Fishbone By The Lake

4.5
538 reviews
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Mediterranean
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.
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JO
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great location, server was excellent. We had the octopus and vegetarian pizza. You could not ask for a better location and view. We will return with friends.

CL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic place with great service! Enjoy the best of the lake view and have some tasty food!

k
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Anniversary Celebration at this wonderful hidden gem. Staff was fantastic, View of the sunset from our table was great. The food was well prepared. The fresh oysters, pizza and salmon were highlights of the evening.

L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Fishbone Musselman’s Lake location provides a lovely patio over looking the lake. It is a place to enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening.
The food is good but over-priced. The menu is up-scale pub food at fine dining prices. I would recommend it for the location but advise that the prices are excessive.
The staff are friendly and the service was efficient.

CS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An exceptional waterfront dining experience. A little pricey but worth it. The menu is creative and the portions are generous. Can't wait to go back.

AL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Food is ok. Service is ok. Nothing is impressive. No bread is served. Pizza was burnt. The waitress didn't even offer to redo it when we let her know.

TM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have not been able to get reservations all summer....so it was great to get in.
Great evening. My wife would like more vegetarian choices on the main menu.

Look forward to next time.

Ted Madden

DL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Have been coming to fishbone from the first year it opened. Great place, lovely menu, great people.

NN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time at Fishbone on the Lake! The view is amazing, food is delicious and while the menu is small, it has something for everyone. The service was also great, I would highly recommend this restaurant.

RM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious as always. A couple of things were forgotten by server but quickly remedied. A little noisy because it was very busy. The food is more than worth it.
Make a reservation and make sure to have the octopus.

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We have taken many new guests and recommended Fishbone by the Lake, and the awesome original Fishbone on Main St, Stouffville. We love them both.

l
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed the food. I had the lamb and beef burger and my friend had the steak salad. Our server was very good and the manager was attentive and pleasant. The restaurant is in a perfect location for a summer meal.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Every time we come here, we’ll bring a new couple that haven’t been here before, and they absolutely love it. The setting is picturesque, the food is consistently delicious, and the experience is always memorable. The service may get a little slow at some points, but the view totally makes up for it. We keep coming back here and have our favourites on the menu. Deep fried Brussel sprouts and the grilled octopus are our go-tos. Thank you for making our life events so memorable. Hope this location sticks around for many more years.

T
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome dinner! Great vibe and beautiful view! Service was impeccable and everything was delicious! Get the fries!

C
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was a lovely evening for an outdoor dinner.

DP
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely spot by the lake. Feels like you are on holidays. Excellent beef/lam burger!

WS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

The location and view is great. Only disappointing thing was the food selection. It's all about the food.

JK
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A beautiful spot! Food was elegantly prepared and tasted great. I especially liked the shrimp tacos.

CL
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Beautiful outdoor seating, food selection is limited. Kind of relax view but a bit noisy for me. Over all 3 stars

CA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Drove from Hamilton to Fishbone- wonderful location and picturesque view overlooking the lake. We had a good lunch - flavours delicious , but value for $ was not quite there - seafood dish had only a few mussels and shrimps. Heirloom tomatoe and peach salad - red Tom. We’re tasteless and mushy - green and yellow tasty. Good atmosphere to dine and spend time with family or friends.

E
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Arrived at hostess desk for my reservation that I had made a month before, only to be ignored by the four young “ladies” that were busy chatting. The two that were not part of the conversation, didn’t even bother to acknowledge us. One of our party had arrived ahead so finally we were shown to the table, which was in the back corner. I was surprised at the location, since I had reserved so far in advance. When I questioned the girl about a better table, she told me in a snippy tone that could go wait back at the front for something else, and then walked away. I assume because you are only open for a brief time in the summer, not much time is invested in selection and training of the staff, but hospitality is definitely not her forte. The evening improved with our waitress and meals, which we all enjoyed, as usual.

KC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

We arrived for an 11:30 reservation and had ordered shortly after that - we were told we had to
Order our appetizer and meals at the same time for the kitchen. So we did. Our appetizers came out quickly however we waited about fifty minutes for our food. The food arrived cold. The pizza was very burnt and the fries were extremely over salted. Everything was quite salty actually. When we asked the waitress about it she said that it took so long because everyone arrived at once. They did offer to replace the pizza but we didn’t want to wait another fifty minutes for it!

