There has never been a better time to head out on a culinary adventure in Huntsville and Lake of Bays. With the reopening of indoor dining, most local restaurants are now offering safe and distanced seating inside. Many restaurants have also expanded and improved their patios or created new ones, so whether you prefer an intimate meal indoors or you like to eat surrounded by the sights and sounds of summer, restaurants across the region can offer you a perfect dining experience. Owners and staff are waiting to share a unique culinary experience designed to remind you of the amazing food and atmosphere you can find right here in your own backyard.
If you have signed up for the Cottage Country Spirit program, the restaurants highlighted below are all ready to welcome you and your vouchers. Discover your “cottage country spirit” and our mutual love for this part of cottage country by supporting local tourism businesses as they recover from Covid-19 closures earlier this year.
Located on Highway 60 in Huntsville, 3 Guys And A Stove is now open for sit down dining, takeout and pickup from their new On Focaccia food truck. 3 Guys supports local farmers and producers by buying naturally raised meats, poultry, wild fish, seasonal produce and honey. Call the restaurant at 705-789-1815 or visit them on Facebook.
Located at Hidden Valley Resort, The Birches Restaurant offers Muskoka hospitality and dining at its finest, overlooking Peninsula Lake in Huntsville. The restaurant promotes local suppliers in its dining room, beautiful outdoor patio or through its new curbside takeout menu. Call toll free at 1-800-465-4171 for details or to order takeout.
Canvas Brewing Co. is Huntsville’s newest craft brewery, born out of love for the local landscape and a passion for fresh, well-made craft beer. Canvas has 20 taps available to customers on their patios and 5 food trucks within metres of the brewery. Call them at 705-380-2750 or visit their Facebook page for more details.
Baysville’s Cast Iron Restaurant serves up quality, homemade pub fare that has been delighting locals and visitors since 2014. Currently available for take-out, call 705-767-4602 or find them on Facebook for further details.
East Side Mario’s Huntsville location offers all the favourites you have come to love from the restaurant. You can choose to enjoy your meal indoors, by relaxing on their beautiful patio or by ordering takeout. You can call the restaurant at 705-788-9887 for reservations or to place a takeout order.
Located at Huntsville’s famed Deerhurst Resort, Eclipse Restaurant & Terrace offers stunning views overlooking the bay, golf course and rolling resort landscape. Open for indoor dining as well as their outdoor terrace, the restaurant features à la carte and table d’hôte 3 course options, including favourites from The Antler Steakhouse menu. Reservations are recommended and can be made online.
Huntsville’s Farmer’s Daughter provides local, healthy, sustainable produce, fruit, gourmet cheeses and other luxury food items as well as offering a wide selection of meals-to-go. They also have baked goods, breakfast and provide catering services. Farmer’s Daughter staff are foodies at heart and can answer all your dietary questions. They are open for eat-in, takeout and online ordering. Call 705-789-5700 or visit them on Facebook for more details.
The Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria
True to its name, Baysville’s The Humble Pie Butter Tart Factory & Pizzeria offers award-winning butter tarts in flavours you didn’t even know existed and some of the best home-baked pizza in the region. Humble Pie offers a full selection of bakery goods including pies, breads, tarts and other delicious treats. Open for takeout, you can call them at 705-224-8278 to order or for more details.
Located downtown, the Huntsville Brewhouse is owned and operated by the Lake of Bays Brewing Co. This extra-small batch brewing facility includes a full kitchen and street facing windows. With 16 rotating taps you can sample Lake of Bays Brewing staples, experimental brews and even past fan favourites. The Brewhouse also houses a retail store where you can purchase your favourite beer and swag. You can call them at 705-789-7931 or visit them on Facebook.
Lake of Bays Brewing Company Taproom
Lake of Bays Brewing Company’s Baysville Taproom is located at their primary brewing facility in Baysville. The taproom features a large outdoor patio where you can sample their newest beers or enjoy all your favourites. You can also purchase beer and merchandise at the retail store. Call 705-767-2313 for more details.
Located in downtown Huntsville, Main St. Local Kitchen is all about feel good food. The restaurant offers local craft beers and wines that support their eat local philosophy and pair well with their casual fair. Family owned, Chef/Owner Ryan Clarke is a Huntsville native. Call them at 705-789-5704 or visit their Facebook page for more details.
Marigold Unique Flavour is located on Main Street in Huntsville. The restaurant prides itself on delivering the very best Indian cuisine with their chef’s unique twists. Taste the unique flavours of India by dining in, take-out or delivery. Marigold also does catering. Call them at 705-789-0001 or check them out on Facebook.
Maple Pub & Patio is part of Deerhurst Resort and offers fresh and casual pub-inspired fare and cold beverages after a day on the course, the water, relaxing or doing outdoor adventures. You can dine indoors, but their patio offers amazing summer views to complement their delicious menu.
Located in downtown Huntsville, The Mill on Main offers indoor dining as well as two newly updated patios that provide sensational views over River Mill Park and the Muskoka River. The restaurant features classic pub fare with a cottage country twist as well as entrées and wood-fired pizza. The Mill on Main also offers online ordering for pickup. Call them at 705-788-5150 or visit them on Facebook for more details.
Muskoka on the Rocks Steakhouse & Pub Restaurant
Muskoka on the Rocks Steakhouse & Pub Restaurant serves traditional pub-style fare, generous home-cooked meals and mouth-watering desserts from their location between Huntsville and Dwight. They also offer cut-to-order steaks and premium daily specials for indoor dining or on their patio. Call them at 705-635-1328 for more info or reserve a table online.
At Soul Sistas they create homemade, nutritious foods that feed both your body and mind. Their Huntsville location is open for indoor seating or enjoy their delicious coffees, teas, breakfast and lunch options outside on the patio. The restaurant takes pride in their daily specials which always include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices. Call them at 705-789-6655 or visit their Facebook page for more details.
That Little Place by the Lights
Crafted with love from Nonna’s own hands, Huntsville’s That Little Place by the Lights specializes in Italian pasta, lasagna, gnocchi, pizza and homemade gelato. The restaurant has worked its magic to make guests feel like they are dining in the owner’s home. You can also enjoy the newly built patio facing the Muskoka River or their takeout meals for pickup. Call them at 705-789-2536 or head to their Facebook page for further info.
Westside Fish and Chips’ signature English-style fish and chips continues to win Huntsville’s Reader’s Choice Awards. More than just fish and chips, however, the restaurant also offers soups, fresh salads, delicious sandwiches, hand-pressed burgers and homemade desserts. Open with limited indoor seating plus patio and takeout options. Call 705-789-7200 for reservations or more details.
Whether you are looking to unwind on a sunny patio, enjoy an intimate date with a loved one or grab some takeout and discover your new favourite picnic destination, you can find that perfect Cottage Country experience within the region. Head to Huntsville and Lake of Bays and treat yourself and your loved ones to a new and exciting culinary adventure. Our restaurant owners and staff are waiting to provide an amazing experience right here in your own backyard.
If you have Cottage Country Spirit vouchers to redeem, make the trip to Huntsville and Lake of Bays and redeem them at one of these incredible participating restaurants. Help support the local tourism industry while enjoying a delicious meal. We guarantee you will not leave disappointed – or hungry!