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Marine Tavern, Oakville, ON

Marine Tavern

3.9
3.9
783 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
English
Welcome to your new neighbourhood British pub Marine Tavern, nestled in the heart of downtown overlooking Bronte Harbour! We can't wait to welcome you back. Reserve your spot effortlessly through OpenTable or give us a call. Come in and enjoy our diverse array of authentic British dishes, from the classic Scotch Egg and Pork Sausage Roll to the iconic Fish & Chips and hearty Pie & Mash, and more. A quick note: our Main Patio is the covered glass-doored area, and the Indoor Dining Room is nestled inside the building. Please be mindful not to park in the large lot north of Marine Drive, as towing is enforced. See you soon!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    English, British, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (289) 837-3056
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party contact
    CHRIS WILSON: (289) 837-3056
  • Neighbourhood
    Oakville
  • Cross Street
    Bronte Road and Marine Drive, 1 block south of Lakeshore.
  • Parking Details
    Our free lot off Marine Drive, paid parking on the street (free after 6pm & all Sunday). Do not park in large lot on north side of Marine Drive; they will tow you.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine

What 783 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 3.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

783 Reviews
  1. ChristyK

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Everything is great - the only thing was we found it a bit loud

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  2. KimO

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service. Just a little loud when full with people talking.

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  3. NancyD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is so fantastic...!!! The Burger is one of the best I've ever had. The club house does not disappoint either.

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  4. Yumm

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bronte needs this pub, and we hope it stays! Food was mostly really good (Vegan Shepherds Pie was average, Masala, Pie and Mash, and Beef Stew were great). REALLY nice to see people actually dining in the indoor part of this restaurant, but it needs a little more character.. love the round tables a lot, but the room is lacking the cozy English pub charm. This place is still new, and I know it is still growing and changing, so I'm excited to see what the owners do with it. We will come back!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Very unattractive decor and lighting. So much more could be done with this lovely old stone building.

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  6. Blas

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Rock music playing too loudly making conversation challenging. Good pub grub. Good service. Well priced. Needs a more varied wine list. Decor quite basic.

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  7. dougw

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is wonderful to have the Marine Tavern in Brontë.

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  8. RonaldW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The fish and chips was mediocre - as the fish was overcooked. Service was good, but the music was, for us, too harsh.

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  9. Olivia

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It's hard to write this review, since you can tell the workers/servers enjoy what they do at the Marine Tavern. However, the food is nearly inedible and certainly not worth the amount that they charge.

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  10. PhilW

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was very mediocre and the place itself was a fail; its certainly not a pub, just a small room with too many tables jammed in it. The lighting was dim grey/blue fluorescent and it was really hard to read the menu and even though it was only half full it was very noisy. Our group had soup, potato skins, chip buttie, fish and chips, chicken sandwich, vegan pie and the sticky toffee pudding; all very average. Service was good though, friendly and attentive staff.

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  11. SuBo

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a great new local to the area. Ian is a fabulous server and the food is delicious and made in house. Can't wait to see this become the next hot spot to be at in Bronte!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is tasty, service was excellent but a very noisy spot.

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  13. DebraN

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We didn't know what to expect as this restaurant is on a soft opening. It was reasonably busy and a little noisy with some families in the restaurant which is to be expected. The service was outstanding and the food was great, we were 4 Brits and enjoyed our chip butties, the vegan shepherds pie was delicious along with the pie and mash. Will definitely be returning.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and service were great. The lighting in the dining room isn’t great, hence the four stars rather than five. It was both bright and dim at the same time. Everyone was using their flashlights to see the menu.

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  15. EDB1

    Toronto

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    First visit, but will probably try again. It is a small venue and the tables are bulky and very close together. Service was very good and prompt. Soup was good, but the Club was lacking. My wife had the fish and chips and she thought they were too greasy. I imagine that it can get quite noisy when all the tables are occupied. It's a great location and should do especially well in the spring/summer/fall when there is a lot of pedestrian traffic. Still relatively new so I am sure they are working out some kinks.

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  16. Janine

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The restaurant is CLOSED. We drove almost 2 hours to get there for them to tell us they are under reconstruction, despite our online reservation.

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  17. MoriahM

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and drinks!!!! Would go back again!!!

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  18. ChrisM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m not a fish eater but this place has a few dishes in their menu that i absolutely love! I love the basil Smash cocktail also! This time I had the kale salad with chicken. Awesome. Table service was great. The ambience is beautiful on a summer/early fall day.

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  19. PeggyW

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was very noisy. I would recommend to a friend but include that the noise level is very high

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  20. Jeanne

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love their shrimp roll and side salad. Always delicious.

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  21. Nora

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and quiet on the back deck…a great spot to enjoy quiet conversation and a beautiful day.

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  22. Cari

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, beautiful setting either on the patio or in the dining room, and very good food. A little pricey but overall, a great place to dine.

