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Welcome to Chemong Lodge! - Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining, Bridgenorth, ON

Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining

4.4
4.4
550 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Steakhouse
Built in 1895 and nestled in the heart of the Kawarthas overlooking Chemong Lake, Chemong Lodge strives to take our guests on a culinary journey like no other.

Loved by locals and traveling foodies alike, our chef-driven country gourmet menu highlights seasonal ingredients, handcrafted dishes and is inspired by simple and honest cooking.

From classic recipes to authentic smoked BBQ, freshness and creativity are our favourite ingredients. Add even more to your experience with a selection of our fine wines, handcrafted cocktails, and trust us – you’ll want to save room for dessert.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (705) 292-8435
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Greg Couillard
  • Catering
    We offer a huge variety of meats, salads & sandwiches for our catering menu!
  • Neighbourhood
    Peterborough
  • Cross Street
    Hunter Street & Communication Road
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Central Ontario

    Best Food

  • Central Ontario

    Best Service

  • Central Ontario

    Best Ambience

  • Central Ontario

    Good for groups

  • Central Ontario

    Healthy

  • Central Ontario

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Central Ontario

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Ontario

    Lively

  • Central Ontario

    Most Booked

550 Reviews
  1. Becky

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and a friendly, welcoming staff makes the Chemong Lodge dining experience hard to beat! We will definitely be returning for more of their delicious buffet feast and warm hospitality in the near future!

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  2. nancyp

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was a lovely ,quiet ,delicious night.We were pleasantly surprised. We will return for lobster fest.

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  3. MandyF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and knowledgeable staff, as well as amazing food and atmosphere made celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary one to remember! Will be coming back!

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  4. SusanH

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Would like to know how to reserve a table with a lake view next time.

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  5. AmandaW

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Our table was given to someone else. We waited over an hour between first and second course. Food was not consistent between similar dishes. Steak was not cooked to order. For a 630 reservation we didn’t leave until after 830. The restaurant had built up dust on the window frame where I was seated shoulder touching the window. The table was lopsided and was too small for myself (6ft) and my partner (6’4). Will not be returning.

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  6. PaulL

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Arrived and were seated on time. Ordered a glass of wine each, 5 minutes later we ordered our appetizers and meal. Finally 30 minutes later we got our appetizers and still no wine. Asked again and were told they were very busy. How long does it take to pour 2 glasses of wine? The restaurant wasn't half full at this point. Finally 10 minutes later we got our wine. Enjoyed our wine and apps and sat waiting patiently for the main course. 1 hour later still hadn't arrived so I inquired. Oh were very busy, 3 minutes she said. 15 minutes later or meal arrived. My wife's steak wasn't even close to what she had ordered so she was offer another one. We said no thanks we don't have another hour to wait. We asked for our bill and dessert to go because it had been more than 2 hours since we had arrived. Just wanted to get out of there and will never be back. The management totally overbooked the restaurant for what it could handle. The worst execution of a meal l have ever had. Believe me it wasn't just me, there was a sea of miserable faces in the restaurant that night!!

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  7. Marilyno

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was excellent will be back. The surroundings could use some updating definitely looking it’s age

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  8. RichardoR1st

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A must go to place…it will be our new favourite in the area. Amazing food and staff

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  9. MelissaM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome gem of a restaurant! The food and service was incredible!

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  10. JoanneH

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We walked. Would not recommend. Noisy, uncomfortable, very slow service. Waited 30 mins for cocktails that never arrived. Environment is noisy and way too bright. Half the patrons were small, uncontrolled children. Table shook every time someone walked by. Just a horrible experience.

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  11. Sarah

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We have been before for their fondue February special. The fondue is delcious. It was $39 with some veg and bread. I had it as a meal and it was perfect, but it wouldn’t be enough for 2 to share as a meal. Last time we came for fondue it was enough for two and you could order sausage and schnitzel on the side (extra charge of course). I’m sure it cost more than $39. We probably picked the wrong night to come - it was the opening of Polarfest in Selwyn and the fireworks were viewable from the restaurant which was great, but it meant the restaurant and bar were super busy and there were kids running around everywhere. So it was loud and chaotic, service was slow but we weren’t in a rush and they were very apologetic. We will definitely come back, we’ll just pick our timing better.

