Fishbone By The Lake

4.4
264 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Waterfront
Soak up the sun, have a tasty cocktail and delicious food at what is probably one of the best patios in the GTA !
A fantastic venue for all sorts of events. Have your wedding ceremony on the beach and reception all at same location.... just 40 minutes from Downtown Toronto.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Canadian, Seafood
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(905) 591-3737
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 264 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Wonderful meal! Lovely view - one of a kind! Great service!

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

A bit noisy but the food and the location made up for it. Recommended!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great weather, fun and helpful staff and good food. Wish the menu had a fe more entree choices.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic view and a wonderful meal! The pizza was very good and the service was great.

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food and location on the lake was really nice. Was super loud on the Sunday afternoon when we went for lunch - hard to have a conversation. Friendly service and accommodating.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Absolutely loved it. Food and ambiance were amazing, however, If I could recommend two things; one would be to introduce fans to the deck area. I realize that this summer has been extra hot but I was sitting where there was no coverage from the umbrella and I was dying of the heat. Second would be an actual bar area overlooking the lake. The seating area is very comfortable and cozy but doesn’t actually have a view. Maybe bar stool seating with tables, which would be tall enough to view the beautiful surroundings.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We love Fishbone by the Lake. The ambiance can't be beat on a good-weather day! Beautiful! Lovely breeze, warm sun and puffy clouds suspended above the lake. Food's good and service is even better (thanks Margo)! Menu has something for everyone. Always sad when it closes after Labour Day!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Despite the rain we had an outstanding evening. Great food and service. Very friendly staff add fun to the whole experience.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great service, excellent view, excellent dishes. Would recommend any time!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

beautiful spot, sunny day, fantastic food-- well worth the expense . The staff were friendly and happy to take photos with a myriad of cameras. The 2 young women at reception were very pleasant.. not just with us.. with everybody. Best of all... nobody rushed us!

Wish we could walk on the beach like we did so many years ago for our class end-of-year parties.

Lots of parking too

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Such an Idyllic location. It looks appealing as soon as you enter the gates. I always feel as though i'm on holidays when I come here. We always bring any summer visitors. Ive never been disappointed. On a nice evening be prepared to wait. Sit in a comfy seat and enjoy a drink.
The food is good too. This week I had mussels. Really delicious...maybe when its your main course, they could give you more. Id pay for extra.
Overall. A great place to sit, relax, enjoy the view and good food!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Delicious meal with a gorgeous romantic view of the sunset over the lake!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Food was very good far too expensive Not great value.

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Great place when the weather is fine - unfortunately two of our three person party got soaked by water coming off ceiling. Great quality food - wish there was a more extensive choice of entrees and apps but limited kitchen space is understandable. Service is always above reproach.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2018

Great experience. Our choice of pizza was excellent. The dessert and espresso was perfect with port to end it.

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2.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Very poor customer service. On a day there was 35C plus humidex, we asked for a table with shades but was told the restaurant was fully reserved. We were sitted at the only table without shades with sweats soaking through our shirts. Our server told us, "unfortunately, that is something you have to put up when dining on the patio." wtf?! Also there were at least 5 tables with shades around us with no one for 40 min. She could have sat us there and we would have done eating. Very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

We have been here twice before and really enjoyed it. We had relatives visiting us over the weekend
and brought them here for Sunday lunch. Great service, excellent service and a great view. It's a nice
out of town place to go without having to go all the way downtown Toronto. We'll be back again.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great atmosphere, food was okay... chicken tasted like fish. We used to go more often , but now that it’s reservations only we will only go twice this year.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great for people watching and the food and ambience very good.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Love the food, great customer service and kids friendly.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

This was my third visit this summer and it was wonderful as always. A real hidden gem.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Highly recommended for practically any occasion. Great service, good view of the lake and good food.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We had oysters to start and mains were Spanish Octopus and roasted haddock. Both were delicious. It was a great place for a warm summer night. A couple of cocktails help make you feel like you’re somewhere on vacation. Would definitely come back. We’d also like to check out the other restaurants too.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Great location overlooking the lake. Good food and ambiance for casual, outdoor dining. Grilled octopus and crab cake burger were delicious. Cocktails were very good as well.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Fantastic view,great food as always! Love, love this place.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

we have been to this restaurant on a few occasions and always enjoyed our time there. This particular time, we found the service to be lacking. It was several minutes before anyone approached us for a drink and then at least 15-20 more before anyone approached us again. Even an acknowledgement that they would be there as soon as they could would have been appreciated. Once the server did arrive she was very nice and service was good.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

I always enjoy and recommend Fishbone on The Lake ... did the prices go up ? $15 for a 5 oz glass of wine

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Was our first time at this location and won't be our last! Everything was great!

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The service was terrible
Served 2 of the 3 meals 10 minutes before
We had to wait and our food got cold
Poor waiting staff
Have been to fishbone at least 20 times among the number locations
The staffing needs to be reviewed to increase professionalism

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

I have been to Fishbone on the Lake several times and usually the food is excellent. This time I had the chicken and it was way over cooked to the point it was burnt on one side and they tried to hide it on my plate. I was a chef for 30 years and I know the stresses of running a kitchen but never did I ever send out food that I wasn’t proud of.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

My daughter and I went for lunch. We were seated at a table with a great view of the lake. Our server was very attentive and there was no problem sharing a salad and dessert. Highly recommend the crab burger with sweet potato chips. It was full on a Monday lunch so recommend reservations.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

We were a group of 4 and everyone enjoyed everything...the food, the service, the view. We will definitely be returning to this great little hidden gem.

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The atmosphere was lovely - the service was great. The food was good, but pricey for what you got. For a patio and at lunch time, I would have thought more summer salads on the menu - portions were small.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We did not ask for bill but automatically send us a bill. Did it mean we need to leave right after finished our lunch?

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Outstanding evening. Natalie was an informative waitress and three different fish choices we had were delicious. Chardonnay was perfect. Setting over lake at sunset is superb. Next reservation already made!

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

As always, Fishbone By the Lake delivers flawless execution of a thoughtful menu, in a location that couldn't be better.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The foid was great and the scenery was great. The only problem was the womans washroom was a total mess. Half of the stalls no toilet paper and half no locks. This should be addressed by management at fishbone. However i will return to eat there.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

I enjoy coming to Fishbone by the lake. I have 2 comments/feedback. First of all, the wine list should contain a 9 oz. glass option rather than just a 5 oz. size and then a carafe or bottle. This is the only restaurant I have been to without this option. The more skeptical side of me would believe that you want to motivate people to drink more wine and spend more money. I should also note that there was a Police cruiser parked outside your establishment when we left at just before 7PM. The possible 'drink more' strategy (if it exists) could backfire if patrons are caught drinking and driving due to carafes/bottles vs 9 oz. glasses of wine. The second comment relates to cost. I found the quality to be very good but, for a modest meal with no 'starters' (2 beers, 1 carafe, 2 entrees, 1 dessert and 2 coffees) the approximately $140 tab including gratuity seemed steep to me. Will I come back? Maybe but likely very infrequently.

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1.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Our food was cold and when it finally came we were so hungry didn’t want to send it back. Waitress was so busy she hardly came to the table. The salad had no dressing on it. Pizza was dried out and cold. Would not return. Too bad we liked it a few years ago

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Always outstanding. Beautiful by the lake.
Have the Brussels sprouts!

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