Due to our remote location deep in the heart of the Algonquin Highlands, the closest restaurant rests 13 kilometres south of Halls Lake in the hamlet of Carnarvon Ontario. Sandy Lane Resort does offer delicious, inexpensive pre-made meals, and our charming cottages are equipped with kitchens, but sometimes guests are in the mood to enjoy the atmosphere of a family restaurant or a steakhouse. There’s no better time than right now to book a four-day stay at Sandy Lane Resort for the much-anticipated Victoria Day Weekend! Sandy Lane Resort also wasn’t affected by the recent flooding because we sit at a higher elevation in comparison to other surrounding regions. While you’re not always going to be in the mood to drive down Highway 35 for a juicy steak or fresh-caught fish, we thought it would be beneficial to our guests if we listed three popular Carnarvon Ontario restaurants. Enjoy!
Rhubarb Restaurant / Boshkung Brewing Co.
We’re not playing favourites because we love all three of these Carnarvon Ontario restaurants, but it’s tough to beat the Rhubarb Restaurant and Boshkung Brewing Company combo. Rhubarb offers travellers with a classy yet laid-back dining experience. The scrumptious house-made ravioli is stuffed with sundried tomatoes, kale, and ricotta. Otherwise, the herb and panko-crusted rainbow trout fillet is perfectly tender and undeniably delicious! After dinner, slip around the corner to Boshkung Brewing for a pint of their refreshing craft beer. We happen to love their German-style Kellerbier called “North Country,” a bready, lightly-bitter ale.
The Pepper Mill Steak & Pasta House
The Pepper Mill Steak & Pasta House, located less than two kilometres south of Rhubarb Restaurant, has the best steaks in the Algonquin Highlands. No other Carnarvon Ontario restaurants can match The Pepper Mill’s charbroiled options, especially the ten-ounce certified Angus flat iron steak. This tender, flavourful, and perfectly-seasoned cut of beef is heavenly! Luckily for hungry patrons, The Pepper Mill has a diverse menu that also features juicy eight-ounce burgers, oven-baked veal cannelloni, lemon-soy marinaded Jail Island salmon fillet, and so much more!
The Mill Pond Restaurant
Capping off this list of Carnarvon Ontario restaurants is The Mill Pond Restaurant, a down-to-earth, family-friendly stop known for its delicious breakfast concoctions and Anne’s glorious raspberry pie. While locals love their breakfast, especially the spinach, tomato, and feta cheese omelet, don’t sleep on their lunch and dinner service! Their bacon and blue cheese burger is possibly the best patty in town! Dinner entrees range from honey garlic-glazed baby back ribs to a Norweigon lemon-peppered salmon fillet.
Pre-Made Meals at Sandy Lane Resort
There’s no denying that our tranquil neck of the woods is home to surprisingly delicious cuisine, which is also true here at Sandy Lane Resort. We now offer pre-made meals that can be hand-delivered to your lake-view cottage! Choose between ten-ounce New York strip steaks, fresh-made sandwiches, four-packs of six-ounce burgers, jumbo hot dogs, and mild sausages. All of these pre-made, cost-effective options are ready for the grill or the stove top! If you’re interested in ordering pre-made meals during the stay, simply let us know upon arrival, and we’ll make sure that your lunch or dinner is delivered in-person and on-time. To book a well-deserved, four-day Victoria Day Weekend escape to one of the premier Central Ontario resorts, please give us a call today at 1-705-489-2020, or visit us online.