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  12. KidsMatterToMe

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location, with cottage country vibe and excellent food choices. You must have their Friday Pickerel and their roast beef dinner, the next time. The Lodge is brimming with nostalgia and the staff are full of enthusiasm- can’t think of a better reason to go their for a treat or just for fun.

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  13. Whit

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great night. Good food , drink, live music And great service. Cheers

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  14. BrianD

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local spot, atmosphere is fun with tasty food options and live music on pub night. Great way to support a local business and meet your neighbours. Adam and the team do an excellent job making you feel part of the community. Will definitely be back.

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  15. Joshua

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the perfect way to start new years eve. The meal was excellent. We will definitely be back for future brunches.

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  16. SteveW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful Christmas Dinner at Chemong Lodge! Service, Food was great! Thank You for making our Christmas Dinner Special!

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  17. MaryT

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for Christmas dinner for the second year in a row. The food was lovely and well-cooked with a nice combination of flavours and special attention to presentation. All of the staff were cheerful, gracious and attentive, especially in view of them working on a holiday. We enjoyed being out in the country in a rustic atmosphere.

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  18. MarylouJ

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice variety on the seasonal buffet-salads, smoked salmon, oysters freshly shucked! On the hot buffet it was breakfast and lunch items. Eggs Benedict, sausage and bacon, scrambled eggs, followed with the most melt-in-your mouth brisket and BBQd ribs, a large roast ham, variety of potatoes and delicious mix of vegetables including bok choy, rapini and peppers. . Small selection of desserts but by the time you got to them you were stuffed !!! We will be going back as we found the warm and old style lodge just perfect for our kind of comfort when going out for a treat meal. Staff were very friendly and accommodating, scored a bit low on remembering to bring items to the table but everyone was exceptionally kind and happy. Highly recommend Chemong Lodge and looking forward to our next special night out- Cheers!

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  19. JulieA

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You can here the Passion in everyone's voices , from the chef's to the young lady waiting on us. The food and the service was outstanding.

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  20. JohnP

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly a great dining experience. We have been many times and it never disappoints.

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  21. JohnM

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Since Covid, and the sale of the Lodge, we hadn't been back. A month or so ago, a friend invited us to their Sunday morning brunch. IT WAS AWESOME. While not inexpensive, it is so worth the money for a special occasion. Our 10th wedding anniversary fit the bill. Service was fantastic, the food was wonderful (I LOVE the "french toast" - reminded me so much of my Mother's bread pudding - absolutely perfect for a brunch, and the brisket, ham and ribs were delicious. The coffee was hot, the desserts were to die for, and we couldn't ask for a better way to celebrate a special occasion. With tip, the total for the 2 of us was just under $100, but you can't take it with you so why not spend it to make it a special day. We'll be back.

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  22. AllanS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chemong Lodge is an upscale rustic environment with a great menu and lots of choice to pick from. The next location I think is in the fireplace section. Our choices were the pot pie and lasagna but on Wednesday evening they feature 3 pastas and 3 pizzas.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lots of choices on brunch and amazing staff!

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  24. dennism

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    there is so much history at the lodge, and the service and food or special dinners are always amazing and well worth the trip. Try the brisket, the smoked turkey, well try it all!!

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  25. GrahamZ

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great ambiance and service. However, food portions for the price were disappointing. Ordered the short ribs. A single (and relatively small) rib with a heaping portion of mashed potatoes for $50 felt almost insulting. However, we understand that with inflation and rising overhead, it is to be expected to see a rise in costs but this felt extreme. We wish the restaurant success but we will not be returning until we hear that prices and portions find a better balance.

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  26. KerriD

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great evening. Arrived a little early but enjoyed chatting with staff and other guests. There was a private event going on so the menu was limited when it came time for us to order food. What we had, we enjoyed. We look forward to another evening soon. Definitely return.

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  27. Docobrien

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended for lunch. Staff was super friendly and helpful and the food was very good, especially the slit pea soup.

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  28. CathyK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Prime rib and chicken was delicious. Vegetables could have been cooked a little more and were not hot. Service was very attentive even though restaurant was busy.

