Check Out Best Ontario Waterfront Restaurants With Docks…

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Nothing works up an appetite like a day on the water riding my Sea-Doo GTX 155 personal watercraft. So like most recreational boaters, I’m always on the lookout for accessible, Ontario waterfront restaurants. I love to stop for a bite and a break on a jetski, waverunner PWC or Sea Doo watercraft ride. Of course, the first thing I look for in Ontario waterfront restaurants is an eatery that has an on-site or adjacent place to dock my jetski. But 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. This way, we can get back to our Sea Doo riding without much delay.

Over the years, I’ve found quite a few Ontario waterfront restaurants on my best river rides and top Sea Doo tours that have both. Bear in mind that my selections shouldn’t be considered as restaurant reviews. Or that this list is complete for recreational boating. But 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.

 

Muskie 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.

 

 

Wolf 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: Huntsville Area Lakes.

 

 

 

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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