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Dougalls on the Bay

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Bar, Canadian
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75 Harbour St | Ontario, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
+1 613-475-4142
12:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Brighton, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently learned this restaurant is under very recent new ownership and with that some growing pains are to be expected. Overall our dining experience was good, service was friendly and attentive. The menu does need to be updated and some of the mains need attention i.e. there are only two steak choices. Speaking with the new owner I believe her... More 

Thank Brian6207
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like steak or fresh seafood look no further. Dougalls is a long standing family owed business that has great prices and outstanding meals. Staff is great too...

2 Thank Dave W
Brighton, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not only does this location have location with one of the best views over the water around, but it also has tremendous service and great food. I stopped in late afternoon with a friend for a snack and was amazed to find one of the best burgers I have had in a long time. Grassfed beef prepared to perfection at... More 

1 Thank Nils S
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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125 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Just passing through Brighton, we found this spot quite by accident. The menu was pretty standard looking, however we were attracted to the patio for a late lunch on a late summer Sunday afternoon. To our delight to food turned out to be a cut above the ordinary and the entire experience was very enjoyable. Will return in future!

Thank Riskm
Tecumseh, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This restaurant was referred to us by our hosts at the Cider House B & B. We sat on the patio overlooking the water and the staff were great. Menu had a good selection and food was good. Served local wine which we enjoyed.

Thank dlcarrie28
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Excellent venue to have your dinner on a warm evening.Staff welcomed us to a table outside as we had requested.Brought us menus and took our drinks order . Staff were very helpful polite and chatty felt very comfortable.Food was excellent, very well presented and a reasonable price.All in all we had a beautiful meal in an excellent setting looking over... More 

Thank Linda J
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

This bay side bistro offers a pretty healthy and tasty menu and we had a great diner here. It was a sunny day so we also enjoyed the fact that we could each at waters edge. They have a craft brewery next door that also has some pretty awesome brew!

1 Thank TheMcClouds
Brighton, Canada
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We tend to visit this restaurant about once a week if time allows. We arrived for our last visit on this past Labour Day Monday to a packed restaurant, not only inside the restaurant but also outside on the patio. Two parties of ten were seated at the time we arrived. We ordered our meals knowing, with that many people... More 

Thank Kash W
Ontario, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We have been to this establishment a total of four times in the past 4 months, and while the first impression was ok, we should have been warned by the sign in the window as we entered " if you like us put it on line ,if you are dissatisfied please tell us". It should also say . but we... More 

1 Thank detenbeckjg
Jackie M, Owner at Dougalls on the Bay, responded to this review

So, let's get the facts a little straighter. You and your wife came in to a very busy restaurant on the Monday evening of the Labour Day Weekend. Contrary to your comments about the restaurant being 'nearly empty', the place was packed inside and out. (2 tables of 10, and every other seat in the house filled) We were the... More 

Brighton, Canada
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131 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This was our second time back and we really enjoyed it. The service was very good, fast and friendly. The prices for food were very reasonable. We will go back again.

1 Thank Gary O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Harbour St | Ontario, Brighton, Ontario K0K 1H0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 613-475-4142
Casual, waterfront dining overlooking Presqu'ile Bay. Serving Angus Beef, Seafood, fresh made burgers, unique sandwiches, pasta, house-made soups and chowder. Locally sourced food, wine and beer. Children's menu available.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?