Check Out Best Ontario Waterfront Restaurants With Docks…

ontario waterfront restaurants

Nothing works up an appetite like a day on the water riding my Sea-Doo GTX S 155 personal watercraft. So I’m always on the lookout for an accessible, Ontario waterfront restaurant to stop for a bite and a break on a jet ski, waverunner PWC or Sea Doo ride. Of course, the first thing I look for in best Ontario restaurants is an eatery that has an on-site or adjacent place to dock my jet ski and that can be a challenge for experienced Sea Doo riders, beginners or renters. Next, I want a decent menu with tasty food and quick service so we can get back to our Sea Doo riding without much delay.

Over the years, I’ve found quite a few best ontario restaurants on my best river rides and top Sea Doo tours that have both. Bearing in mind that my selections shouldn’t be considered as restaurant reviews or that this list is complete, here are some of my favourite Ontario waterfront restaurants (I suggest calling ahead to check summer hours). I’ve also included my subjective PWC dock rating (where 1 is poor and 5 is excellent)…meanwhile, check this link if you’re looking for a jet ski friendly place to overnight.

Eastern Ontario Waterfront Restaurants

 

1000 Islands

ontario waterfront restaurantsBoathouse Restaurant, Rockport

Waterway: St Lawrence River

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: lodgings on site, launch & parking nearby, fuel nearby at Ed Huck Marine

Ride info & Itinerary: 1,000 Islands tour

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsMuskie Jake’s Tap & Grill, Gananoque Inn, Gananoque

Waterway: St Lawrence River

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: lodgings on site, fuel nearby at Brennan Marine

Ride info & Itinerary: 1,000 Islands tour

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsWolf Island Grill, Wolfe Island

Waterway: Barrett Bay, St. Lawrence River

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: nearest fuel at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Ride Info & Itinerary: Bay of Quinte tour

 

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsConfederation Basin Marina, Kingston

Restaurants: Many food trucks and restaurants in walking distance

Waterway: Lake Ontario

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 5 (day slips at west end of marina)

Services: lodgings adjacent, fuel on nearby at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour

Ride Info & Itinerary: Sea Doo Friendly Kingston

Other Rider Suggestions: Donnelly’s On The River, Ivy Lea – recommended by Jenn Morgan.

Ottawa River

ontario waterfront restaurantsThe Boathouse Restaurant, Rockcliffe

Waterway: Ottawa River

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: fuel on site

Ride Info & Itinerary: Lower Ottawa River tour

 

 

 

Rideau Lakes

ontario waterfront restaurantsCC’s on The Rideau, Rideau Ferry

Waterway: Lower Rideau Lake on the Rideau Canal System

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3

Services: fuel nearby at Rideau Ferry Harbour

Ride Info & Itinerary: Rideau Canal

 

 

Trent River

ontario waterfront restaurantsTerrace Lawn Cottages Chip Truck, Village of Trent River

Waterway: Trent River (Trent Severn Waterway)

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3

Services: lodgings

Ride Info & Itinerary: Trent River & Otonabee

 

 

Rice Lake

ontario waterfront restaurantsTwin Cedars Cottages

Waterway: Rice Lake (Trent Severn Waterway)

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: lodgings, chip truck style food + fuel on site

Ride Info & Itinerary: Trent River & Otonabee

 

 

Otonabee River

ontario waterfront restaurantsLighthouse Grill, Little Lake

Waterway: Otonabee River (Trent Severn Waterway)

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3

Other: fuel on site at Peterborough Marina, other eateries within walking distance, hotel next door

Ride Info & Itinerary: Trent River & Otonabee

 

Central Ontario Waterfront Restaurants

 

Georgian Bay South

ontario waterfront restaurantsBay Street Café, Parry Sound 

Waterway: Parry Sound

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3 (across street)

Services: fuel across channel at Parry Sound Marine

Ride Info & Itinerary: Sparrow Lake to Parry Sound

 

 

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsFlynn’s Harbour House, Nautilus Marina, Honey Harbour

Waterway: Inner Channel/Honey Harbour

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3

Services: launch, parking & fuel on site at Nautilus Marina

Ride Info & Itinerary: Sparrow Lake to Parry Sound

 