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  23. AstroH

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the lunch experience, lovely spot, excellent service but your wedge salad is quite mediocre this year. Used to be much better, so would not order again.

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  24. Lucy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Sadly, if it wasn't for the great company, I would probably have raise the following issue to the server. 1) Two of us ordered the Poke Bowl. VERY disappointed. This is in no way worth $22. Freshii makes a FAR superior product for half the price. Heck, I make them at home and I would put mine up against what we were served any day. The breakdown: Once you dig down into the 3/4 bowl of rice, there is MAYBE 2 tablespoons of actual tuna that is almost to the point of being minced and has little to no flavour. To the left was MAYBE 4 pieces of leafy greens, about an Oz of seaweed salad, 3 crumbled pieces of wonton and absolutely COVERED in a thick dressing. Not even remotely close to the quality expected for the price. 2) We rushed through our dinner by multiple servers. I actually became somewhat stressful! Won't go back.

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  25. Lorraine

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was well timed and our server was so friendly. The loaded fries were out of this world. The Pinot Grigio was superb.

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  26. Chantalle

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Poorly cooked food. Would not return. Nice view though.

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  27. NicoleM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Great food. Perfect location..

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and ambiance was great. Service was ok, took order brought food and then came at end. We needed some additional drinks and salt but no one came by until we had finished our dinner.

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  29. KarlC

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Trendy and hip. …. but unfortunately very over-priced.

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  30. EmilyB

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We went for dinner with friends to Cove on a recent Saturday night. While we were there, a fluke rainstorm hit. We were seated against the wall and had just been served our drinks and appetizers when the storm started. All 4 of us were absolutely soaked when the roof flooded and started to pour directly down onto our table. After we ran into the back for cover, we were advised there's an indoor dining room and decided to stay to try and make the most of our dinner - despite all 4 of us being soaked right through our clothing. Our server came over to advise that the kitchen had our main entrees ready and would we be okay getting those now - although we hadn't even had our appetizers or drinks replaced yet. We were very flexible and advised that was perfectly fine. So out came our mains, then our drinks followed and then our appetizers arrived at the end of our meal. We were quite surprised and disappointed that at bill payment time - there was absolutely no mention of what had happened. It would have been a small gesture of goodwill to comp our drinks at the very least - if not something more. After all, we had stayed and paid in full - even though we were completely drenched in their establishment - and then had our entrees before our drinks and appetizers. It was a very disappointing dinner and we won't be returning.

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  31. AndrewB

    Toronto

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always excellent food and service! Great covered patio. A repeat customer!

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  32. EEEE

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Riley is an excellent server. Do not let her go!!

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  33. PatrickW

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot with a beautiful patio that offers a nice view of the harbour.

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  34. Cathy

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The view of the waterfront and sail boats was wonderful. The food and drinks were over priced for ordinary quality, small portions and mediocre taste. Waiters should wear something more professional; shorts showing butt cheeks is not very professional for the clientele that was in the restaurant.

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  35. CathyC

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This has become our go to place for friends. It feels like a beach bar with the open air feel. And if it rains, they quickly put the cover over the open roof. Perfect. Because it is outdoors, it feels casual and fun. The menu is wide ranging and the service is always spot on.

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  36. kenb

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was nice. Good presentation of food. The service was 5 star. The chicken was tough and made 2 of the 4 meals unacceptable. I chose to provide this many words.

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  37. Classyjj

    Memphis

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Grant was great! We enjoyed the ambience and the food was tasty.

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  38. DougT

    Montreal

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The basil smash was great. Service was a bit slow even though it wasn't very busy. I ordered the chicken sandwich with the slaw and it was mediocre at best. Chicken was over fried and dried out. The mussels and the salmon have the exact same sauce on it as we ordered both and the shrimp cocktail had very small shrimp with the shells on still. Ambience and vibe was good. Would definitely recommend for an afternoon spot to have some beverages, but I'm not going particularly for the food.

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  39. CatherineW

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was so wonderful to sit facing Bronte road and the harbour across the street. People watching was great too! Service, drinks and food were awesome!

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  40. SusanJ

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have been to the Cove often over the course of this summer. The patio is perfect as you are sheltered from the sun and still have the outdoor experience with a view of the water. The food is very good and the service has been phenomenal. Give it a try. Susan Jong

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Marine Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes and Uber Eats. Marine Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (289) 837-3056.

Marine Tavern is rated 3.9 stars by 783 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 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Marine Tavern

49 Bronte Rd, Oakville, ON L6L 3B6

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Bronte Road and Marine Drive, 1 block south of Lakeshore.
  • Neighbourhood
    Oakville
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:00 am–11:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–2:00 am Sat 10:00 am–2:00 am Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    English, British, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Our free lot off Marine Drive, paid parking on the street (free after 6pm & all Sunday). Do not park in large lot on north side of Marine Drive; they will tow you.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wine
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