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Kinniwabi Pines Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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136 Hwy 17, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0, Canada
+1 705-856-7226
08:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you walk in it was very inviting .... staff was friendly and the food was fantastic and delicious 😋 Patio dining with a fantastic view 😍

Thank Debby V
Coon Rapids
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I happened upon this quant little place as I was leaving the High Falls in Wawa and needed a bite for breakfast. It was clean and bright and rustic with a gorgeous patio area that had a splendid view of the river below! Staff was great and friendly. I was pleasantly surprised and the sandwich was delicious.

Thank Robyn O
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

An excellent fine dining experience in the middle of nowhere. The owners/staff were informally friendly and the food was superb, with a surprisingly broad choice. Highly recommend it.

Thank Don L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This restaurant has a surprisingly varied menu ranging from German/Polish to Asian to Caribbean to Canadian and it has a decent wine selection as well! Both the food and the service was excellent. We had dinner one night when passing through Wawa and liked it so much we stopped in for breakfast the following morning before heading out of town.

Thank David S
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The name of this restaurant is "Kinniwabi Pines Fine Dining" and it is about 5 km south of Wawa, Ontario, which isn't exactly a sophisticated metropolitan area. It was a pleasant surprise, and thanks again to TA reviewers who steered us here. The restaurant is right by Hwy 17, but its interior and atmosphere is pleasant and elegant, and its... More 

Thank GayeMarasaki
Hartfield, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner. Extensive and varied Menu. Recommended by Parkway Motel. Very friendly host. Liked it so much went back for breakfast the next day. Will be closing for the season on 31 October

1 Thank Pewe51
Vernon, Canada
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have thoroughly enjoyed breakfast at Kinniwabi on numerous trips and this time as they were preparing for dinner, I tried a late afternoon snack/meal choice of soup and Reuben sandwich...YUMMY! It remains as clean as always, friendly staff. Next trip I must try their dinner menu.

Thank 827Greta
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

After a long day of hiking and taking in the sights along Lake Superior, it was a delight to sit down in a warm restaurant with kitschy decor and enjoy a wonderful meal. Hubs enjoyed Lake Superior walleye or pickerel as they call it in Canada. It was pan fried to perfection and the dill potatoes were excellent. I had... More 

Thank nan0214
Hahndorf, South Australia, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Given the reviews and how far it is to anywhere else .we thought this was an obvious choice for an early dinner. The food was a twisted tale on mixing Asian with Caribbean and the only benefit was it covered up the fact we seemed to be eating reheated inner soles given how bad the meat was. We had catfish,... More 

Thank Kirsty H
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25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel owner and it lived up to her recommendation in every way. We wanted local pickeral or white fish while in Wawa. We were too late for that day's white fish catch, but the bicameral was wonderful, served with a side of stirfryed vegetables and dill potatoes. One of the best parts of the... More 

Thank Marilyn R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Hwy 17, Wawa, Ontario P0S 1K0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Northeastern Ontario  >  Wawa
  • Phone Number: +1 705-856-7226

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?