Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining

4.4
141 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Steakhouse
It is a great honour to announce that we’ve purchased Chemong Lodge from the Northey family. Chemong Lodge has been to us, as it’s been to so many, a great place of celebration (birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, engagements) and we would like to thank the Northey’s for all of the special moments they’ve created for us and the local community. So many families have shared in the great food, love and laughter that you have provided. We would like to thank the Northey family for trusting us to carry forward this great legacy that they have built. We are excited to show the community a continued place of warmth, hospitality, good times and good friends in the many years to come.

Experiences

  • Prime Rib Dinner

    CA$49.99 per personPrepaid

    Oct 23 - Oct 24, 2021

    You asked, we delivered...Prime Rib is BACK at Chemong Lodge! Book your table for our special Prime Rib dinner. Each guest will receive: -Caesar Salad or Root Vegetable Bisque -AAA Prime Rib -Yorkshire Pudding -Seasonal Vegetables -Garlic Mashed Potatoes -Country Gravy

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 141 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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DianeP
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Don’t recommend the loaded baked potato. The cheese and bacon not mixed in and fell off the potatoes. Highly recommend the bacon wrapped shrimp, Mac and cheese, and ribs.

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Diane
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

Disappointed in our evening, We were out for our anniversary dinner . It certainly was not what we had experienced for the last forty some years of dinning at Chemong Lodge. Your menu does not fit in with the unique Chemong Lodge atmosphere.I knew you specialed in smoked food when I made our reservation but wanted to continue our tradition of supporting locally. I have one question for management,
With smokers sitting in parking not being used when would our ribs been cooked?
They were dry and certainly not tender.Feel just not a great value for our money.

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AngusM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoyed are evening there, food and service great

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TheresaG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Brisket sandwich on rye and chicken wings amazing. So was the boudin sausage. Staff was excellent
Pleasant dinner over all

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Amst
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience2

The menu was not as indicatrd online. Also it was advertised that it would be kept much the same as former ownership...not at all. We did not eat...left after reading the menu which read more like a butcher shop list plus everything smoked...no other options.

Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining
Responded 6 days ago

Hi Amst, We're sorry to hear that your were disappointed upon arrival. We're excited to expand our menu (staffing across our industry continues to be a limiting challenge). We have added some great feature nights with the next one being our second Prime Rib Dinner on October 23. We will be bringing back the Lodge brunch Sunday, October 31st. We would love you to come and join us. Adam Brown

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KathyS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and beverage, it was top notch! The service was excellent and what a view. Very cozy

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RobP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely excellent food and service. Highly recommend it.

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GORDONM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

The overall ambiance is dingy.
$20 for a hamburger and fries is pushing it for rural Ontario
The "handcut fries" looked like they had just come out of the freezer
The $ 19 brisket sandwich had tepid meat when served also somewhat stringy. and the surrounding rye slices were a joke.

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Bettyboop
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very unique presentation on platters. Very tender smoked meats done to perfection with a choice of sauces. Gluten free options. Excellent staff and customer service!

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GaryC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent, service too! We will definitely be back!

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic !! We thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary night ...we will be back !

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Afrodite
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Great spot with big windows and a nice view of the gardens and lake. We went for the fixed menu prime rib dinner. The food was outstanding and their margarita's are delicious! The servers were a bit confused as to which table orders belonged to but it all worked out.

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BarbC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fabulous prime rib dinner. I have been going to Chemong Lodge for 50 years. The meal we had was very much like what I remember years ago, when they offered a four or five course meal. Everyone was friendly and welcoming. Was just a wonderful experience all around!!! Congratulations- well done!! Look forward to coming back soon.

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ErinS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

We arrived 10 minutes early for reservation, great..table was ready! Drink order taken right away snd not long wait to order good. Finished first drink….no food, ordered second drink. 80 minutes (1 hour and 20 minutes!) goes by, 2nd drinks gone and no food. No explanation other than being busy (which it wasn’t). Other table arrived after and got food but we noticed anyone ordering bbq were not getting g food. Burgers, etc were what was available it seems. They did bring pico and chips for the table but no apology or expected time for good. We paid for drinks and left. Disappointing…drove close to an hour to try it.

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Canuck
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always!

