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The Grand Experience

$$ - $$$
Pizza, Bar, Grill, Canadian, Pub
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171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
+1 705-324-9444
09:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Wed 09:00 - 01:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Millbrook, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the first time I went to the grand we had there pizza and wings I love the food and recommend the honey garlic or salt and pepper wings the service is a little slow but its worth the wait

Thank millbilly10
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Hasn't been there in years and stopped in for a quick lunch. Staff was very very pleasant and service was fast. Restaurant is a little tired but great for wings. Casual dress. Window seats over look Main Street.

Thank Andrena F
Perth, Canada
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450 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I had heard that the pizza was really good here and it was. I am still thinking about it. The personal size pizza is very adequate. Service was very friendly and attentive. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit here. My friends enjoyed their meals as well. Thank you.

Thank PerthDarter
Bethany, Canada
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

It has been around forever good pub fare, good beer and a normal pub type atmosphere. Food OK but nothing special.

Thank John R
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I find this to be the first place I choose to go to when deciding to dine out. The staff is great, the food is fantastic and the experience is always grand! Highly recommend

1 Thank Kirsty S
Kitchener, Canada
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43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

The "everything" personal-sized pizza is more than enough and has some great taste combinations going on. The roast beef + Yorkshire was true comfort food and seemed like your sweet Grandma might have prepared it for you. Great service, no pushy or rushing you but attending to whatever you need. A really nice place, downtown, a nice break from chain... More 

2 Thank Pattyshell
Cannington, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

During a work day, the food was served quick and fresh. I really enjoyed my meals :) The service was also really good!

1 Thank Bobbie I
Thunder Bay
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Very friendly waiter, but did not find our meal to be anything special. The salad was not as fresh as I would have expected it to be.

Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this review

DACKS, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am so glad to hear that you had a good time with our server. I am sorry that your salad was as fresh as expected. I hope you will come in again and give our new winter menu a try. Thank you Kristen Algar General Manager The Grand Experience More 

Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

This is the third time we have eaten here and we have not been disappointed. Budget friendly home-style food with great burgers, home made soups and good fast service. Seems popular with local families, children, trvellers and seniors.

1 Thank Bayw0lf
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for such a good review! We are very happy that you have had such great times here at the Grand. Keep your eye out for our new winter menu with new items such as home cooked chilli. More 

Lindsay, Canada
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The service is great, food is good and they have a dining area, and a pub. It is where most locals go for fun. A lot of college kids there on weekends.

Thank Dave N
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Pizza, Bar, Grill, Canadian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kawartha Lakes  >  Lindsay
  • Phone Number: +1 705-324-9444
The Grand Experience has been a Lindsay staple for decades. Encompassing half a city block, it's become known to local patrons as the place that has 'something for everyone'. Originally known has the Market Hotel, the building occupied a position of importance in Lindsay's shopping area in the late 1800's. The Queens Square was where farmers would display their wares each and every week, with The Grand being a spot for the travelling merchants and their horses to stay while they were in the Lindsay area. Fast forward to the early 1980's, when The Grand Experience restaurant was added to the The Grand building, giving Lindsay a popular dining spot to go along with the well known Grand Pub. As of today, The Grand is owned and operated by Charlie McDonald since 2010. Since Charlie's arrival, The Grand Experience has seen several renovations to better accommodate his customers, so if you haven't been to The Grand lately, you should take an evening, stop by for dinner and check out The Grand Experience!

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