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Hwy 35 | Nordic Inn, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
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Mississauga, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2015

We went there because of the photo on Trip Advisor (the white room, dark carpets, nice tables) and the menu as seen on the website.... It looked classy and like a wonderful afternoon lunch. What we experienced was a cold patio with a fireplace (that didn't heat very far) in lawn chairs at a small table... when we tried to... More 

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Harwood, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014

Our family stopped at the Bistro after a trip to the tower in Dorset and were the only customers for dinner on this late October evening. The owner was a lovely lady who cooked our meal, waited on us and couldn't have been friendlier or more welcoming. Our son was visiting from out of province and is an executive chef... More 

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1 Thank lisasmom1976
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Our family of 3 stopped by the Tower Bistro while visiting the tower in Dorset. We got a nice spot in the shade on the patio, and it was nice, quiet, and relaxing. We tried the borscht and the three cheese pizza, which were divine. Best of all were the crepes, with cooked banana, almond syrup, and ice cream. We... More 

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Calgary
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014

A Russian woman was our host, waitress, cook and entertainer. On a rainy day at our cottage in Haliburton we decided to take a short drive, We headed North on Hwy 35 to Dorset, arriving at 12:30 and hungry fro lunch we searched TripAdvisor and discovered the Tower Bistro. The setting was easily found, the owners were wonderfully inviting, the... More 

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peterborough
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2013

We stopped in here recently for lunch. Very quiet location, and quiet inside, with a nice fire going in the lounge. Nice country atmosphere, and a very pleasant host/owner who also happens to be a very good cook, and is a nutritionist by profession. The menu is not extensive but with enough variety, and with some interesting options. I had... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

Usually, one doesn't equate motel restaurants with "fine dining" and "healthy food" but this restaurant, located at The Nordic Inn in Dorset, proves that wrong. The menu is packed with very tasty, healthy choices, including gluten-free products, something I'm sensitive to because a member of my family has celiac disease. While there, I enjoyed chicken soup, beef stroganoff, paninis, fish... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2012

We did not plan staying in Nordic Inn because we red a year ago about that place. The reviews were not very nice. But it happened that in one of the stores in Dorset we had a conversation about dining in the area. The lady mentioned the Nordick Inn and recommended to eat there because the new owners had transformed... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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  • Address: Hwy 35 | Nordic Inn, Dorset, Lake of Bays, Ontario P0A 1E0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Muskoka District  >  Lake of Bays  >  Dorset

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