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The Cove Country Inn Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
18882683466
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11:30 - 20:30
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New York City, New York
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65 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We stayed at the Inn and enjoyed the restaurant on several nights we were in the area. It was enjoyable and I would recommend it.

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Portland, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had another wonderful staff luncheon at The Cove. We had a table overlooking the beautiful frozen lake and Foley Mountain. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. We will be back.

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Ottawa, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I went for lunch, and went early to get a seat by the window. Great view! I can't wait for the Lake to unfreeze. I had a lime margarita, the coconut shrimp, Caesar salad, all so amazing. It may be the best coconut shrimp I've ever had !!!

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Thank 708annea
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Your enthusiasm has moved us . Thanks More 

Ottawa, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A bottle of wine and two glasses in our room upon arrival, who does that? Well the Cove Country Inn at Westport does. We arrived early and were given access to our room at no extra charge. It was warm and cosy just perfect after snowshoeing at Foley Mountain. We sauntered down to the pub for a local craft beer... More 

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Thank cherhanniman
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Every owner longs for customers like you. Thank you for your comments. More 

North Augusta, ontario
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff, gracious host, reasonable prices and a great selection of musical talent are a regular feature of this locale. Love this place.

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Thank John M
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your generous review. More 

Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We out for dinner early one evening. Had to order from the pub menu as the kitchen was not technically open. Ordered chicken wings for myself. First batch .... wings were cooked but the sauce was cold. Second batch only half the wings had sauce. Sounds picky I know but it was gross. The wings also had all those little... More 

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Thank lovedining20
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the positive comments. More 

Ontario, Canada
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270 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

You're always welcome at the The Cove whether for a meal, a drink, a musical event, or one of their buffet dinners and show combos. The food is ok, and the atmosphere is always fine. Very fine. A great place to relax and enjoy the view, your friends, and the music if you land up there at certain times.

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Thank marcia s
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your endorsement. More 

Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I booked a reservation here on Dec. 22, 2016 for a per Christmas family luncheon. Our table overlooked the lake and was ready and set up when we got there. The food was delicious and we were not made to feel rushed out of the restaurant. We had a great visit and meal and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

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Thank mcintosh287
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for this and please return whenever you can. More 

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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Date night with my wife will never be the same now that we have found this gem of a place. The food was great, and the service polite and accommodating, even the owner came by the table near the end of the meal to make sure we enjoyed it. A great surprise was that the live band and entertainment started... More 

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Thank Erik Z
Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

Always so happy when our customers are happy as well. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We just moved to the Westport area approx. 2 months ago. Last weekend we had an Anniversary and Birthday party and held it at the Cove. The appetizers were excellent and service was so attentive. Maureen the event planner is amazing. This weekend we held our staff Christmas party at the Cove. We had a turkey and roast beef buffet... More 

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Terry C, Owner at The Cove Country Inn Restaurant, responded to this review

We thank you for your excellent words and are glad that you have arrived in our village. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
Cuisine
Bar, Contemporary, Gastropub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 20:30
Monday
11:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 20:30
Thursday
11:30 - 20:30
Friday
11:30 - 20:30
Saturday
11:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Bedford-On-The-Water | Box 490, Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Westport
  • Phone Number: 18882683466
Description
Nestled on the shore of the historic and tranquil Upper Rideau Lake in the quaint Village of Westport, is our family-owned, four season inn. The Cove Country Inn is known as one of the grand old houses in Westport. It was constructed in 1876 by the Fredenburgh family who owned the local sash and door mill. In the late 1920's, the buildings were converted into the Lexena Hotel under the management of Alex and Lena Brown. In 1932, the Robert's family added the beverage room (now the Lounge) and the Tweedsmuir Hotel became the place to visit on the Rideau. As time passed, the hotel's ownership changed several times, but the late Dick Ready's name stood out as giving his heart and soul to the hotel. In 1988, renovations were undertaken by the Cowans and the Carvers to restore the Inn to it's original proud state. Today, the Inn is a special place for local residents & visitors alike to enjoy great food, comfortable accommodations and the best in live entertainment. The Cove stage is home to the long-standing Blues on the Rideau Series, popular Jazz Night, MUSICwestport and many incredible local and international artists. Perched on The Rideau's edge and Westport Pond, The Cove is comprised of 15 guest suites, a full service 200 seat restaurant and 100 seat patio dining in the warmer months. To compliment your stay at our inn, the full service Sundari Day Spa is located just next door overlooking Westport Pond. The Village of Westport boasts a variety of wonderful shops and warm hospitality you won't forget. The Rideau Lakes area offers great boating, fishing and snowmobiling on picturesque lakes as well as hiking, snow shoeing and cross-country skiing in beautiful Foley Mountain Park...all just outside our doorstep! Come visit and enjoy our unique rural Ontario town experience. We look forward to hosting you!

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