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsDock Lunch, Penetanguishene 

Waterway: Penetanguishene Harbour

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: fuel, parking and launch on site

Ride Info: alternative launch for ride to Parry Sound

 

 

 

The Kawarthas / Trent Severn Waterway

ontario waterfront restaurantsMainstreet Landing, Buckhorn

Waterway: Buckhorn Lake, at Trent Severn Lock 31

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 2

Services: fuel nearby at Buckhorn Yacht Harbour

Ride Info & Itinerary: Kawartha Lakes tour

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsPatio Bar, Bobcageon Inn, Bobcageon

Waterway: Bobcaygeon River (Trent Severn Waterway)

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3

Services: lodgings on site, fuel nearby at Gordon Yacht Harbour Marina

Ride Info & Itinerary: Kawartha Lakes tour

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsThe Boathouse, Viamede Resort

Waterway: Stoney Lake (Trent Severn Waterway)

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: lodgings, parking & launch on site, fuel nearby at marina across the lake

Ride Info & Itinerary: Kawartha Lakes tour

 

 

 

 Muskoka

ontario waterfront restaurantsBoston Pizza, Muskoka Wharf, Gravenhurst

Waterway: Muskoka Bay at south end of Lake Muskoka

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: fuel and hotel nearby

Ride Info & Itinerary: tour lakes Muskoka, Joseph & Rosseau

 

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsTurtle Jack’s, Port Carling

Waterway: Indian River, between Lake Muskoka and Lake Joseph

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: nearest fuel at The Boatworks

Ride Info & Itinerary: Muskoka Lakes

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsBoston Pizza, Huntsville 

Waterway: Muskoka River, between Lake Vernon and Fairy Lake

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3

Services: nearest fuel at Huntsville Marine on Fairy Lake

Ride Info: tba

 

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsRosseau Farmer’s Market, Rosseau

Waterway: Lake Rosseau

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: Open Fridays 9 am – 2 pm June 30 to Sept 1, launch, fuel at marina next door

Ride Info: Muskoka Lakes Tour

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsLakeside, Gordon Bay Marine

Waterway: Lake Joseph

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 5

Services: launch, parking & fuel on site

Ride Info: Muskoka Lakes Tour

 

 

 

Severn River

ontario waterfront restaurantsRiverhouse Restaurant, Severn Falls

Waterway: Severn River (Trent Severn Waterway)

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 5

Services: lodgings & launch on site, parking & fuel nearby at marina

Ride Info & Itinerary: Sparrow Lake to Parry Sound

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsThe Dam Grill, Port Severn

Waterway: Severn River at Trent Severn Lock 45

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 5

Services: launch & parking on site, lodgings nearby, fuel nearby at Starport Marina

Ride Info & Itinerary: Sparrow Lake to Parry Sound

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsThe Waubic, Severn River

Waterway: Severn River east of Severn Falls (Trent Severn Waterway)

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: fuel nearby at marina

Ride Info & Itinerary: Sparrow Lake to Parry Sound

 

Other Rider Suggestions: Big Chute Marina recommended by Steve Axiak

 

Northern Ontario Waterfront Restaurants

 

Georgian Bay North

ontario waterfront restaurantsGilly’s Snug Harbour Restaurant & Marine

Waterway: Georgian Bay

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: fuel, ice cream shop and store on site

Ride Info & Itinerary: Georgian Bay North Tour

 

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsOjibway Club, near Pointe Au Baril

Waterway: Georgian Bay

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 4

Services: fuel, ice cream shop and store on site

Ride Info & Itinerary: Georgian Bay North Tour

 

 

 

ontario waterfront restaurantsHerbert Fisheries, Killarney

Waterway: Killarney Channel off Georgian Bay

Dock Rating For PWC Mooring: 3

Services: fuel, ice cream shop and store on site, public launch & fuel nearby

Ride Info & Itinerary: North Channel Tour

 

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The tips and advice in this article are the opinions of the author, may not work in every situation and are intended only for the convenience and interest of the reader, who has the personal responsibility to confirm the validity, accuracy and relevancy of this information prior to putting it to their own use.

 

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