Published June 12, 2019

The Best Spots To Dock & Dine In Cottage Country

Cruise To Your Next Meal

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Now that the warm weather is here, there's no better place to be than out on the water. If you happen to get a little hungry while you're out cruising the waves, here are some great places you can dock & dine in our area.

Downtown Barrie

Kicking things off with the obvious. Downtown Barrie has a transient marina with space for up to 50 boats ( the docking fee is $2.00 per foot per night or $10.00 per foot per week). From there you're just steps away from an incredible and varied selection of restaurants.

Henry's (Sans Souci)

Located on Frying Pan Island, Henry's is a Georgian Bay tradition! Henry's was once an iconic fish & chips restaurant. New owners took over in 2018 and revamped the menu, keeping some of the original Henry's classics but also introducing many new items. You can dock your own boat at Henry's, or give a Fly & Dine tour a try if you're looking for a really cool experience!

Boathouse Eatery (Midland)

You'll find the Boathouse Eatery located at the foot of King Street right on Midland's town dock. The casual fine dining restaurant has an extensive (and delicious!!) menu and absolutely stunning views of Georgian Bay. What's not to like??

The Waubic (Severn Falls)

The Waubic was originally built on the Severn River in 1913, but was abandoned for many years before the current owners took over in 2002. There are twenty spots available at their dock, with hydro hookups for people who want to dock overnight. The food is awesome and the portions are huge. Try the fish and chips - you won't regret it!

Dock of the Bay (Gravenhurst)

It doesn't get much more gorgeous than the lakeside setting at Dock of the Bay in Gravenhurst. You just can't beat those Lake Muskoka sunsets! Steak and seafood are the focus of the menu, and they boast an extensive wine list. Sounds like a perfect place to spend a summer evening.

Lakeside (Bala)

One of the few places in Bala where you can actually sit and look out at Bala Bay, Lakeside's patio is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. Lakeside recently renovated, giving their dining room a more" sports bar" like feel with a 1920's & 30's theme. They've also revamped their menu...definitely worth a visit!

Water's Edge Restaurant (Bobcaygeon)

Located on the Trent-Severn waterway between Pigeon Lake and Sturgeon Lake right at Lock 32, you'll find the Water's Edge Restaurant. This is a very popular spot (might have something to do with the delicious food and awesome views) so reservations are recommended as it does fill up quickly.

Turtle Jack's (Port Carling)

Stunning views? Check. Delicious food? Check. Cold drinks? yep! Turtle Jack's in Port Carling has the trifecta of awesome needed for a perfect lakeside restaurant. We recommend splitting a pitcher of sangria and the 3 cheese dip to start - tell them Barrie 360 sent you.

Bay Street Cafe (Parry Sound)

Located right in the heart of the Parry Sound harbour, Bay Street Cafe offers fun, family dining in a beautiful atmosphere. Bay Street Cafe is only open in the summer, and is just steps from tourist attractions like the Stockey Center (which houses the Bobby Orr museum, if you've got a hockey lover with you) and the Island Queen cruises.

Harbour House Georgian Bay Eatery (Honey Harbour)

The Harbour House is a relatively new addition to the dining options in Honey Harbour, and it's definitely worth a trip. They just launched a weekend brunch menu that features mimosas and caesars on Saturdays & Sundays from 10-2. The pulled pork poutine and smokey flatbread are also must-try's.

On The Docks Pub (Hunstville)

On The Docks in Hunstville is quite literally right on the dock - the town dock that is. The perfect place for some classic pub fare after a day on the water, they also often have live entertainment on schedule, so be sure to check out their website for event details.

Pie @ Clevelands House Resort (Lake Rosseau)

Got a boat load of hungry people? You can't go wrong with pizza! Enjoy the cheesy deliciousness of authentic wood-fired 'za on their massive patio that overlooks Lake Rosseau. Honestly, I'm not even sure why you're still reading this. Go get some pizza!

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