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The Dam Pub Gastropub

) #1 of 12 Restaurants in Thornbury $$ - $$$ , ,
53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
+1 519-599-2110
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lamb shank” (34 reviews)
“haggis” (19 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
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51 - 60 of 451 reviews

Reviewed 6 January 2017

We enjoy going to this pub, it has a very cozy feel and good food, especially on a cold afternoon or evening. They serve lots of real pub food as well as hearty meals that will not disappoint. It is not a large place but...More

Thank Yeugenia K
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

For an Scottish pub the Montreal Smoked Meat Sandwich was the best I've had since visiting Montreal! Try the Carrot Cake if you have room. Moist and the Cream Cheese Frosting wasn't to sweet! Nice balance. For a whiskey drinker there is a good selection...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Went here over the Christmas break with a total of 16 family members (10 adults and 6 children). Absolutely worth every penny! Food is excellent and portions very sizable! Atmosphere was delightful and perfect for a family! Service was exceptional! We ordered a variety off...More

Thank Miriam S
Reviewed 31 December 2016

I go to the Dam Pub every chance I get as it is cozy, has friendly staff and delicious food. I am particularly fond of the muscles, fish and chips and lamb shank. I am a local and would recommend this establishment to people from...More

Thank Coffeeshopfan
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

A great relaxing place with amazing wholesome food and good service!! I have been a few times and always have had a great experience. Looking for a new scotch to try out? Over 700 different bottles to try from!

Thank John F
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Had an excellent lunch at the Dam Pub. My wife had the Ploughman's Lunch and I had the Montreal Smoked Meat 1/2 lb. Very happy with the food and will visit again!

Thank petedavid
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I recently stopped here for lunch with my wife. The restaurant is set in an old house which has been nicely preserved. I tried the cheeseburger and bacon with fries. The meat was perfectly cooked and seasoned. The fries were hand cut. The chicken corn...More

Thank Henry T
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Four of us went for a late lunch one day when visiting the area. Our waiter was very friendly and nice, however, when we asked about a few of the beers, he said he didn't know anything about them. I would expect him to be...More

Reviewed 21 November 2016

My husband and I celebrated our 50th Anniversary at The Dam Pub this past Saturday. It could not have bee more perfect!! The service (James) was fantastic - many of our guests commented on the excellent service. The food was outstanding - all our guests...More

Thank bjhfbrenda
Reviewed 16 November 2016

lots of whiskey, lots of beer. very good food. lovely setting. comfortable inside. makes you want to stay a while.

Thank rickyfleetthebest
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Questions & Answers
22 August 2016|
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Response from thewhiskychick | Property representative |
Good morning Margaret, We have had the same Red Seal Chef for 10 years, Suzette Gerrie. Our restaurant has never been full of "old men" and our menu has remained the same for the past 11 years. All our meals are made from... More
Constance S
28 June 2016|
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Response from thewhiskychick | Property representative |
That is correct Constance, health regulations do not allow smoking or dogs on the patio. We offer many gluten free options .....breads, pasta, desserts and we prepare custom plates.
22 April 2016|
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Response from Ange F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Lisa, According to their menu online, they do offer Gluten Free items, but for an additional cost. You can see their menu at thedampub. ca. Hope that helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Bar, Pub, Canadian, Scottish, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Bruce St S, Thornbury, Blue Mountains, Ontario N0H 2P0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Grey County  >  Blue Mountains  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: +1 519-599-2110
A popular family owned Gastropub set in the quaint village of Thornbury, Ontario. We are featured regularly on The Food Network's "You Gotta Eat Here!" Folks come for miles to enjoy Red Seal Chef Suzette Gerry's culinary delights, over 665 whiskies in Stephanie's Whisky Bar, and our impeccable service with seasoned waiters. All this nestled into our circa 1875 house with a welcoming and cozy ambience. Reservations highly recommended. YES when you see that little yellow airplane pulling a banner saying THEDAMPUB.CA-ALL DESSERTS HOMEMADE ...... that is us!
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