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The Norsemen Restaurant

The Norsemen Restaurant Review

Generations of devotees have returned to this lakeside restaurant in the wooded hills near Huntsville for the warm hospitality and modern Canadian cuisine with French flair, some of whom may even come by canoe or kayak. Built in the 1920s, the lodge became a restaurant in 1970 and is unabashedly rustic and homey: double-sided stone fireplace, locally harvested beams overhead, and oxbows over the doorways. Even the coffee is roasted in-house on a daily basis. Ask to be seated by the screened in porch for a view of the lake to soak in the leisurely evening. Popular and enduring dishes include Ontario rack of lamb and prime rib with Yorkshire pudding. Menu of seven or so entrées include at least one vegetarian option. Round out the meal with fun and modern desserts like s'mores mousse and green-tea poached pear. The extensive wine list is a point of pride. Seatings are between 5:30 and 9:30.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 1040 Walker Lake Dr., 2 km (1 mile) north of Hwy. 60, Huntsville, ON, P1H 2J6
  • Phone: 705/635–2473; 800/565–3856
  • Website:
  • Location: Huntsville

    Restaurant Details

  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Dec.–Mar. closed Sun.–Thurs.; Apr.–June, Sept. and Oct. closed Mon. and Tues.; June–Aug. closed Mon. Closed Nov.
Updated: 09-12-2013

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