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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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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good40%
  • Average18%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible7%
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“wings” (15 reviews)
“pizza” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Pizza, American, Bar, Grill, Canadian, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
171 Kent St W, Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes, Ontario K9V 2Y7, Canada
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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!

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Cuisine
Pizza, American, Bar, Grill, Canadian, Pub
Meals
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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
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
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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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