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  29. Vkisgod

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the choices on the buffet were perfectly cooked and presented, serving staff at the buffet were friendly and knowledgeable. We will be back many more times

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  30. Maria

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Above ans beyond expectations. The view was fantastic, the server was super friendly, attentive and accessible, the food was absolutely incredible. Definitely exceeded our expectations. Will definitely be returning!

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  31. DebraA

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend was treating me to the brunch experience for my birthday. The server was a very personable young man and quite pleasant and accommodating. We appreciated where we were seated, the view was nice and it was pleasant for conversation. The table had a wobble and was uneven. It would help to check your table legs/stability. The food was mostly tasty but the selection was poor and at least three of the “hot” items were cold or barely warm. May have to check the flames frequently of the candles of your chafing dishes. Overall, not great value for the money spent and a nice breakfast can be had for a much better price elsewhere.

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  32. JanD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing. I wish orange juice was supplied. Not many are fond of beet juice. Also with that price, to be more competitive, with brunches in other cities., coffee is free for 2 cups after that there is charge for refills. I must say our server was delightful and she told us how much she enjoys working there…you feed her. It’s like one big happy family Kudos to all of you! Connor, that cheesecake lemon should be your signature!! Also…have you ever thought of selling your salad dressing? Happy experience!love it!

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  33. T2theT

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    When making a reservation I specified, in the main dining area (not out in the overhang/window surround dining area). I said it was for our anniversary and birthdays, even stated “finally got a night without the kids”. Seated out in the overhang dining, smacked between two tables with kids, and to add to the lovely unappreciated seating, it was in the darkest corner, I couldn’t read the menu, husband could barely read it, had to use phone light and the faux candle on the table to read it. No variety, corn bread was the only appetizer not involving sea food, I didn’t get one. Miss the roast beef dinner option. Didn’t have the supplies for a bunch of “summer menu” drinks….yet still on the menu ?? I absolutely froze, never have a wanted to leave a place so badly. We complimplated canceling our order and going else where. We both wore jeans and heavy sweaters and it was just so uncomfortable being that cold. Ceaser salad wasn’t the greatest, definitely had/make better. Fish was great but was not the kind they said it was. Avid fishing family. Shirley temple was Orange juice strong, ceaser was (from what we could tell) brown, very strong, and we pondered for a bit why it wasn’t red and we came to the assumption it was the malaises or spices used. Eating without being able to see your meal is strange and weird. We had to look it over again with the candle to see what it looked like, make sure the fish was cooked etc. Husband had one bone in the fish, it happens, but thankfully he didn’t swallow it. Not what we expected, on the way out we both said “won’t be back”

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  34. MIP58

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, portions were large. We had a great evening.

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  35. Jaycee

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The five meals came about 8+ minutes apart..first 2 prime rib, then about 4 minutes later, 1 prime rib, then about 3-4 minutes later the 4th meal, and finally the fifth about 3 minutes after.. It seemed odd, that the chef would put up these 5 meals in such intervals. Beef not hot, but the vegetables were…food was good. Waitress was very friendly…

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  36. IreneD

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best food I’ve had in a long while. Very flavourful and a wide variety at the Sunday dinner buffet! Service was excellent. We felt special, like we were the only ones there. Lovely views as well. Can’t say enough good things. Our fist time there…we’ll be back!

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  37. Kyle

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasn't sure if the Brunch was still on since Covid and was pleasantly surprised that it was. It's close to $35 per person so that's reasonable if you have a big appetite. The food was very good and so was the service.

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  38. HorseandHockeyMom

    Exclusive

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were disappointed with the quality and presentation of the food. 2 different "fish and chip" platters were ordered, both fish, cod and pickeral, were in a very soggy batter, not crispy at all. The taste of the meat on the meat platter was ok, but not the level I was expecting. There was no starch (bread, potato etc.) served with the meat platter which seemed lacking. Our server was lovely, very attentive. Top marks for the wait staff, disappointed with the food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good local food and nice menu items for a Friday night

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service, very reasonable prices for the quality. Highly recommended!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (705) 292-8435.

Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining is rated 4.4 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining

764 Hunter St, Bridgenorth, ON K0L 1H0

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Hunter Street & Communication Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Peterborough
  • Hours of Operation
    Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Greg Couillard
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (705) 292-8435
  • Catering
    We offer a huge variety of meats, salads & sandwiches for our catering menu!
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