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Where are the best Ontario snowmobile restaurants on Ontario snowmobile trails? It’s indisputable that snowmobilers love to eat, especially on their Ontario snowmobile tours and when Ontario snow conditions are good. In fact, cravings for sustenance motivate many an Ontario ride being planned around a favourite lunch stop, what I call a “destination eatery”. These popular eateries have good OFSC Ontario snowmobile trail access and offer something special, exceptional or memorable that’s a cut (or more) above the rest.

Mainly, they’re mom ‘n’ pop operations with attributes distinct from what are available at most chain establishments and fast food joints. Sometimes it’s their appealing atmosphere, unique architecture, exuberant personality or warm hospitality – but for sure their top notch reputations always depend on great grub…homemade specialties, quality offerings, generous portions and good value that keep snowmobilers coming back for more on their Ontario snowmobile tours.

Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants List

good food at ontario snowmobile restaurantsThere are lots of good places to eat along Ontario snowmobile trails, but some really stand out. So to help compile this subjective list of most popular destination eateries, I contacted more than 30 sledding enthusiasts who really love their food and asked for personal recommendations for their most cherished trailside establishments during Ontario snowmobile tours.

Boy, did I ever get me a bellyful of scrumptious suggestions! I culled through them to arrive at the list below, which I readily admit doesn’t cover every part of the province for Ontario snowmobling. That’s why I don’t pretend it’s the be-all and end-all list. It may have left out a few of your deserving favourites, but it’s a good start…and who knows, maybe your favourite eatery will make my next list!

So the next time you’re planning a snowmobile tour in Ontario, check out my Ontario snowmobile restaurant list for yummy places to chow down at lunchtime – and before leaving home, be sure to check each one online for winter hours of operation.

Central Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants

camaraderie at ontario snowmobile restaurantsBass Lake Roadhouse, Foot’s Bay, Muskoka (Explorers’ Edge – TOP C102D)
Bush Company Bar and Grill, Dwight, Muskoka (Explorers’ Edge – Club Trail 77)
Cast Iron Restaurant (homemade pub fare), Baysville, Muskoka (Explorers’ EdgeLake of Bays Watch Tour – TOP D 102B)
Mill Pond Restaurant (tasty burger, homemade pies), Carnarvon, Haliburton (Ontario’s Highlands – Club Trail 8)
Orchard Beach Lakefront Bar & Grill, Keswick, Lake Simcoe (Central Counties – Club Trail 725)
Pattie House Smoking BBQ, Coboconk (Kawarthas Northumberland – Club Trail 100)
Spring Lake Resort Restaurant, Dwight, Muskoka (Explorers’ Edge – Club Trail 77)
Swiss Bear Restaurant & Bakery (hearty schnitzel or Monte Cristo sandwich), Apsley (Kawarthas NorthumberlandHastings Highland Tour – Club Trails 632/631 off TOP E107)
Trading Bay Dining Company (brisket & ribs smoked on site), Dorset, Muskoka (Explorers’ EdgeLake of Bays Watch Tour, RAP Tour – Club Trail 60)

Western Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants

Being served at ontario snowmobile restaurantsGiffen’s Country Market (homemade soups, stews, chili, pies) Glen Huron (Bruce Grey Simcoe – TOP B111)
Harley’s Pub & Perk (daily special, butter tarts), Mildmay (Bruce Grey Simcoe – Between Saugeen River Tour and Queen’s Bush Tour – Club Trail 400 at Intersection 283)
Junction Restaurant, Dundalk (Bruce Grey Simcoe – TOP B or Club Trail 310)
Marydale’s Restaurant, Lion’s Head (Bruce Grey Simcoe – Bruce Peninsula Tour – TOP B107)
Mylar & Loreta’s Restaurant (good French Onion soup), Singhampton (Bruce Grey Simcoe – TOP B111)
Redwood Restaurant, Clifford (Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington – Club Trail between Intersections 508 & 266)
Roundhouse Restaurant, Palmerston (Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington – Apres Harvest Tour – Club Trail off TOP B111 at Intersection 513)
Ted’s Range Road Diner, Meaford – (Bruce Grey Simcoe – Walter’s Falls Tour – Club Trail at Intersection 162 off TOP B)
The Spot Restaurant, Mount Forest (Huron, Perth, Waterloo & Wellington – Queen’s Bush Tour – TOP B111)