AW
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It's a great patio for lunch & dinner in the Stouffville area but be aware the bugs come out at dusk. Bring your own bug spray or better yet: roll-on. We asked for some and were told there was none available. Upon departing we saw a bottle on the shelf in the hostess' podium. Disappointing. I understand that spraying bug spray in a restaurant can be obnoxious to other guests, so roll-on would be appropriate. Other than that, the food was very good, and it's fun to watch the goings-on in the lake while dining!

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

We do really like this location but this night the mosquitoes were so bad. They kept falling into my pizza and we were swatting away all night. Ruined the experience. I have 20 bites as I forgot bug spray. Likely won't go back at night.

LN
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were both amazing! The shrimp tacos are so delicious, as was everything else we had for dinner.
Only 'negative' comments I can come up with are: - the presence of quite large spiders at the top of the tent which I am sure could be eradicated fairly easily? They become quite active later at night and it's a bit scary watching them moving around on their webs over your heads and table. I'm talking at least 6 big spiders at each peak of the tent.
- A nearby table was using bug spray quite freely while we were trying to eat, which really put a damper on our meal while we were breathing in chemicals. Perhaps a sign or have the hostess remind each table to not apply bug spray where other people are eating?
Otherwise it was an amazing dinner - thank you!

D
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

A great place to eat. The food was amzing. The only thing was that the service was slow. 1 waitress served many tables, too many in my opinion.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Enjoyed our dinner by the lake...the view is great. We only have two issues:
1. considering the high prices on the menu, the portions need to be larger
2. the washrooms are very poor and in need of some serious renovation upgrades.

We would definitely return and would recommend to others...IF these two items are addressed in the near future.

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An absolutely amazing dinner. Gorgeous night and delicious food.

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LAST TIME I WAS AT FISHBONE WAS IN AURORA, IT WAS NOT UP TO PAR, THIS TIME WAS GREAT.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday, weather was perfect. Food was delicious

KF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was great. It is a beautiful setting. The only negative was the condition of the women’s washroom.

FS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A complete and overall fantastic experience. Food was top notch and service was exceptional. Highly, HIGHLY recommend it.

AN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We come all the way up here because of its beautiful location & ambiance. Food was great, appetizers could have either been better priced or quantity a bit more. Not sure why crab cakes are off the menu from last year.
A suggestion is to be more accommodating & less rigid at the reservations desk. We were a party of 4, but requested for an additional seat for a guest a day before but were denied to even add a chair on a table of 4. When we were at the restaurant we saw many empty tables, we were told last minute cancellations, but you lost good revenue as we would have ordered a bottle of wine & much more food.

LB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an enjoyable evening at the Lake. Food was delicious, the view was lovely and relaxing. Theresa went out of her way to please us. Will be there or Aurora again soon.
L&D

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Wonderful Saturday night dinner with family. Outstanding food as usual

ES
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had dinner with our daughter an son in law and all four of us did enjoy our dinner.

NA
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

I love going to Fishbone by the Lake - the patio overlooking the lake provides me with a calming zen like being away on vacation! Service was excellent and the brussel sprouts appetizer was amazing (and I don't typically like brussel sprouts!). The margherita pizza was a little disappointing, I wasn't blown away it was lacking in taste and toppings (very little sauce, basil and cheese).

CG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely ambiance. The lounge with comfy outdoor sofas was a nice treat while you wait for your table. You can order drinks and appys here. Overall a really nice place although disappointed with the wood burning pizza stove. May just have been our food but it was cold and a bit burnt. My salad was delicious though😊

4
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely Lakeside dining with great food, drinks and views that makes you feel like your on vacation. Seasonal and weather dependant so definitely recommend making a reservation so your not disappointed. Can’t wait to go back!

LK
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The location is beautiful, unfortunately we missed the sunset. We ordered the linguine which was flavourful and filling and the octopus which wasnt as satisfying. It had a bit of a charred taste. The lighting was beautiful especially when it started to get dark. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Overall a nice experience.

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