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CindyS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time to Chemong Lodge since new owners and first time in the summer. Booked online seamlessly on the way there. There was only outside seating available, which I was happy for as my go to would have been inside but there was love music by Kerri who was fabulous! Our server Rebekah was awesome. Patio heaters were plentiful and she turned them on at the perfect time as it got cooler around 8pm. Food portions were massive, atmosphere was great and plan to return soon!

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JudiC
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service and the food were excellent. The entertainment was a pleasant surprise and very good. We enjoyed ourselves!

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LezlieG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience4

Server was lovely. If anything everything came too quickly as we were done in well under an hour, including a pre drink and dessert. Ribs were a bit dry, and gin and tonic was actually gin and soda. Shrimp and bacon app was awesome!
Singer was really enjoyable and fun ambiance.

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AmberA
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pricing was very expensive, following our meal we were suggested dessert and given the options verbally, 4 desserts later it added $50 to our bill 😳

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DianeC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

It was a nice setting for an outside evening meal, live entertainment was pleasant. Menu was a little restricted offering mostly smoked meat and sides, hopefully will develop once COVID is far behind us.

Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining
Responded on September 14, 2021

Hi Diane, Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the offerings currently on our menu, and we would like to let you know we will certainly be expanding our menu as we open for indoor dining. We hope you'll be back to try our additional items in the future!

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TerriW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first visit won't be our last!
We order the ultimate platter, shared by 4 people. (with leftovers) best BBQ we have had in ages and this platter gave us a taste of everything!
Staff was amazing and the manager and owner came by to see all was satisfactory and to chat and wish my husband a Happy Birthday!
Live music also very good!
Highly recommend

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CarolynB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

It is super safe and staff are beyond kind. Great evening out!

Chemong Lodge Home of Country Dining
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for your review Carolyn. We take pride in how amazing our staff is, and it's great to know our guests see that too! Hope to see you back here soon!

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VirginiaT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had been there a few weeks ago and loved it so when friends asked us to join them for her birthday We suggested Chemong Lodge . They hadn’t been there for years! We got the $40 platter for two and it was delicious! We had Creme’ Brûlée for dessert and it was to die for !!!
Rob was so friendly, funny and a delight !! We will be back !!!

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated a special occasion. Food was yummy and owner and staff very welcoming. We had a lovely evening! Thank you!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

Service was good. Brisket was very dry and no real taste. I didn’t eat much of it but took it home and gave to my dog. No complaints from him. The appetizer was over powered by the sauce and not in a good way. My wife’s brisket sandwich was also very dry she only ate half. Desert was very good. Would I go back? Absolutely not. Very limited menu.

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Kell
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great food & amazing service! Highly recommended and will definitely be coming back!

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Gregger
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and attentive staff. Great value. Had the sharing platter with ribs chicken wings and brisket. All great.

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Bbqfan
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The entertainment (Waters Edge) was sub par. It is normally considerably better

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Paul
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Overall good place to eat and delicious smoked food.

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BridieT
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic staff and very friendly atmosphere !!! The food was amazing

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FrankD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

An afternoon lunch that was very enjoyable, with attentive staff and good location. Would do it again.

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Lodgeisfantastic
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beef Brisket is the best I ever had. Try a mixed platter.

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LeanneP
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service exceeded my expectations, the atmosphere was relaxed and comfortable. The food was great, and so filling. We are looking forward to our next visit.

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LisaE
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service is second to none! The food is fantastic. Love the vibe and ambiance on the outdoor patio.

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Puked pork was amazing. Will return to dine again.

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DeanD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Pork belly wrapped shrimp-amazing.
Had the Platter for two, all the food was done to perfection, flavors amazing.
Had a side of grammies mac and cheese, with the app., side of mac and the platter almost to much for the two of us.
Will gladly go back!
Great server.

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TonyaK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best BBQ restaurant in the Kawarthas! I had the chicken and their home made BBQ sauce was incredible. Salads and desserts are perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible food, matched only by the quality patrons and the service of the staff

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PattiM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Very good wings, loaded nachos not so good as they were just warm, chili and pulled pork flavour great, need more cheese and more ingredients under top layer of chips OR reduce chips - if served hot and more cheese would be good - I won't order again, but will definitely return, great potential and want to try ribs and brisket

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 141 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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