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The Explorers Cafe

345 King St, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7, Canada
+1 705-527-9199
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“duck confit” (8 reviews)
“whitefish” (17 reviews)
“smelts” (5 reviews)
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Canadian, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
345 King St, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Because we recently moved to the area & unfamiliar with local / good restaurants, we decided to utilize Tripadvisor for reviews. The Explorer's Cafe had an abundance of positive reviews; which prompted us to attend there. We were not disappointed....as everything was great. We also...More

Thank happycdn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some meals outstanding - whitefish- and others just so-so. I would not particularly recommend the curry dish. Service was prompt and friendly. Banging door to the patio was distracting.

Thank Betty18588
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like to sample foods from around the world, you have come to the right place. The ambiance is kinda funky and the food is great. The place is very busy, so I suggest reservations. The only reason I did not award five stars...More

Thank BMalt
Reviewed 14 August 2018

The couple who own this place are lovely people. Great food and always busy with good service too. A uniquely decorated place off the beaten path hidden away that is well worth the trip for dinner. Reminds me of independent eclectic Toronto fine dining and...More

Thank cassiemartin1
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great place to enjoy a beautiful dinner with friends. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The food and presentation was amazing. I was watching in awe as some of the meals were delivered to the tables and thinking "how much can I eat". It...More

Thank 92sharon
Reviewed 8 August 2018

attended a Birthday event with a group of 8 and the diversified menu appealed to all tastes. The service was polite an efficient and everyone in attendance was completely satisfied with the variety offered and the excellent quality of the food. A little on the...More

Thank morrisbob897
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The decor is very interesting, all based around explorers (as you would hope) and the food was just excellent. Innovative dishes that were all exceptional. The service was also great. The outside of the place doesn't really do it justice and it is a bit...More

Thank Mervyn G
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Interesting décor and enlightened ambiance. The food is inspired for a taste adventure you wont want to miss and beautifully plated. My partner and I split an exquisite repast of rainbow trout. Worth the price and we do not eat as much as we used...More

Thank braincandy19
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We were in Midland on a Tuesday night back in June so hadn't booked anywhere. Our hotel recommended somewhere down by the harbour but when we got there the music was way too loud for the elderly in-laws. I'd read about this place before our...More

Thank TimManchester
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

We were in Midland to visit family and friends as part of the Butter tart Festival. As it was going to be a long day we arranged to get a 5pm reservation. We were one of three tables at the restaurant when we arrived. To...More

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Rob and Jen R, Owner at The Explorers Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello, My name is Jennifer Reader, my husband Rob and I are the owners. I'm really disappointed this situation happened, but I think this is a little unfair. As you know, it was a very busy day in Midland. We are not normally open for...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 King St, Midland, Ontario L4R 3M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Midland
  • Phone Number: +1 705-527-9199
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If arriving by foot, we are on the east side of King between Yonge and Elizabeth. If driving, approach from Midland Ave. between Yonge and Elizabeth, free three hour parking in municipal lot.
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