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The Grand Experience

) #22 of 73 Restaurants in Lindsay $$ - $$$ Pizza, ,
171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
+1 705-324-9444
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Overview
  • Excellent20%
  • Very good42%
  • Average20%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (16 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Food
Value
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LOCATION
171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
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Reviewed 5 July 2017

I had the pleasure of joining some friends at this restaurant last night (Tuesday). There was about 17 of us, and we had one server who was great. He may have seemed a little overwhelmed by the number of people ordering at different times from...More

Thank adlc58
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank-You for such a positive review! I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed you experience! As a previous server I can understand that some times it can be overwhelming, so thank you for your patience with our staff. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Went with my family for father's day around 2pm. Considering it wasn't busy, we waited 30-40 minutes for a large pizza, pizza/ salad combo and a small Greek salad!  Our server was not very friendly...whole ordering we all said what we wanted and she would...More

Thank JenniferS2377
Kristen A, Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hello, Jennifer First of all thank you for taking the time to let me know about your experience. We here at the Grand take pride in our customer service, so I am very upset to here that you did not receive that kind of treatment....More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

I know it is Father's Day but it wasn't busy and we sat and waited to even get a menu, then we waited to get our drinks ordered. Then we waited 15 minutes for drinks... then we were waiting to order and watched 2 tables...More

Thank hmorey17
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Thank You for taking the time to give us this feed back. I am sorry about your horrible experience. I personally will look into this and find out exactly what was causing your wait. We strive for perfect service but it seems like my team...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017

If you are looking for a no frills, reliable and quiet weekend breakfast this is the place for you! I enjoyed a basic bacon, eggs and rye toast breakfast. My spouse enjoyed the eggs benedict. The food was as good as at home, and the...More

Thank ELIZABETH B
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hello Elizabeth, Thank you for taking the time to give us your review. I am thrilled to here that you and your husband enjoy our breakfast. Eggs Benedict is one of my favorites too. Sorry to hear about your over seasoned home fries. When you...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Good tavern food. Service is good. Food quality average. Menu a bit limited. Full service bar. Good entertainment some nights.More

Thank FiveStarPrincessDoes
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank You for the review, we love any kind of feed back that we can get. I just wanted to let you know that we have our new summer menu coming out in a week with some great new fresh menu items. I hope you...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

This was a great disappointment for a Mother's Day brunch. The restaurant was about 25% full and had 3 wait staff and yet it took 40 minutes to be served after we placed our order. Most of the 90 minutes (!) we were in the...More

Thank Brian S
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank You for taking the time to give us this feed back Brian. We are sorry that you were disappointed in our service and your meal. This is completely unacceptable and we will be making sure that this will not happen again. I hope you...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Always a good spot to go for liver and onions with fabulos garlic mashed potatoes. Highly recommended. They actually know how to cook liver! Great starters, shrimp in a basket and good fish and chips. Home made pizzas too.

Thank Joyce W
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you Joyce for such a wonderful review! I am glad that you enjoyed the liver! Hope to see you again soon Thank you

Reviewed 24 April 2017

We haven't been to the Grand in ages, since the wife and I were told that holding hands while waiting for food was inappropriate, (Hey we've only been married 32 years) but my nephew wanted to meet and he goes here quite a bit. He...More

Thank Chippolous
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time Chippolous to review us, we do appreciate the feed back. I am sorry to hear that you have had a few bad times here at the Grand. As for your salad taking way longer than it should, I am...More

Reviewed 30 March 2017

We often go to the Grand after playing hockey. The grand has the best pizza in Lindsay. The service was friendly.

Thank Paul a
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Hello Paul Thank you for such a great review! Hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 19 March 2017

We were in Lindsay for a weekend of green beer! Saturday around noon we decided to eat here for brunch. The food was fair, seemed like it was brought in, not made in house. However it was served hot and was satisfactory. THE SERVICE was...More

Thank Kim B
Kristen A, General Manager at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2017

Hi Kim. We are so sorry to learn about your experience here on Saturday. The service you described is not something acceptable to management here, and we will be dealing with the staff in question. We appreciate you bringing it to our attention, and hope...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Cuisine
Pizza, Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 01:00
Monday
09:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
09:00 - 02:00
Friday
09:00 - 02:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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