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The Grand Experience

171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
+1 705-324-9444
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good39%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“wings” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (19 reviews)
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Pizza, American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of us went for the prime rib special NYE. The temperature outside was minus 25 and not much warmer inside! I put my coat across my lap to keep from freezing. When our dinner arrived, the food was cold. I was embarrassed that I...More

Thank Sandra J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Aside from the creepy locals who try and fit in with the young crowd, this is the best it gets in Lindsay. Don't get me wrong though, that isn't saying much. The bouncers are pretty laid back and would rather be safe than sorry when...More

Thank Brandon M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever I'm in Lindsay (once a month) I look forward to Saturday afternoon at The Grand. Beers and wings with my dad and brother. Service is always good. Wings are too.

Thank Randy2620
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This place feels as old and as tired as most folks in Lindsay. Feels dated and a bit dingy. The food is nothing special. Prices are average. Lots of better places in town to eat or hang out. Not sure I understand the appeal of...More

Thank ZackAttack89
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We left our Basset Hound with Bekkers while we traveled to the Caribbean for a few weeks. Being as this guy was a loved dear member of our family we wanted to ensure he got the best of care and rented their top suite for...More

Thank aurora11
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We were attending an event in town that finished early and showed up at the Restaurant an hour earlier than our reservation. “Not a problem !” was the welcoming response, and we were seated right away with a drink order arriving shorty afterwards. Appetizers and...More

Thank Simcoe441
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner with my wife and daughter. The burger was good and the salmon as well. Service was also good and very friendly. Would recommend.

Thank FortHemlock
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We're happy you and your family enjoyed your meals and the service. Thanks for any future recommendations you give us, and hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

I used to be a regular at the Grand, but found that the seemingly endless rotation of staff was taking its toll on what had once been a favourite haunt. My wife and I decided to pop in for dinner before a movie. Now, granted,...More

Thank Darryl B
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hi Darryl - Thank you so much for your review, and so sorry to hear about the service on the evening you visited. If you could please send an email directly to thegrand@nexicom.net, with further details of your visit (time and date, etc), we'd really...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Prompt service, generous portions, well-presented food. A reasonable place for family, friends or business groups to lunch. Will visit again when in Lindsay.

Thank vmaley
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thanks so much for choosing us while in Lindsay, and I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience here. We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Had the "works personalized pizza" it was also discount night for pizza. Large portion, could only eat 2 slices so brought the rest home

Thank Betty R
Charlie M, Owner at The Grand Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

'The Works' pizza is one of our best sellers and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Pizza, American, Bar, Grill, Pub, Canadian
Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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