
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great variety of tasty foods in a very pleasant ambiance. Better than average bar food and extra- helpful and friendly staff.

Thank Paul I
Port Colborne, Canada
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138 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

A busy place with the waterfront seating very much in demand, the Trading Bay Dining Company takes bar food to another level, at least in terms of menu selection. We ordered the pulled brisket sandwich (on a ciabatta bun) and chicken club wrap - both with fries. The wrap was very good but the brisket was overloaded with BBQ sauce,... More 

Thank Bill R
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

For most nights, this may be the only option in the small village. However, we went there more than once because it was good food and friendly service. All the food we tried was good, and true to the server's recommendation, it had the best carrot cake, which normally I may not have ordered.

Thank IramImtiaz
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
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181 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were 2 couples for lunch on a beautiful fall weekend. Nice setting with an outdoor patio however not enough staff. The couple of girls worked very hard and were waiting for back up help. Nachos were way overdone, fish n chips good, mushroom leek soup tasty, steak sandwich okay and the wing meal did not have enough wings. I... More 

Thank Shelley R
London, Canada
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170 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

Snuggled between the bridge and the river in Dorset, enjoy a beer and burger kind of lunch outside or in. Good service and a high chair for the baby. Good!

Thank W W
Sterling, Virginia
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This is the second time my family has been here on a holiday weekend and both times the restaurant was understaffed. I understand when it's a gorgeous Labor Day weekend, it may be hard to get the wait staff to come in but the restaurant should be more prepared, considering this is really the only real restaurant Dorset. Food was... More 

Thank Akeasley
La Quinta, California
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121 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A nice enough place on the shore. Nice ambiance and deplorable service. Food notables - great nachos and Cajun wrap. Fries fantastic. Calamari awful.

Thank Shermyanne
Oshawa, Canada
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566 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We had some great desserts, nachos, burgers,....lots of goodies. The nachos were huge and really good. The poutine Ok, the beer tasters better. The coconut deep fried ice cream was incredibly huge (insanely huge) and the 4 beer flights were tasty. I wish I could put photos of it all on line. Along the water, the view was great, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Canadian, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1089 Main, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Lake of Bays  >  Dorset
  • Phone Number: +1 705-766-9777

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