Eastern Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants

Warm fireside table at ontario snowmobile restaurantsAsh Grove Inn, Barry’s Bay (Ontario’s Highlands – TOP E109)
Hideaway Primitive Grill, Coe Hill (Hastings Highland Tour) – TOP E)
Honey Doo’s Café, Lake St. Peter (Ontario’s Highlands – TOP B106E)
Maggie’s Bar-B-Q (great smoke meat platter), Alexandria (French Connection Loop) – TOP A
Mazinaw Eatery, Mazinaw Lake – TOP E101
Pine Valley Restaurant (save room for butter tarts), Griffith (Ontario’s Highlands – TOP E101
Sands on Golden Lake Restaurant, Golden Lake (Ontario’s Highlands – TOP B102/B101A)
Shooter’s Bar & Grill, Calabogie (Ontario’s Highlands – Club Trail running west from TOP E105A)
Spectacle Lake Lodge, Barry’s Bay (Ontario’s Highlands – Club Trail 150 off TOP B)
The Granite, Bancroft (Ontario’s HighlandsHastings Highland Tour, Bon Echo Loop) – TOP B106E)
The Mad Musher Restaurant (fabulous home made burgers), Whitney (Explorers’ Edge – TOP B)
Wheeler’s Pancake House (real maple syrup) – (Ontario’s Highlands – 7A off of TOP E)
Wilno Tavern Restaurant (Try Hearty Combo Platter), Wilno (Ontario’s Highlands – TOP B102)Ontario’s

Northeastern Ontario Snowmobile Restaurants

tour lunch at ontario snowmobile restaurantsAuld Reekie Lodge, Gowganda (Northeastern OntarioGold Rush Tour) – TOP A107C
Country Inn Bar & Grill, Val Gagne (Northeastern OntarioGold Rush Tour – TOP A)
Dinner Bell Restaurant, Bonfield (Northeastern Ontario – Explorers Snow Tour – Club Trail BF201)
Duck Rock Restaurant, Dunchurch, (Explorers’ Edge – TOP C104D)
Edgewater Park Lodge (best grilled cheese ever), Kearney (Explorers’ EdgeRAP Tour – Club Trail 303)
Halfway Haven Lodge (Algoma Country – Top D)
JR Bar-B-Q Ranch (ribs), Cochrane (Northeastern Ontario – Club Trail off TOP A)
Jake’s Place, Loring (Explorers’ EdgeRAN Tour – TOP D102C/C105D)
Kenogami Kitchen, Kenogami (Northeastern Ontario – TOP A)
Kudo’s Restaurant, Powassan (Northeastern Ontario – Club Trail SSR700)
Mattawa Golf & Ski Resort (club sandwich), Mattawa area (Ontario’s HighlandsRAP Tour – TOP A)
Red Dog Grill, Whitefish Falls – (Northeastern Ontario – TOP D110)
Rock Pine Restaurant (Rockpine Sandwich), Marten River (Northeastern Ontario – TOP A 7 A104D)
Rocky’s (poutine), Lake Wahnapitae, Sudbury Area (Northeastern Ontario – Junction of Club Trails 71 and 64)
Roxy’s Dinner, Port Loring (Explorers’ Edge RAN TourTOP D102C/C105D)
Rolly’s Restaurant, Ramore (Northeastern OntarioGold Rush Tour – TOP A)
Smoothy’s Restaurant, Smooth Rock Falls (Northeastern Ontario – TOP A)
Sportsman’s Lodge, Kugagami Lake (Northeastern Ontario – Chiniguchi Wolf Loop – Junction of TOP C105 & C106D)
The Portage (homemade soups & stews), Trout Lake, North Bay Area (Northeastern OntarioRAN Tour, Explorers Snow Tour – Junction of TOP A & D)
Valois’ Restaurant, Mattawa (Northeastern Ontario – Explorers Edge Snow Tour – TOP A112A)
Windy Lake Restaurant, Onaping, Sudbury Area (Northeastern Ontario – Cartier Moose Loop – TOP C111D)

 

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