MacNeil's Landing Restaurant *****
790 King Street East
Gananoque is one of our favorite little towns, thus our excuse to spend a night while passing through on a trip back to the states. On my big move to Canada from the states, MacNeil's Landing was the restaurant we had dinner at the night my husband and I got engaged, so it has always been a favorite of ours. That was the first time I realized the difference between Canada and the USA. Canadian made A-1 steaksauce has a completely different taste than that made in the states. The Canadain favorite is called HP Sauce, which I am getting accustomed to.
The town of Gananoque comes to life in the summer, but is still a charming place to visit in the winter, even though a few of the businesses are seasonal. Many times in the past, we were dissapointed to find MacNeil's Landing had closed early. We were thrilled to find out that beginning in 2006, MacNeil's is under new management with many changes being planned.
We enjoyed the new and improved MacNeil's Landing and were treated royaly by the new owner Cliff Edwards (pictured above left) and our friendly server, Kelly (above right). The menu has many options to choose from, including steaks, seafood and much more. Prime Rib has always been my favorite, and now is even better with the sizzling prime rib platter. This very tasty prime rib is served to you on a sizzling platter, smothered with onions and mushrooms, along with a potato and vegetable. The food is superb and the service is great. Unfortunaly we didn't have room for the fantastic looking desserts.
The 40 item salad bar is a big plus to any meal! MacNeil's Landing is open 7 days a week with early bird specials and an "all you can eat" Roast Beef Buffet on Friday nights from 5 pm to 9 pm, which I have heard is well worth the visit. Every Sunday is a Brunch buffet served from 10:30 am until 2 pm. Entertainment and dancing will be coming soon!
There are three dining rooms with availability for meetings, private parties or special events. There is a separate Bar/Lounge area adjoining to a front patio with an extensive selection of wines and liquors.
So next time you are in Gananaoque or just passing through, make it a point to treat yourself to a wonderful meal in a warm friendly atmosphere. We are looking forward to our next visit to MacNeil's Landing Restaurant.